Naidex National launches 2013 programme

PrintCare Management Conference added to education programme at UK’s largest event for assistive living

30 April to 2 May 2013, NEC Birmingham 

Naidex National, the UK’s largest disability, homecare and rehabilitation event announces its 2013 programme today. Naidex takes place at NEC Birmingham from 30 April to 2 May 2013 ( where more than 10,000 visitors are expected.

It offers access to more than 300 exhibitors and experts from a wide variety of sectors including mobility and transport, communication and telecare, adaption, paediatric equipment and other daily living aids. Key exhibitors for 2013 include Invacare (returning to Naidex after two years), Handicare, ArjoHuntleigh, Stannah, Pride, TGA Mobility and AKW Medicare.

Naidex partners include the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), College of Occupational Therapists (COT), Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), ECCA (English Community Care Association) and THIIS magazine.

As the leading UK event for healthcare professionals and the trade, Naidex offers the latest thinking, strategies and products to support the ageing population and those affected or living with disabilities and limiting health conditions. It’s also open to members of the public who have a need to source products and services to support and assist with independent living. To register for your FREE ticket, go to

The largest free to attend CPD Conference for health care, social care and care home providers in the UK

Healthcare professionals are invited to attend the comprehensive conference programme for their continuing professional development where Certificates of Attendance will be provided. The conference consists of:

  • Keynote Theatre – concentrating on the big issues affecting care services
  • Clinical Skills Theatre – helping improve and enhance the practical care provided by healthcare professionals
  • Ethos Educational Theatre by Handicare – focusing on moving and handling and pressure care
  • Sensory Plus Paediatric Theatre –speakers and practitioners offering paediatric sensory advice
  • Care Management Conference – ensuring that care home providers can effectively face the obstacles ahead

The Naidex Business Club and Conference

The new Naidex Business Club offers business visitors a VIP pass giving them access to the new Business Club and Business Theatre. This includes access to three private meeting rooms for confidential supplier meetings, viewing of trade only show deals and a chance to reserve a VIP place at the business seminar. Topics around the conference include:

  • Design and Build – dealing with the baby boom generation
  • Tomorrow’s World – hearing from universities around the latest research and development
  • Business Skills – from marketing master-classes to ethical selling

New and Returning Features

Popular show features, such as Meet the Expert and the Car Zone will return in 2013, along with the Independent Living Show Home (Built by iHus) that will show the best in inclusive design, new technology and telecare products.

Working in partnership with Contact a Family, the Kidequip area is aimed at parents of children with disabilities, SEN teachers and paediatric healthcare professionals. With an activity zone for children and adults, two ‘Meet the Speaker’ pods, and a larger paediatric seminar area, Kidequip will enable visitors to experience first hand the latest paediatric sensory products, sports and play equipment.

The Sensory Room also offers a first hand sample of new sensory environments using the latest interactive technology, giving an insight into the worlds of space, sea and nature.

The Market Place

New to this year’s show, this area will house exhibitors wanting to meet members of the public looking to purchase smaller items to take away with them or book leisure breaks. Companies include Cosyfeet, the Blue Badge Company, BT and holiday companies such as Holidays for All and Disabled Holiday Directory.

New products

The Naidex exhibition will showcase the latest products and services for those living with disabilities, supporting the healthcare professionals, retailers, buyers and the families themselves.

To pre-register for free entry to Naidex National, please visit

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