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Trade Days participants to be awarded 'Show Founder' status

16th July 2013

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

Trade Days, a brand new show that allows manufacturers and retailers of homecare products to come together, talk about their latest products and do business, has announced that companies who show their support for the show will be given 'Show Founder' status.

CloserStill, organiser of Trade Days, has announced that the retailers and manufacturers of independent-living products that sign up to the event by the end of July will be awarded 'Show Founder' status. It will be a way to thank the companies that have shown their support for Trade Days from the beginning, a healthcare and homecare event that could soon be the biggest event of the year in the mobility aid industry.

Trade Days will be taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 5-6 October 2014, and makers and retailers of independent-living aids such as adjustable chairs for the elderly and mobility scooters will have a meeting place to share ideas, see the latest technological developments and talk about selling their products. Even though the event is over a year away, organisers have already put a number of plans in place and are hoping that many more retailers and manufacturers will book their places this month.

Although Trade Days is a brand new event, there has already been a huge amount of support from those involved in the healthcare, homecare, independent living, mobility and assistive technology markets. Tony Mercer, sales and marketing director for Handicare, has said that the event will provide an "excellent opportunity for building business relationships", and Ray Hodgkinson, director general of the British Healthcare Trades Association, has said that Trade Days will be "a valuable new platform for our members and the wider industry."

The 'Show Founder' status that is being awarded to those who book a space at the event before the end of July 2013 will be incredibly useful to retailers and manufacturers, who will receive a number of special benefits at the first event in October 2014 and at future Trade Days events. Matthew Butler, show director of Trade Days, has said that the 'Show Founder' status is a way of recognising the "trust and commitment" that is being demonstrated by those who are "prepared to help build the initial momentum" of the event.

Trade Days may not be directly aimed at those looking for affordable stairlifts and other mobility aids for their own homes, but it is sure to build stronger relationships between manufacturers and retailers of homecare products, which will inevitably benefit the quality of products and buying process for those using these products to improve their life at home.

 

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