On November 2 and 3, the fertility world descends on London Olympia for one of the biggest events on its calendar: The Fertility Show. Timed to coincide with National Infertility Awareness Week (October 28 to November 3), the organisers have hooked up with Infertility Network UK to deliver what promises to be the best show yet.
Now in its fifth year, the event brings together 100 exhibitors and 60 fertility experts, with visitor numbers tipped to top 4,000 this year over the course of the two days. It’s one of the only places where people can find out about the latest fertility assessments and treatments from the experts who created and provided them. There will also be representatives on hand from UK and overseas clinics, offering advice to everyone from single women to same sex couples.
Visitors to the show range from people taking their first tentative steps on the path to parenthood to those diagnosed with fertility problems.
As always, there’s a comprehensive seminar programme which will cover pretty much everything you’d want or need to know – and considering the tickets for these are priced at just £1 each, expect them to get booked up fast! The subjects range from the basics to testing, the latest IVF techniques and treatment abroad. Fertility and infertility problems and scenarios are tackled, from conventional thinking to complementary therapies, while the event also embraces surrogacy, adoption and fostering.
The exhibition fl oor promises to be a veritable who’s who of the fertility industry. Two of our lead experts featured in this issue – Andrew Loosely and Russell Davis – will be there, as will the Fertility Road magazine team, so please stop by for a chat. And although the majority of visitors are expected to be from the UK, the roster of exhibitors refl ects an international spread.
It’s something of a safe zone too – the organisers ensure that any companies making misleading claims or supplying potentially harmful products or services are excluded.
Exhibitors will include fertility clinics, assessment services, information and advice groups, charities and patient care groups, sperm banks and donor agencies, practitioners from medical and complementary fi elds, nutritional and lifestyle advisers, and the usual assortment of those providing supplements and gadgets.
The organisers comment: “There is no other event where you can meet so much fertility expertise in one place, at one time. The internet is great, but here you can have real conversations and meet the people behind the organisations that really make a difference. The speaker programme offers unparalleled access to the best minds in fertility. There’s nothing like it. The show is a safe and discreet environment. Everyone is there for the same reason.”
[textmarker color=”C24000″]The Fertility Show is open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. For the latest information
including an up-to-date exhibitor list, see fertilityshow.co.uk. That’s also where you’ll need to go to book entry tickets – £11
for one day or £16 for two. Remember that the seminar tickets are £1 extra each. You can also follow the show’s news on
Twitter: @fertilityshow. We’re looking forward to seeing you there![/textmarker]