After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.
The Expo provides a wide range of opportunities from paddock to plate offers and celebrity chefs to outdoor leisure and heavy machinery displays as well as an innovation hub and next-generation program.
Director Bruce Wright said the new dates were selected after extensive consultation across a range of exhibitor and stakeholder sectors, while also taking other field days and event calendars into consideration.
Mr 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,’ he 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.’
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.
Ben Roche, Southern Cross University’s Vice President (Engagement), 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.’
Norco Primex 2022 will be held at the Richmond Valley Events Centre at Casino from November 10–12, 2022. Visit www.primex.net.au for the latest updates and to get a ticket.