Industry Hubs

Primex Industry Hubs cover a wide range of industry and interest sectors including; Health & Wellbeing, Business Innovaton & Agritech, Livestock, Education & Careers, Forestry & Timber, Affordable Housing, Outdoor/Lifestyle as well as Heavy & Agriculture Machinery.

Affordable Housing

Showcasing the leading suppliers in accommodation alternatives, the Affordable Housing Hub offers displays, innovation, products from toilet and shower amenities, agritourism and farm stay, staff quarters and the products and services that service these short-medium term needs of our rural communities.

The Hub incorporates tiny homes, temporary structures, container accommodation and facilities for all your off-grid alternative energy solutions for both residential and commercial properties.


Business, Innovation & Agtech Alley Hub

A first for Australian agricultural field days, Primex 2024 will present the Business, Innovation and Agtech (BIA) Hub in partnership with AgTech Finder, AusAgritech and NSW DPI.

This hub connects over 40 collaborating business, industry, grower, and producer organisations, and delivers an extensive schedule of workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, networking events and start-up mentoring for all attendees.

Over a 1,500m2 at Primex 2024 will be dedicated to interactive trade displays attracting national and international interest. Additional partners including Business NSW, RDA Northern Rivers and Department of Innovation will combine providing a multi-faceted destination.

Agtech Alley will sit within the BIA Hub and will deliver practical advice to producers and industry organisations through hourly showcases, lunch and learn panel discussions, and live demonstrations. Learn about cutting-edge innovation and how you can apply the latest technology, be it remote sensors, connectivity, or post-harvest solutions, to streamline your on-farm operations.

So, if you’re in the market for a new piece of tech, or just want to meet the people behind the solutions and other farmers using them, then drop by the BIA Hub at Primex 2024!


Education & Careers

Primex, in partnership with NSW Department of Education and NSW Local Land Services, is creating the Region’s leading Education & Careers Hub, showcasing the complete primary, secondary and tertiary education opportunities and pathways, highlighting future careers throughout Australian primary industries & the entire primary production supply-chain.

Education and Innovation are strategic pillars of Primex, with the hub providing an engaging centrepiece for schools, job seekers and attendees to learn and access the critical information about our world-class food and fibre production and the opportunities to join and remain in a strong and rewarding career.

Education providers at all levels will join primary industry groups, business and experts providing solutions-based information designed to attract and retain our educators, youth and next generation as immediate action is required for skilled and passionate advocates sharing the passion in a rewarding industry.

With new and exciting life-long careers available in food and fibre right across the supply chain, the Education & Careers Hub can sow the seed and identify the opportunities of the diversity of careers ranging from work on-farm, in science, technology, business management, innovation, logistics, animal welfare, marketing and research and development across our region, nation and globe.

Primex is the ideal location to profile large interactive presentations and career options including job training and vacancies, engagement through presentations and networking amongst educators, industry and employees, while targeting our School groups and programs.

Forestry & Timber Industry Collective

This feature is coordinated in conjunction with Timber NSW, Timber QLD, NE NSW Forestry Hub, South + Central Queensland Regional Forestry Hub, Aust Forest Contractors Association, Forest & Wood Communities Australia, NSW LLS (Forestry), NSW DPI (Forestry) and key industry stakeholders.

The Primex Forestry & Timber Hub is anticipated to offer the largest and most comprehensive national level forestry and timber showcase, with resources and events servicing and drawing together, Australia’s forestry and timber industry, with the Primex ideally situated on the east coast, to be an accessible resource event presenting trade, industry and networking events, plantation visits and working demonstrations to a national and potential international audience.

Forestry industries directly employ 80,000 people and another 100,000 indirectly with forestry industries the largest employer in many regional towns. The Australia Forest Industries contributes $24 billion to the economy every year.

Primex already presents the largest heavy industry machinery and equipment coverage throughout regional Australia, with this Hub creating an ideal location for the industry, with extensive hardwood and softwood production within close proximity to Primex Field Days.

In terms of hardwood, the product diversity in the state contributes $700 million annually to GDP, employs 5,700 people and produces a diverse range of products including flooring, decking, cladding, joinery, structural hardwood, engineered products, poles, marine piles, pallets, fencing timber, mining timber, firewood and bioenergy.

The immediate NE NSW Forestry Hub region has forest production of around 1 million cubic metres of hardwood and 400,000 cubic metres of softwood per year. The Forestry Corporation of NSW produces around three quarters of the region’s timber with the balance coming from private property. There are over 3,700 properties within the region that contribute to the supply of timber from private land.

