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Expert speaker sessions at The Big Event 2019

Back by popular demand! Following great feedback at last year’s The Big Event, the expert speaker sessions are returning with a refreshed line-up and new topics for advice.The talks will take place between 10:00 and 15:00 on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June at the NEC in Birmingham.

Guest speakers include Helen Dolphin MBE and Driving Mobility who will cover subjects such as how driving assessment centres can support you and eligibility for Blue Badges. Other subjects include an introduction to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) and an introduction to the Motability Scheme and its worry-free motoring package.

Each session will last approximately 20 minutes and the speakers will be available after the talk to answer any questions you may have on a one-to-one basis.

The line-up for the sessions on both days is:


10.00: The Motability Scheme – everything you need to know about how to get started Chris Edwards – Motability Events Ambassador, Motability Operations Ltd

11.00: Blue Badges, eligibility and parking
Helen Dolphin MBE

12.00: Travelling in your wheelchair – an introduction to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles
Graham Lloyd and Graham Farrant – WAV and Adaptations Account Managers, Motability Operations Ltd

13.00: Driving assessment centres – hear about the advice and support available
Colin Barnett – CEO Regional Driving Assessment Centre, Driving Mobility

14.00: Could adaptations improve your driving experience forever?
Graham Lloyd and Graham Farrant – WAV and Adaptations Account Managers, Motability Operations Ltd

15.00: The Motability Scheme – everything you need to know about how to get started?
Chris Edwards – Motability Events Ambassador, Motability Operations Ltd

For further details on the guest speakers and their talks please visit The Big Event webpage.

The Big Event is the flagship show that kick-starts the popular programme of the Motability Scheme events taking place this summer, and offers the widest range of cars on display and available to test drive.

The Motability Scheme’s The Big Event is free to attend, with free parking too. The event offers disabled people and their families a great way to find out everything they need to know about the Scheme.

All visitors receive a free tea, coffee or soft drink and the whole family is welcome to come along. Children can meet the Scheme mascot, Billy the Bear, who is always happy to take selfies. There will also be free face painting and a kid’s play area, as well as cafés, plenty of seating, and accessible toilet facilities. Ear defenders are available at all the events, and sensory quiet room spaces can be found at each venue.

Find out more about The Big Event and the regional One Big Days and for the latest announcements, pictures and videos, visit the Motability Scheme Facebook page.

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