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    • Wednesday

      Mark Renouard - Earth Wrights

      Designing playgrounds that work for children, planet and business

      11.00 - 11.30

      The natural world with its endless opportunities for adventure and discovery is irresistible to children, as well as vital for their overall wellbeing. In this talk Mark Renouard will set out how designing playgrounds ‘the way nature intended’ - and investing in elegant and cost-effective solutions - creates more play value, improves biodiversity, ensures return custom and makes sound business sense.

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      Keynote Speaker: John Clement

      John Clement - IBB Solicitors

      Buying a Caravan Holiday Home – What could possibly go wrong?

      11.45 - 12.15

      Many people choose not to take legal advice when buying a caravan holiday home. However, that can often prove to be an expensive mistake as buying a holiday home is not as straightforward as it may seem. In this seminar John Clement, a Partner at IBB Solicitors and a specialist in the law relating to residential and holiday park homes, will explain the steps involved and show you how to avoid making expensive mistakes!

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      Keynote Speaker: David Lakins

      David Lakins - Key Digital Agency Ltd

      Exploiting Mobile – the holiday makers new best friend

      12.30 - 13.00

      The media and communications landscape continues to develop at a blistering pace, and with guests turning to their mobile as their go-to digital device its is critical for holiday parks and attractions to be ready for the future. With discussion of mobile innovations, and in-stay technologies, this session will focus on the guest customer journey and explore the strategies you need to help future-proof your park towards 2020 and beyond.

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      Keynote Speaker: Phil Bates

      Phil Bates - Nijhuis H2OK

      Strategies to minimise capital expenditure on your holiday park.

      13.15 - 13.45

      This presentation seeks to give the audience some useful ‘easy to implement’ initiatives that will reduce or mitigate spending on your water and wastewater treatment, and drainage infrastructure. Although there is an understandable desire to prioritise spending on areas that will increase profits, a combination of tightening regulation and increased public focus on pollution and wastage means that mitigating this expenditure becomes a good investment in the medium term.

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      Keynote Speaker: Tony Carter & Chris Brady

      Tony Carter & Chris Brady - Tony Carter, Chris Brady

      Faster Hot Tub Heating for Holiday Parks & Resorts

      14.00 - 14.30

      Hot tubs have become the ‘must have’ guest facility for holiday parks, as they drive accommodation demand and help extend the booking season. However, guest change overs can be a major issue due to the time electric heaters take to heat the water after cleaning. This presentation shows how hot tubs can be heated in from one to three hours, using an alternative heating approach that also reduces energy costs.

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      Keynote Speaker: Prof Jacob Tompkins OBE

      Prof Jacob Tompkins OBE - The Water Retail Company

      How to Save Money on Water, Sewerage and Drainage Charges

      14.45 - 15.15

      Since April 2017 the English and Welsh water market has been open to competition (this was already the case in Scotland). You can save money by switching retailers. But you can also make savings through checking your bills, being more water efficient, and making sure you are on the correct drainage tariffs, or are getting the correct non-return to sewer allowances.

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      Keynote Speaker: Andy Beresford & Helen Mills

      Andy Beresford & Helen Mills - Home Leisure Direct

      Competitive Socialising - The Growth Opportunity Everyone’s Talking About

      15.30 - 16.00

      An introduction to the rapidly growing competitive socialising opportunity and the benefits it can bring to businesses, including longer dwell times, increased food and drink sales and the ability to reach new customers. Games such as contactless payment pool and shuffleboard can be added to premises on a profit share or rental basis for as little as £30 per week, offering significant returns averaging from £6,000 to £12,000 per annum per table.

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