8 - 9 Nov 2017
Business,Manufacturing

INNOVATE 2017

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INNOVATE 2017 is a showcase of UK and global innovation presented by Innovate UK.

It’s a place where ideas collide. A place to do deals, be inspired and network with future-focused thought leaders.

Across two days INNOVATE 2017 brings 2,750 of the UK’s most innovative thinkers, creators, and inventors to the NEC in Birmingham.

The programme gives attendees the chance to hear keynotes speeches, take part in practical workshops and seminars, and have one-to-one meetings with potential investors.

Over two thought-provoking days INNOVATE 2017 will explore the major themes brought about by the pace and complexity of our world and discuss what that means for the individual, business and governments. From robotics to urban Planning INNOVATE 2017 will deliver fresh perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, smart cities, alternative food sources and space exploration.

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Make the most of your upcoming visit to the NEC. From booking your hotel, sorting out travel, pre-booking your parking or scoping out the excitement that awaits across the NEC campus, our visiting us page has everything covered.

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Hotel Partner: Voco St. John's Hotel

Elevate your NEC experience at Voco St. John's Hotel. Minutes away from the NEC with 201 stylish rooms, 13 versatile meeting spaces, and ample parking for 250 cars. Your gateway to comfort and convenience.

Hotel Partner: Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Make the most of your stay right by the action in this recently renovated contemporary Hotel. With exquisite dining options at your fingertips for you to enjoy, end the day with dinner in our beautiful new restaurant Brightsmith by the water, sipping a cocktail, overlooking the scenic Pendigo Lake. Then relax into one of our newly refurbished rooms and wake up to the famous Hilton Breakfast in the place where it all happens.

Hotel Partner: Manor Hotel Meriden/Windmill Village Hotel, Golf Club & Spa

Offering scenic accommodation, diverse dining options, together with golf, spa & leisure facilities. Conveniently located only 5 miles from the NEC, making it an easy commute. Quote NEC24 for 10% off our Best Available Rates.

Hotel Partner: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport

Stay just 2 miles from NEC Birmingham and enjoy our onsite leisure center, 24-hour dining options, onsite parking and complimentary shuttle to Birmingham International Train Station/The NEC. Plus, indulge in our Open Lobby Bar & Restaurant with a 24-hour Starbucks Café. Quote the code NEC10 for 10% off our Best Flexible Rates!

Food & Drink The NEC

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Hotels at the NEC

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