An important date for your diary will be Wednesday 7th November, which is when the NPTA’s ‘PestTech 2018’ exhibition and conference will take place.
Described as the event for pest control technicians, this annual gathering of more than 1,000 pest controllers will showcase the very latest information, featuring over 50 exhibitors and a full programme of presentations.
Following on from the success of last year’s event at a custom-built exhibition centre in Coventry, the 2018 PestTech will move slightly south to Milton Keynes.
This year’s venue is the Arena MK, which is a new and very impressive facility.
“After more than 20 years at the Motorcycle Museum, which we had outgrown, last year we took the big decision to move to a specialist exhibition centre at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, which proved to be a big success. The feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive, from both exhibitors and pest controllers who attended”, notes Adam Hawley, NPTA Chairman. “We had hoped to make the Ricoh our new home for the event, but we ran into problems during the negotiations with the venue for this year’s event”.
Not only were suitable dates difficult to agree on, the big sticking point was the parking.
“We were able to have free parking for delegates in 2017, but this turned out to be just an ‘introductory offer’ and the venue refused to offer the same terms for this year,” he continued. “We felt it was very important to continue to offer free entry and free parking for all attendees to this event, as we have been able to offer for so many years before. When the Ricoh refused to play ball on this, we saw no alternative but to look elsewhere. We have been very impressed with the facilities at the Arena MK, so we are greatly looking forward to this year’s event.”
So, set your SatNav for MK1 1ST or check out the details at: http://www.arenamk.com/visit/finding-us-parking/ and we’ll see you on the 7th of November.