With the transition to ‘normality’ fully underway and measures in place to ensure a safe return to face-to-face interaction, what better way to celebrate than attending Naidex 2021, Europe’s most established event for supporting independent living.
Naidex showcases wide-ranging solutions to improve mobility and accessibility, the latest innovations and technologies, and explores the future of digital and physical accessibility at the NEC Birmingham on the 15th and 16th September.
The event features over 200 world-class suppliers, 100 inspirational seminars and panels, and a host of interactive and stimulating features to get stuck into, ensuring that visitors have an informative and enjoyable time.
What else can you expect to see at Naidex 2021?
The Live Sport Arena
The returning Live Sport Arena, known for its focus on inclusion and interactivity, is the perfect destination for visitors to discover their way to exercise and keep fit.
Working in conjunction with a number of the biggest adaptive sports associations, Naidex has curated the most diverse activity program yet within the area. There is a wide range of content for visitors to engage with, with the ultimate goal of discovering new sporting passions in a unique, safe, and exciting environment.
The Live Sport Arena’s unparalleled activity program includes interactive workshops, expert demonstrations and sessions delivered by: the Special Olympics, the Music Man Project, Adaptive Martial Arts, and Paralympic Gold Medalist and 6 time World Champion; Naomi Riches MBE.
What’s more, with activities ranging from martial arts and self-defence to the discovery of the benefits of snow sports, the Live Sport Arena proves itself to be one of the most thrilling features of Naidex 2021, that not only promotes interactivity and as a tool for inclusion, but provides unequalled opportunities to meet similar people and make new friends and connections.
The Accessibility Summit is an exploration of the digital and physical accessibility environment and features revolutionary seminars and pioneering suppliers that will examine the very latest technologies, ideas and adaptations created to enhance ease, comfort, style and ultimately independence.
The Summit has been carefully designed so the visitor can learn and discover key information that can revolutionise the way they live their lives. The key focuses include:
- Digital and Web Accessibility
- Building Access Solutions
- Funding, Grants and Financial Solutions
- Planning and Surveying
- Facility Adaptation
- Accessible Real Estate
These are key topics in the informative content program within the summit that includes innovative sessions led by industry leaders such as Profilo Smart, Pool Lift Company, and All Able.
Moreover, there are thought-provoking seminars headed by influential industry experts such as Marcus Taylor and Suzi Viljoen from Supra UK, Lucy Beldon, Head of Planning and Performance at CDS and the founders of Passenger Assistance App.
Follow the link to find the Accessibility Summit’s full agenda.
Mobility Theatre & Mobility Test Track
Like with accessibility, mobility is a key feature at Naidex. The Mobility Theatre and Mobility Test Track offers visitors great insight into what technologies and services exist to help make their lives as easy as possible.
Within the Mobility Theatre visitors can expect to see groundbreaking sessions from industry leaders such as: Enable Access, Cyclone Technologies, and DeafBlind UK. Furthermore, visitors to the Mobility Theatre can listen in on seminars from industry experts such as Debbie North from Terrain Hopper and Daniel Vong, Co-Founder of the BAWA Cane.
The Mobility Test Track will include a variety of artificial off-road terrain, ramps, and obstacles in order to gauge manoeuvrability and suspension across all brands of scooter and powerchair available at the event. This provides visitors with a true representation of product performance before purchasing.
The Test Track promises to be a highlight for all, being full of activity and excitement, as attendees gather to see for themselves the present and future of mobility technology. These innovations are enhancing the day-to-day lives of people living with physical disability and are constantly evolving to match the requirements of their users.
The comprehensive list of exhibitors at Naidex spans a diverse range of fields and caters to an even wider range of wants and needs. From revolutionary mobility aid manufacturers to accessible travel and holiday providers, no matter your challenges, you will find the perfect solution at Naidex.
Naidex is committed to your safety
Naidex is committed to making the event as accessible and safe as possible. Read about our enhanced safety measures here. Attend Naidex and discover everything it has to offer. From inspiring seminars to interactive sessions, Naidex truly offers something for everyone.