Back to the Future - Unlocking Potential

Registration open!

Conference is open to everyone, however, if you are an NBE member you will benefit from a discounted rate. Not a member? Click here to join

Click below to to view ticket prices and register your place


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Conference Programme - coming soon!

We're currently working on preparing the 2024 conference programme to being you more hands on workshops, inspiring talks and the latest in techniques and equipment. Themes will include: 

  • Acute
  • Community
  • Bariatric
  • Paediatric
  • General Interest

The emphasis of our workshops is hands on, practical working - giving you real hands-on experience and scenario based case studies to learn from. Start planning your conference now!

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What to expect

This year's conference is being curated with you in mind, we've taken onboard feedback from previous years and are excited to bring you...

  • Larger more versatile workshop spaces so you can get the most of the sessions you attend
  • Larger exhibition with more suppliers and spaces to relax
  • More sessions focused on the topics that matter to you
  • Accommodation and conference under one roof
  • Central location 

We believe in the importance of knowledge sharing, best practice and learning together. These beliefs are at the centre of this year's conference - we want to design a conference that appeals and is accessible to EVERYONE. Help us to achieve this by submitting a paper for conference and shape the conference programme.

What to find out more about NBE Conference - click on the gallery or video page to see what we got up to in 2023!

Call for Papers - Deadline for submissions: 15th April 2024

The Call for Papers is now open! We have opportunities for both practical and theory based workshops and we encourage all those working in the field of Moving & Handling to share their best practices and innovative working. 

Introducing Poster Displays 

Posters displays provide an opportunity to show case your work with out needing to present live. These are particularly great for first time presenters who may be unsure about hosting a full workshop or those with more niche content. Click on the 'Submit a Paper' button below to find out more


Share your knowledge and help shape the conference programme!

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Sponsorship & Exhibition

We've already had a lot of interest in exhibition and sponsorship for this year's conference. If you'd like to secure a stand or are interested in sponsorship opportunities contact Jenny Lowrey by email or call 0191 241 4523


Birmingham Metropole

Conference Venue

This year's conference is taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, centrally located and easily accessible by train or car. Full details below: 

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
National Exhibition Centre
Pendigo Way
Marston Green
B40 1PP


Parking is available at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. 

Conference delegates receive a discounted parking rate of £10 per day. You can pre-book your parking by clicking here click 'pre pay parking' and enter the event code PJLTI .  

What are the benefits of attending conference?

  • Enhance your portfolio – Conference is CPD accredited.
  • Build your professional network - you’ll meet fellow professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. 
  • Get inspired - you’ll see and hear new things – techniques, equipment, latest research, case studies and much more. 
  • Learn - from industry experts and thought leaders.  Remain at the cutting-edge of your profession.
  • Get ‘hands on’ – there is plenty of opportunity, between the exhibition and programme to try out equipment and techniques.
  • Tour the trade exhibition – check out the latest technology, watch the equipment demonstrations, chat to the trade and make new contacts.
  • Get involved – why not present yourself? There are opportunities for everyone to contribute. Share your research, your projects, your ideas…. Just as you’ll love to hear our presentations, we’d love to hear yours.
  • Have fun - Conference is a friendly and relaxed event. You’ll meet new friends, eat good food and enjoy the surroundings and facilities of the hotel.
  • Get a discount – although Conference is open to everyone, NBE members benefit from a discounted rate.

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Why should you attend? 

There are lots of moving & handling conferences out there - so why NBE? Here's a few reasons why we think you won't want to miss out... 

  • Community - unlike other conferences and large exhibitions we work with moving & handling professionals all year round through our membership base. We're not just a conference we're a community and an association that's built around supporting you! This is the number one reason people attend our conference - for its sense of community and supportive environment
  • Professional Development: The conference provides an opportunity to enhance your professional knowledge and skills. Attendees can learn about the latest advancements, research, and best practices in back care and ergonomics.
  • Networking Opportunities: Conferences bring together professionals from various backgrounds and expertise levels. Networking with peers, experts, and industry leaders can open doors for collaboration, partnerships, and career opportunities.
  • Exposure to New Technologies: The event showcases the latest technologies, products, and services in the field of back care and ergonomics. This exposure can be valuable for staying updated on industry trends and incorporating innovative solutions into your practice or organisation.
  • Sharing of Best Practices: The conference provides a platform for professionals to share their experiences, case studies, and best practices. Learning from the successes and challenges of others can inform and improve your own approaches to moving & handling.
  • Inspiration and Motivation: Being part of a conference can be inspiring and motivating. Engaging with like-minded individuals, listening to success stories, and participating in discussions can rekindle your passion for your work and drive positive change.

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For any conference-related questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email at: