Gunnedah’s premier event, 2017 AgQuip, attracted record exhibitors and was a huge economic boost for the region.
The local community has watched AgQuip grow from humble beginnings on Gunnedah’s Riverside Racecourse in 1973 to the major showcase of agricultural equipment, lifestyle and innovation that it is today. With agriculture one of the main industries in the Gunnedah region, AgQuip is a fantastic opportunity to showcase to visitors what the area has to offer.
“AgQuip is not only a success for the exhibitors, it is a huge economic boost for our region, with all of Gunnedah’s accommodation establishments full, and restaurants, cafes and hotels well-utilised over the week,” Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said.
“With record exhibitors at this year’s event, we are already looking forward to next year’s event and what it will bring to our community.”
The three-day event attracts a consistent 100,000 visitors each year – a testament to its resilience.
“As the organisers pack away AgQuip for another year I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the AgQuip team of Fairfax Rural Events, capably led by Kate Nugent, on another successful event and thank them for their continued faith in the agricultural sector, AgQuip itself, and the Gunnedah community,” Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said.
“AgQuip has once again remained industry relevant, evolving and demonstrating new technology and information for the agricultural sector each year, as well as acknowledging the influence and worth of international companies in providing emerging technology to the Australian Market.”
“We are so proud to showcase Gunnedah and our region to the many visitors to the area. We have this one opportunity a year to get this great exposure and I am proud we are able to share it with the many local, state, interstate and international guests to Gunnedah.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in making AgQuip another success. We are looking forward to an even bigger and better event next year.”
Photo caption: Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey, Fairfax Regional Events Manager Kate Nugent and Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle.
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