With the 46th edition of Naidex fast approaching, it’s time to give you the lowdown on what the event is all about. Hitting the halls of Birmingham’s NEC on the 17th and 18th March, Europe’s most established event dedicated to the disability and independent living industries will be boasting 400 world-class suppliers and 300 inspirational seminars all available to you for the price of nothing. The tickets to attend the event are completely free.
But if free tickets, extraordinary suppliers and incredible seminars don’t convince you alone, we’ve compiled below 10 reasons why you must attend this year’s event:
1. Try before you buy and test the latest mobility products at the Mobility Test Track
This TGA sponsored feature allows visitors to test a large variety of mobility scooters and powerchairs available at the event, as well as test your own. The track includes various artificial off-road terrain, ramps, and obstacles – brimming with activity and excitement as attendees gather to see for themselves the present and future of mobility technology.
2. State-of-the-art product launches
Be the first to witness the latest product innovations set to hit the industry. The products at Naidex are a look into the present and future of the disability and independent living industries, and you could be the first to interact or even purchase, these life-changing designs before they reach the mass market.
3. Listen to seminars every 45 minutes that’ll leave you feeling uplifted and empowered
There is such a large amount of useful ideas and concepts available in hundreds of seminars. You can get tips, advice and strategies to move forward in whatever direction you want to go. With our keynote speakers and inspirational talks you will learn from renowned names such as Microsoft, Sainsbury’s, Stanley Security, BBC, Monzo and more.
4. Try out a new sport and discover your next passion at our Live Sports Arena
Inclusion and interactivity are the main focus of this feature. An Arena specially created for visitors to try their hand at a wide range of activities brought to the exhibition by some of the biggest sports associations. You can find your next passion and unlock the sportsperson in you!
5. Benefit from exclusive discounts, with products at rates you’ll never see again
Big businesses bring fierce competition, and exhibitors have gone all in to provide you with the best deals possible. You can expect special discounts on the products and services available at the event, so make sure to speak with exhibitor representatives to find the best deal best suited for you!
6. Listen in as experts discuss the hottest industry topics and taboos on our Panel Debate
The Panel Theatre at Naidex will host a variety of discussions and debates around the current topics that are affecting the disability and independent living sectors. You can gain expert advice on topics such as employment, mobility, digital healthcare, disability blogging and so much more, and have all your questions answered.
7.Interested in paediatric solutions? Follow our Naidex Junior Trail to discover the solutions created specifically with children at heart
Naidex 46 is seeing the launch of a brand-new trail exclusively dedicated to children with disabilities – Naidex Junior. It is designed to help highlight those exhibitors who provide the latest innovations and informed professional advice from the creators of the most advanced technology created specifically with children at heart!
8. Shop from a selection of industry-altering suppliers
Whilst Naidex has always been much more than a marketplace where visitors can find the latest innovations, that does not mean it doesn’t feature an outstanding range of exhibitors. Each business or association is showcasing their most innovative products, services and solutions – with huge names on site from the likes of Kymco and TGA – where else will you have such an assortment of key suppliers under the same roof?
9. Join the Naidex Community and network with like-minded individuals
There have been forty-five editions of Naidex, the forty-sixth coming this march. In that space Naidex has grown a tightly knitted community consisting of people living with a disability, carers, healthcare professionals, and decision-makers in companies in the disability and independent living industry. They not only attend the event each year but strive to help each other make a difference.
10. All of the above, for FREE!
Yes, you read that right. We may have mentioned it before but it has to be reiterated. Tickets to attend are free, so with all of this on offer, why wouldn’t you grab yours now at naidex.co.uk?