Most of the wood grown in the region is processed in the region with over fifty mills spread along the coast and many more portable mills.

Health & Wellbeing

Primex is working with Government, Support Groups and Organisations to bring together a range of health experts and organisations in a dedicated area of the Event. The objective is to provide visitors with the opportunity to receive health advice and a range of check-ups, including blood pressure checks, blood sugar level testing, hepatitis C testing, and skin cancer spot checks, among many others.

Those participating in the Health & Wellbeing Hub can also connect visitors with support networks across the Region for various health conditions.

This initiative is an affirmative action and proactive response to ensure that the North Coast and specifically Northern Rivers, as a vast area of villages and smaller rural communities, have the same health and wellbeing opportunities as those who live in larger urban areas.

We know it can be difficult to get people from our farming and rural communities in to see medical professionals and this is the primary objective of the Hub. Having a dedicated space for all participating organisations will be a significant step towards generating the support, information and resources that our communities need and provide check-ups they can get.


The diversity of Horticulture throughout the immediate North Coast has a farm gate value more than $280 million extending throughout nursery, macadamia, fruit and vegetable production. With almost 3000 growers and 16,000 hectares in production, the importance of the Horticulture Industry to local growers is of strategic importance to Primex.

Showcasing horticulture and working closely with many of the horticultural industry, it’s organisation and producer groups ensures an extensive coverage of suppliers servicing horticultural growers, supporting the attraction of equipment, services and innovation, improving profitability and productivity remains paramount.


The Livestock industries throughout our region are some of the most significant in their respective contributions to national and international markets.
Primex hosts one of the largest and comprehensive events, showcasing the Livestock Industry and incorporating Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goat and Pork production.

In collaboration with peak industry bodies, key industry stakeholders and producer organisations as the facilitators of these critical agricultural hub features, Red Meat and Dairy production form the centrepiece of the event, with presentations, functions, industry and networking programs operating alongside trade, stud and commercial displays, machinery, equipment, regenerative agriculture, innovation and agritech featuring.

The entire production network is represented, bringing the world’s leading brands, products, services and technologies across environmental and production efficiencies interconnected with world-class livestock breeding and production systems, with the Livestock Hub is designed to showcase the industry and generate new insights and solutions.

With Meat and Livestock Australia as Event Partner, a targeted audience of 2500 Stud and Commercial beef producers will have access to the leading Australian Breeds and the Suppliers that support the livestock and cattle industry’s from soils, genetics and pastures to animal health, innovation and agritech, connectivity in identification, water and production management.

The NSW DPI Dairy Unit delivers industry research, development and adoption programs to support NSW dairy businesses. As lead Dairy Industry Partner, Primex is the designated event, promoting the value and contribution of the NSW Dairy Industry and is aimed at highlighting the value, contribution and commitment of the NSW Dairy Industry to consumers, general public and dairy businesses. As the nation’s third largest sector in Australia’s agricultural economy, milk production and dairy products remain a critical part of the region’s productivity throughout the Mid-North Coast with the largest industry event on the east coast of Australia.


4WD & Outoor Leisure

The 4WD & Outdoor Leisure Hub offers the largest range of products from the leading brands including caravans, camper trailers, 4WD’s & accessories, camping supplies with all your outdoor needs covered. This is the place to see the latest and greatest suppliers, presenting interactive displays and demonstrations over 3 days, from recreation to outdoor lifestyle products and services, reaching over 25,000 people. This is your one stop shop to plan your next escape, viewing the best innovative products and next adventure in the great outdoors.

Regenerative Agriculture

The Primex Regenerative Agriculture Hub is designed to engage, educate, provide insights and solutions for the entire food production supply-chain and systems, that cultivate and rebuild soil health, protect the environment, climate and water resources, strengthen biodiversity and enhance farm productivity and profitability.

With the development and support of innovative technologies including Agritech, regenerative agriculture practices can protect and improve soil quality, biodiversity and build resilient farming and ecosystems that strengthen agricultural production, by addressing and presenting a range of different farming practices, techniques, and proven outcomes, in conjunction with Australia’s leading organisations.

The Regenerative Agriculture Hub will be the most comprehensive event, bring world-class practices, suppliers and displays, innovations and technologies, services and products, amongst special workshops and presentations that offer extensive insights and practical, proven outcomes that are a must for every food and fibre producer.