Plantworx 2023 kicked off and concluded with a welcome twist. From its very first show in 2013, every single show had been blighted by incessant rainfall and biblical conditions. However, this time around, the event started and ended with wall-to-wall sunshine.
As the doors opened on Plantworx 2023 (13th – 15th June, East of England Arena Peterborough), attendees were greeted with a scorching hot and sunny spectacle, completely uncharacteristic of previous shows. The unexpected weather conditions added an extra layer of excitement to the event, and the ice cream van was doing a roaring trade!
Suneeta Johal, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association, commented on the event, “As my first Plantworx event as CEO, I was truly impressed by the innovative technology showcased, the industry recognition through our innovation awards, and the significant deals made. I also received really good feedback from exhibitors about the quality of the organisation and ops – which is all down to our excellent operational team, headed up by Simon Frere-Cook and Stuart Favill.”
Suneeta concluded, “Peterborough gifted us with great weather and an electrifying atmosphere for my first Plantworx experience. Now, it’s time to set our sights on Plantworx 2025 and our next exciting venue, which we are actively seeking and we are hoping to update our loyal exhibitors and visitors in the coming months.”
The show was declared a resounding success as attendees, undeterred by the sweltering conditions, eagerly entered the East of England Arena in Peterborough. They were greeted with a wide array of state-of-the-art machinery and innovative products on display. The Plantworx team was thrilled to announce that over the course of the three-day event, the footfall was circa 14,000 and of those 10,000 were unique visitors who basked in the scorching weather to explore the offerings.