Aspiring business owners are increasingly using the support of an established brand to reap the rewards of being their own boss.
Explore the lucrative world of franchising from the comfort of your own home by logging in to the virtual National Franchise Exhibition on Friday 21 & Saturday 22 May 2021.
Chat with representatives from a wide range of franchise brands across a variety of business sectors and investment levels and seek specialist advice from industry experts.
Plus, take advantage of complimentary presentations and workshops to help you embark on your next steps with confidence.
Drive In events are rolling back up to the NEC this Spring. Enjoy a whole host of classic movies at the Luna Drive In Cinema who are bringing the best in big screen entertainment. Or why not join the Car Park Party as they present the ultimate family Drive In theatre experience with David Walliams' Billionaire Boy & Horrible Histories live on stage.
Due to attend an event with us? We can't wait to welcome you back to our safe and secure venue and reconnect you with the events you love! In preparation for your return, we've made sure our new Venue Protect measures are in place ready for your visit.
Arriving by car? Remember to pre-book your parking to save money and avoid payment queues on the day so you have more time to spend at the event. Pre-pay is available in our standard & disabled public car parks.Book now
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.Discover More
Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, 3 miles from the NEC offers affordable luxury. Socialise in the Open Lobby, dine in the Marco’s New York Italian restaurant and arrive using the free shuttle service.
From luxury resorts to simple rooms to please, you’ll find a host of hotels right on our doorstep. Head to our Visitors page to view your nearest options.
When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.
Virtual events do not take place at the NEC and are the responsibility of the event organiser.
Details of the virtual events are listed within the ‘Event Details’ section of the event listing.