Medicine is a field where practitioners and procurement staff need to be aware of the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs, which is why there are several excellent exhibitions and conferences taking place in the UK.
Whether it’s discovering new medical technology, finding more effective pharmaceuticals or acquiring new skills from other healthcare professionals, these shows are a great way to keep up with the evolving world of medicine.
In no particular order, please see our list of the top 10 medical, pharmaceutical and dentistry shows taking place in the UK.
HETT (Healthcare Excellence Through Technology)
HETT is one of the seminal events for healthcare professionals looking to discover new developments in digital and other medical technology.
The show attracts over 3,000+ visitors from across the digital and healthcare sectors. There are a number of expert speakers delivering talks on the best ways to digitise healthcare.
The Health and Care Innovation Expo is the NHS’s major event of the year. The expo is a major learning event for NHS professionals, as it is designed to encourage the collaboration and sharing of successful strategies from across the health organisation.
There is also a commercial exhibition that runs alongside the educational parts of the event, with businesses looking to break into public healthcare invited to exhibit.
The European Neuro Convention is Europe’s only trade event for brain and spine experts. The show features a number of CPD seminars, live product demos and exhibits from world-leading brain and spine specialist companies.
The show caters for all of the different areas of neurological treatment, with seminars and suppliers available for rehabilitation, diagnostics, brain stimulation and mental health specialists.
The show is now co-located with the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo and Home Care Expo, with several crossover areas for professionals working in these areas.
Health Plus Care is a major event that combines four shows relating to health and care provision in the UK.
The event features the following shows for healthcare professionals: The Healthcare Show, which is designed for transforming UK healthcare services; The Residential & Home Care Show for the care sector; The Digital Healthcare Show which focuses on digital technologies in medicine; and The IPC & Patient Safety Show which deals specifically with patient safety.
Future Health is a trade show that allows for exhibitors to showcase some of the latest healthcare products and solutions available on the market to a global audience. It is organised in association with the UKIHMA, which means the medical solutions on offer are from top-quality suppliers.
The show attracts VIP buyers from around the world, meaning it is a great place for UK-based medical companies to attract a global audience. There are also two educational areas where talks are provided on the latest innovations in the medical sector.
Ideal for anyone working in pharmaceuticals, The Pharmacy Show is a showcase of different medicines from over 400 UK and international exhibitors.
Alongside the commercial aspects of the show, there is a huge and detailed conference programme, making the show the largest pharmacy training event in the country. The programme is designed to support pharmacy professionals with free continued professional development (CPD) content covering a range of topics vital to any pharmacist.
This relatively new event should be a key date in the diary for any pharmaceutical professional in the UK, giving them an opportunity to source medicine-related products ranging from research to the finished product.
If you work in the pharmaceuticals industry and are looking to improve your supplier network, this is a great place to start. There is also a conference running alongside the trade event, which focuses on different on-trend topics relating to the pharmaceuticals industry.
The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show is a major event that is really a one-stop shop for the dental sector. The show combines an educational conference with some top-quality exhibitors offering products and services to help dentists.
The show is co-located with the Dental Technology Showcase which is a unique educational and trade event designed specifically for dental technician and laboratory professionals.
This event is designed for buyers and other professionals working in dentistry to source new products and suppliers. The event has a guarantee of top-quality exhibitors due to its association with the British Dental Industry Association, the UK’s national trade association.
The show allows procurement staff to get a hands-on experience of different dental products as well as improve their knowledge of modern dentistry through the programme of demos and presentations on offer.