Event managers made the difficult decision to postpone the event, which was scheduled to be held at Casino NSW from 19 to 21 May 2022
It was to be the biggest Norco Primex Expo on record, but the impact of the previous and current floods and ongoing adverse weather conditions mean it’s just not possible to hold the Expo at the scheduled time according to CEO Bruce Wright.
The event planned for 19 to 21 May 2022 is postponed, due to the ongoing impacts of recent floods, combined with continued adverse weather conditions.
CEO Bruce Wright said it had been a very difficult decision to make but expects the event will now be held on a date to be advised between July and November 2022.
“The delay is unavoidable due to the impact that the floods and adverse weather conditions have had on the site at Casino,” Bruce said. “We appreciate that the announcement of postponing may have an impact on some of our stakeholders, but we have provided as much notice as possible.”
“We want the 2022 Norco Primex Field Day event to be a great experience for exhibitors, customers, clients and visitors, and this simply is not possible to hold the event now under the current conditions,” CEO Bruce Wright added.
Reasons behind the decision
Floods and continued adverse weather have impacted the site in regard to:
- Maintenance and restoration of the site to enable a safe environment;
- Exhibitors able to access and activate their sites.
Norco’s General Manager Rural Agriculture, Adrian Reck, said they supported the decision to postpone the 2022 event.
“Primex is an integral part of our community, in Norco’s heartland,” he said.
“This event provides, not just economic and educational opportunities in primary industries and agribusiness, but brings the community together in mateship.”
“Recent weather events have tested our community’s resolve and Norco, with Primex, is committed to our region’s recovery.”
“We are working with Primex to bring this iconic field event to life at a later date and look forward to celebrating the best our region has to offer in sustainable Australian primary production and food.”
One of the event’s major exhibitors, Dan Hoppy of Days Machinery, said he was also supportive of a change to Primex’s schedule given the recent catastrophic weather events.
“Primex Field Days has always been a quality rural event for everyone, and we look forward to exhibiting at the rescheduled event date,” Dan said.
Organisers of Norco Primex will discuss future options with key stakeholders, with a view to holding the event between July and November 2022.
“We are mindful that some of our local stakeholders are still overcoming the tragic events of the February and March 2022 floods,” CEO Bruce Wright said.
“We are also aware that the delay will give many of our exhibitors and attendees additional time to prepare and attend the event,” CEO Bruce Wright concluded. To be alerted to the new event dates, call organisers direct on tel: 0411 740 374 or email: email@example.com and for more details about exhibiting go to this link.