PestTech 2023 has opened this morning, with more stands, more seminars, more CPD points available and an encouraging number of pre-registered visitors.
The 30th edition of PestTech is once again taking place at the Marshall Arena at Stadium:MK in Milton Keynes and features a number of seminars and presentations, with CPD points available.
Steve Hallam, chief operating officer of the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA) said: “PestTech is bigger than last year, with 65 stands, which is eight more than in 2022.
“We’re talking about technical issues this year and we’re not having any speakers talking about products and product-based subjects. We’ve got a big exhibition and a good choice of speakers.
“It’s an opportunity for technicians and managers/owners of companies to go out and talk to the manufacturers; if they’ve got issues and problems, they’ll be able to solve those problems.”
The schedule for the seminars at PestTech features technical talks, designed to help develop technical skills and build industry knowledge.
10-10.30am: Phantom Biting Insects & Solutions – John Lloyd, Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy
11-11.30am: Pheromones and Semiochemicals in Insect Pest Management – Owen Jones, Lisk &Jones Consultants
12-12.30pm: Red Tractor Standards – Kate Cross, compliance manager, Red Tractor
1.30-2pm: Social Media Marketing – Lulu Gunter, Trapeeezium
2.30-3pm: Zoonoses and Public Health in Pest Control – Dr Matt Davies, head of technical department, Killgerm