Pass on your details
When you enter the lorry park one of our friendly traffic officers will issue you with a timed vehicle access pass then direct you to the appropriate gate. It’s essential you clearly jot down your correct contact details and mobile number on the pass so we can contact you in the case of an emergency. The pass should also be clearly displayed on the dashboard of your vehicle at all times - no exceptions.
Keeping traffic flowing is one of our biggest challenges, which is why at some events we operate a deposit system to keep things moving along during very busy build ups. When a deposit system is in place you’ll be required to pay a £50 deposit in exchange for a time restricted vehicle access pass for delivery/offloading. Return to the lorry park within your allotted time and you’ll get the full deposit back. Return late and you’ll lose your £50. Simple. Don’t forget, the refund must be claimed on the day of issue.
If you’re not sure if a deposit system is in place, we recommend giving your organiser a shout or check your exhibitor manual. To save even more time, you can also pre-pay your deposit. Finally, if you plan on staying at the National Exhibition Centre for the whole day once you have unloaded, please park your vehicle completely free of charge in one of our outer area car parks.
We’re not ones for chaos at the NEC and we doubt you are either, that’s why we insist all vehicles at the rear of the halls are parked in an orderly manner. This ensures offloading is quick, safe and expletive-free. With so many people and forklifts in action, we also ask you to be extra vigilant and to don your trusty neon jackets at all times.
One last thing, vehicles must not park on yellow hatch markings or red lines unless directed to do so by one of our traffic officers. And please never, ever park on red hatch markings. These are Emergency Exit routes for everyone's safety.
Open period delivering
If you’re making a delivery on the opening morning and subsequent days of the event, you’ll need to head to the lorry park and pick up a timed vehicle access pass. Once again please be aware of the time limit on your pass and once offloaded please leave the rear of the hall and head to one of our outer area car parks (or back out on the road of course).
Please note, only cars and people carriers that have purchased Exhibitor Advantage parking for the open period of an event, can park at the rear of the halls.