Since its launch in 2010, Naidex South has successfully grown to become the premier disability exhibition for those living in London and the south east. Naidex South 2012 is packed full of exciting features and takes place on 17th-18th October at ExCeL London, a fully accessible Paralympic venue. Visitors can register for free attendance at www.naidex.co.uk/south.

As the only event of its kind in London, Naidex South provides an unmissable opportunity for the estimated 1.4m disabled people living in and around the capital to get first hand advice and guidance on the products and services available to them. With London being such a hub of organisations and institutions, it also attracts an important professional crowd, including local authorities and senior healthcare professionals. This year’s event will also be incorporating Naidex Care, an exciting new area of the show where anyone involved in the care sector can get the latest information and advice from key industry figures speaking at the Naidex Care Conference.

New features have been added to Naidex South 2012, all of which are designed to ensure that each and every visitor is catered for. The new Trade Lounge, with exclusive access for retailers, dealers, suppliers and manufacturers is the perfect place to network in a professional environment. Free workshops will provide a unique opportunity for learning, to ultimately grow sales and maximise engagement with customers.

Naidex South is also capturing the excitement of 2012 and continuing the Paralympic legacy with Paralympians opening the show and the Sports Showcase. This interactive feature will showcase the talents of disabled athletes via a range of sports, all in the actual venue where the Paralympics have taken place! It is also your chance to find out how you can get involved in new and exciting sports in your area by speaking to National

governing bodies such as British Triathlon.

Event Director Fiona Davies commented: “We want to make this year’s event a real source of inspiration to all our visitors. Not only will it showcase the Paralympic sports that will be seen during the 2012 games but it will do so in the venue where the athletes will actually be competing! Having listened to visitor feedback we are dedicated to making sure that the development of the show is reflecting their needs, so we can’t wait to introduce our new Naidex South features to everyone!”

Also back by popular demand, Meet the Expert provides a unique service designed to answer your questions and give you invaluable advice via a drop in facility. Meet the OT offers FREE 30 minute meetings with top industry experts. Other experts in this area include Cerebra, Pannone and Contact a Family, covering a host of topics ranging from career options, advice on the psychological effects of disability and up-to-date information regarding the disability allowance. Come along to be inspired, reassured and educated. Simply make your appointment at the welcome desk.

Healthcare professionals are invited to attend the comprehensive free CPD Naidex Conference programme, which offers all attendees a CPD certificate for their portfolio. With dedicated “Keynote & Multi-Disciplinary” and “Clinical Skills” streams specifically for OTs, physios, case managers and SLTs, the seminars are not to be missed by anyone looking to enhance their professional development. KideQuip,the must see zone dedicated to children with special needs, is also returning to Naidex South, so parents and healthcare professionals will be able to meet and discuss individual requirements and products with exhibitors.

Just like this year’s amazing 2012 Games achievements, let Naidex South inspire you and give you the best opportunity to find the right independent living solutions from the best sources. If you, a loved one or a friend are affected by disability or long term illness, or if you are a healthcare professional, make sure you register for free tickets to Naidex South today at www.naidex.co.uk/south