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BALPPA Trade Expo 2020

Drayton Manor Park, Drayton Bassett, Tamworth, UK
BALPPA represents the interests of the UK’s commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos, visitor attractions and family entertainment and indoor play centres. It has over 300 members. The Trade Expo took a year off in 2019 to prepare for a new look and returns this year on Thursday 23 April 2020. The event kicks off with a Power Breakfast networking session before the Trade Expo starts at 10 am. There will be some educational seminars during the day. In the evening there will be an evening of celebration at the Excellence Awards dinner. The Expo is free to attend, and there will be up to 50 suppliers of products and services essential to the leisure, play, theme parks and attractions industry. You will have the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from organisations providing a variety of services necessary for the leisure and attractions industry. In addition to this, there will be a number of seminars running throughout the day covering topics such as sustainability and accessibility which you can attend for free and increase your knowledge of the industry.
BALPPA’s Tracey Bancroft, Paul Kelly, Lisa Wheatley and Jeanette Dawson in 2018
The Awards are a great opportunity for all members and non-Members to engage with these events that promote and support the UK Leisure Industry. 2020 Awards Categories are:
  • AWARD 1 – FEC Excellence in Food & Beverage
  • AWARD 2 – FEC Attraction of the Year – under 12,000 sq ft
  • AWARD 3 – FEC Attraction of the Year – over 12,000 sq ft
  • AWARD 4 – BALPPA Employee of Excellence
  • AWARD 5 – BALPPA Trade Supplier of the Year supporting Excellence
  • AWARD 6 – BALPPA Digital Communication & Presence Award
  • AWARD 7 – BALPPA Innovation Award
  • AWARD 8 – BALPPA Inclusivity Award
  • AWARD 9 – BALPPA Family Visitor Attraction of the Year
The UK leisure market is worth around £120 billion and this event is a great opportunity to showcase your business, products and services to owners and operators of UK visitor attractions, indoor play and family entertainment centres. Drayton Manor Park is conveniently located in the heart of the UK within the county of Staffordshire and near the cities of Birmingham and Coventry. The park has a hotel on site and BALPPA’s guests and exhibitors benefit from a special accommodation rate.  

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