The new initiative MAP Live continues to attract a wide range of support from across the groundscare industry from participants, visitors, celebrities and pundits alike. 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.
The model - 6 free one-day events touring the land from late April to mid-July - combine short, sharp seminar bursts with demo. All on the theme of how to achieve excellent results on sports and amenity open spaces when headcount and budget have been slashed, it fits the requirements of hard-pressed buyers from local authorities, parish councils, contractors and sports venues. Limited time, decreasing budgets and manpower are now the norm for buyers in our sector.
The view of Richard Campey, MD of Campey Turfcare (participant and renovation partner on the whole series) is plain to see: "Regional demonstration days are a real way forward for the industry," says Richard Campey, managing director of Campey Turfcare Systems.
Another participant Gary Mumby, MD of BLEC Global, describes MAP Live as "the future".
Many companies plan to participate with or through dealers and are currently working out details; just some that we can currently announce include
Avant Tecno, BAGMA, Blec Global, Bryson Tractors, Campey Turfcare, The Compact Tractor Company, Complete Weed Control, Digacrusher, Horticulture Week, Muthing, New Holland, Rampco, 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. Sally Drury of What Kit/Hort Week will also be testing kit and commentating.
Keith Christian, BAGMA's Director, said:"MAP Live will offer variety across the country and allow BAGMA members to save time on travelling and network with others with a view to improving their businesses".
Visitors can register free of charge at www.mapliveltd.co.uk or contact Clare Johnson (01962 736989 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Director, MAP Live, with any questions.