A total of 8,283 visitors attended on day one of the UK quarry event for the mineral products, construction, and recycling sectors that was held at Tarmac's Hillhead quarry near Buxton in Debyshire from June 21-23.
A total of just under 18,500 unique visitors were in attendance over the three days and more than 600 major global equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service providers.
The organisers say it was very much back to face-to-face business as exhibitors and visitors took the opportunity to reconnect with their industry peers, take the pulse of what is happening, and see the plethora of live machinery action that took place in the show’s four dedicated demonstration areas.
Following the trials and tribulations of the past 18 months for the events sector, this year’s event was very well received, with every square metre of exhibit space – including a reconfigured Quarry Face demo area, new-look extended Registration pavilion, and revised layout at the top of the showground – completely sold out before its official opening.
"Despite the supply issues affecting the industry as we emerge from the pandemic, Hillhead 2022 was our largest and most successful edition yet," commented event director Richard Bradbury.
"Above all else, Hillhead 2022 has proved there is no substitute for face-to-face events for keeping up to date with the industry, building positive relationships, and doing business."
The bi-annual Hillhead show is next scheduled to take place in 2024 with provisional dates set for 25–27 June.