We talk with Grandstand Stoneleigh Events Managing Director Chris Hartley about the reasons behind holding the open day, the venues highly versatile offering, and trying to shift perceptions that they just hold agricultural and equestrian shows.

There are further interviews with key suppliers and partners on how to make the most of the 21,000 m2 of purpose-built exhibition space, 7 conference spaces and their unrivalled outdoor space including an off-road 4×4 track designed by Land Rover.

Interviewees in order:

Chris Hartley– Managing Director Grandstand Stoneleigh Events
Kirsty Waine– Managing Director Universal Live
Jason Cardy– Event Director Capita Travel & Events
Neil Eldred– Operations Manager Securex Limited
Malcolm Swan– Co-Founder Explore 4×4
James Osbourne– Projects Manager National Electric Exhibitions
Debbie Walker– Business Development Manager- Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel


Other key partners

Event Express
Evolution Dome
Interior FX Ltd

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Paul Allott is a director and co-founder of Event Industry News, Event Tech Live and the Event Technology Awards.