PestTech 2021: One Month To Go!
PestTech is back bigger and better this year with more stands, more seminars, more CPD Points and more anticipation than ever!
After PestTech 2020 was scuppered by the Covid-19 pandemic, enthusiasm for PestTech 2021 is reaching fever pitch.
We are delighted to confirm that this year’s event – which takes place exactly one month today on 10th November at Stadium:MK – will feature not one but two auditoriums for seminars and talks, with CPD points available for many of the seminars.
NPTA Chief Operations Officer Steve Hallam said: “We’ve got more stands than ever before this year – and next year we’re hoping to beat that again!
“Interest is really picking up and the interest from delegates wishing to attend has been excellent, with registration for delegates now live.
“We’re trying something different this year, by running two auditoriums as opposed to one. This is because we’ve got so many people wanting to do talks and seminars and of course the likes of Killgerm, BASF, Syngenta, Basis and others all want to do talks too.
“Rather than detract from the one speaking area, we’re using space afforded because of a lay-out change to have another auditorium so people will have the opportunity to either attend the main seminars or go to the supporters’ seminar auditoriums.
“The choice will be theirs and there will be CPD points available.”
The buzz surrounding PestTech 2021 has been amplified by the pandemic’s impact on such events, across every industry and sector.
“Because the industry is so tactile,” said Steve, “and this is the first ‘Face to Face’ show since March 2020, the industry is so ready to get out there again and meet up.
“The pest professionals out there not only want to get out there and see what’s available, they want to meet their peers and friends, have a chat, and network. It’s that type of event.
“Thanks must go to all the hard work being carried out by the team at the NPTA and to our supporters Killgerm, Syngenta and BASF and to all the exhibitors that are attending this year. We are all looking forward to seeing you all there at PestTech 2021.”
Further details for PestTech 2021 can be found at www.npta.org.uk.
Please use the live link below to register for delegates.
PestTech Seminar Schedule
10.00hrs – 10.30hrs
‘An introduction to CALM’
Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this. Join our speaker from CALM as they talk through who CALM is, what they do and the importance of talking openly about mental wellbeing and suicide. They will discuss how CALM uses comedy, music and sport to breakdown the ta-boo of suicide, and help people to stop living miserably.
10.45hrs – 11.15hrs
‘The future of bee control’
Clive Stewart, Westart Apiaries
How to deal with bees has become something of a thorny subject of date. In this talk Clive, who has over 20 years’ experience, in keeping and removing bees, will give the benefit of his experience and provide solutions to having to resort to lethal control
11.30 –12.15 – 13.00hrs
‘The future of Pest Management?’
Oliver Madge, Pestwise
There can be little doubt that the pest control industry and the way that we approach control has changed significantly over recent years. Oliver brings his knowledge and experience to discuss these changes. He will also discuss why we need to adapt and incorporate technology and the importance of up-skilling staff to be capable to deliver services with a tighter level of pesticide use.
12.30 – 13.15
‘Tactics and Strategy, understanding a pest management program’
Alex Wade, Wade Environmental
Approaching any pest control programme without having a plan or strategy often results in treatment failure. To this end, Alex brings his vast experience in the pest control sector to discuss how best to approach this arguably lesser appreciated aspect of pest control and guide delegates on how best to approach pest problems to try and ensure that control programmes are successful.
13.30hrs – 14.00hrs
‘Glue Boards – is there a future?’
John Hope, NPTA
We will all be aware of the pressure being placed upon glue board use in the UK. In this talk John will discuss where this could all end and what we need to do as an industry to try and ensure that, yet another control measure is removed from our arsenal.
14.15hrs – 15.00hrs
‘Your complete answer to wildlife Control’
Ken Jenkins, Landmark Rabbits
Ken will discuss the importance of preventive measures and achieving instant results in removing rat populations through the use of Thermal imaging and the very specialist world of Urban shooting. The key to the audience is how you can benefit and easily profit from these in the world of subcontracting