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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.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

February 2020

Spring Fair

February 2 - February 6
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Spring Fair International is one of the most established events in any retailer’s diary. It showcases the latest UK and international designers and exhibitors, including the hottest products from new and popular brands. This fair is one of the biggest, brightest most stylish events on the calendar so don't miss out on some vital retail advice which could set your business apart in 2016.

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Jewellery & Watch Birmingham

February 2 - February 6
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Jewellery & Watch is the Uk's largest trade show for the jewellery & watch industry. The NEC in Birmingham is a fitting venue for this show, given the historical link between the jewellery trade and the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Showcasing the latest jewellery collections ranging from fashion jewellery to luxurious diamond jewellery, which not only attracts professional audiences to the show but consumers as well. Get exposure to over 17,000 buyers within the industry. Furthermore, this show runs alongside the Spring Fair,…

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Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

February 18 - February 23
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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Packaging Birmingham

February 26 - February 27
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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This two-day event contains everying you need to know on the entire packaging supply chain. Network and hear from some of the top thinkers in the industry with the seminars or source new suppliers with the exhibitors from across the industry. At Packaging Birmingham you’ll find Packaging Innovations, Ecopack, Contract Pack & Fulfilment, Empack, Label & Print, and Industrial Pack all taking place at one event.  

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March 2020

Crufts

March 5 - March 8
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 11 - March 14
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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European Neuro Convention

March 17 - March 18
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The European Neuro Convention is Europe’s premiere event for brain and spine specialists. The show has a number of fascinating CPD-accredited talks, as well as product demonstrations and exhibits from companies working, or trying to break into, the sector. The show is co-located with two other relevant events: the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo and Home Care Expo.

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British Tourism & Travel Show

March 25 - March 26
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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The UK Concrete Show

March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

If you work in - or with - the UK concrete industry, this show is for you. The show has several useful workshops for people to learn best practices and new techniques, whilst there is also the chance to see new products with over 300 product categories on display from exhibitors.

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National Convenience Show

March 30 - April 1
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 and The Ingredients 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…

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The Ingredients Show

March 30 - April 1
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 and National Convenience Show these shows provide a 360-degree perspective of the industry, enabling you to get on board with the 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

March 30 - April 1
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 and National Convenience Show, these shows provide a wide perspective of the industries, enabling you to get on board with the latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these…

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April 2020

Internet Retailing Expo

April 1 - April 2
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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Med-Tech Innovation Expo

April 1 @ 9:30 am - April 2 @ 3:00 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Med-Tech Innovation Expo is a major event focused on medical design and manufacturing technology. The show has a number of live demos of top-of-the-range medical equipment and innovative practices. The show boasts over 5,000 attendees who gather to hear some incredible talks from the top thinkers in these groundbreaking sectors.

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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

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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