The care sector has signalled its overwhelming approval to the Care Show as the leading conference and exhibition saw its biggest attendance increase in years.
The Care Show at the NEC in Birmingham saw more than 190 exhibitors reporting brisk trading on the packed show floor, where new technologies and show-floor education hubs proved a hit with more delegates attending than ever before.
The show is under new ownership of specialist healthcare events producer CloserStill Media who unveiled the show’s 2018 manifesto ‘Building a Better Future for Care’ and a new refreshed brand identity for the Care Show.
“The Care Show has faithfully served its profession and the industry for many years and we believe it is time that the show benefited from a fresh injection of energy and resources from our highly experienced, award-winning healthcare events team” says Michael Westcott, director at CloserStill.
CloserStill promises it will deliver a stronger, more practical training and education programme at the Care Show. Across its five-stream education and training programme it will focus on Business, People, Assets, Regulatory/Compliance and Excellence in Care from the frontline, sharing expertise and success stories from the some of the UK’s most innovative care home operators and service providers.
Alastair White, marketing consultant at Care England commented: “I personally think that the fact that CloserStill has taken over the Care Show is a very good thing for the sector. The Care Show has a particular role, a particular niche, in the calendar of events. I’m expecting the impact of CloserStill to be a positive one, with the amount of experience it can bring to bear. They have done a lot of work in building up the Health+Care Show over the last 3 or 4 years.”
More than 100% of the space of the 2017 show has already been booked by exhibitors into the new look 2018 Care Show. At the NEC on 17-18 October.