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BALPPA 2018 dates: Book FEC/Indoor Play Trade Show exhibition space, now

BALPPA awards celebrate FEC and indoor play excellence at Drayton Manor

The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) has released its 2018 calendar of events, providing a packed programme of seminars, conferences and more.

The highlight for many will be the FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition and Awards Dinner on Monday 26th November 2018.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the 2018 show promises to be even bigger and better. Open to non-members, it offers the perfect platform for new and current leisure operators to connect with key suppliers and experts. With networking opportunities aplenty, attendees will be able to learn from, and share experiences with, colleagues and leaders from across the FEC industry.

Book your exhibition space, here.

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The trade show culminates in the awards dinner, which celebrates excellence within the leisure industry for FEC and Indoor Play operators. Last year, over 200 people attended the first FEC Excellence Awards at Drayton Manor. This is the opportunity for BALPPA Members and non-Members to nominate others or self-nominate their business across several categories of awards.

Award guidelines and booking forms will be available soon. For more information, contact

2018 dates for your diary:

FEC Spring Meeting – 19th March
Accessible Leisure, Play and Tourism Seminar – 17th April
Marketing Seminar – 17th May
Zoo Group Meeting – 17th – 18th May
Summer Conference – 13th, 14th and 15th June
FEC Summer Meeting – 18th June
Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition – 26th November
FEC Excellence Awards – 26th November
HR Seminar – 27th November
Health and Safety Seminar – 28th November

Founded in 1936, BALPPA is a non-profit trade association. It represents the interests of owners, managers, suppliers and developers in the UK’s commercial leisure parks, piers, zoos, family entertainment centres (indoor play and soft play centres) and static visitor attractions sector.

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Charles Read

Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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