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New trade event launched for retailers and manufacturers of mobility aids

4th June 2013

It was announced this week that a new trade event has been launched that will allow businesses that sell stairlifts and other independent-living devices to come together and talk through their ideas. Trade Days is a brand new trade event which will be held on 5-6th October at the NEC in Birmingham.

The event is being billed as completely different to anything that has been held before and looks set to become one of the most important annual events in the calendar for providers of mobility aids and other assisted-living technology. The reaction to the creation of Trade Days has reportedly been "tremendous" and David N Russell, editor of The Homecare Industry Information Service magazine, has said that the "time is now" to respond to the number of people looking for devices to help them live independently at home by holding a special event for business in this industry.

Retailers, manufacturers and other members of the homecare industry will be able to meet at the event and do business in an environment filled with like-minded, hard-working and creative people. Trade Days will allow attendees to make use of stands, meeting areas and demonstration areas to showcase their ideas and build up links between manufacturers and retailers. The idea is to strengthen the industry as a whole and build up cooperation between people.

Suppliers who are set to attend the event have said that Trade Days will present a fantastic opportunity to build business relationships and work towards providing those who need walk in baths and showers, riser recliner chairs, custom-built kitchens for wheelchairs and other useful independent-living solutions with the best technology available on the global market.

This brand new event was created by collaboration between BHTA Engage and CloserStill, two companies which specialise in the generation of awareness and opportunities within the healthcare market, as well as the organisation of events for the healthcare and technology markets. They hope that Trade Days will present a "valuable new platform" for members of the industry, helping make the range of independent-living devices available in the UK even better for those who are hoping to remain independent despite having mobility difficulties.

Trade Days will be held at the NEC in October 2014 and both manufacturers and retailers are already planning well in advance for the event. Those interested in booking a space or finding out more about Trade Days can phone either Phil Nelson on 0207 348 5272 or Matthew Butler on 0207 348 5266.


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