Host your exhibition at the UK’s No.1 event venue

Welcome to where live events come alive. Where exhibition organisers and visitors from around the world come to exchange ideas, unlock new opportunities and build lasting connections.

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The National Exhibition Centre

Why the NEC

Explore our event halls

Whatever the scale of your event, you’ll have all the room you need to bring it playfully to life in our 18 halls. Our versatility means you can adapt and grow as your event does for a truly future-proof solution.

Skywalk Atrium Piazza

At a glance

Hall 1


Your event in Hall 1 would benefit from:

  • 6 VE doors for easy vehicle access and hassle-free build and breakdown
  • 15.5m ceiling height for show design versatility
  • 120m x 120m max dimensions for flexible layout options
  • Hall 1 can be linked with Hall 2

Floor space

771 *

Exhibition Stands

Based on 9sqm per stand

9,340 *

Exhibition Visitors

At any one time

*Illustrative figure. Actual figure subject to a specific event floorplan.

For those prepared to rock

Not many exhibition centres have access to a 15,685 arena. We do. Resorts World Arena is located right on our campus and gives world-famous bands, comedians and artists the choice to turns things up to 11 or keep things intimate.

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Get ahead with your headcounts

What makes us the UK’s best-connected venue? The fact 75% of the UK can join us in under three hours? Possible. The fact we’re slap bang in the centre of the country? Seems likely. Or is it the international airport and train station on the doorstep. Probably all three to be honest.

Getting here

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You’ll find 32 meeting rooms and conference suites at the NEC, which can accommodate up to 700 visitors. These flexible spaces are ideal if you’re looking to host additional content alongside your main event. 

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Case Studies

Successful launch event

The Running Show was brand new event that joined us in 2018 and has since gone from strength to strength

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Unique show relocation

LAMMA moved their formerly outdoor event inside to create a better event experience for their exhibitors and visitors

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New show, elevated content

Hemp and CBD Expo chose the NEC as a prestigious venue for an industry in need of stabilisation and a positive change

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Trade show success

Med Tech Innovation Expo relocate for ambitious expansion plans, choosing the NEC for location and growth opportunies

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Richard Mann

New Business

Ben Calvert

Senior Business Development Manager

Karolina Costa

Business Development Manager

Exhibition enquiry

Launching or relocating? Our team are here to help you every step of the way.