Naidex National hailed a success after 10,000 people visit
8th May 2013
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The recent annual Naidex National conference was hailed a success after over 10,000 visitors attended the three-day event last week. The event is the largest in the UK to focus on rehabilitation, disability and care in the home using stairlifts and other mobility aids.
The conference and exhibition was held at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 April to 2 May this year, and over 37 years it has become one of the most respected and informative mobility events on the calendar. As such, thousands of people attended the event to see the latest in mobility aid development and home care, and to listen to advice from a wide range of experts, leading organisers i2i Events Group to announce that the success of this year exceeded all expectations.
Naidex National regularly features a wide range of seminars and talks as well as providing the opportunity for people to see what products are available with various suppliers, and this year the biggest speaker programme ever for the event was organised. These talks were very well received, and organisers welcomed over 100 speakers who gave informative and inspiring speeches, with event director Fiona Davies announcing that the calibre of speakers this year was "fantastic".
The event began in style with an address by Team GB Paralympic wheelchair basketball star Ade Adepitan, who then unveiled the first new prototype to be launched at the event; a new wheelchair. Other innovations, including a new walk in bath design, were unveiled in the 'Tomorrow's World' area, which looked towards the future of coping with a mobility difficulty. Two revolutionary new apps were highlights of the show: Yecco, which helps support care by creating a social network between family, care professionals and friends, and CarePair, which helps people locate carers within their region.
Responses have been positive for Naidex National this year and regular visitor Dr Mark Edworthy praised the event, saying that: "This year as always there are things at Naidex National that I didn’t even know existed.” Event director Fiona Davies added that the calibre of exhibitors, speakers and variety of products are why "Naidex National remains the number one disability, homecare and rehabilitation event in the UK.”
Following the success of this year's conference and exhibition, plenty of people are sure to be looking forward to the return of Naidex National to Birmingham's NEC next year. For those who simply cannot wait, Naidex Scotland will be taking place from 18-19 September 2013 at the SECC, Glasgow.
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