BETA International 2017 is to host a compulsory CPD seminar for SQPs entitled The Code of Practice – Keeping Yourself Compliant, which will be presented by AMTRA secretary-general Stephen Dawson.

The 45-minute seminar, worth six CPD points, will take place on both Sunday 22 and Tuesday 24 January. It will cover key points from the SQP Code of Practice, highlight important elements in the Veterinary Medicines Regulations and touch on compliance.

As part of their wider CPD obligations, all SQPs must undertake a module on the professional and legal duties of the SQP. The seminar at BETA International is a great way for equine SQPs to achieve this.

“We have worked extremely hard to develop our programme of seminars and presentations for 2017 and we are thrilled that BETA International is to offer a compulsory module,' said show organiser Claire Thomas. “The trade fair is an integral part of the equestrian industry and the seminars play an essential role in our strategy to provide services that are both relevant and of great benefit to our trade visitors.

“Scheduling the seminar on two separate days keeps things as easy as possible for SQPs. It allows them to plan their timetable so that they have plenty of time to take part in a session, do their buying and enjoy our extensive range of special features.”

The seminar is free and open to all visiting SQPs. No booking is required, but those wishing to take part should bring their SQP number to register on the day.

BETA International is the world’s leading trade exhibition for equestrian, country clothing, outdoor and pet products. The 2017 show will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 22 to 24 January. Entry is free on pre-registration at For further information, contact operations manager Jackie Woolley, telephone 01937 582111 or email



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