Free admission is by pre-registration, key client invitation or ticket only. Visitors to the exhibition without tickets must complete a registration form at the entrance to the exhibition hall.
The Organisers reserve the right, at their discretion to refuse admission to the exhibition. In the interest of safety no child under the age of 16 will be admitted to the exhibition, while students 16-18 years must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult.
HOURS OF OPENING
Tuesday 5th April 09.30 – 17.00 hrs
Wednesday 6th April 09.30 – 17.00 hrs
Thursday 7th April 09.30 – 16.00 hrs
Parking – pre-booked parking for £12.85 per day via the NEC here https://parking.thenec.co.uk/NECBirminghamBooking/?fresh_start=y
Transport to the exhibition halls from the car parks is by a frequent free shuttle bus service. This will operate from one hour before to one hour after exhibition open times.
Canvassing for orders by non-exhibitors is strictly prohibited, and the right of expulsion will at once be exercised.
The distribution or display of printed materials, handbills or circulars or other articles, other than by exhibitors within the confines of their own stands, is prohibited.
For First Aid and Medical Emergencies, Medical Assistance on site is provided in the form of First Aiders; this can be sought by contacting either the Organiser’s Office or the Venue Operations Centre on 0121 780 4141 ext. 2222 – when reporting an emergency, please give the exact location of the casualty and details of the injuries incurred.
Please report loss of property, or hand in items found, to the Organiser’s Office in Hall 9.
PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM
The Public address system is for official announcements and Police/Emergency messages only. It is not available to exhibitors or visitors, under any circumstances, during the open hours of the exhibition.
Cloakroom facilities are available next to Hall 9.
There are bars, restaurants, cafes and sandwich bars located both within the exhibition and in the Piazza area.
CUSTOMS & EXCISE
Tel: 0121 782 5221
Fax: 0121 780 4121
TOA Taxis –
Tel: 0121 427 8888
HOW TO GET TO THE VENUE
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) is situated just 9 miles from Birmingham city centre and adjacent to junction 6 of the M42, providing direct links to the M5, M6 and M40.
This provides a convenient means of reaching the NEC from any parts of the UK, and Birmingham International Station is directly linked to the NEC via a covered walkway. Information Tel: 0345 484980.
Birmingham International Airport is right next door to the NEC offering direct flights to and from Europe, USA, Asia as well as many UK Cities. Tel: 0121 767 5511.