Following the postponement of Norco Primex Field Days from their traditional May timeslot due to heavy flooding the event is now confirmed as taking place from 10 to 12 November
Being pretty much the final major event for 2022 it is expected many new firms will take the chance to release and display their product range for 2023 at the highly anticipated Norco Primex agricultural Expo.
The event was originally scheduled for 19 to 21 May 2022, but early in May organisers realised the area and businesses were still suffering from flooding and made the difficult decision to postpone the event due to ongoing adverse weather conditions.
Director Bruce Wright said the November timeslot was selected after extensive consultation across a range of exhibitor and stakeholder sectors, while also taking other field days and event calendars into consideration.
“We have taken the time to seek advice about suitable dates with a broad section of our stakeholders, and also sought feedback to maximise the opportunities and benefits the event and its exhibitors can provide. We express our gratitude to those involved, who have been extremely supportive,” Bruce said.
“We also hope to minimise any impacts to other functions and events scheduled throughout the region at this time. The indication from stakeholders suggests there are no other events that would be directly affected by this decision, and that the region would in fact benefit from the additional visitors travelling here for Primex and the Northern Rivers’ extensive destination experiences,” Bruce added.
Bruce Wright said he understood the importance of Primex to the region and the 400-plus businesses that benefitted from the event being held. His goal is to achieve full capacity and end 2022 with an event that will showcase and support the local community and its primary industries.
“Almost $5 million will be injected immediately into the region’s economy, and we expect more than $47 million in sales generated by the event over the three days,” Bruce said.
“With many businesses, farmers, regional communities, charities, and support groups reliant on the delivery of a successful Primex, we are looking forward to improved weather conditions and enhanced development of the event programs and exhibitor participation,” Bruce concluded.
Louise Orr, general manager of North Coast Local Land Services, said Primex would offer a great opportunity to reconnect after the floods and check in on customers’ recovery.
Southern Cross University’s Vice President (Engagement), Ben Roche, also said they were looking forward to supporting Norco Primex in line with the newly announced dates.
“At Southern Cross, collaboration is at the heart of how we create impact,” Ben said.
“The opportunity to partner with Primex provides an important opportunity to grow awareness of the new and exciting opportunities emerging in agriculture as the sector and nation grapple with smarter farming and how we develop greater resilience to drought and flood – the realities of a changing climate,” Ben added.
What’s on at Primex 2022
- Extensive Australian Beef Showcase (including Battle of the Breeds Championship)
- Nourish Pavilion – Live entertainment, cooking & where farmers and foodies meet Business Investment & Innovation Hub – the latest in agri-tech
- Diverse livestock displays, action and demonstrations
- Caravan, 4WD, Outdoor Leisure and Lifestyle Showcase
- Farmyard Animals
- NextGen schools and farming programs and presentations
- National industry presentations, guest speakers and networking events.
Norco Primex 2022 will be held at the Richmond Valley Events Centre at Casino from 10 to 12 November 2022. See more details on the Expo at: www.primex.net.au and also catch-up on the latest updates.
For any exhibitors wanting to release new product ranges in 2023, contact the event organisers about available sites on this link or go direct to the online booking system link provided here and be represented at Primex 2022.
For immediate detailed information on Primex 2022, call event director Bruce Wright direct on tel: 0411 740 374, email: firstname.lastname@example.org