16th-18th January 2018 ExCel London Exhibition Centre
Bringing the industry together in two great shows


During the show, visitors will be able to attend free seminars which have been organised by bacta and  BALPPA.

Leaders in their field will address the hot topics within our sector.

The Seminar Hall will be located on the show floor and will be marked clearly on the Hall Plan.




7 Things I Hate About Finance

Speaker – Mark Johnson, MD, Johnson Reed Equipment Finance

Considering making a business purchase or investment in 2017?
Mark Johnson addresses the common misconceptions in the world of asset finance, and explains how you can make it work for your business.

Presented by BALPPA


How to create exciting inclusive and intergenerational play spaces

Speaker – Kristna Causer, Marketing Manager, Jupiter Play & Leisure

This seminar will be focused on how to engage all visitors in play and leisure activities making the most out of your investment and creating a lasting impression that will guarantee repeat visits.
A specialist slant on inclusive design and how simple changes will make a much greater impact and allow all children and their families to be part of a great play facility.

Presented by BALPPA


Changes in Business Rates & Planning Legislation

Speaker – Barry Davies Davies & Co Nick Laister RPS Group

Examining the impact upon leisure and tourism of current changes in business rates and planning legislation. Review of case studies and take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions of our consultancy, planning, real estate & rating surveyor panel.

Presented by BALPPA


Viator & TripAdvisor for Tours and Attractions

Speaker – Viator Katja Ahola, Account Manager England, Wales, Ireland & Finland Nicholas Merrett Senior Market Manager (London Attractions)

A look at the benefits of engaging with Viator & TripAdvisor and the potential for increased income generation

Presented by BALPAA


Know Your (music) Rights - “If you play or use recorded music or videos in any format, in a public space the law requires you to have PPL Licence”

Speaker – Richard Stewart, Head Of Dubbing & Tariff Development, Phonographic Performance Ltd

Technology has made it easier to source and reproduce both music and video, but making sure that you comply with copyright laws and licensing is not so straight forward. Richard Stewart of Phonographic Performance Ltd will give an overview of an operator’s responsibilities and how to make sure that you comply with the law.

Presented by bacta


Exceeding Visitor Expectations

Speaker – Susie Brindley, Director Willows Business Support

Susie is going to introduce the brand new “Exceeding Visitor Expectations programme which has been designed specifically for visitor attraction front-line staff that combines the expertise of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme and the experience of the renowned Welcome to Excellence programmes.

Presented by BALPPA


Blending Childcare with An Existing Leisure Business

Speaker – Sharon Elliot, Childcare Director Kidsplay & Andrew Wolfe, CEO Willows Activity Farm

A frank and honest discussion on how to successfully blend two business. Kidsplay & Willows Activity Farm have successfully partnered to bring a nursery to Willows Activity Farm… learn from the best on how to make childcare work for you.

Presented by BALPPA


Cashless Systems in FEC's

Speaker – Andrea Bisi, Director International Business Development, Helix Leisure

Investment, Protection and Marketing Opportunities.

Presented by bacta