Fieldays 2014 kicks off
New Zealand National Fieldays is back and better than ever in 2014.
Prime Minster John Key officially opened the 2014 Fieldays event on Wednesday, welcoming visitors and exhibitors and acknowledged international business visitors, including representatives from China and Argentina.
Fieldays CEO Jon Calder commented: "The strength of the agribusiness sector and its contribution to the economy is a key factor at this year’s event and we look forward to an exciting few days at Fieldays as we welcome key business leaders and visitors to celebrate and do business here. It’s been a great first day and I couldn’t be happier."
Other attendees at the official opening included the Honourable Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries, Science and Innovation Minister Honourable Steven Joyce and other distinguished guests.
Gate visitor numbers on opening day were 21,353, a slight decrease from last year’s 26,648. The severe weather, which now appears to have blown through, most likely delaying a number of visitors arrivals to this weekend.
With around 900 exhibitors on site, highlights at this year’s Fieldays include the popular tractor-pull competition, the innovation hub and the New Zealand Fencing Championships.
Fieldays 2014 ends on Saturday evening and is held at Mystery Creek Events Centre, 125 Mystery Creek Road – just two minutes from Hamilton International Airport and 10 minutes from Hamilton city.
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