We work hard to ensure it’s never hard work organising an event at the NEC. Our spaces are flexible, our people are friendly, our experience unrivalled. But don’t just take our word, see what’s on offer yourself.

Meetings and Events

At the NEC we believe that no two events should ever be the same. So whatever your space requirements we'll find a solution.

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20 halls, 34 conference suites, 182,000sqm of covered space. Blank canvasses don’t come any bigger than the NEC. Let us help you fill it.

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Rooms to please

Whether you just want to book a meeting room or have a grand occasion, with our handy Space Search you’ll find the perfect room in seconds.

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why the nec?


Events every year




Trade and Consumer exhibitions each year


Years' experience in the events industry


Car park spaces


sqm of indoor space


Of UK within 3 hours drive time


Waste to landfill
tips for organisers
All deliveries should be made during tenancy days only.
It is vital to have a Traffic Management Plan in place for all goods vehicles.
Breakdown will commence once ALL visitors and children (under the age of 16) have vacated the hall.
There is a prayer room situated in the piazza next to subway.
Conference suites are available to hire at the NEC. Please use the space search.
If you have any queries or need assistance during your visit, please contact any member of staff who will be happy to help.
AEV eGuide

Access the latest copy of the eGuide - for guidance on health, safety and operational planning, management and on-site conduct at events

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Whether you’re heading to the NEC by plane, train or automobile, thanks to our central location you’ll never have too far to travel.

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Always be prepared

When you’re big on space, you need to be even bigger on facilities. So, whether it’s restrooms, cashpoints, wi-fi or disabled services, we’ve got you covered.

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We have around 16,500 parking spaces at the NEC, which means less time searching for a spot and more time enjoying the show, but remember, if you're a conference client, your parking will be free.

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Need to find a document?

Looking for an exhibitor guide or handy tips to help make your stand irresistible? Head to our downloads page to find them