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16 November 2017

PPC Live 2018: Your questions answered

Events feature | PPC89 November 2017

With a busy diary, it’s hard to make time for attending tradeshows and events, let alone having to choose which events you should attend. BPCA Events Manager, Lauren Day, has been to her fair share of trade shows. She answers your big questions about PPC Live.

PPC live Q and A

Is PPC Live just a smaller PestEx?

No, not at all!

PPC Live first began in 2014 as a result of wanting to make the pest control industry accessible for everyone - not just those who are able to attend PestEx.

PestEx has firmly made it’s home at ExCel in London, so we designed a show that moves around the UK, based on the requests of our members.

ExCel is a fantastic space, but it has limits. Being out of the city centre means we can do an outside seminar area with practical demonstrations alongside the ever-popular, PestEx-style indoor seminar sessions.

We decided to make this a one day show, rather than the usual two days of PestEx. We thought this way people can come for the day and see everything they want to, while still gaining those all-important CPD points.

Whats happening at PPC Live 2018

Does anyone even go to PPC Live?

Yes! We wouldn’t be organising our third PPC Live if it wasn’t a popular event.

In 2014, the first PPC Live was held at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, Manchester. It was off to a great start with 351 visitors and feedback showing that it was definitely a success. The first PPC Live gave us loads of ideas, so we set about building on its success for the next one.

In 2016, the show moved to the East of England Showground in Peterborough, following the same principals. Both exhibitors and visitors grew again!

Now in 2018, after feedback from the pest management community, we will be in the South West of England at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Anyone who organises or attends a repeat event appreciates it is always a challenge to keep events fresh with something new to see and new topics to talk about. I think we’ve done it again with a busy seminar schedule for both our indoor and outdoor areas including topics such as wildlife managementmosquitoes and resistance.

What’s happening at PPC Live 2018?

  1. Indoor seminars and outdoor demonstrations delivered by real experts
  2. Breakfast sponsorship at PPC Live 2018A hall packed with over 50 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services
  3. A lot of chances to network: the exhibition hall, the coffee area, BPCA’s stand, the CSN Lounge!
  4. BASIS Prompt will be giving you 2 CPD points just for attending
  5. A free bacon roll and hot drink before 10.30am for everyone who registers in advance.

Who should attend PPC Live?

You should! If you’re reading this magazine, then this event is for you. We named the show after the magazine after all!

We’re sure that anyone with an interest or involvement in public health pest control will find the show useful to attend.

Whether it’s from visiting the wide range of exhibitors, meeting with like-minded people from across the industry or watching demonstrations and seminars – you’re bound to take something important away from the show.


  • Check out all the new products available in the exhibitors’ hall
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest changes in legislation
  • Industry specialist Clive Boase will be talking ‘resistance’ which many ask for as a topic at our Regional Forums
  • Prizes, competitions and freebies
  • Collect up to 6 points towards your yearly target of 20.

Business Owners

  • The Contract Sharing Network lounge is an opportunity to learn about services that can help you grow your income and add another string to your corporate bow
  • Looking at taking on an apprentice – members of the Employer Development Group will be launching the apprenticeship at PPC Live
  • Learn how you can work with technology to strengthen your service with a session from Rentokil’s Science and Innovation Director.

Lots to do at PPC Live 2018

Local authority and associated sector staff

  • PPC Live is a fantastic time to learn about this vibrant sector and what we do 
  • If you have a question about pest management, there’s no greater opportunity to get it answered by an expert.

Service specialists

  • With over 350 pest industry professionals visiting the show, where better to network and build contacts to grow your business?
  • Visit the CSN lounge and learn how you can work with the BPCA members’ network.

Admin personnel

  • Learn what the front line of the sector is really about
  • Our Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben Massey will be giving a seminar slot on marketing for smaller companies
  • Meet exhibitors who have products and services designed to save your company money or make your life easier.

Register now

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Lauren-Day-Staff-bubbleLauren Day
Events Manager

16 November 2017  |  PPC89

Source: PPC89

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