The British Pest Control Association is launching a new digital event following the tough decision to postpone PestEx 2021.
Given the most recent government guidance surrounding events, BPCA has taken the decision to postpone PestEx until March 16-17, 2022.
In its place will be PestExtra, which will take place over three days next March, from March 16-18, in an all-digital environment.
PestExtra is a three-day conference and tradeshow that will bring together thought leaders and public health pest experts from far and wide.
BPCA president Philip Halpin said: “With the continued uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, local lockdowns and international travel, the decision was made to minimise the risk to visitors, exhibitors and staff within the halls by postponing the event.
“PestExtra is all about getting the pest management sector together – even in difficult times. We want to connect pest professionals from around the world and celebrate the incredible work we do to protect public health.
“We’re excited to bring you this digital alternative to our flagship trade show, and we hope to see you all there.”
PestExtra will be free to attend for BPCA member companies and UK-based pest management companies (up to five free tickets for non-members). Those wishing to attend from outside of the UK will be able to do so for a nominal price.
People will be able to attend PestExtra over the internet or through a dedicated PestExtra app.