Skydive the Expo | 27 January 2018 | 0915


BPA Skydive the Expo is now 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.

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


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 submit.

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Online registration closes at 2359 on Friday 26 January 2018. 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.

The safety of your data is extremely important to us. We will not share or disclose it to any third party and it will be stored and handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act. By providing your email address, we may contact you to keep you up-to-date with details of Skydive the Expo, which you can unsubscribe from at any time.

Skydive the Expo has an app!

Plan your day, and keep up-to-date with all the latest news while your 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 BPA.

Not only does it have all the info you need, it also lets you easily download all the paperwork associated with the BPA AGM.

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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’s something for everyone.

To find out more about what’s on offer, click the button below



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
Roast pork loin, bubble and squeak mash, roast apple
Roasted Squash and spinach, and two cheese lasagne (V)
White peach fool with gingerbread crumble

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, 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 some fantastic entertainment, which is free for all to attend, featuring Phil Rostance & The Marshall Band and a DJ till 2 a.m.


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 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January 2018.

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 ‘BPA’ in the promotion code field under ‘special codes’. Alternatively, call the hotel directly on: +44 115 876 0900 and quote the code ‘BPA’.

Rooms have already sold out for Saturday 27 January 2018, but there is still availability for the Thursday and Friday nights. Alternative accommodation options for the Saturday night are listed below.

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


To find out more about how to be an exhibitor at BPA Skydive the Expo 2018 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 2018 will be held at:
De Vere East Midlands Conference Center
Beeston Lane

Free parking is available on site.