Frequently asked questions about PestEx

Every year we get asked lots of questions about visiting PestEx. Before you contact us and ask a question, check our frequently asked questions list.

Are you a PestEx exhibitor rather than a visitor? Check out our Exhibitor FAQs.

When is PestEx 2024?

Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 March 2024

What times does PestEx 2024 open?

Wednesday 13 March – 09.00 – 17.00

Thursday 14 March – 09.00 – 16.00

Where is PestEx 2024?

ExCeL Exhibition Centre
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL
020 7069 5000

Who is exhibiting at PestEx 2024?

PestEx exhibitors cover the width of the Pest Management industry, including bird management, insect control, wildlife management, rodent control, consultancy, technology and fumigation. 

Does PestEx have any seminars, workshops or demonstrations?

Yes, there will be a range of seminars across the two days in both our technical and spotlight seminar theatres designed to keep you updated with the latest industry news, developments and innovations.

The full seminar programme will be posted in Winter 2023.

Does PestEx have a showguide?

Yes, this will be available at the show free of charge to all visitors.

If I have registered for PestEx, can I attend for more than one day?

Yes, once registered, your badge will allow you entry to either or both days. 

How can I register for PestEx?

Registration will open in Autumn 2023.

Can I register my colleagues or friends for PestEx?

Yes - Registration will open in Autumn 2023.

I attended in PestEx 2022; will I automatically receive a badge for PestEx 2024?

No. You will get an email inviting you to pre-register and will have to fill in the online form again.

I'm worried that I haven't received my PestEx badge yet; what can I do?

Badges will be emailed to you before the event. A reminder email and badge will be sent to you in the day prior for you to keep handy on your smartphone or print off before attending. If you don't receive your badge by this date, it may mean you aren’t registered.

Give us a call at 01332 294 288, and we can check for you.

Alternatively, you can turn up on the day, and a new badge can be printed very quickly for you.

Can I visit PestEx if I'm not in the pest control/management industry? 

Yes. Anyone with an interest in pest management is encouraged to come along, regardless of whether you work directly in the industry or not.

Is there a charge for registering or attending PestEx?

No. PestEx is free to attend for everyone.

Is there a charge to register or attend PestEx if I register on the door? 

No. PestEx really is free to attend. Just bear in mind that if you don't preregister, there's likely to be a queue, and you'll miss out on the chance to win prizes on the BPCA Stand

Do I have to provide all my personal details?

We require you to fill in the mandatory fields on the registration form to enable us to provide you with your badge and information for registering. Mandatory fields are marked with an"*". There are optional fields on the form which would just be helpful for event research.

All your details are handled as per BPCA's privacy policy, available to view at

I don't want to be contacted after PestEx; how can I prevent that from happening? 

On the registration form, you have the option of being contacted by BPCA and by exhibitors in future, which is your decision to make. Your details will be linked to the delegate badge you are wearing, and our exhibitors have scanners, so if you don’t want to share your details with them, you can just say no to being scanned on the stands while at the event.

 All your details are handled as per BPCA's privacy policy, available to view at

Is there a cloakroom at PestEx?

There are two cloakrooms at the venue, one is at the west end of the venue on level 0 by N4/S4, and the other is in the east end of the venue on level 0. Cloakrooms are open during show hours and are chargeable per item. Please note the cloakroom is unable to take cameras, laptop equipment or other electronic devices.

Will there be anywhere that I can access the internet/WiFi while I'm at PestEx?

ExCeL offers fast, free WiFi, which is suitable for browsing, social media and email. You would need to sign in to ‘_ExCeL FREE Wi-Fi’ using a standard log-in or via LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

Can I hire a wheelchair at PestEx?

Free-of-charge wheelchairs are available to be hired from the West and East information desks at ExCeL.

What is wheelchair access like at PestEx?

ExCeL has been purposely designed and built to allow unrestricted access for disabled visitors, conforming with the Building Regulations Act.

Accessibility at ExCeL 

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at PestEx? 

There will be a cafe in the centre of PestEx itself, as well as a wide range of food options within the main boulevard.

Food and drink at ExCeL

Who runs/organises PestEx? 

The British Pest Control Association organises PestEx. BPCA is the trade association for professional pest management in the UK. Go to our main website or come find us on our stand at PestEx if you want to find out more. 

Got another PestEx question that isn't answered here?

If your question is about the venue, you can visit the ExCeL website.

Alternatively, please call the organisers at +44 (0)1332 294 288.