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Medical & Healthcare

Primary Care

The Primary care group has been built from exceptional relationships with the key opinion leaders and leading associations. Our team of sales, marketing and editorial producers have an expert understanding of the structure and direction of the healthcare economy ensuring each event delivers the best possible experience for healthcare professional and exhibitor. Includes Best Practice, the leading event for General Practice and Health + Care the leading integrated health and social care event.

Upcoming show:

Health Plus Care: 24 & 25 June 2020 at ExCeL, London

Best Practice and Best Practice in Nursing: 9th & 10th October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham

The Respiratory Show: 9th & 10th October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham

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Secondary Care

The Secondary care group thrives in an area of healthcare that is under constant scrutiny and disruption.  With nearly £40bn being spent in secondary care in 2010, the healthcare reforms are looking for hospitals to transform their services to offer substantial efficiencies.  The secondary care groups boast of the largest cross specialty award winning event for doctors, Acute and General Medicine and Health plus Care, incorporating the double award winning Digital Healthcare Show which won the EN Best Launch and the AEO Best Trade Show Launch in 2018.

Upcoming shows:

AGM: 12th & 13th November 2019 at ExCeL, London

Anaesthesia & Critical Care conference 12 & 13 November 2019 at ExCeL, London

Health plus Care: 24 & 25 June 2020 at ExCeL, London

Digital Healthcare Show: 24 & 25 June 2020 at ExCeL, London

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With an aging population there will be a continued increasing demand for residential care homes as well as care and support in people’s homes. The Care Group has the two leading shows in the UK, The Care Show Birmingham now 20 years old is the most establish of all care events and Care Show London, which is a part of the award winning Health + Care series

Care Show Birmingham:  9th & 10th October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham

Care Show London: 24 & 25 June 2020 at ExCeL, London

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Animal Health

Our flagship veterinary event was launched in 2009 and won the AEO Best Launch Exhibition Award in 2010. Rob Chapman, who was a key member of the launch team for the London Vet Show which is now the biggest exhibition for veterinary professionals in Europe, is the MD for the global Vet Portfolio. We offer vets practical and relevant training with clinical programmes for small animal vets produced in partnership with the Royal Veterinary College and programmes for equine and large animals produced by our partners at the British Veterinary Association. In 2018 the event attracted over 5,500 vets and its opening day was the largest gathering of vets in the country. The show has also won Best Trade Show at the Exhibition News Awards twice (2015 & 2017).

In 2013 the company launched France Vet. It follows the same model as LVS with a highly practical and relevant small animal clinical training programme produced in partnership with Jill Maddison, Chair of the WSAVA CE Committee and Director of CPD at the RVC and Maison Alfort, France’s leading veterinary learning establishment. The launch event attracted 1,682 delegates and 100 exhibitors. 

In 2016, CloserStill Media launched Deutsche Vet and New York Vet (in partnership with Clinician's Brief). Both following the same model as the London Vet Show and France Vet. Both first editions of these shows took place in 2017 and both delivered over 100 exhibitors and over 2000 delegates.

In 2018, CloserStill acquired NVM in the US so now have shows in Chicago and Reno and also launched our first Asia vet event, Singapore Vet.

Upcoming Events:

Singapore Vet: 11th & 12th October 2019, Suntech, Singapore

Wild West Vet: 23rd - 26th October 2019, Reno

New York Vet: 7th & 8th November 2019, Javits Center, New York City 

London Vet Show: 14th & 15th November 2019, ExCeL, London 

Austin Vet: 20th & 21st April 2020, TX, Austin

Chicago Vet: 13th - 15th May 2020, Navy Pier & Sheraton Grand, Chicago

Deutsche Vet: 15th & 16th May 2020, Koelnmesse. Köln

France Vet: 12th & 13th June 2020, Porte De Versailles, Paris



The Pharmacy Portfolio

Headed up by Matthew Butler as MD of the Healthcare portfolio.

When CloserStill acquired the Pharmacy Show in 2008, it was a retail-focussed event with around 1,200 attendees and 120 exhibitors. In 2012, the Pharmacy Show won the ‘Best Trade Show’ accolade at the Exhibition News Awards and today the show is the only large-scale event for community pharmacy in the UK which in 2017 drew in more than 8,200 attendees and 370 exhibiting companies. Community pharmacy is big business with more 14,000 high street pharmacies generating more than £14 billion in retail sales and dispenses more than 1 billion prescriptions and will play a greater role in frontline delivery in the NHS as the reforms take shape.  Supported by all the sectors professional leadership bodies, the multi-streamed CPD conference delivers essential clinical and business education to pharmacy owners and teams from the independent and the multiples.  The Clinical Pharmacy Congress (Spring, London ExCeL) was created in 2012 to enable NHS pharmacists across UK hospitals, general practice and commissioning groups access to world-class CPD-accredited clinical education.  The show has remarkable penetration of universe with more than 80% of all NHS hospital pharmacy departments sending team members in 2018 with delegate numbers of almost 3,000 and the number of exhibiting organisations exceeding 150 and as such CPC is widely acknowledged and respected as the most important event for clinical pharmacy in the UK. For 2018 CPC also won the accolade of AEO Best Trade Show <2,000m.  Our sector expertise led us to acquire Pharmagora – the dominant community pharmacy event in France which takes place in April and drew in more than 10,000 delegates in 2018, with more than 350 exhibitors.  With France embarking on similar reforms to the UK, our unique event format and the introduction of a significant CPD education offering will allow us to grow the Paris-based event significantly.

Upcoming shows:

Pharmacy Show: 6th & 7th October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham

Pharmagora Plus: 14 & 15 March 2020 at Porte de Versailles, Paris

Clinical Pharmacy Congress: 5 & 6 June 2020 at ExCeL, London



Headed up by Matthew 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 British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show and the Dental Technology Showcase) 2018 saw more than 9,000 delegates 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 saw 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 15 to 16 May 2020 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 become the key date in all dental professionals’ diaries with over 10,800 visitors attending the two day event.

In 2018 we launched into the French dentistry market with Dentiste Expo which will take place at the Porte de Versailles, Paris on 25th & 26th June 2020 and will attract over 150 exhibitors with over 2000 delegates.

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 250 exhibitors.

In 2015, we also launched our very first Therapy Show alongside OT which attracts over 1,500 therapists and over 120 exhibitors offering the latest in products and services required  by Therapists in the UK.

Upcoming shows:

Occupational Therapy: 26th & 27th November 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham

Therapy Expo: 26th & 27th November 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham

BDCDS: 15 & 16 May 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham

DTS: 15 & 16 May 2020 at the NEC, Birmingham

Dentiste Expo: 25 & 26 June 2020 at the Porte de Versailles, Paris

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