A MAJOR industry-based initiative launched in 2013, designed to re-invigorate the trade and machinery circuit, is headed to Dubbo again in 2014 as NSW gears up for the start of the field days season.
Set down for March 12 and 13, the second annual Central West Machinery Expo is again calling Dubbo Showground home for two days.
With the backing of major sponsor State Wide Sheds and financial support from industry stalwarts such as Chesterfield Australia, Spitwater, National Stockyard Systems, Coates Hire and HE Silos, they’ve led a push to bring the event to the district.
Event manager Guy Rowlison says the event not only adds fresh impetus to the field days circuit but a unique opportunity for the central west.
“Dubbo is home to almost 40,000 people with a burgeoning economic business outlook and the motivation to take on new challenges and events such as the Machinery Expo,” he said.
“ We’re hopeful business and the local community will embrace the opportunity to build on what was a bold move in 2013 and support the project.”
Mr Rowlison said Dubbo presented the ideal venue for the expo regardless of where visitors and businesses were coming from in NSW.
“The central west is seen as a region of real growth and business confidence,” he said.
“We would like to think this confidence is mirrored through initiatives such as the expo.”
While bookings for the event are closing shortly, event organisers say there are still both outdoor and indoor sites available.
“Naturally we would like to bring as big a crowd to Dubbo as we can, so everyone can benefit from the experience,” Mr Rowlison said.
To encourage the public to attend, organisers are waiving the entry fee, meaning it’s a great free day out.
For more information about the expo or to enquire about making a booking contact 6882 4866