Skydive the Expo | 26 January 2019 | 0915


BPA Skydive the Expo is the biggest consumer skydiving event in the world. This must-attend free event features exciting and educational talks from some of the biggest names in our sport, as well as our legendary exhibition of all the main manufacturers and gear dealers.

Throughout the day, catch up with all your friends from around the world, attend the seminars, talk to the people that make your gear and even pick up a bargain.

Don’t miss the annual awards, celebrating great British achievements in skydiving, as well as the awesome free prize draw.

Skydive the Expo is also home to the AGM of the British Parachute Association, which is free to attend for all BPA members.

The evening features a formal black tie dinner for those that fancy it, the more informal meal in the hotel restaurant for those that don’t, or a plethora of takeaways, all of which lead in to the most epic skydiving party of the year with live music and a DJ in to the early hours of Sunday.

Skydive the Expo is held at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham and is easily accessible from all parts of the world.

2019 is shaping up to be our biggest yet and we can’t wait to see you!

Get our app!

Skydive the Expo has an app!

Plan your day, and keep up-to-date with all the latest news while you’re here, through our new app. All you have to do is download the Events XD app from your app store, install it on your device, open it then search for ‘skydive’. Select Skydive the Expo and off you go!

Not only does it have all the info you need, such as seminar details, floor plans and exhibitor listings, it also lets you easily download all the paperwork associated with the BPA AGM.


Register now

Entry to Skydive the Expo is free and you can simply turn up on the day to enjoy everything that’s on offer.

As part of the event, we hold a free prize draw with some awesome prizes from our exhibitors. To enter, all you need to do is enter your details below and hit Register. Make sure you tick the box below to receive all the latest news and updates direct to your inbox.

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Online registration closes at 2359 on Friday 25 January 2019. The draw will take place at 1700 in the Main Theatre, and you have to be there to claim your prize. If you’re not there, the prize will be re-drawn. Proof of identify may be required to claim your prize.

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Skydive the Expo will feature a full day of free to attend seminars and educational talks.

From progressing in our sport, to talks from some of the leading manufacturers, there is something for everyone.

Click the button below to see the full list of confirmed seminars. Check back soon, as more are being!


The now legendary formal dinner at the BPA Skydive the Expo is one not to miss.

Dress code
Black tie or lounge suit

1930 for 2000

Seasonal soup and bread
Chicken with pappardelle, roast tomatoes and homemade pesto
Pappardelle with roast onion, tomato, homemade pesto and mozzarella (V)
Orange and treacle sponge pudding with clotted cream
Coffee and mints

Dinner tickets cost £29.95 each and must be ordered in advance from the BPA Office. To book tickets, please download, complete, and follow the return instructions on the booking form,
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Seating will be in rounds of 10, and tables may be reserved if booking 10 tickets at the same time. If the vegetarian option (V) is required, it must be requested on booking. Please advise on booking of any special dietary requirements, so that we can notify the venue.

The dinner will be followed by an epic party, which is free for all to attend.

This year, we welcome back the hilarious John Robertson. John has been a comedian since 2003, mixing a hi-octane style of improvisation and dirty jokes to become a “splendid comedy beast” (The Scotsman). He’s had residencies at London’s Soho Theatre, toured the planet and bafflingly has a kid’s book coming out next year.

Just make sure you don’t have a beer in your hand if he’s near by…

When you’re ready to dance, we’ll have Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 providing the soundtrack to the evening.

Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays had children genetically fused with the DNA of Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, James Brown and Neil Diamond.
Colonel Mustard’s shows have included crowdsailing in rubber dinghies, crowdsurfing on inflatable alligators, Dijunicorns and flamingos, laughter yoga, hug-offs, dance-offs, singalongs about dancing in gay discos and being heartbroken by ginger people, line dancing and high 5ing to the beats.


Skydive the Expo runs well in to the early hours, so having somewhere to stay after the epic party makes sense.

The De Vere Orchard Hotel is located adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre and is a short crawl from the main entertainment in the evening.

The special BPA bed and breakfast rate is £64.80 for a single occupancy room, or £76.80 for a twin or double room. This is subject to availability, and is offered only for one or more nights stay on Thursday 24, Friday 25 and Saturday 26 January 2018.

Saturday night is now fully booked. Alternative accommodation is listed below

To book

Click here to visit the hotel’s website. Click ‘book now’ at the top right of the screen, input your chosen dates, then add the code ‘BPAA240119’ in the promotion code field under ‘special codes’. Alternatively, call the hotel directly on: +44 115 876 0900 and quote the code ‘BPAA240119’.

Alternative accommodation nearby

Local taxi companies

DG Cars: 0115 950 0500
Nottingham Cars: 0115 970 0700
Trent Cars: 0115 950 5050
Cabline Taxis: 0115 922 5226
Cable Cars: 0115 922 9229

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To find out more about how to be an exhibitor at BPA Skydive the Expo 2019 and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marie Reynolds at Eventpro UK on +44 1509 610452

For all general enquiries about BPA and its activities, contact +44 116 278 5271 or email

Getting here

BPA Skydive the Expo 2019 will be held at:
De Vere East Midlands Conference Center
Beeston Lane

Free parking is available on site.