when & where?

Thursday 7th October 2021 at the Marshall Arena at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes.


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Exhibit in 2021

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2021 Seminar Programme

Jilly Goolden

Wine critic, journalist and presenter Jilly Goolden completes the line-up for the show. Well-known for presenting the popular Food and Drink series for almost two decades, Jilly became one of the most renowned wine experts in the country. She’ll be sharing some of her favourite food and wine tours with visitors at the exhibition.

Her latest project, Jilly Goolden’s Wine Room, allows participants to share in the knowledge, experience and passion for wine, set in the beauty of Ashdown Forest, East Sussex.

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.
Jilly Goolden Photo credit: Jimi Holden. www.jimholden.co.uk.

Paul Martin

The Flog It! presenter and antiques dealer will join travel expert Simon Calder at the Group Leisure & Travel Show on Thursday 7th October 2021.

Paul has presented the popular BBC show since 2002 as well as two series of BBC1’s Britain’s Hidden Heritage and The Manor Reborn along with the ITV series I Never Knew That About Britain and A History of Wallpaper for BBC Four.

He’s the second speaker to be announced for the Seminar Theatre at the exhibition which will be held at the Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes – returning to the venue after a successful 2019 event. Paul will be talking about historic venues for groups to visit. He has travelled extensively around the UK filming Flog It! and said: “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”.

He has an art and antiques gallery in Corsham in the Cotswolds, The Table Gallery, and has written a book, Paul Martin: My World of Antiques.

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.

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”.

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 is the first celebrity speaker to be confirmed for the 2021 Group Leisure & Travel Show.

The senior travel editor of The Independent pulls in the crowds at the annual exhibition, sharing his advice and experience with group leaders and coach operators.

At the 2019 show in Milton Keynes, Simon spoke about his 25 years in travel looking back at some of the big stories and changes. He joined cruise expert Julie Peasgood and TV presenter Kate Humble in the Seminar Theatre, drawing in visitors throughout the day.

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.

Countdown to the 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

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