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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

April 2020

Art & Antiques for Everyone

April 2 - April 5
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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The National Wedding Show – Birmingham

April 4 - April 5
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£12

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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MACH

April 20 - April 24
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association, MACH is the centrepoint for manufacturers looking to innovate and discover ways to improve their processes and supply chain. MACH includes a variety of zones for visitors to discover specialist areas within manufacturing, including 3D printing, digital solutions, automation, lasers and logistics.

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Smart Industry Expo

April 21 - April 23
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Smart Industry Expo hosts a series of engineering and digitalisation forums to help bring the manufacturing industry up-to-speed with the latest techniologies and innovations taking place both in the UK and abroad. There are a number of UK manufacturers showcasing their latest products and services to improve the manufacturing process.

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Sign & Digital UK

April 28 - April 30
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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The Commercial Vehicle Show

April 28 - April 30
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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The Health & Safety Event

April 28 - April 30
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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If you deal with health and safety in the workplace, this event is for you. The Health and Safety Event is both information and procurement-driven, with in-depth talks alongside exhibitors showcasing relevant products and services.  

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May 2020

The Vaper Expo UK

May 1 - May 3
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£15 – £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 15 - May 17
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 15 - May 17
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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The Dentistry Show

May 15 @ 9:00 am - May 16 @ 5:30 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show is a seminal event for dentists and other professionals working in this sector. With state-of-the-art dental suppliers showcasing their products as well as thought leaders giving talks on the latest developments, this is a must-attend event. The show is co-located with the Dental Technology Showcase which is focused on products and information specifically for dental technician and laboratory professionals.

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UK Games Expo

May 29 - May 31
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 2020

Subcon

June 9 - June 11
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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If you’re a subcontractor in the manufacturing supply chain, or you work with subcontractors on a regular basis, this trade show can help you increase efficiency and source new suppliers. A solid supply chain is crucial for a range of businesses, and so with a variety of UK and international suppliers, this show can be a great way to find companies to work with on a regular basis.

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Multimodal

June 16 - June 18
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Multimodal is the number one event in Britain for the logistics sector. It features a number of innovative solutions to improve supply chain management and is essential for anyone in the shipping industry.

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September 2020

Autumn Fair

September 6 - September 9
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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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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Glee – Birmingham

September 15 - September 17
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 Print Show

September 27 - September 29
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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PPMA Show

September 29 - October 1
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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October 2020

UK Construction Week

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 8 @ 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 UK’s largest construction show is the ideal space to learn about new developments and projects in the sector, as well as industry-specific networking. UK Construction Week is an annual event that attracts thousands of attendees, making it the ideal place to find new products or services relating to the construction industry.  

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World of Learning Conference & Exhibition

October 13 - October 14
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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This annual conderence and exhibition brings together learning & development professionals, industry experts and exhibitors from across the educational world. Learn about an array of different learning methods, as well as training management and electronic performance support systems.

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The Pharmacy Show

18th October 2020 - 19th October 2021
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

If you are a pharmacist, or work in the medical procurement industry, The Pharmacy Show is for you. The show has over 400 exhibitors featuring some established and breakthrough pharmaceutical companies. As well as being a trade show, The Pharmacy Show is also a unique training event for people working in the sector. The educational programme provides a huge amount of free continued professional development (CPD) content across a wide selection of topics useful for pharmacy professionals.

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The National Pet Show

October 31 - November 1
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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November 2020

Euro Bus Expo

November 3 - November 5
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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Advanced Engineering

November 4 - November 5
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Advanced Engineering s is the UK’s largest annual exhibition for advanced manufacturers and specialists in the supply chain. Focusing on technology and innovation, the show includes manufacturers, suppliers and technology partners, as well as an activity zone to learn new techniques from experts in the field.  

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CAKE International – Birmingham

November 6 - November 8
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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Automotive Management Live

November 12
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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Schools & Academies Show Birmingham

November 18 - November 19
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

This bi-annual takes place over two days and is a meeting place for major decision makers working in - or with - schools and academies. The show features over 100 speakers, plus interactive roundtable discussions, innovative demonstrations and case-studies.  

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April 2021

The Forecourt Show

12th April 2021 - 14th April 2021
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 Facilities Event

28th April 2021 - 30th April 2021
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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If you work in - or with - the facilities management and workplace industry, this event is for you. The show is a crucial meeting place with information and inspiration from suppliers and expert professionals from the industry. Attracting over 6,000 visitors and with over 200 suppliers exhibiting, The Facilities Event is a key event on the FM calendar.  

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June 2021

Automechanika

8th June 2021 - 10th June 2021
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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