A series of six road shows will take place in the spring and summer of this year. Manage Amenity & Pitch, (MAP) will be one day events incorporating demonstrations, conferencing and networking opportunities.
The overall topic – how to achieve excellent results on amenity and sports pitches with reduced headcount and budget – has received high support from buyers in independent research and is aimed at local authorities, parish councils, contractors, dealers and sports venues.
It’s devised by Clare Johnson, ( Pictured left )who has 7 years of experience as sales director of SALTEX, and nearly 20 years of previous event experience, launching and running events all over the world. “The idea for the events germinated when I was approached by various companies in Autumn 2012 about running open days and road shows for them.
“Listening to feedback and thinking about the vastly different market we are all operating in compared with even 3 years back, I realised that combining individual days and roadshows gave a whole new proposition that would be regional and relevant on many levels.”
“The concept has struck a loud chord and there is huge collaboration with participants actively promoting it. A large range of companies have so far either confirmed their involvement or are working out the details of how they get involved, which dealers/distributors or sister companies should also participate, etc.
“Just a sample from both groups include Blec, Campey Turfcare, Complete Weed Control, Etesia , Martin Lishman, Muthing, New Holland, Reform, Simon Richard. MAP Live is also working with Lely/ Toro to see how it fits with their existing road show programme. Roger Lane-Nott, CEO of the AEA, said: “The AEA views MAP Live as a very positive development and is actively promoting the series to its members.” The Technical Sports Surfaces Conference is also co-locating, and other collaborations will shortly be announced.”
“We see MAP Live as complementary to existing successful trade shows and don’t describe MAP Live as an exhibition series because it consists of demo, conferencing and networking, with little if any static element.”
“The series is designed to be flexible: participants can collaborate with dealers/distributors; go solo or do both at different events; do all 6 days, just 1 or something in between. At 1 day long, they are short; to the point; local; and able to respond quickly to the needs of buyer and supplier.”
Visitors will enjoy a day that’s relevant; local; interesting; free; reflects current market conditions; and continues to make best use of their time and money months down the line.
Contact Clare Johnson on 01962 736989 or on email@example.com
The MAP Live 2013 calendar is:
• Stoneleigh Park, Midlands 24th April 2013
• Ardingly, Sussex, South of England Showground
15th May 2013
• Haydock Park, North-West 5th June 2013
• Sedgefield Racecourse , North-East 19th June 2013
• Stirling, Scotland 3rd July 2013
• Chepstow Racecourse , Wales/South-West 17th July 2013
TEl 01962 736989