Headed up by Matt Butler as MD of the Healthcare portfolio.
Our unique CPD-accredited content-driven model has made many of our healthcare events a must-attend for healthcare professionals across a wide range of vibrant healthcare sectors. The dental sector is well served with events, but since we acquired a small niche dental conference in 2009 attended by 750 delegates, our combined dental events (the Dentistry Show and the Dental Technology Showcase) this year saw more than 7,000 delegates in 2017 and 12 education streams pack the NEC in Birmingham.
The British Dental Association and CloserStill Media announced a major new collaboration in September 2017, that will see the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show launched in May 2018.
The new collaboration of the BDA’s British Dental Conference and Exhibition, and CloserStill Media’s Dentistry Show, will take place on 18 to 19 May 2018 at the Birmingham NEC and will be the undisputed leader in dental events.
The BDA Conference & Exhibition has been running for over 100 years and is the BDA’s annual flagship event for its members and the wider dental profession. The Dentistry Show, will have been running for 11 years in 2018. The new event will now become the key date in all dental professionals’ diaries with over 10,800 visitors attending the two day event.
There are more than 37,000 occupational therapists who look after patients across the UK, mostly in their homes. They are key specifiers and influencers with tens of millions of pounds of annual purchases of daily living aids and assistive technology on behalf of the NHS or patients. There was no large-scale, free-to-attend CPD education event for the sector – so we launched the OT Show in November 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham to fill a much-need gap. The inaugural event was a resounding success with more than 2,200 delegates accessing more than 37 hours of training and education and the ability to specify equipment and technology from 160 grateful exhibitors and now has over 4,500 delegates and over 200 exhibitors. In 2017 the show welcomed more than 4,500 OTs and 360 exhibitors.
In 2015, we also launched our very first Therapy Show alongside OT which attracts over 1500 therapists and over 120 exhibitors offering the latest in products and services required by Therapists in the UK.
An exciting new addition to the healthcare stable in 2014 was Trade Days. With the UK’s ageing population and the focus on keeping patients in their own homes longer, suppliers and buyers of mobility, assistive technology and daily living aids needed a new kind of focussed event that allowed buyers from the retail and distribution channels to meet specialist suppliers.