INDUSTRY DAY

29 JANUARY 2021

SKYDIVE THE EXPO

30 JANUARY 2021

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Skydive the Expo 2020 Cancellation Notice

It is with heavy hearts and disappointment that we announce the cancellation of Skydive the Expo 2021 (due to take place 29-30 January). The AGM that is due to take place on the morning of Saturday 30 January will now take place virtually.

Whilst only a short time ago we felt optimistic that January was far enough away to confidently proceed with our plans, given the growing concerns around COVID-19, the ever-evolving guidance, the complexity surrounding local lockdowns and the restrictions on international travel makes the probability of factors outside our control forcing us to cancel the show at the last minute much higher.

Skydive the Expo is an incredibly important event for the whole community and it is one of our favourite ways to connect with you all and celebrate together – but we need to prioritise the health and safety and wellbeing of our members, speakers, exhibitors, employees and everyone who helps put Skydive the Expo on.

The event team will be working hard to bring Skydive the Expo back in 2022 and we will be making an announcement on how you can attend the virtual AGM as soon as we have finalised the details.

2021 also marks the 60th Anniversary of the Association and we hope to be able to release details of an event to mark this special occasion in the new year.

We would like to thank our community for the support that has been shown to us as we all work through these difficult times.

If you had booked a room with the hotel please contact them directly for a refund and allow 2 weeks for this to be returned to your account, If, you booked through an on-line agency then please contact them directly.

Adrian Bond

Vice Chair & Expo Organiser

2020 was sponsored by:

Sponsorship packages for 2021 will be released later in the year, please contact us to register your interest

Skydive the Expo from British Skydiving is the biggest consumer skydiving event in the world. This must-attend free event features exciting and educational talks from some of the biggest names in our sport, as well as our legendary exhibition of all the main manufacturers and gear dealers.

Throughout the day, catch up with all your friends from around the world, attend the seminars, talk to the people that make your gear and even pick up a bargain.

Don’t miss the annual awards, celebrating great British achievements in skydiving, as well as the awesome free prize draw.

The evening features a formal black-tie dinner for those that fancy it, the more informal meal in the hotel restaurant for those that don’t, or a plethora of takeaways, all of which lead into the most epic skydiving party of the year with live music and a DJ into the early hours of Sunday.

Skydive the Expo is held at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham and is easily accessible from all parts of the world.

2020 was our biggest yet and we are looking forward to our return in 2022.

Dinner

Tickets and tables will be available in late 2020!

Seating will be in rounds of 10, tables may be reserved if booking 10 places  at the same time. If the vegetarian option (V) is required, it must be requested on booking. Please advise on booking of any special dietary requirements, of which we shall notify the venue.

The menu for 2020 was:
Starter: Goats Cheese & Red Onion Salad with Focaccia Crouton & Baby Herbs
Main: Slow Cooked Belly Pork with Moroccan Spiced Puy Lentils & Apricots or vegetarian option (available only if ordered at time of booking) Beetroot & Onion Pie with Blue Cheese Crust
Dessert: Warm Chocolate Brownie with Salted Caramel Ice Cream & Hazelnut Tulle
Coffee & Mints

The dinner is followed by a DJ till 2am. Entertainment is free-of-charge to British Skydiving Members and their guests. 

2020 Evening Entertainment 

Richard Jones – Magician 

Lance Corporal Richard Jones is the only magician to ever win Britain’s Got Talent! A world-class celebrity magician who can be seen entertaining at corporate events, royal parties and in theatres regularly all around the world.

Richard has had a sold-out UK tour, headlined the west end and is one of the most highly viewed entertainers on tv in the world. As well as being a leading tv magician, he is also the UK’s most in-demand corporate entertainer and an ambassador of the British army.

Richard has recently returned from a tour of Afghanistan where he spent time lifting morale entertaining our troops in Kabul. He has been awarded status of ‘member of the inner magic circle’ with gold star, the most prestigious honour among magicians.

 

Band – Phil Rostance & The  Marshall Band

Since forming in 2009, the band have won 5 national awards, including ‘3x Best UK Wedding Band’, played packed Arena Shows, sold over 10,000 records, raised over £20,000 for charity and firmly established themselves as the UK’s most in-demand band!

Accommodation

Skydive the Expo runs well into the early hours, so having somewhere to stay after the epic party makes sense.

The De Vere Orchard Hotel is located adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre and is a short crawl from the main entertainment in the evening.

Rooms at the DeVere Orchard Hotel will become available later in the year,  alternatively please check the following nearby hotels.

Alternative accommodation nearby

Local taxi companies

DG Cars: 0115 950 0500
Nottingham Cars: 0115 970 0700
Trent Cars: 0115 950 5050
Cabline Taxis: 0115 922 5226
Cable Cars: 0115 922 9229

Seminars

Skydive the Expo 2020 featured a full day of free to attend seminars and educational talks.

From progressing in our sport, to talks from some of the leading manufacturers, there’s something for everyone. Full details of the available seminars will be added as they are confirmed.

Catch up with the seminars below and be sure to look out for details for the 2022 next year.

2020 Gallery

Contact

To find out more about how to be an exhibitor at Skydive the Expo 2022 and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marie Moss at Eventpro UK on +44 1509 610452

For all general enquiries about British Skydiving and its activities, contact +44 116 278 5271 or email info@britishskydiving.org

Getting here

Skydive the Expo 2022 will be held at:
De Vere East Midlands Conference Center
Beeston Lane
Nottingham
NG7 2RJ

Free parking is available on site.