The success of Product Earth 2019 at NAEC Stoneleigh has led to a five-year deal between the venue and the show’s organisers.
Product Earth, now in its fourth year, is the UK’s longest running and largest cannabis, hemp and CBD trade expo, and was held at NAEC Stoneleigh, nestled in the heart of Warwickshire’s countryside, for the first time in August.
The NAEC already hosts around 250 events a year including prestigious events such as The Horse of The Year Show, The British Show Jumping National Championships and prominent agricultural technical events such as the British Pig & Poultry show and Grassland & Muck.
This new partnership with Product Earth puts the NAEC on the map at the centre of the nascent, rapidly growing UK cannabis and hemp industry.
Visitors to the 2019 Product Earth had the opportunity to sample and buy products from more than 130 businesses in the cannabis, hemp and CBD industries.
Education about cannabis and hemp are fundamental to the Product Earth experience and there were talks, panels and seminars from innovators and pioneers on various aspects of hemp and cannabis.
Product Earth is unique in being held over multiple days, with various camping options for those who want to make the most of the experience, and the NAEC estate provided a stunning backdrop for the weekend event.
Product Earth founder, James Walton, said: “NAEC Stoneleigh and Product Earth really are the perfect match. The NAEC sits at the heart of the UK’s agricultural life and is located in the centre of the country. With its unique combination of immense exhibition space and countryside setting, we had no hesitation about committing to a long-term partnership with Stoneleigh.
“It is a forward-thinking, ambitious venue and the ideal location to host an exciting, innovative show such as Product Earth.”
Chris Hartley, managing director of NAEC Stoneleigh, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled about working with Product Earth for the next five years.
“The show was a massive success and reflects the ever-increasing interest in CBD, hemp and cannabis.
“This is a big show, with even bigger ideas for the future, and we were delighted that they made great use of our large indoor halls and our immense outdoor space.”