May 01, 2017 Last Updated 10:20 AM, Apr 28, 2017

PSBJ previews the upcoming highlights of Naidex 2016

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This month sees the return of the UK’s largest disability, rehabilitation and homecare event: Naidex 2016.

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With over 200 exhibitors showcasing their products to around 9000 visitors and introducing some of the latest innovations to the independent living and assistive technology market, Naidex is a key diary date for all healthcare professionals, retailers and key stakeholders in the sector.

The free CPD accredited event takes place at the NEC Birmingham and registration can be accessed via the show’s recently re-launched and new look website.

As an exciting new feature, the team at Naidex has introduced an exclusive “Trade and Healthcare Professional only” day, allowing trade and healthcare professionals to get straight to business on day one, as well as exploring the key issues that affect specific customers and procurement teams.

Exciting details of the show’s popular Trade Stage have just been released and the programme is already looking as packed as ever with practical, professional and pragmatic business advice for retailers, manufacturers and distributors within the industry.

Talks and workshops will include:

  • Responsible consumption: The essential guide to The Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Making Social Media work for your business
  • Get ahead of the game: Trend forecasting

And, the new “Expert panel” (made up of past and present exhibitors who are influential in the industry) will take an in-depth and engaging look at issues such as:

  • Surviving in a changing market – New vs. Traditional Retail
  • All about ethics: striking the balance between generating sales and staying true to your customers

A networking opportunity

One of the highlights of Naidex (introduced just last year) is the unique business networking facility, Naidex. Connects, allowing guests to pre-plan their visit and never miss out on a meeting with other key exhibitors, other visitors and potential contacts.

The free online portal enables pre-registered trade visitors and healthcare professionals direct access to exhibitors and makes it easy to book meeting space to suit the schedule of their visit, helping to ensure all guests can get the most out of their time at Naidex.

Portfolio Director, Alison Willis adds: “Naidex offers a quick and easy way to discover new business opportunities and valuable contacts – all under one roof! In my opinion, it is the place to be to find solutions, new products and to meet up with hundreds of suppliers without the cost and inconvenience of travelling all over the UK.”

The returning “Innovation Trail” features pioneering products ‘mapped out’ around the Naidex show floor, guiding visitors around a range of UK products, innovations and latest technologies – all of which will have been launched within the past 12 months.

All visitors will also be able to explore the Marketplace and test the latest products that will maximise your patient’s quality of life. As a taster, some of the top returning exhibitors will include: TGA Mobility, Ottobock, Sunrise, Kymco, ArjoHuntleigh and NRS, with exciting new UK and international exhibitors, such as: Rewalk (Germany), LIW Care (Poland), Vassilli (Italian), Trekinetic all terrain (UK), GennyMobility (Italian/UK) and Permobil (UK).

Naidex returns to the NEC, Birmingham from 26 to 28th April 2016, in halls 6 and 7. For more information about the 2016 Show, exhibitor opportunities or to see further highlights from the 2015 Show, visit the website.

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