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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

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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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 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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