The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

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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 Events

October 2020

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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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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