Useful Information

Exeter offers a warm welcome to delegates and visitors to Venturefest South West 2016 which is being held at Sandy Park, Exeter on 17th June 2019

Travel with Great Western Railway

The closest station to Sandy Park is Digby & Sowton which is immediately adjacent to Sandy Park, served by the regular GWR train service between Exeter and Exmouth.  Interchange for mainline GWR train services at Exeter St David’s station.

Travel with GWR and enjoy free on-board Wi-Fi, 1st and Standard Class seating, air-conditioning and catering services. 


Sandy Park is located just off Junction 30 of the M5.

Sandy Park is 10 minutes from Exeter Airport, close to Digby and Sowton railway station and a 15 minute drive from Exeter City Centre. Follow this link to see Sandy Park on the map.


There is limited parking at Sandy Park, Exeter – car park charges apply. For more information visit the Sandy Park website.

Disabled parking is limited, and available on a first come first serve basis. Email to reserve a space.

Taxi service

Company name: Apple Central Taxis (situated near St David’s train station)
Phone: 01392 666666
Company name: Exeter Taxi
Phone: 01392 555555


Jurys Inn Exeter are offering delegates a reduced rate of £82 B&B for rooms booked up to 17th May. Use code JIONEV170619 when booking .
The Southgate Mercure Hotel is offering delegates a reduced rate of £85 B&B. Use code ONEV160619 and book before 6th May. To book email Mel in Reservations


Complimentary tea and coffee will be available throughout the day. The café will be open from 9.00 – 16.45 for delegates to purchase additional drinks and snacks. A basic lunch will be available free of charge for delegates to collect from 11.30 – 14.00. Delegates are also welcome to bring their own food and drink particularly in the case of any allergy concerns.

WIFI Access

WIFI will be available at Sandy Park – the access code will be displayed on the day.

Arrival & Registration

Registration is open for delegates from 8.30 in the County Suite on the 1st Floor. Please bring proof of registration, either a printed copy of your ticket or visible on your smartphone or tablet.

For attendees of the VIP networking breakfast registration will be available in the County Suite from 7.30am.

Exhibitors can access the site from 12.00 – 16.00 on Sunday 16th June 2019 and from 7.00 on the day of the event to set up their stand space. For exhibitors with large equipment to transport please use the North Turnstile entrance to access the building, all other exhibitors can use the main car park and ground floor entrance. Detailed instructions will be sent to all exhibitors in advance but if you have any questions please contact