Low Carbon Agriculture, a new event showcasing opportunities in low carbon energy, technological advances and Environmental Land Management (ELM), is set to launch at the NAEC, Stoneleigh, next March. Charlotte Cunningham reports.

Formerly Energy and Rural Business Show, the event has rebranded, relocated and reasserted its focus to ensure that practical solutions to tackling climate change through the generation of renewable energy, the implementation of low carbon initiatives and best practice in both environmental and carbon management, take centre stage, according to the organisers.

Held in association with the National Farmers Union (NFU), Low Carbon Agriculture incorporates four expos in one show and has announced new features for the 2021 event, including the addition of ‘Environmental Business Expo’ and ‘Farm Technology Expo’ to compliment ‘Energy Now Expo’ and ‘Low Emission Vehicles Expo.’

Low Carbon Agriculture is also launching a networking app to enhance visitor experience, inviting delegates to book in one-to-one appointments in advance of the event, as well as attending networking roundtable discussions run by exhibitors and to continue these connections well beyond the show.

Jonathan Scurlock, chief adviser of renewable energy and climate change at the NFU, is supportive of the new show. “The NFU strongly supports the launch of Low Carbon Agriculture and its move to Stoneleigh Park. The event has always been a trailblazer, and its focus on low carbon agriculture, natural capital enhancement and agri-tech is very much in tune with current policy, at a key time of change in agriculture.”

The event’s move to NAEC Stoneleigh, positions Low Carbon Agriculture in a well-known agricultural venue, in the middle of the country, more easily accessible to a larger audience from all over the UK.

Chris Hartley, managing director of NAEC Stoneleigh says: “We’re delighted to welcome Low Carbon Agriculture to the NAEC. The show fits with our ethos, as we’re a venue working to reduce our own carbon footprint, introducing our own ‘Three Rs System – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

“In what is a hugely challenging time for the events industry, it’s great to share some good news. We are always pleased to welcome another market leading trade event to our venue.”

Paper-free event

The show is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, going paper-free and implementing digital check in and navigation, ensuring any materials used are sustainable, responsibly sourced or can be recycled, with a ban on the use of all single use plastic.

The show remains free to attend and features the Energy Now Expo, in which an exhibition will be accompanied by an energy storage theatre and a cutting-edge conference programme, covering all forms of renewables.

The Low Emission Vehicles Expo will showcase the latest low-carbon transport and machinery solutions, highlight the related opportunities, and feature a test track.

The Environmental Business Expo will include an exhibition and conference sessions offering practical guidance to farmers on carbon and Environmental Land Management (ELM). Suppliers of innovative agri-tech will take part in the exhibition and workshop area within the Farm Technology Expo.

Visit the new Low Carbon Agriculture Show website to find out more www.lowcarbonagricultureshow.co.uk.