Naidex, Europe’s leading event for disability and independent living, will be returning to Birmingham’s NEC on the 25th & 26th April for a monumental 44th edition. With a ﬂoor plan double the size of last year, the introduction of brand new interactive features, and even more unmissable seminars, product launches and live demos, there are more opportunities than ever for delegates to get involved, test products and discover the future of the disability sector.
The Home, Design & Build Summit is sure to be awash with activity as world-class speakers and exhibitors provide an exploration of accessibility in the built environment. From home adaptations and functional interior design, to legislation, funding, and designing for care, the Summit will push the boundaries of what it means to be accessible.
The Live Sports Arena will make its return with some exciting improvements that are sure to engage the crowd with interactive sports demonstrations. In addition, the Mobility Test Track will once again provide visitors with a simulated course to test the latest mobility products that are currently available on the market – the perfect chance to try before you buy!
A doubled ﬂoor plan…
This year will welcome over 300 industry leading exhibitors to the ﬂoor, from all areas of the disability sector. From iansyst’s assistive technology that aids education and work; to Eyesyth’s smart glasses that convert surrounding 3D space into intuitive sounds for people with visual impairments; and the world’s ﬁrst smart folding mobility scooter from Relync.
A world-class speaker agenda
The seminar agenda is truly unmissable! This year will examine the topics which are currently shaping the disability, rehabilitation and independent living sectors, as well as providing comprehensive insight into the future of disability, including the likes of the Minister of State for Disabled People Work and Health, the Accessibility Lead at the BBC, the Global Lead for Life Sciences and Healthcare at IBM and the Executive Director of the National Care Forum. Naidex also sees the introduction of the Employability Panel Session where experts will be discussing the complications, best practice and opportunities associated with employing disabled people.
What’s more, we also have the honour of hosting BBC Ouch’s acclaimed podcast, which will be airing LIVE at Naidex! With involvement from our very own Naidex visitors, the podcast will include engaging interviews and captivating discussions.
The 44th edition of Naidex promises to be the best disability and independent living event of the year combining exciting interactive features, incredible networking opportunities and captivating demonstrations. Best of all, Naidex is completely free to attend!