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The NEC is located next to Birmingham International and the halls are accessible without having to step outside.

If you are travelling to Birmingham New Street, you can catch a connecting train which will take 10-15 minutes.

For further information on travelling by train to Birmingham International Station, please contact National Rail enquiries, Tel: 03457 48 49 50 or visit the National Rail website.

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Hall 2
The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way
West Midlands B40 1NT,
United Kingdom

Opening Times

Day 1
Wednesday, 3 April 2019: 09:00 - 17:00

Day 2
Thursday, 4 April 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Travelling by car?

The NEC is located 8 miles east of Birmingham City Centre; visitors from any direction can travel to The NEC via the following motorways – M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42. The NEC's signposted on motorways and major roads and is marked on most good maps. If you are travelling by car, we recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey.

M6 Toll

As a free flowing alternative to the M6, the M6 Toll offers reliably shorter journey times through the West Midlands. It runs between Junctions 3A and 11A of the M6 with easy access to the NEC/LG ARENA via the M6 Toll/M42.

Sat Nav

If you’re using a Sat Nav, please enter the postcode B40 1NT to pinpoint The NEC. Please be aware that the Sat Nav system will not direct you to the onsite car park. Please follow the clearly signposted directions once in the vicinity of the venue.

Other transport options


Get 25% off your train to the NEC

Book your Virgin train now and get a 25% discount on your fare to the NEC. Tickets must be bought before day of travel and the train conductor may ask to see your eD    X registration whilst on board.



If you are on foot, follow the signs to the Air-Rail Link which leaves the airport from the first floor of Terminal 1.

Once you have stepped off the Air-Rail at Birmingham International Station continue straight ahead through the concourse onto The NEC.


The NEC is minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX).

From the airport take the free Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International and from there it is a short walk to The NEC.

Visit Birmingham Airport's website

Staying overnight?


  • Everybody's in one place for two days. A really good way to network, meet people and gather all the information you need.
    Paz Khorana
    Senior Operations Manager, Holland and Barrett
  • It's a very nice meeting point. We can meet many of our large customers and partners, whilst also looking for new trends in the industry.
    Pazo Freire
    International Business Director, Correos
  • I really like the set-up. Really good range and breadth of vendors and I've found the conversations I've had have been really productive
    Alex Murray
    Digital Director, Lidl UK
  • It's been fantastic, great footfall and lots of great enquiries.
    Callum Bastock
    CEO, CCL Logistics


Hall 2
The NEC Birmingham


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