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.

Conferences, Meetings & Events

From as little as 10 delegates to as many as 10,000+, we have the flexibility, space, skills and expertise to host any style, size and type of event.

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Host you exhibition at the UK's No 1 venue and benefit from 18 flexible exhibition halls, outdoor space and over 45 years experience..

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Show Insights and Post Event Statistics

The first UK venue to combine both Wi-Fi insights with capacity counting technology, organisers receive an in-depth insights package from the NEC post-event. As well as this, organisers will have access to a post-event report stating statistics on utilities, marketing insights, visitor feedback and mode of transport information delivering an all-encompassing post analytics service to our organisers.

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Why the NEC?

Over 500

Events & Consumer shows every year



Over 100

Trade and Consumer exhibitions each year

Over 40

Years' experience in the events industry


Car park spaces


sqm of indoor space


Of UK within 3 hours drive time

Tips for organisers
Pre-paid parking online - One less thing to think about on the day!
Media Opportunities include a wide range of both static & digital out of hall placements
We have a fleet of mobility equipment available to hire at the NEC (both in the Piazza and Atrium)
We have a permanent 'Quiet Room' in the Piazza, and a flexible space in the Atrium
Conference suites are available to hire at the NEC
Printers, photocopiers and photo cubes can be located opposite Hall 2 and at Atrium Entrance 2. Cash machines (charging a fee) can also be found near these locations.
AEV eGuide

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

See you soon

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.

Visiting us
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