The UK’s largest care home event, The Care Show, has been acquired by healthcare event specialist CloserStill Media from UBM.
The annual event, which takes place next month on October 10 and 11 at the NEC, Birmingham, is the UK’s leading dedicated exhibition for the residential and domiciliary care sector.
CloserStill director Michael Westcott commented: “We are honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to apply the experience and expertise of our large and passionate healthcare team to maintain the Care Show’s leadership position in the sector. We are working with the existing Care Show team to explore new and innovative ways to foster even closer relationships between the trade and the show’s audiences.
“We are committed to investing in the Care Show at the NEC in Birmingham to ensure the show remains a relevant and important resource for learning, networking and trading for operators, providers and local authorities who have come to rely on the show to help them navigate the challenges confronting the care sector. We want to assist the sector by sign-posting opportunities, showcase innovation and ideas to improve efficiency, drive profitability and maintain high standards of care to patients and customers across the system. “
CloserStill operates 15 trade shows and conferences in the medical and healthcare sector which delivered more than 60,000 delegates in 2016. Its leading brands include Health+Care, Acute & General Medicine, Best Practice, The Pharmacy Show, The Dentistry Show, the London Vet Show, Occupational Therapy, Therapy Expo and Clinical Pharmacy Congress.
Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, commented : “The Care Show traditionally provides a great opportunity to meet care providers, network with product and service suppliers and learn more about the latest sector trends. Care England now looks forward to an even stronger event in the years to come.”