Energy and Rural Business Show

6 - 7 February 2019
Telford International Centre, Shropshire


Why Exhibit?

Rural Business Expo

Diversification is essential for all sizes and types of business, especially in the post-Brexit era. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the agricultural and rural sectors where unexpected developments such as flooding and other extreme weather patterns, poor crop yields, market changes and livestock diseases can have devastating effects on the incomes of those businesses involved. Launching alongside the 10-year-old Energy Now Expo and the new Low-emission vehicle Expo; the Rural Business Expo, will provide ideas and guidance on ways to maximise the value of resources available to the agricultural and rural communities, to increase incomes and in this way help to safeguard these businesses for the future.

The event will consist of an exhibition in which visitors can meet the advisors and suppliers able to assist in their diversification plans. Accompanying this will be practical guidance workshops, where detailed information will be provided on possible new business ventures, how they can be integrated into existing
agricultural / rural businesses, and advice given on areas including funding, planning, legal ramifications, marketing and health & safety requirements.

Reasons to Exhibit

  • Market your products and services to over 4,000 agricultural and rural business owners interested in diversifying their businesses
  • Be a part of an event organised by a company that has been helping farmers diversify for the past 10 years
  • Market conditions and Brexit have provided farmers/landowners with a huge motivation to diversify
  • Almost two-thirds of farms in England have diversified  - an increase of 10% in the last 5 years
  • Supported by key agricultural and rural associations
  • Identify sites for potential development
  • Raise your company's profile in front of a truly dedicated audience

Our Visitors

The Rural Business Expo will be co-located with the 10 year old Energy Now Expo, which has attracted over 3,000 visitors each year for the past 5 years, of these visitors over 80% have on average been from the agricultural and rural sectors. Organisers are therefore expecting over 4,000 visitors to attend the inaugural Rural Business Expo, including:

  • Arable farmers
  • Beef farmers
  • Dairy farmers
  • Sheep farmers
  • Pig farmers
  • Poultry farmers
  • Estate Managers
  • Landowners and Agents
  • Small holders
  • Local & national government representatives
  • Farm food and drink retailers
  • Woodland owners/managers

Book a Stand

To receive more information about the exhibitor options please complete the form below or call us on 01905 616665.


'The strength of your show is attracting land owners interested in investing their own money in some form of energy diversification. They are very likely to be the decision makers and they are almost always very well informed about a whole range of technologies. They are full of market information. They are happy to ask about our products and talk about others that they know. They are also very community minded and will reliably deliver ‘good ideas’ to others. For these reasons they are exactly the visitors we want.'

Gas Data Ltd

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