Celebrity guest speakers at The Big Event

This year we’re very excited to announce that The Big Event will be playing host to two very special guest speakers… Graeme Hall from Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly presenter, and gold medal-winning Paralympian, Richard Whitehead – for the added inspiration of this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The Big Event takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on Friday 20 May and Saturday 21 May from 9am to 4pm. Across the two days, you’ll hear from the experts about the latest Scheme news, electric vehicles (EVs), new car technology, WAVs, adaptations, accessible days out, dog training and more. Plus, all the speaker sessions will be streamed live online just in case you can’t make it to The Big Event in person.

The Dog Father with Graeme Hall

He’s helped over 5000 dogs (and one fox!) and graces our screens weekly… Don’t miss Graeme Hall from Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly at The Big Event on Friday!

Described by The Telegraph as ‘Britain’s best dog trainer’, Graeme criss-crosses the country helping dog owners with behavioural problems. He’s worked from Aberdeenshire to the Channel Islands with dogs of all kinds. His motto is ‘Any dog, any age, any problem’.

Graeme has helped lots of celebrities with their pets, writes a monthly column in Countryside Magazine and has appeared on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning. He will be sharing his pooch training tales and will also be answering all your canine questions on stage.

  • Please remember that only assistance dogs are allowed at The Big Event.

A Paralympian gold medallist hunted with Richard Whitehead

We’re thrilled to announce a very exciting speaker – Richard Whitehead, Paralympian gold medallist, half and full marathon World Record holder, and a participant in this year’s Celebrity Hunted!

Richard is one of the world’s best sprinters and is now reflecting on some of his remarkable experiences in his to create the most empowering and inspiring speeches.

Richard will be sharing his sporting accomplishments and experiences and will be joined on stage by our host, Helen Dolphin to answer your questions.

You can view the full Speaker Sessions line-up here.

Not able to attend The Big Event in person?

Don’t worry, we will be live streaming all the Speaker Sessions PLUS exclusive live interviews, product demos and Q&As hosted by Helen Dolphin, MBE available to view right here from 9:30am on Friday 20 May 2022.

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