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The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

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Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
01217 804141 http://www.thenec.co.uk

Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, or NEC, is one of the UK’s most beloved and recognisable venues.  First opened in 1976, the NEC has hosted thousands of events, shows and exhibitions across a wealth of themes and industries.

Located conveniently next to major motorway, railway and airport connections, the NEC has 20 halls, making it the largest and busiest exhibition centre in the UK.  Amazingly, it’s also the seventh largest in the whole of Europe too.

Built to prove that big shows can exist outside of London, the NEC has hosted the Classic Motor Show, Crufts and BBC Good Food Shows.

Please visit our UK exhibition calendar to find the latest trade shows near you.

Upcoming Exhibitions

February 2019

Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

February 19 - February 24
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£8

This annual show is the best way to get a good look at the best caravans, tents and accessories before the camping season begins. The biggest UK manufacturers will be showcasing their latest models plus some smaller companies will have a few surprises in store. Now with over 350 exhibitors, you can get a great overview of all of the best products available in the industry.

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March 2019

The National Wedding Show – Birmingham

March 1 - March 3
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£10 – £16

A days visit to the national wedding show, Birmingham will save you months of planning stress and leave you with endless ideas and inspiration for your big day! From trying on and buying your dream dress from the thousands on offer, to hiring your venue, ordering your cake, booking your photographer, choosing your stationery and lots, lots more, The National Wedding Show is the only show for brides-to-be.

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Crufts

March 7 - March 10
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£15

Crufts is the largest dog show in the UK with 22,000 dogs competing for the title of Crufts Best In Show. There will be over 550 trade stands with special show offers and exciting new products for every kind of dog. The event also features fantastic displays and competitions, the Good Citizen Dog Scheme training ring which is the UK’s largest dog training programme and a Dog Activities Ring.

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The Big Bang Fair London

March 13 - March 16
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Big Bang Fair is is all about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to study science, technology, engineering and maths.  The event will be host to many inspirational scientists and engineers who are there to enthuse the engineers and scientists of the future.

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British Tourism & Travel Show

March 20 - March 21
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The British Tourism & Travel Show is the leading event in the UK for the domestic tourism and venues industry. This year there will be over 300 exhibitors, including attractions, destinations, hotels and venues, with 3,000 visitors. If you are responsible for planning holidays or events, this show is for you! There will be a seminar programme including networking opportunities, leaving you with a great idea for your business in the year ahead.

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April 2019

Sign & Digital UK

April 2 - April 4
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Sign & Digital UK is the biggest event for Sign Making, Display Solutions and Digital Printing. The show has been established for over 25 years. This year will see leading manufacturers and suppliers from the signage, display and print industries to showcase the very latest cutting edge display solutions.  

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Internet Retailing Expo

April 3 @ 9:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Internet Retailing Expo is the biggest gathering of multichannel retail professions in the UK. With over 300 exhibitors and a range of thought leaders across the fields of digital strategy, this is an expo any ecommerce professional cannot afford to miss. The show is twinned with the eDelivery expo which looks at fulfilment and operations technology, a vital part of most ecommerce businesses.

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Art & Antiques for Everyone

April 4 - April 7
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£16

Known as the largest vetted art, antiques and interiors fair outside of London, the Art & Antiques fair showcases a range of jewellery, paintings, furniture, ceramics, sculptures and more. With over 200 knowledgeable dealers and daily talks, there is plenty of advice to be had over the 4-day event.

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National Convenience Show

April 8 - April 10
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The National Convenience Show, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, brings together retail, suppliers and wholesalers. It hosts a range of convenience products and solutions from food-to-go to in-store tech, social media solutions and much more. Running alongside Farm Shop & Deli Show, The Ingredients Show and The Forecourt Show, these shows provide a 360-degree perspective of the industry, enabling you to get on board with latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these four shows, there will be…

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The Ingredients Show

April 8 - April 10
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Ingredients Show provides a unique opportunity to find the ingredients, solutions and services that will help your business excel. Running alongside Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show, these shows provide a 360-degree perspective of the industry, enabling you to get on board with latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these four shows, there will be 30,000 attendees, 1,500 exhibitions and a range of speakers and live events.

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Farm Shop & Deli Show

April 8 - April 10
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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At Farm Shop & Deli Show you'll find over 450 exhibitors showcasing quality local and regional produce and the latest in equipment, labelling and packaging solutions. Whether you're an independent farm shop, delicatessen or artisan food outlet, there is bound to be something to help your business at this expo. Running alongside The Ingredients Show, National Convenience Show and The Forecourt Show, these shows provide a wide perspective of the industries, enabling you to get on board with latest trends and source innovative…

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The Forecourt Show

April 8 - April 10
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Forecourt Show is the UK's biggest trade-only event that is dedicated to the forecourt and fuel market.  This event is suitable for anyone who works in the commercial, manufacturing, environmental, or retail sectors within the forecourt industry. Running alongside Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Ingredients Show, these shows provide a wide range of perspectives on the industries, enabling you to get on board with latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these four shows, there…

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The Commercial Vehicle Show

April 30 - May 2
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Commercial Vehicle Show is primarily focused on new technologies and discussion around truck and van transportation. With different product launches amd workshops specifically for the van and truck sector, the CV Show is a great place to improve transportation efficiency.

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May 2019

The Vaper Expo UK

May 3 - May 5
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£13 – £60

The Vaper Expo UK is the UK’s largest e-cigarette and vaping exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham and attracting over 20.000 visitors. This three-day event combines entertainment, retail and B2B, with exhibitions joining the event from UK, Europe, USA, China and Malaysia. There have been over 500 exhibitors to attending the show over the previous years, with a range of retailers, distributors and wholesalers looking to find new business partners.

