back page46 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukLAST WORDAll manner of road vehicles, barbeques, shooting equipment and waste management feature in this month's more unusual exposFruit Logistica was the apple of the international fresh produce trade's eye in berlin this year. The event had a record 2,537 exhibitors, while 56,000 visitors from 139 countries viewed the root and branch of products and services across the fresh produce value chain. The sweet-tasting angello seedless pepper by Syngenta Seeds bV from the Netherlands, won the show's innovation award.Go with the flow in New ZealandDo you think New Zealand farmers were complaining about 'water waste of time' their second Effluent Expo was? No, absolutely not, we can gladly report. More than 500 farmers attended this year's event at Mystery Creek, Hamilton in February. The expo was organised by Waikato Regional Council and sponsored by DairyNZ, and featured 40 exhibitors, up from 25 in 2011."It's great to see so many farmers from various sectors coming to see and hear about better ways to manage their farm effluent so that they can use it to increase profits and protect the environment at the same time," said expo organiser Kate Ody, an agriculture advisor at the regional council.If you've ever had a Dukes of Hazzard-style fantasy to get behind the wheel of a pickup truck and take to the open road, then EN may have found the show for you.The propickup Truck expo, a new trade show that showcases pickups and accessories used in construction, trucking, landscaping and other hard-working industries, will take place on 22-24 august 2012 as part of the great american Trucking Show held annually at the Dallas convention centre."The expo will give attendees the opportunity to talk with manufacturers whose products make pickups more efficient and better performers on and off the road," said Dan Tidwell, senior vice-president and group publisher of the Randall Reilly construction Media group. In addition to hundreds of aftermarket automotive products and vehicles, the expo will provide educational seminars called SmartSessions, headlined by industry leaders and experts.GOne TRuckin'The expo is part of the regional council's efforts to do more to protect water quality and water resources in the Waikato region from the impacts of intensive agriculture, especially nutrients and bacteria from dairy and other livestock farming.The show floor was flushed with a range of seminars presented by recognised industry experts.Sizzlin' news With the clocks having gone forward, it is now time to consider the highlights of the summer season. In particular, we're referring to the barbeque. Over in the United States, the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo finished last month at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. aztec events is bringing its sights to bear on the first International Shooting Show in February 2013 at the Norfolk Showground. On display will be an eclectic range of products from all the top names, brands, associations and shooting celebrities. activities will scope from various levels of shooting ranges to national competitions. both british and international shooting equipment and guns will be available to view. "We are very excited about the show and are confident that the event will be a massive hit with both visitors and exhibitors," said a company spokesperson. Not literally, we hope.ShOOTinG STARSFRuiTy pRODuceThe show attracts more than 350 leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers. On display were the latest grills, grilling accessories, fully-equipped outdoor kitchens, casual patio furniture, water and landscape features and all-weather entertainment products.The show attracted 5,000 speciality and mass market retailers - a sizzling result by all accounts.Celebrity spot: Reality TV stars amy childs and Nell Mcandrew added glamour to professional beauty show at excel London in March. childs, a star of The Only Way is Essex, was promoting her new range of cosmetics, while I'm A Celebrity contestant Mcandrew officially opened the show on behalf of professional beauty's chosen charity, Ovarian cancer action.
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