The National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, United Kingdom B40 1NT +44 (0) 121 780 4141
The NEC is where brands are born, products are launched and networks are made. Welcoming around 2.1 million visitors each year, the venue hosts over 140 diverse trade and consumer shows and more than 400 live events and conferences.
The venue team is dedicated to putting on great events. In addition to recurring events such as Spring Fair, BBC Good Food Show, BBC Gardeners’ World and Clothes Show Live, the NEC also welcomes the likes of Range Rover – who launched their Range Rover Evoque at the venue - Severn Trent, BskyB, Sainsbury’s and Royal Mail for everything from launch events and TV shows, to product engagement activity and conferences.
At the NEC we put the live into life, creating unforgettable live experiences!
Easy to get to
Location is one of our many strong points and we really couldn’t be better placed – we have a physical connection to Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International Railway Station, meaning you don’t even have to step outside to reach us! If you prefer to drive, we’re just minutes off the motorway and within a three hour drive time of almost 75 per cent of the UK’s population. On site, we have 16,000 car parking spaces, so we’re well equipped to accommodate you all!
All the food and drink options you’d need
In addition to great events, the NEC offers visitors fantastic facilities on site. Award-winning caterer Amadeus provides everything from 200-seater cafes to quick-snack bars, while there are also well-known outlets like Starbucks, JD Wetherspoons and Jimmy Spices to choose from.
Looking for flexible space?
The NEC occupies a 650-acre site which offers unrivalled flexibility across more than 186,000sqm of covered exhibition space through 20 interconnecting halls. We’ve also got 34 dedicated conference rooms, offering space for 20 to 720 delegates! In addition, the NEC now provides free visitor Wi-Fi in all halls (excluding hall 16), all conference suites, organiser’s offices, in-hall catering outlets and the Bridgelink.
For more information on our services and what’s on, please visit www.thenec.co.uk or email [email protected]
FIT Show 2017 Distance: 0.3 miTourist Information National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, United Kingdom B40 1NT
An event aimed specifically at fabricators and installers involved in the UK window, door and conservatory industry. This exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to view all the latest product innovations and services, discuss and debate new trends and regulations, exchange ideas, network and make new business contacts. It’s the only event of its kind, a trade show totally dedicated to this industry.
Optrafair is the premium event to be seen at, where you'll meet a dedicated and informed audience of eye care professionals. For leading brands, and for newer companies aiming to get a foothold on the market, Optrafair is the leading exhibition for the UK optical industry.
Optrafair has united the British optical industry since 1978, continually building on our heritage to support every sector across the industry. Optrafair is trusted by everyone who works in the industry – manufacturers, laboratories, suppliers and distributors, eye care professionals and their representative and professional bodies, and educators. This well-established brand ensures that exhibitors and visitors from all parts of the sector have opportunities to develop their businesses, expand their knowledge, grow their awareness of new products and services and participate in a wide range of education and training activities.
Optrafair is brought to you by two of the most respected organisations serving the optical market in the UK. FMO first introduced Optrafair as a show ‘by the sector, for the sector’ and those values remain. We are a non-profit organisation and surpluses from Optrafair are ploughed back for the benefit of the sector. We work in partnership with MA Exhibitions and Optician magazine, combining some of the most respected organisations serving the optical market.