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PPC Live 2020 | Professional pest controllers LIVE

PPC Live is for the pest management professional. Whether you’re an experienced pest control technician, a surveyor, support staff, a specialist, or just want to learn more about the sector – this one-day event is for you.

PPC Live Technical excellence in practice


PPC Live 2020 will be OPEN FOR BUSINESS on Wednesday 11 March.

The British Pest Control Association are closely monitoring the situation with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and liaising with the Yorkshire Event Centre (YEC) on appropriate measures based on advice from Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and/or the World Health Organisation (WHO). UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK from low to moderate, although the risk to individuals remains low. This means events held on the Showground continue to operate as planned and it is business as usual. We will continue to follow guidance from the Government and encourage all our staff and visitors to maintain good hygiene procedures.

Professional pest controller live (PPC Live) is the exhibition and trade show designed for pest management professionals to keep up with the latest and greatest things happening in the sector. You'll spend the day meeting the people designing and distributing the latest pest control technology. You'll hear expert talks and get hands-on with experience with loads of new pest kit.

This isn't your standard trade show. We're committed to making sure you leave with new knowledge and experiences you can apply to the day job.

When: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Where: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Times: 9am - 4pm




PPC Live 2020

PPC Live is on the road again! The next stop for our one-day exhibition and conference is the Yorkshire Event Centre. Set in the beautiful, historic Yorkshire Dales National Park, Harrogate, PPC Live is all about giving frontline staff hands-on experiences, and showing off the latest and greatest innovations in the sector.

PPC Live - whats happening 2020

The show is organised by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) and named after our industry magazine.

PPC Live is a chance to get hands-on with the latest and greatest pest management innovations, and to pick up some new skills along the way.

  • Practical outdoor product demos
  • Seminars delivered by industry experts
  • The latest news, products and industry changes
  • Network with like-minded pest management professionals.

Plus more competitions, giveaways and presentations to be announced. 


Outdoor demos

Outdoor demonstrations

Back by popular demand! We’ll be getting outside (and not only to take in the beautiful countryside). We’ll be hosting some practical pest management demonstrations. We are teaming up with experts and have some really exciting plans for this area.

I wish I could fly! What it takes to be a drone pilot
Clark Smith-Stanley, Photographer and Aviator, Profile Studios

Vans for the pest professionals
Matt Cahill, Owner, Cheshire Fleet Solutions

Ballistic pest management
Dave Mills, Founder, Airgun Training and Education Organisation

Caught out in the countryside: Practical rural pest management
Dave Archer, Owner, DKA Pest Control

Lasers Live! NEW Avix Autonomic Gen II
Dan England from PestFix and Fergus McArdle and Matthew Sarling from Height for Hire

Out door demonstartions at PPCLive 2020



Technical seminars

Our silent technical seminar theatre will have seating for 80 people and will use headphones like PestEx, so you won’t miss a single word of the presenters.

9.30 -10.30
ANT-icipating the ant season: species, significance and control
Dr Matthew Davies, Head of Technical Department, Killgerm

Reducing risks from flying insects in food sites
John Lloyd, Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy

Considering bats during the pest control process
Jo Ferguson and Becky Wilson, Bat Conservation Trust

The practical impact of resistance
Alex Wade, Technical Manager, PelGar

Integrated rodent control
Sharon Hughes, Global Technical Marketing Manager, BASF

PPC Live indoor seminar theatre 2020 


Indoor demos

Indoor demonstrations

We want to give you the chance to see new ideas and get some hands-on experience while you’re at the show. PPC Live is all about how things work and giving you the tools to help you in the field.

Current proofing products: applications and limitations
Gulliver Hill, Managing Director, Pestology

A better fit: face fit testing respiratory protective equipment
Danny Barr, Business Development Manager, GVS

Insect identification: the drop-in surgery
Clive Boase, The Pest Management Consultancy

Fly control and the importance of catch tray analysis
Sean Parr, John Fish and Debbie Wilson, Pelsis

Smart pest control using remote monitoring and trap alerts
Louis Bennett, Product Manager, uWatch

Indoor demonstrations at PPC Live 2020



We're expecting over 50 exhibitors to join us at PPC Live. Representatives from all the biggest manufacturers and distributors of pest management products will be in attendance. 

Floorplan PPC Live 2020 2020-02-12

Interested in exhibiting at PPC Live 2020?

Exhibitors get:

The opportunity to get your products and services seen by the frontline in pest management

  • Company listing on the BPCA website
  • Entry to the PPC Live exhibitor hub
  • Discounted promotional activities
  • Showguide listing with logo
  • Opportunity to sponsor key aspects of the show.

Contact us about exhibiting today.


The Yorkshire Event Centre is located just 15 minutes from the motorway, with plenty of free parking and only a ten-minute walk from the nearest train station.

Join us in beautiful Harrogate

The 250-acre Event Centre is the perfect location for a Northern PPC Live. Hall 2 is 1,950m2, which is ideal as we will have amazing exhibitors with a mix of disciplines from across the pest management industry.

PPC Live will have a large exhibition hall, 80-seat seminar theatre, an outdoor demo area with grandstand seating and an all-new indoor practical area. It’s the only pest management show in the UK that does all of that!

For more travel information about the town, visit the Visit Harrogate website. 

For information on places to stay in and around Harrogate visit Accommodation Harrogate.


Yorkshire Event Centre
Great Yorkshire Showground
Harrogate HG2 8NZ