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The NEC - first choice for organisers
With over 500 events in total held in 2013/14, The NEC is the UK’s No.1 venue for events. We put you – our organisers – first, and help you achieve exactly what you’re aiming for with your show.
That’s made us the venue of choice for massive exhibitions like Spring Fair (which has been with us for 37 years!), The Skills Show and Gardeners World Live, relocations from London like The Cycle Show, new launches like 2013’s Roofex and smaller specialist shows across a wide range of sectors.
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Trade & Consumer Shows – 72 tradeshows and 62 consumer shows in 2012/13
The NEC is where all sorts of shows flourish and grow – talk to our team and we’ll show you why we should be your venue of first choice.
For more information contact Venue Sales on 0121 767 2490 or complete our enquiry form
Every year, retail buyers from all the around the world flock to the NEC for Spring Fair International, the UK’s biggest and best trade fair. The show has been with us since 1976, and goes from strength to strength. This year it attracted phenomenal crowds, reflecting a welcome air of confidence within the retail sector - buyers and sellers got together to do business estimated to be worth £2 billion for the UK economy. That’s an amazing achievement in today’s financial climate.
Working as one team – to deliver a brilliant customer experience, this year, with the sheer size and scale of the show in mind, Spring Fair International organisers i2i got together with Team NEC to plan and introduce new initiatives to manage the flow of visitors and to enhance their experience.
This resulted in:
“Spring Fair International has grown and grown at the NEC – the only UK venue which can provide the space and support a show this size needs, in the ideal location for national and international trade.”
Ian Solomon, Director of Operations, i2i
The NEC is where people come to make connections. With their industries and their markets, their colleagues and their competitors, their pastimes and their passions.
From a business exhibition or conference to a live event featuring their favourite TV shows and stars, millions of people get together for a multitude of purposes at the NEC, every year. Networking, trading and dealing, making new friends and meeting old ones through shared interests and aims.
What makes the NEC the first choice for all these connections?
Well, for a start there’s our own connectivity. There’s no other venue as easy to get to by road, rail or air, from around the UK and abroad. The NEC is at the heart of the motorway system, with 40% of the country’s population within just 2 hours’ drive time. There’s clear signposting from every direction and over 16,500 parking spaces, served by shuttle buses bringing you right to our doors. We’ve got an international airport and mainline rail station on our doorstep too, and visitors arriving by train and plane can be inside our halls within minutes, without ever stepping outside.
The ultimate in convenience, however you want to travel. And when you get here, you can instantly connect to your own world too, from your home and office to your favourites websites and specialised ‘real time’ apps for your event - with free WiFi across the venue, accessible using any compatible device, such as mobile phone, laptop or tablet.
Unrivalled connectivity, for business, for leisure, for everyone – at the NEC.
The NEC is the No 1 venue for all types of events - not just exhibitions, but also meetings and conferences, product and brand launches or anything else you might have in mind!
Why not see what our Live Events & Conferences team can do for you.
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