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28 May 2019

PestEx(cellence) showcased at the UK’s pest management show 2019

PestEx 2019 saw an incredible 29% increase in total visitors as over 100 pest management product and service suppliers descended on ExCeL London in March.

Thousands of people committed to public health pest management explored the 2,860m2 exhibitor hall of the British Pest Control Association’s show on 20-21 March, meeting suppliers from around the world.

We've had incredible recordbreaking numbers

Phil Halpin, BPCA President, said:

“It’s important that everyone in our industry gets the opportunity to connect and learn from each other.

“Between the exhibitors, seminars and networking opportunities at the show, I think the pest management show managed to bring together a lot of passion under one roof.

“Thank you to all the exhibitors, speakers and the BPCA Staff team for making the show happen”.

The initial numbers suggest we've had at least an 11% increase versus PestEx 2017. Full figures are due to be published in PPC magazine in May.

This was helped, at least in part, by PestEx partnering with the Cleaning Show. Visitors from each show could move freely between exhibition halls, exploring exhibitors and talks from both complimentary sectors.

PestEx exhibitors showing of their pest prevention products to some UK vistors

Jo James, BPCA Events Manager, said:

“BPCA has never done an exhibition on the same scale as PestEx without an exhibition and conference partner.

“It’s been a massive learning curve, with many tough lessons learnt, however from the initial feedback we’ve heard, I think the show has been a real success.

"I’d like to thank the staff at the ExCeL, Index, Europa and all the volunteering board members who supported the show.”

Some exhibitors had games and competitions that helped keep the energy up across both days

Packed with innovation and thought leadership

PestEx showcased loads of new products and services from exhibitors from around the world.

Some of those new products will be featured in the next issue of PPC magazine where we’ll be doing a full review of PestEx 2019.

Sharon Hughes from BASF packs out the PestEx Technical theatre

22 speakers from across the sector delivered pest management and better business talks.

Several of these talks were standing room only, proving the visitors were committed to learning, improving and continuing professional development.

Ian Andrew, BPCA Chief Exec, said:

“I’ve spoken to so many people over the last two-days that I’ve almost completely lost my voice.

“PestEx gets all the people passionate about pest management in the UK under one roof.

“It’s an opportunity for us to learn from each other and make meaningful connections.

“I hope everyone that attended and exhibited got something useful out of the show”. 

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British Pest Management Awards

The second ever British Pest Management Awards took centre stage in the PestEx Technical theatre at the end of day one.

Presented by television ecologist, Mike Dilger, the awards ceremony celebrated those who go above and beyond to protect public health and safety.

Dr Jonathan Wade (left) being presented his Lifetime achievement award by television ecologist Mike Dilger (right)

Nine winners and two highly-commended awards were presented to companies and individuals from around the UK.

Kevin Higgins, BPCA Membership Manager and BPMA judge, said:

“It was great to see the pest management show host the BPMAs.

“The judges had a tough time narrowing down the shortlist to a winner, but in the end, we were thrilled to see the winners get the recognition they deserve from their peers.”

What next?

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Registration is now open for our sister show, PPC Live.

PPC Live is BPCA's trade exhibition and conference designed for technicians, surveyors and company owners to help improve technical knowledge and to help with their continual professional development.

Similar to PestEx, PPC Live showcases products and services from across the sector. 

This event will be held on Wednesday 11 March 2020 in Harrogate.

Get the date firmly in your diary.

First time exhibitors Cape Spc taking a photo break after a busy morning at PestEx 2019

Interested in exhibiting at PPC Live 2020 or PestEx 2021?

Want to book your exhibition space at one of our events? Contact Beth, our Sales executive, now and we’ll get you booked.

beth@bpca.org.uk

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