ade adepitanParalympic medal winner and presenter of Channel 4’s Paralympic 2012 coverage, Ade Adepitan, will open Naidex National at the NEC Birmingham on 30 April. With more than 10,000 visitors expected and 300 exhibitors, Naidex National is the UK’s largest disability, homecare and rehabilitation event.

Open to trade, health care and care management professionals plus members of the public, Naidex National showcases the latest independent living equipment and services. Visitors can also attend the free CPD certified Naidex Conference, offering over 55 discussions and presentations in four dedicated theatres by more than 30 UK thought leaders and opinion formers. It’s a vital opportunity for those seeking the latest thought, techniques and independent living strategies.

The event, which runs from 30 April to 2 May 2013, also welcomes World Record javelin thrower Nathan Stevens on Thursday 2 May (Ade opens the show on 30 April).

Fiona Davies, event director for Naidex said: “We’re delighted that Ade Adepitan will be opening Naidex National on 30 April. He’s a true inspiration. Ade will be revealing how independent living technology has helped him and, I’m sure, will share some wonderful tales of that amazing Paralympic summer of 2012.”

Ade Adepitan added: “I am delighted to have the opportunity of attending Naidex National and to open the show this year, especially in the capacity of Invacare’s ambassador. I find it very inspiring to see the latest product innovations at such a huge show.”

Ade is an Invacare ambassador and will visit the Invacare stand (number B130) on the opening day of Naidex National to see their latest mobility and independence equipment. The company will be showcasing a selection of its new mobility products and independent living solutions, which include the latest powerchairs, as well as Alber, Kuschall and Top End brands. They will also show their innovative lifting, bathing and hygiene products that support the company’s brand promise of making life’s experiences possible.