Easyfairs UK & Global has underscored its commitment to CCR Expo, the UK’s largest event for medical aesthetics, with an unrivalled level of investment for the 2017 show.

CCR Expo, the only event to unite both surgical and non-surgical professionals, returns to Olympia, London, on 5 & 6 October 2017, not only co-located with both the BAAPS Annual Scientific Meeting and Practice Management Expo 2017 but also with a host of new features.

New for 2017, CCR Expo will include a special VIP Programme, an Innovation Zone, Clinic of the Future, the KOL Recognition Awards, a Laser Live Demo plus an Advice Clinic for Aesthetic Nurses. These features will run alongside exhibitors who are leading suppliers, manufacturers and distributers from the surgical and non-surgical communities. Over 75 per cent of the show floor has already been booked with exhibitors signed-up including SkinCeuticals, 3d Lipo, Sinclair IS Pharma, Cynosure UK, Alumier Labs UK and Healthxchange Pharmacy.

Easyfairs is also investing heavily in the event’s two-day educational programme, which is being designed with the support of the 28-strong expert medical advisory board, led by Norman Waterhouse, MBChB, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Plas). Carefully aimed at the thousands of surgeons, doctors, nurses, dermatologists, dentists and practice managers who will attend CCR Expo, the event will feature over 16 hours of free talks, and up to 20 hours of CPD. There will be a non-surgical conference, live demonstrations, an aesthetic nursing conference plus surgical and non-surgical workshops.

Easyfairs is deepening CCR Expo’s relationships with many respected industry associations in the aesthetic medicine sector, including The European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS), The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), The European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (ESPRAS) and The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Many of these industry bodies are hosting dedicated sessions at the event, for instance The British Cosmetic Dermatology Group will hold a one-day expert session updating attendees on key areas of cosmetic dermatology. Similarly, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons will host its 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting at CCR Expo. This will focus on marginal gains and will bring together trainees and consultant surgeons to focus on state of the art and pioneering techniques in all areas of aesthetic surgery. CCR Expo will host delegations of BAAPS surgeons around the exhibition, and there will also be a dedicated session for BAAPS trainees at the show.

Simon Withey, BAAPS President, said: “It’s a pleasure to announce that BAAPS will once again be holding its annual scientific meeting in association with the CCR Expo.  This provides a great opportunity to expose BAAPS members to the teaching and training of non-surgical treatments, an area where they have always maintained a keen interest. Without doubt the joint CCR/BAAPS event continues to be the premier aesthetic meeting place in the UK and we are pleased to be part of this unique event.”

CCR Expo 2017 will also run in collaboration with The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Symposium, which is a being hosted in the UK for the first time. ISAPS Delegates are invited to a welcome reception on Friday 6th October and will then attend the Symposium on Saturday 7th October. The exclusive one-day event is being designed by Dr Paul Harris, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and is fully endorsed by Dr. Paraskevas (Vakis) Kontoes Μ.D., Ph.D., Plastic Aesthetic Surgeon and ISAPS Education Council Chair.

Easyfairs has also invested in the level of marketing support offered to CCR Expo exhibitors with a range of free marketing tools to increase visibility and better lead generation. To make it easier for overseas manufacturers to identify UK aesthetic/medical partners and distributors, CCR Expo will host a Meet the UK Distributor programme. Botanico Vida is one of many organisations which benefited from this initiative last year, finding a new UK distributor for its ‘Omega Oil’.  Kristy Cimesa, co-founder of the company said: “CCR was a great opportunity for us to get to know the best companies in the industry.”

Alison Willis, Event Director of CCR Expo, comments: “As the comments from Kristy and Simon show, CCR is already the leading teaching and education event for medical aesthetic professionals. But we have no intention of stopping there and taking our foot off the gas.  We are absolutely committed to growing the show, as our huge investment in new show features, marketing and expanding partnerships vividly demonstrates. Watch this space – we will have masses more to report as the event nears!”