You’re in the driver’s seat at the Brisbane Disability Expo

BDE Expo Info Blog Mar2021

After last year’s success, the My Future, My Choice Brisbane Disability Expo will once again come to town on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 October at the Royal International Convention Centre.

This year our face-to-face expos will return in 2021 in a COVIDsafe way. The practices we have become familiar with – physical distancing, hand washing, extra cleaning, crowd management, health questionnaires and contract tracing will all form part of the COVIDsafe practices you can expect to see at this year’s Brisbane Disability Expos.

The Brisbane Disability Expo is a welcoming hub where thousands of people get the support and information they need to maximise their goals and supports. A one-stop-shop for innovative programs, services, aids, disability equipment and technologies, attendees leave the expo with greater clarity and optimism for the future.

“People come to the expo understandably excited about how to utilise their funding to enhance their lives in meaningful and practical ways,” says spokesperson for the My Future, My Choice Disability Expo and Social Impact Institute Senior Advisor Kathryn Carey.

“We intentionally work with representatives from the disability community to ensure that the expo offers real, meaningful solutions and increases inclusion for all people in their community,” Kathryn Carey says. “It’s about positively impacting people with a disability; to not only help them navigate what choice means, but for it to make a difference.”

“We’ve noticed that businesses are responding with better and more innovative offerings. The expo is an exciting place to be because it’s the best place for businesses to showcase it.”

Now, more than ever, people with disability are demanding to see, feel, touch and road test equipment, products and aids before purchasing. They are hungry for the greater choice and control promised by the introduction of NDIS.

The Expo will be informative: a one-stop shop where you can ask real questions of real people. You can also expect a vibrant, friendly atmosphere over the two-day event in Brisbane, with all-ages entertainment, live performances, workshops and demonstrations.

“I found it very inspirational to go to the stands. Absolutely fantastic and informative. I needed to see and talk to the people I needed to talk to face to face. Everyone I saw has gone beyond my expectations… and I am so appreciative of them for going that extra mile,” said one recent Expo attendee.

Entry is FREE for attendees. Register online for fast access on the day and follow the Brisbane Disability Expo Facebook page for regular updates.

Expo Highlights

  • FREE ENTRY for all attendees and a FREE Show Bag
  • 150+ exhibitors covering disability service, products, occupational therapy, leisure and children services, government agencies, advocacy/consumer rights, charities and specialist care or support
  • Guest speaker presentations from experts in the disability sector
  • Heaps of all age entertainment
  • Workshops and demo spaces
  • Live all-ability performances

About ImpactInstitute

ImpactInstitute‘s series of expos across Australia bring together people with disability with product and service providers, government agencies and advocacy groups. We are proud that our expos have enabled thousands of Australian people living with disability to gain greater control over their lives and the services and products they need to live their lives to their fullest.