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Body Power Expo

May 10 - May 12
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Body Power Expo is the UK's most comprehensive fitness event. Taking part over three days, the show looks at the products, services and athletes in the fitness industry. With some of the top names in the industry attending along with interactive feature areas and competitions, this event is not one to be missed! Offering something for any fitness enthusiast, the show provides a premier visitor experience with countless international stars and industry renowned experts, an extensive exhibition, interactive feature areas…

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The Baby Show – Birmingham

May 17 - May 19
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Baby Show is the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event, ideally for parents expecting a new child: With over 1000 specialist products for infants, the Baby Show has a huge range to suit a newborn! Alongside these products, they also have information & advice from experts in the field on subjects such as breastfeeding, first aid and antenatal If you're expecting a child or are interested in the industry, the Baby Show is the one for you!

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UK Games Expo

May 31 - June 2
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£8 – £80

The UK Games Expo showcases an exciting range of tabletop gaming, from card games and board games to role-playing and miniature games This fun event appeals to both the seasoned gamers, the general public and families. You can look around the trade stands, try out the games for yourself, join game tournaments or visit the Family Zone to keep the kids entertained.

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June 2019

Automechanika

June 4 @ 9:30 am - June 6 @ 4:00 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Automechanika is the number one exhibition in the UK for the automotive aftermarket and vehichile manufacturing sector. With over 12,000 decision makers across the industry, it is a must-attend for anyone involved with vehicle production or after-sales support such as garage owners and engineers.  

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September 2019

Autumn Fair

September 1 - September 4
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Autumn Fair is the seasons' number one exhibition for wholesale gifts and home trade. You can find all the homewares, gifts and ideas to inspire and reward your customers under one roof. Taking place a few months before Christmas makes it a great opportunity to plan for the festive season.

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Glee – Birmingham

September 10 - September 12
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Glee is the UK's biggest and most valuable garden and outdoor living tradeshow. Attendees can discover the newest products on the market, source unique products for every category and set your ranges apart from your competitors. Sectors represented include outdoor entertaining, landscape & garden decoration, retail experiences & services, pet products, food & catering and finally home, gift & clothing. So there's a wide range of products to suit varying needs and interests. This is the perfect event for tradesmen and…

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The Cycle Show

September 13 - September 15
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Cycle Show is one of the UK’s biggest cycling events, showcasing over 300 exhibitors, 500+ brands, the latest bikes and accessories. See the world’s best cycle brands present their new bikes and kit for the coming season.

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The Print Show

September 17 - September 19
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Print Show is an annual exhibition aimed to inform everyone from the small high street print shop to the huge conglomerates. Alongside the corporate side of the event, The Print Show aims to celebrate the industries culture and history, with a range of live demonstrations throughout the event.  

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October 2019

PPMA Show

October 1 - October 3
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Processing & Packaging Machinery Trade Association Show is one of the UK’s leading production line events. This trade show showcases new product launches and is attended by thousands of manufacturers from all over the industry, including food, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, and FMCG as well as contract packers and more. It offers visitors a chance to see new machinery in action, find inspiration, new ideas and solutions, gain access to potential new suppliers, evaluate and purchase the latest technology as well…

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Eurogamer Expo

October 17 - October 20
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Eurogamer Expo (EGX) is the UK's biggest games show and offers visitors the opportunity to play the biggest console and PC games before they're released.  There are plenty of things to do as well including tournaments, indie games, cosplay, a retro zone, board games, mobile games and a load of gaming merchandise to buy.  

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November 2019

CAKE International – Birmingham

November 1 - November 3
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£14 – £27

CAKE International has over 80 exhibitors offering cutting-edge cake decorating and baking supplies; Competition Classes for all ages and abilities; Demonstration Theatres; a series of informative workshops and much more!

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The National Pet Show

November 2 - November 3
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£19.99

Returning to the NEC Birmingham, the National Pet Show is a weekend event where you can see animals, get expert advice, watch a variety of animal displays and shop for the latest products. It covers all species of pets from dogs and cats to reptiles, fish, birds and rodents.

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Automotive Management Live

November 7
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Focusing on automotive retail, this show is well-suited for anyone working in automotive retail looking to hear about for the latest industry trends and innovations. A one-day show, it provides a unique networking opportunity for those working in automotive sales.  

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January 2020

Performance & Tuning Car Show

9th January 2020 - 12th January 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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A show dedicated to fast cars and how to make them even faster! Focusing on tuning and enhancements for high-performance vehicles.

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Autosport International

9th January 2020 - 12th January 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Autosport International is a show dedicated to motorsports, with both a trade and public offering. With a live indoor track for demonstrations and dedicated engineering section for showcasing the latest technologies, Autosport International is a key event for motorsport professionals and enthusiasts.

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BETA International

19th January 2020 - 21st January 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

BETA International is an exhibition showcasing the equestrian, country clothing, outdoor and pet product sectors, that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. This show offers a business and networking platform for members of the industry and an opportunity to see hundreds of the most exciting and innovative new products unveiled. It also hosts a daily programme of top-class speakers, celebrity interviews and prestigious industry awards.

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November 2020

Euro Bus Expo

3rd November 2020 - 5th November 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

A one-stop-shop for the coach, bus and mini-vehicle sector in the UK and Ireland. Featuring the latest bus and coaches on the market as well as technologies to improve systems for operators and passengers.

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