- During the first day of the exhibition a conference was arranged about Swedish-Turkish co-operation in the habilitation of the disabled. (Photo Magnus Höij)
- Helena Höij, chairman of the board of the Swedish Handicap Institute presented the work of the Swedish Handicap Institute. (Photo Magnus Höij)
The exhibition was called Engelli Çocuklar Için Hayatı Kolaylaştıralım,, in English something like "Let us give disabled children a better life".
It was the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Trade Council, together with the Greater Ankara Municipality who arranged the exhibition.
The exhibition took place in two major Turkish cities – The capital of Ankara, with 4 million inhabitants – at the end of November and Adana, a city with 600 000 inhabitants in the southeast corner of Turkey close to Syria and the Mediterranean, beginning of December.
The exhibition presented 170 Swedish technical aids aimed for disabled children and youths. In total about 40 Swedish companies took part.
- Autoadapt showcased Carony Kids (Photo left), a unique, easily operated and dockable transport wheelchair that is combined with a car seat lift, and the Careva Harness System, a posture belt system.
Mr Håkan Bertmar from Autoadapt represented Autoadapt during the opening days in Ankara when Mr Melih Gökçek mayor of greater Ankara, and the Swedish ambassador in Turkey, Mr Christer Asp, jointly opened the exhibition.
- The exhibition in Ankara was held at Altınpark, not only a conference centre, but also a popular recreational area for the inhabitants of Ankara.
"Interest was tremendous for our products. Among others did numerous pupils from schools for disabled children visited the exhibition", says Mr Bertmar.
The purpose of the exhibition was to demonstrate the possibilities of well-functioning assistive technical aids, and how they can improve quality of life for children and young people with disabilities.
- The exhibition in Ankara was opened by Mr Melih Gökçek (3:rd from the left) and Mr Christer Asp , the Swedish ambassador in Turkey, (right). (Photo Magnus Höij)
- Mr Håkan Bertmar display Carony Kids to a group of Ankara top officials, headed by the Mayor Melih Gökçek. (Photo Magnus Höij)
- Two dance showgroups triggered the opening cermony. (Photo Magnus Höij)
- A group of pupils from a school for disabled children visted the exhibition. (Photo Lotte Wennerbom)