After an outstanding 2017 that saw Naidex grab the spotlight and reaffirm itself as Europe’s leading event for disability, rehabilitation and independent living, the show returns to Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th & 26th April for a monumental 44th edition.
Over the past two years, this mighty event has been completely turned on its head by its new organisers who have cultivated it to new, unrecognisable heights. With a floor plan double the size of last year, the introduction of brand new interactive features, and even more unmissable seminars, product launches and live demos, there are more opportunities than ever for delegates to get involved and test the products that are shaping the future of disability.
The Live Sports Arena will make its return with some exciting improvements that are sure to engage the crowd in interactive sports demonstrations. Take this opportunity to try dancing, shooting, football and much more with help and guidance from the experts. In addition, the Mobility Test Track will once again provide visitors with a simulated course to test the latest mobility products that are currently available on the market – the perfect chance to try before you buy!
A Doubled Floor Plan…
This year will welcome over 300 industry leading exhibitors to the floor, from all areas of the disability sector. From iansyst’s assistive technology that aids education and work; to Eyesyth’s smart glasses which convert surrounding 3D space into intuitive sounds for people with visual impairments; and the world’s first smart folding mobility scooter from Relync. As always, Naidex will have a comprehensive range of mobility products that will cater for a range of requirements and budgets.
A World-Class Speaker Agenda
With only 2 months to go, the seminar agenda has been finalised, and it’s truly unmissable! This year will examine the topics which are currently shaping the disability, rehabilitation and independent living sectors, as well providing comprehensive insight into the future of disability. Among this year’s speakers you’ll find:
- Minister of State for Disabled People Work and Health
- Accessibility Lead at the BBC
- Global Lead for Life Sciences and Healthcare at IBM
- CEO of Disability Horizons
- Chair of the National Autistic Society
- Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition (CYPMHC)
This year also sees the introduction of panel sessions, covering a variety of matters impacting people with disabilities. One of which is the Employability Panel Session, hosted by Disability Horizon’s CEO Martyn Sibley, featuring the CEO of Disability Rights UK, the CEO of the Business Disability Forum, the CEO of Change and the CEO of Microlink PC. These esteemed specialists will be discussing the complications, best practice and opportunities associated with employing people with disabilities.
What’s more, we also have the honour of hosting BBC Ouch’s acclaimed podcast, which will be airing LIVE at Naidex! With involvement from our very own Naidex visitors, the podcast will include engaging interviews and captivating discussions.
The 44th edition of Naidex promises to be the best disability and independent living event of the year combining exciting interactive features, incredible networking opportunities, captivating demonstrations and best of all, Naidex is completely free to attend!