Disability Events you should attend in 2017

Innovations in disability equipment and services are constantly developing. Therefore events which showcase the latest products can be really interesting to attend, here are some suggestions for 2017.


DNEX 2017

Being held at Newcastle Racecourse, DNEX takes place on the 27th and 28th of September 2017.

At DNEX there is something for everyone including digital technology, mobility aids and adaptations for independent living and accessible leisure facilities. This free exhibition provides information, advice and equipment for disabled people, older adults, carers and health and social care professionals on a range of disability-related issues.


Independent Living Scotland

The SEC in Glasgow will be home to the Independent Living Scotland show on the 4th and the 5th October this year.

Playing host to exhibitors from all over the country, the show demonstrates hundreds of different independent living, homecare and lifestyle solutions all under one roof. Exhibitors already booked to appear at the show include those showcasing accessible vehicles, altered furniture, physiotherapy clinics, disability charities and many others.


Trade Days

The sole trade only show for the mobility, living aids and assistive technology industry, Trade Days will take place on the 8th and 9th October at the NEC in Birmingham.

Providing a location for trade deals, market training and industry networking, the show is expected to host well over 100 exhibitors and be visited by over 1500 individual delegates. As well as this, the show also boasts seminars and speeches on a variety of different topics related to the industries in question.


Kidz Exhibitions

Kidz or Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions are five of the largest free UK exhibitions entirely dedicated to children and young adults up to the age of 25 with disabilities and additional needs.Each of the individual exhibitions will play host to between 100 and 180 exhibitors.

The first of the exhibitions is scheduled for the 16th March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, with the second being held at the Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading on the 8th June. The third will be in Cardiff on an as yet unspecified date in July, the fourth is set for the 14th September at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh and the fifth will take place at Eventcity in Manchester but the date is not yet decided.


OT Show

The OT (or Occupational Therapy) Show is a show pitched at occupational therapists and others involved with the profession, and will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of November at the NEC in Birmingham.

It is the UK’s largest free to attend education and trade event for the occupational therapy profession and is set to host more than 300 exhibitors and to include over 100 conferences and seminars.


These events provide a unique opportunity to try products and services first-hand, empowering you or those around you to live independently. Visit our Facebook Page to keep up to date with the events Moorings Mediquip is attending throughout 2017.


About Austen

My name is Austen Burns, Digital Marketing Consultant at Moorings Mediquip and I will be uploading blogs and news for you to read. I have a disability called Cerebral Palsy (CP). This affects my movement and co-ordination and as a result use a walking frame or mobility scooter to get around. I have a Degree in Computing & a Masters in Marketing, in my spare time I have always been involved in disability sports, competing in both disability swimming and equestrian at international level. My main focus has been on Equestrian where I am currently on the Irish Para dressage team. Despite having had success internationally I am yet to make a Paralympic team and with Tokyo 2020 coming closer it would be a dream to make this happen. As a consultant for Moorings Mediquip I hope to write fresh online content, information and debate within the disability and health fields, as well as work on many new digital marketing initiatives throughout 2017.