Talking Business is back for BETA International 2019 – big and bold, and with ITV newscaster Alastair Stewart at the helm again. He will be joined by some of the equestrian industry's most famous names, who will gather to discuss and debate a colourful array of up-to-the-minute topics and business conundrums.

These include Philip Tyler, executive chairman of the TopSpec Group, Martin Balmer, managing director of Trilanco, Lisa Lemieux, director of Horse Health, Doug Walker, president of the Weatherbeeta Group (North America and Europe) and retailer Kevin Galbraith, of Ayr Equestrian, who will join Alastair for the fourth year of this highly popular trade fair feature.

“I am delighted to be hosting Talking Business again at BETA International,” said Alastair. “This is the key gathering for the trade suppliers whom we equestrians rely on. They'll have tough questions in tough times. Join me as we shed light on what really matters to a vital industry.”

Talking Business will take place on Sunday 20 January at The Charles Owen Spotlight as BETA International celebrates its 40th anniversary. “We are thrilled to welcome Alastair back to the show and can't wait to hear the discussions unfold,” said trade fair organiser Claire Thomas. “They are always thought-provoking, truly inspiring and entertaining to boot, as Alastair expertly steers the panel through some really challenging issues.”

BETA International is the world’s leading trade fair for equestrian, country clothing, outdoor and pet products. The 2019 show takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 20 to 22 January. Entry is strictly trade only, with free registration at For further information about the show, please contact Clair Webster, telephone +44 (0)1937 582111 or email

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