Anniversary conference for show association

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A collaboration of minds and a wealth of experience in the field, are proving a formidable force in the staging of the Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisation’s anniversary Conference this year.

For the first time ever, the ASAO’s prestigious annual networking event has been organised by a team of one-day show organisers from the Honiton, Mid Devon, Totnes and Yealmpton shows, who are staging the event in 2016.

Agricultural Show representatives from Northern Ireland are travelling to the event this weekend.

Rhonda Geary and David Laidlaw from Balmoral Show along with Flo McCall from Armagh Show will be in attendance. Flo received a bursary from the Northern Ireland Shows Association (NISA) for her trip.

The ASAO, which represents the UK’s agricultural shows industry, came into being in 1923, and is celebrating its 60th National Conference this year.

Given its location on the beautiful English Riviera in ‘cream tea country’, this year’s gathering has been aptly named ‘Jam on Top’ and takes place at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay from Sunday 6th – Tuesday 8th November.

It’s an opportunity for around 130 ASAO member delegates, who’ll be travelling to Devon from all over the UK, to immerse themselves in an exciting and worthwhile programme of industry presentations and panel sessions.