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The Family Attraction Expo 2019: What You Missed


The Family Attraction Expo 2019 was another huge success! Find out what you missed, and how you can get involved next year.

So, that’s a wrap - another fantastic show of business networking, innovation, and profit-boosting. We can’t wait to welcome many of our exhibitors and visitors back again next year, as well as many new faces who can add to the exciting products and services on offer.

With the Family Attraction Expo being such a huge success, we want to share with you some of our favourite elements of the show. To see what you missed out on, and what you can expect from next year’s show, read on...

The FAX Mascot, from one of the exhibitor stands, was dressed as a very cute dog

1. Informative Keynote Speakers and Seminars

Our keynote speakers and seminars really were a brilliant aspect of the show, providing advice and support for attraction owners across the UK. Some of our talks received crowds pouring out the door, and we can’t wait to get more speakers on board next year! The 2019 seminars covered topics such as:

  • Being different in order to drive new audiences to your attraction.

  • Bringing people back to nature, rather than using technology.

  • Creating immersive experiences for your customers.

  • Other business advice and insights from some of the biggest attraction owners in the industry.

With these fantastic talks, and so many more, we were able to excite family attraction owners with innovative ideas for boosting customer experience. The options to expand are endless and, with these talks, we opened the eyes of many business owners to these possibilities.

2. Unmissable Networking Opportunities

Our show raked in over 18,000 visitors, and we were absolutely thrilled with the results. Due to this huge influx, our exhibitors were able to come face-to-face with thousands of potential buyers. In the end, many of our exhibitors ended up with a number of new leads, and are positive that these will lead to a return in the months to come!

This is our main aim for our shows; to provide businesses with new leads, and to help our visitors improve their businesses with new ideas, products, and services. This way, we can help everyone to boost profits along the way.

The AliveLabs team with their award look very happy to have won

3. Awards Ceremony

Our awards were tough, pitting the best and most innovative products and services against one another in front of a panel of judges. With just two awards to win, the stakes were high, so who won the accolades?

Innovation Award

In order to stay afloat in the world of family attraction, innovation is key. A number of our fantastic exhibitors have been breaking boundaries here, but only one could win the ultimate innovation prize. In the end, our expert judges agreed that AliveLab, whose augmented reality app has revolutionised the industry, deserved the win.

Adventure and Entertainment Award

This award was a joint accolade between the Family Attraction Expo and the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show, so the competition was fierce. Ultimately, our list of judges decided that Aqualand Industries should be the winners. With their durable, electrically powered vehicles, for use both on water and land, it’s no surprise that their family-friendly transportation stood out from the crowd!

4. Popular Panel Debates

Our adjoining show, the Farm Business Innovation Show, hosted an array of panel debates, where some brilliant land diversification topics were discussed. A number of our expert exhibitors and visitors took to the stage, discussing their ideas with each other, and the audience were then called upon to ask any questions they had. We were given the low-down on a number of relevant diversification topics for new businesses, including:

  • Renewables and Energy Storage

  • Glamping

  • Planning Permission

  • Weddings and Outdoor Events

  • Business Advice

  • Finance

With glamping and outdoor events becoming a really key choice for farm diversification, the family attraction industry can really make use of this boom!

Keynote Theatre 3 was filled with people when this speaker came to give their talk

Want to Get Involved in the Family Attraction Expo Next Year?

Want to exhibit at next year’s show, at the NEC, Birmingham on 11th & 12th November? We’d love to welcome you into our community of exhibitors, so don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Family Attraction Expo Event Director, Oliver Hayes:

Alternatively, if you want to visit, then stay tuned for our FREE tickets, which will be available to apply for very soon!