MAP Live – the series of 6 free one-day events travelling the country combining short, sharp seminar bursts with demo on the theme of how to achieve excellent results on sports and amenity open spaces when headcount and budget have been slashed – is burgeoning.
Matthew Hoggard, ex-England cricketer, will be one of the speakers at the first event at Stoneleigh Park on 24th April, talking about the importance of sports surfaces.
Aimed at local authorities, parish councils, contractors and sports venues, support for the new series of one-day events continues to build, with manufacturers, dealers, service and consumable companies all planning their involvement.
Just some include: Avant Tecno, BAGMA, Blec Global, Bryson Tractors, Campey Turfcare, Compact Tractors, Complete Weed Control, Digacrusher, Horticulture Week, Muthing, New Holland, Reform, Remu, Rotar, Simon Richard, What Kit, Worsley Plant.
BAGMA - the British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association – which represents dealers carrying a huge range of machinery, will be hosting a demo arena at each event. Numerous other companies currently planning their involvement (as some companies are involved locally and other nationally) will be announced, including JCB Utility Vehicles who are working out their representation with dealers.
Keith Christian, BAGMA's Director, said "MAP Live will offer variety across the country." Gary Mumby, Director of BLEC Global, says “We believe MAP Live is going to be the future for manufacturing companies like ourselves - with a wide spread of equipment on show, there will be something for everyone.
“Regional demonstration days are a real way forward for the industry," says Richard Campey, managing director of Campey Turfcare System. "We will be doing a complete renovation at Stoneleigh, a unique way for visitors will see our machines doing a real-life job."
CPD points are also available, and visitors can register free at www.mapliveltd.co.uk