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In order to thrive, independent practitioners also need to operate sound business as well as clinical practices. Recognising this fact, the focus of our event has always been biased towards business development and simply being the most commercially successful practice you can be. If you work in independent practice, whether optician or optometrist, practice owner or practice team member - you are ALL welcome to attend. 

Since 2016 Independents Day has collaborated with National Eyecare Group to run our conferences together. The combined event has proven hugely popular and makes perfect sense, in a crowded optical events calendar, for time-poor independent practitioners as well as their industry suppliers.

For 2018 we are endeavouring to make our conference more accessible by taking it to the people. This year we have taken another brave step in changing from our established 2-day programme in order to run an exciting new afternoon-evening roadshow format. The high quality content past delegates have come to expect remains, it's just more focused and coming to a venue nearer to you!

As always we look forward to meeting friends old and new once again, in order to celebrate all that's good about being independent!

Independents Day 2018 Independents Day 2018

We're going on tour! This year we've decided to mix things up a bit and so, rather than our usual 2-day conference format, we are taking the event to 3 venues around the country. What won't change is the top-notch speaker programme, business workshops and a smattering of CET.

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NEG Conference 2018 NEG Conference 2018

This years annual conference is part of the exciting new roadshow format we've embarked on with the iDay team. We are looking forward to taking the event 'on tour' in order to meet more of our members who perhaps struggle to find the time to attend our usual annual conference.

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iDay in Video iDay in Video

See what all the fuss has been about over the last 13 years! Take a peek at the video highlights, as well as catching up on previous Independents Days.

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Following the announcement that this year’s Independents Day (iDay) and National Eyecare Group road show theme is ‘Balanc ...

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