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.

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October 2021

The National Wedding Show – Birmingham

October 29 - October 31
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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November 2021

Advanced Engineering

November 3 - November 4
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 5 - November 7
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 11
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 17 - November 18
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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February 2022

Spring Fair

6th February 2022 - 9th February 2022
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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Packaging Birmingham

16th February 2022 - 17th February 2022
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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Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

22nd February 2022 - 27th February 2022
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 2022

Crufts

10th March 2022 - 13th March 2022
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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Sign & Digital UK

22nd March 2022 - 24th March 2022
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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April 2022

MACH

4th April 2022 - 8th April 2022
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

5th April 2022 - 7th April 2022
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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National Convenience Show

25th April 2022 - 27th April 2022
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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Farm Shop & Deli Show

25th April 2022 - 27th April 2022
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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May 2022

The UK Concrete Show

5th May 2022 @ 8:00 am - 6th May 2022 @ 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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Body Power Expo

13th May 2022 - 15th May 2022
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 Dentistry Show

13th May 2022 @ 9:00 am - 14th May 2022 @ 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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June 2022

UK Games Expo

3rd June 2022 - 5th June 2022
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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November 2022

Euro Bus Expo

1st November 2022 - 3rd November 2022
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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April 2023

The Ingredients Show

24th April 2023 - 26th April 2023
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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