THE very first Royal Welsh Virtual Show has proved to be a massive online success.

The wide range of events have been extremely well received. With more than 5,0000 visitors from 44 countries visiting the show.

Organisers have been blown away by the level of support from our sponsors and contributors, without whom the first virtual show could not have been out together. Various panels and discussions were filled with the most knowledgeable people within the agricultural and rural community.

This event has given many who attended new skill sets, increased knowledge and an improved sense of awareness of a wide range of differing topics. This Virtual Show has also given regular Show attendees the chance to attend events they would not usually get the chance to see, from the comfort of their own homes.

A spokesman said: "We hope that you have enjoyed the show as much as we have and look forward to welcoming you all back to Llanelwedd to a bigger and better show than ever before."

John T Davies, Chair of the Board of Directors, added: “Although this year’s show could not go ahead I am pleased the team here at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society pulled together to deliver our first virtual show.

"Nothing will replace the buzz and the very special atmosphere of ‘Sioe y Bobl’ at Llanelwedd every July and we look forward to next year’s show bouncing back stronger than ever”

The Virtual Royal Welsh Show was supported by NatWest Cymru. Kevin Morgan, NatWest’s Senior Director for Wales Business Banking, who said: “The Royal Welsh Show is such an important part of the calendar for rural Wales, and we are delighted that NatWest Cymru has played a key role in bringing it to life digitally this year.

"There’s a wealth of information, from thought leadership to debate to economic insight, which is still available on the platform to be accessed on demand and is a valuable resource for businesses in all sectors in rural areas.”