ABC Conference 2022




Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September 2022

Thursday 15th: 10am – Late
Friday 16th: 10am – 3pm


Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna Way, Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1FD


The ABC will be staying at Travelodge in Sheffield Meadowhall.

Another option close to the venue is Premier Inn in Meadowhall

There will be a shuttle bus running from the conference venue to local hotels from 10pm until late on the evening of Thursday the 15th.

Our theme for this year is professionalism, with an emphasis on sustainability. This year’s kick-off talk will be discussing all things sustainable and what this means to you and your wall.

The exhibitor hall is full of over 60 exhibitors showcasing hundreds of brands from a variety of sectors within the climbing industry – including everything from new holds to climbing shoes, POS systems and insurance. Whatever your wall needs; we’ll have it.

This year, AMI and MTA members will be able to claim CPD points on our range of speakers and workshops. These will be covering topics from staff retention to coaching and marketing and branding.attendance.


Early bird members – £65

Early bird non-members – £100

Speakers and Workshops

We don’t yet have comprehensive information on this year’s speakers and workshops but we can confirm that we have a very exciting evening speaker coming – we can’t wait to share!

Other speakers will be covering a range of themes from staff retention, to marketing for your wall, coaching, and customer service basics.

This year’s panel discussions be on sustainability and your wall, and claims defensibility.

We will also have various workshops running on topics such as maintaining quality standards in your wall.

Food and Drink

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout both days in multiple locations. Everyone will also be entitled to a free, beer, lunch on both days, and dinner on day one.

Food will be provided by the wonderful Percy & Lilys and coffees will be provided by Frazers. Cold drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available at the Magna bar(s) throughout the conference.

There will be Vegan, Gluten Free and Nut Free options for all meals and snacks.

Day 1

During the day;

  • Torito Taco – Mexican Tacos and Nachos
  • Deckards Asian Seoul Food Bowls
  • Indian Street Food – Percy & Lilys

Evening meal;

  • Sunshine Pizza – individual mini pizzas (meat, veggie, VG, and GF options)
  • Oktoberfest Style Sausage – Percy & Lilys

Day 2

  • Torito Taco – Mexican Tacos and Nachos
  • Deckards Asian Seoul Food Bowls
  • Lebanese Street Food – Percy & Lilys

There will be water refill points throughout the hall so please remember to bring your refillable bottles.



Where will you be staying? This year the ABC Walls team will be staying at the nearby Travelodge in Sheffield Meadowhall. The Premier Inn in Meadowhall is also a good nearby option.

Where will we be able to get water? There will be refill points throughout the hall so please remember to bring your own reusable bottles with you.

What are you doing to be sustainable? We have chosen to go without as many print products as possible this year. The program and floor plans will be available as PDF’s via QR codes situated at the welcome desk. We will also not be giving out tote bags this year, so remember to bring a bag of your own to take home all your goodies. There are some other exciting plans still in the pipeline, so watch this space!


You can get in touch with your questions at either anna@abcwalls.co.uk or// scott@abcwalls.co.uk – we’ll be happy to help.