Cereals 2012, Lincolnshire, UK.

The UK’s leading technical event for the arable industry kicks off this week and we are delighted to be one of the many industry leaders attending. Cereals 2012 will feature over 64ha of stands and live demonstrations of sprays & sprayers, crop plots, post-harvest technology and much more.

Some 27,000 visitors will be descending upon Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire on Wednesday June 13, and Thursday June 14 for what promises to be an eventful two days despite the unseasonal weather forecast. Event organiser Jon Day of Haymarket Exhibitions said, “We have had a few enquiries from visitors and exhibitors asking if Cereals is going ahead. The answer is very much yes – the Boothby Graffoe site is as near to waterproof as you could get.”

That will come as good news to the 490 exhibitors attending the event, including us at Perendale Publishing. You will find us at stand number G814 where our team of directors will be looking forward to meeting and having a friendly chat with you. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it due to this incredibly busy period for IMD as we approach our deadline but I hope to receive plenty of feedback regarding IMD from our International Sales Manager Darren Parris who will be in attendance. Companies not yet registered with IMD will also have the opportunity to fill in a quick form to enjoy the many benefits of being part of the worlds most comprehensive directory for the milling industry.

As the leading arable event in the UK, Cereals also provides the platform for lively debate and seminars on the years key issues such as food versus environment, raising crop output and CAP reform. Panellists include farm minister Jim Paice, NFU president Peter Kendall, IBERS director Prof Wayne Powell, CPA chief executive Dominic Dyer, CLA president Harry Cotterill and Martin Nesbit, DEFRA’s director of EU and International Agriculture.

Tickets to the event are available at the gate on each day so there is no need to miss out if you haven’t already booked. Visit www.cerealsevent.co.uk to find all of the information you need on Cereals 2012, including a list of exhibitors and directions to the site.

For those attending, have fun, stay dry and we look forward to meeting you.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator