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TRADE DAY INFORMATION

 

Scuba Industry Trade Association

The GO Diving Show is a brand-new, interactive and engaging dive show aimed at existing divers and those interested in entering the sport, but as well as having a weekend for consumers, there is a dedicated trade-only day on the Friday supported by SITA – Scuba Industries Trade Association. The main hall will be open from 12:00-18:00. You should book in with your training agency rep to join one of the morning seminars.

 

Only open to those working within the diving industry or special invite-only guests, the GO Diving Show Trade Day should be on your ‘must-visit’ list for 2019. There will also be a drinks reception within the hall in the early evening for further networking in a more-social atmosphere.

 

To validate your ticket you need to be a professional diver with a valid certification of PADI Divemaster and above or equivalent, or work for a dive manufacturer, distributor or small dive business owner. If you’re unsure if you can attend, send your credentials to [email protected] for validation before purchasing your tickets.

 

 

TRADE DAY PROGRAM

Jaguar Suite

9am – 10.30amPADI (CDTC Q&A: What it takes to become a PADI Course Director)
10.45am – 11.30amPADI (Risk Management)
11.45am – 12.30pmPADI (Master the art of entry-level conversion)
12.45pm – 1.30pmPADI (Discover a new world of opportunity through PADI Travel)
1.45pm – 3pmPADI (Member forum)

Jaguar Lounge

9am – 9.45amRAID (IT update)
10am – 10.45amRAID (Instructor update)
11am – 11.45amRAID (The features and benefits of RAID)
12noon – 12.45pmRAID (RAID open mic session)
1pm – 1.45pmSSI (SSI Update)
2pm – 2.45pmMares (New Products)
3pm – 3.45pmMares (Horizon SCR)
4pm – 4.45pmMares (70th birthday celebration – dive centre/Pro awards)
MAIN STAGESPEAKERSUBJECT
12:30pm – 1:00pmNick Fecher (RNLI) – RNLI and their work with diversOverview of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s important work with divers, including the RNLI Diver Sea Survival course/workshop, which is run in conjunction with various training agencies, and the diver health check, which is relevant to anybody but in particular is aimed at those over 45 years of age.
1:15pm – 2:15pmAndy Torbet (Extreme diving on the telly)Andy Torbet is becoming well known as the man to go to when you want to film something extreme for television. Equally at home leaping out of an aircraft as he is going underwater, his diving exploits have seen him embark on some amazing adventures for various TV projects, and here he explains how to prepare for such endeavours.
2:20pm – 3:00pmAndy Gray (The Graygency)Digital marketing specialist Andy Gray will be giving a masterclass on Social Media 101, which will be of benefit to dive centres, charter boats, manufacturers, training agencies and more, and will then conduct a short Q&A at the end of his presentation.
3:00pm – 3:45pmJames Sanderson (Aqua Lung / Apeks)Aqua Lung: Dealer Vision 2019 – As the UK marketplace continues to evolve, UK sales manager James Sanderson will share with you a number of innovative programmes built around both the Aqua Lung and Apeks brands to help you meet customer needs.
4:00pm – 4:00pmJim Standing (Mission 2020)Fourth Element’s Jim Standing will be seeking to explain – and in some cases, demystify – the Mission 2020 project, and urge more companies within the diving industry to change their relationship with single-use plastics and look for more-environmentally friendly alternatives.
4:30pm – 5:00pmSarah Richard (Girls that Scuba)‘What female divers REALLY want from brands and dive centres’, which will be releasing some statistics from surveys we have done on female gear sizes/income/ what they want to see improved, etc. Particularly interesting for brands looking to know more about female divers.
5:00pm – 6:00pmJill Heinerth (Stepping into the Darkness)Explorer Jill Heinerth shares expedition tales in a way that will inspire scuba professionals to step into the darkness and embrace the unknown. Beyond cave diving and professional media creation, she has owned a dive store and faced the challenges of keeping an underwater career on the rails. Join her for a session that will reinvigorate your outlook on life as a dive pro.