OTs to benefit from exclusive Naidex National partnership

naidex national 2014New College of Occupational Therapists Zone (COT) to meet growing demand

29 April to 1 May 2014, NEC Birmingham


Naidex National 2014 has sealed an extended/special partnership with the College of Occupational Therapists (COT): the new dedicated COT Zone. The UK’s largest independent living event aimed at healthcare professionals, trade and the general public. Naidex National takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 29 April to 1 May 2014 (www.naidex.co.uk).

The COT Zone incorporates two full theatre programmes over the three days, which alongside the College’s annual conference in June, will deliver the CPD to meet the needs of occupational therapists.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Naidex National also announces its 2014 programme today. Over 10,000 visitors are expected to meet more than 300 exhibitors and attend the free conference programme at the event. Naidex offers the latest thinking, strategies and products to support the ageing population and those affected by, or living with, disabilities. To register for your complimentary ticket to the conference and exhibition go to www.naidex.co.uk/national.

The conference

Naidex National is the largest free to attend conference for health and social care professionals. The conference includes dedicated programmes over a number of theatres, including two COT theatres run by the College of Occupational Therapists, the CPD-accredited Multi-Disciplinary Theatre (offering practical healthcare support with Certificates of Attendance provided to fulfill CPD requirements) plus the Ethos Educational Theatre by Handicare (focused on moving and handling).

The College-led COT Zone programme, the first of its kind at Naidex, will take place in a single location and includes ‘meet the expert’ sessions, student-focused seminars and workshops with College staff. Speakers confirmed in the theatres include Sue Adams OBE, chief executive of Care and Repair England reviewing home adaptations and Shelagh Morris, Deputy Chief AHP Officer, NHS England, who will explore the new commissioning system a year on.

New and Returning Features

The popular Car Zone will be bigger and better than before with a new test drive area running outside, plus there will be multiple Meet the Expert opportunities. Tomorrow’s World will showcase the best in new technology and telecare products and, the Market Place will also feature at the show enabling visitors to purchase smaller items and leisure services on the show-floor.

The Naidex Business Club and Business Innovation Theatre

Business visitors will be offered a VIP pass giving them access to the Business Club and new Trade, Access and Adaption Theatre, which will deliver 2 days of content for Access and Adaption professionals and one day of content from Independent Living Retailers. The Club also includes access to private meeting rooms for confidential supplier meetings and the opportunity for trade-only show deals.

Latest products and services

Naidex National offers access to more than 300 exhibitors and experts from a wide variety of sectors including mobility and transport, communication and telecare, access and adaption, paediatric equipment and other daily living aids. Show visitors have the opportunity to touch, test and compare thousands of products, including the very latest designs and technology. Key exhibitors for 2014 include AKW, Joerns, Abacus Healthcare, Roma  Patterson Medical, ETAC, Ottobock, ArjoHuntleigh, Electric Mobility and Kirton Healthcare.

Naidex partners include the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), the College of Occupational Therapists (COT), the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC), the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE), Foundations and the National Wheelchair Managers Association.

To discuss exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities at Naidex National, please contact the team on 0203 033 2273 or naidex@i2ieventsgroup.com. To register your interest in gaining a free ticket to the Naidex conference and exhibition programme, please go to www.naidex.co.uk

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