We look ahead to the UK’s ﬁrst trade only business to business event for the mobility, living aids and assistive technology industry
With just a matter of months to go, the countdown is most certainly on for the first ever Trade Days – the new event specifically for businesses that retail, wholesale, manufacture or supply products for the mobility, independent living and assistive technology market.
As the name implies, it is a ‘trade-only’ event, which promises to provide a more focused environment, tailored exclusively to retailers’ and suppliers’ needs. As well as offering business and retail owners the opportunity to meet with current and potential suppliers and source new products and services, Trade Days will also provide attendees the opportunity to access free, practical educational sessions and training, as well as an opportunity to network with their colleagues within the industry and look for ideas to help you grow your business.
More than 500 retailers have already registered their place at the event, where they will have the opportunity to meet more than 120 exhibitors, including some of the biggest names in the industry as well as new companies with exciting innovations.
Event Director Matthew Butler said: “Trade Days will be unlike any other event that retailers in this market have been to.
“Firstly, we are confident every member of the team will be able to takeaway at least one thing from our 50+ free seminars that they will be able to implement straight away whether in the office, showroom or workshop.
“We will also make sure that they have all the time they need to talk business in a professional environment with new and existing suppliers. We know that retailers will find new products to benefit their business and their customers and there are plenty of companies exhibiting that do not go to other shows and of the 120 companies currently booked into the Trade Days exhibition, 60 of them were not at Naidex last month.”
He added: “Unlike any other show in the UK in this marketplace, the two days are going to be all about driving business, margins and profits. Exhibitors will be able to present themselves and their products on their stands with just one audience in mind – the retail and distribution trade. As a result there will be plenty of trade-only deals on offer, deals that will only be available during the two days of the show – there will be a book circulated to registered attendees on arrival with offers worth thousands of pounds of savings exclusively offered for the two days at the show.”
Trade Days will also offer attendees the opportunity to attend a varied programme of seminars and workshops falling under a number of categories – Sales Builders, Marketing Boosters, Customer Service Focus, Business Development and Technically Speaking sessions. Organisers promise there will be something for everyone, from business owners, managing directors, technicians, showroom staff and sales teams. Retailers are encouraged to bring along their team members to meet suppliers and sit in on the free seminars that are designed to give businesses real, easy and cost-effective ways to grow sales and profits. To view the full seminar programme visit www.tradedays.co.uk
Exhibitors and delegates can also take the opportunity to visit the Trade Days photo booth and have new employee photographs taken by the Trade Days photographer, completely free of charge.
In addition to the exhibition itself, Trade Days has also organised a social night after the first day of the event, to offer yet another networking opportunity but in a more informal environment. The evening will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum, where you can enjoy a pub quiz, table football, air hockey and Scalextric while also making new contacts. For more information and to book your place visit tradedayssocial.eventbrite.co.uk.
If you are interested in attending Trade Days you can register at www.tradedays.co.uk/free-trade and receive all the latest news and updates in the build-up to the event.
For more information on what you can expect from Trade Days visit www.tradedays.co.uk