It’s been six years in the waiting, but Australia’s biggest lamb event is finally back on
25 August 2023
Australia’s largest sheep and lamb exhibition, LambEx, is set to return after a six-year hiatus, prompting organisers, major sponsors and supporters including Meat & Livestock Australia and Sheep Producers Australia to start sounding the horn.
In an exciting move for South Australia, the national exhibition will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from August 7 to 9, 2024. LambEx organisers are set to announce the re-launch of the event at 1100hrs local time on Friday August 25 in Adelaide.
The lineup for the re-launch includes the Hon Kristy McBain, Federal Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, together with the Hon Clare Scriven MLC, South Australia Minister for Primary Industries -- as well as a collection of local agricultural school students leading sheep on halters, some entertainment, and a chargrill lunch.
Meat & Livestock Australia’s Managing Director Jason Strong said the industry had waited a long time to get the biennial event back on track following a series of setbacks around the pandemic.
“LambEx has been around for a long, long time and it’s something that really brings the sheep and lamb industry together like no other event can - so we’re looking forward to seeing it up and running again in 2024,” Mr Strong said.
“It’s also an event that now attracts domestic and international visitors, which for the more than 1200 expected exhibitors is just a fantastic opportunity to showcase everything this industry offers,” he said.
Sheep Producers Australia Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Skinner said there had never been a more exciting time to be working towards an event like LambEx.
“Australia’s sheepmeat and wool producers are regarded as among the best in the world and next year’s LambEx will provide the perfect stage to showcase homegrown products from across the country to an audience of domestic and international visitors,” Ms Skinner said.
“Like so many other businesses and events, we couldn’t forge ahead with LambEx during the pandemic – so we can’t wait to see our producers, stakeholders, industry and government friends at this brilliant event.”
LambEx Chair and South Australian sheep producer Jason Schulz said the organising committee had big ambitions for the 2024 event.
“This event is special because it’s designed by members of the industry for the industry,” Mr Schulz said.
“Exhibitors and sponsors will be putting the latest in science, research and tech innovation on show, while the extensive trade exhibition will also showcase some of the boldest and best products on offer.”
Exhibitor registrations will open in early 2024. For more information visit www.lambex.org.au