IOG SALTEX – New Venue, New Date – New Team

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has enhanced the team working behind the scenes on NEW SALTEX, scheduled at the NEC for 2015 with Matthew Knight and Caroline Barbour joining in roles to coordinate and direct the organisation, marketing and promotion of the show. The IOG is increasing the resources to ensure added value to both exhibitors and visitors.

Commenting on the appointment IOG CEO Geoff Webb stated that: “We are determined to provide the best possible exhibition for the Industry at SALTEX’s new home the NEC in 2015. The IOG is delighted to welcome both Matthew and Caroline who will work with Jon Gibson at Brintex Events, Fusion Media and site operations led by ‘Mr Saltex’ Derek Walder and his team. This blended approach ensures we have continuity allied to the development of a new and vibrant SALTEX in 2015 and beyond”.

IMG_8609Matthew has over 14 years exhibition and event experience including managing both UK and international events, sporting shows, national award dinners, conferences, music tours, live stunt shows and international trade and consumer exhibitions. He has also worked with various industry associations to ensure the successful delivery of events including those staged at the NEC.

Caroline is an experienced event organiser with strong event management and selling skills and has a natural affinity with machinery – previously working as area sales manager for RECO. Along with Matthew, she has also delivered successful exhibitions at the NEC.

Speaking about of his new role, Matthew said: “I’m delighted to be a part of SALTEX and to be working with the IOG at such a monumental period for the exhibition. It’s an exciting and thriving industry and I’m looking forward to meeting exhibitors and visitors alike.

“Relocating to the NEC is positive step and I’m committed to ensuring the delivery of a vibrant and successful show.”

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