M&HP @ Naidex cancelled

16-03-15 Amanda Shiel 0 comment

Joint Statement

Moving & Handling People at Naidex 2015

Unfortunately, and with regret, the two day Moving and Handling People conference due to take place at Naidex on 29th and 30th April has been cancelled. This decision has been made mutually between Naidex and the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF).

“Despite the synergy between the DLF conference agenda the fact that moving and handling is a key subject at Naidex, the two different formats have not suited each other for this particular event. However, Naidex and DLF have many shared areas of interest and will continue to work closely together in the future,” says Alison Willis portfolio director at i2i the organisers of Naidex.

Ed Mylles, director of business development at DLF added: “It is not a decision that has been taken lightly. In its 21st anniversary year this was to be DLF’s first regional venue for M&HP outside London and the charity remains committed to developing a programme of regional M&HP events to provide wider access to delegates to this successful specialist learning event. Delegates who have booked onto the Moving & Handling Conference at Naidex will be offered a full refund,” he added.

The next Moving and Handling People London event will take place on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd February 2016 at the Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International’s HQ in Shoreditch.

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Notes to editors

About Disabled Living Foundation
The DLF is a national charity with over 45 years in helping older and disabled people live independently with dignity in their own homes. DLF does this by expert and impartial information, our helpline and web services, notably Youreable, AskSARA and Living Made Easy. DLF also trained over 400 health and social care professionals last year. DLF’s flagship Moving & Handling People conference recently celebrated 21 years as the premium manual handling event in the UK. Nest year’s MHP Conference will take place on 2 and 3 February in London.

About Naidex National (www.naidex.co.uk)
Naidex is the UK’s leading event for the Independent Living and Disability sector which has been running for 41 years. Over 10,000 healthcare professionals, manufacturers, retailers, government and local authority representatives, carers, end-users and their families attend Naidex each year to keep up to date with developments in the industry, seek advice, upskill, share best practice and source innovative new products to improve lives. It is the UK’s largest independent living and mobility show and is the only national exhibition which combines consumers, health and social care professionals, alongside business (products and services) professionals under one roof. A conference programme of free seminars across the theatres offers FREE learning and the latest thinking from leading specialists. The dedicated COT Zone has been added to the event’s conference programme for 2015.

About i2i Events Group
i2i Events Group delivers world-class exhibitions and congresses in key sectors including home and gift, fashion, retail, healthcare, energy, environment, education, technology and media. Its portfolio of world-wide events includes World Retail Congress, Bett, CWIEME, Spring Fair, RWM, BVE and Pure London. It prides itself on opening up possibilities for its customers and each year brings more than 260,000 decision makers together to network, source, test, buy and sell brilliant products, services, ideas and solutions. The company is headed up by Mark Shashoua who joined EMAP as Group MD of EMAP Connect in November 2011 and became CEO of i2i Events Group in March 2012. i2i Events Group is powered by Top Right Group, formerly known as Emap International Ltd.

For more information about Naidex:
Hope Simmonds / Vicki Hughes
Fugu PR (Naidex PR team)
Tel: 01273 327 514
Email: naidex@fugupr.com

For more information about DLF:
Jonathan Evans / Janet Seward
Tel 020 7289 6111

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