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Thursday 6th October 2022 at the Marshall Arena at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes.

Exhibit in 2022

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2021 Seminar Programme

Paul Martin

The Flog It! presenter and antiques dealer kicked-off the theatre programme at the Group Leisure & Travel Show on 7th October. 

Paul has travelled to brilliant venues all over the country and presented the popular television show Flog It! since 2002, as well as two TV series of Britain’s Hidden Heritage among others.

In his talk Paul gave an insight into some of Britain’s hidden heritage sites and some of his favourite places to visit around the UK – sharing places with significant historical antiques and some unexpected places of where to find them. From behind the scenes of some of the programmes he has worked on, Paul gave some examples of buildings and monuments open to the public in some of the country’s remote and beautiful locations.

Paul Martin

“I have learned so much. Meeting people in the antiques trade or people who make their living by skills learned over decades is always a treat”.

Oz Clarke OBE

Oz Clarke OBE

Oz Clarke OBE is one of the world’s leading wine experts, whose formidable reputation is based on his extensive wine knowledge and accessible, no-nonsense approach. His tasting skills have won him an international following and he is acknowledged as having one of the finest palates of anyone writing about wine today. 

Oz shared some of his favourite food and winery tours and places to visit in the UK and in nearby Europe. He gave insights into some of the hidden gems found within the UK, talk about some of his favourite wines from the UK and Europe.

He is currently on our screens as the drinks presenter for James Martin’s Saturday Morning on ITV, and has presented on Channel 5’s Secrets of the National Trust since 2017. Oz presented the iconic BBC series Food and Drink between 1982 and 2002 and his TV is extensive.

Simon Calder

Senior travel editor Simon Calder

“I think the new venue in Milton Keynes is great; it really is just exactly the right scale. It feels really friendly and like its own exhibition rather than being part of the NEC – it’s works very well. And the fact that’s in Milton Keynes is great; the first thing I saw when I walked in was the stand all about what you can do in Milton Keynes itself which is brilliant. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed going around and talking to the lovely exhibitors including the Silverstone Experience which I’m very enthused about and the Settle-Carlisle Railway which is such an important rail link.”

Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder made a welcome return to the Group Leisure & Travel Show. His theme for 2021 was Inspiring Journeys to Reinvigorate Travel.

The senior travel editor of The Independent had a great interaction with the audience at the annual exhibition, sharing his advice and experience with group leaders and coach operators.

Simon is the go-to travel journalists featuring regularly on national TV and radio and is sure to inspire and inform at the GLT Show in 2021.

Simon Calder has been announced as the first celebrity speaker for the 2019 GLT Show.

Past speakers include…

Our fantastic seminar speakers have entertained and attracted guests at the Group Leisure & Travel Show in the past, including…
Nicholas Owen

Gyles Brandreth

Television Personality and ‘Culture Vulture’

Nicholas Owen

Carol Klein

Gardener and Television Presenter

Nicholas Owen

Nicholas Owen

Newscaster and Television Presenter

Nicholas Owen

Kate Humble

Writer & Broadcaster

Simon Reeve

Adventurer, TV presenter and Author

Joe Swift

TV Gardener & Presenter

Dan Cruickshank

Dan Cruickshank

TV Historian and Presenter

Chris Beardshaw

Chris Beardshaw

TV Presenter and Celebrity Gardener

Jasmine Birtles

Financial and Money Saving Expert

Jane Archer

UK’s Leading Cruise Expert

Alexis Conran

Fraud specialist and star of The Real Hustle

Julie Peasgood

Television presenter, journalist and actress

Simon Calder

Travel Editor, The Independent

Martin Roberts

Travel expert and TV presenter

Eric Knowles

Antiques and history expert, and TV broadcaster

Contact Us

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Postal Address: YPL Exhibitions & Events, P.O. Box 5299, Milton Keynes MK15 8BD

EXhibiting info & stand availability

Sharon Yandell,

Telephone: +44 (0)1908 613323

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