Plan your visit & FAQs

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How do I get to the NEC and what facilities are available?

Opening Times

The show will be open 9am – 5pm on both Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March 2023.


You can book one day or weekend tickets here, under 16s go free.

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

Where can I stay nearby?

We've partnered with EventBeds by NuBreed Hotels to offer exclusive deals at localised hotels with savings of up to 30%. Please visit the EventBeds VIP Concierge link here.

Will there be food stalls?

Yes, there will be a number of NEC-managed food stalls, and some of our exhibitors will sell packaged food items too.

Will I need ID?

We do not require ID to gain entry to the Show.

What time can I arrive?

We allow entry to the Hall any time during the day between 09:00 and 17:00 on both days. But if you arrive before 9am we will be giving out exclusive show gifts.

Do I need to book to see a speaker?

No, all speaker talks and panels are free-to-attend and are first come, first served.

How are you working to reduce the carbon footprint at the show?                                                                                                                                                                        From working with the venue, looking at ourselves and collaborating with exhibitors. But here’s the thing… Visitors’ travel is the biggest carbon emitter of each show. So we need your help. Taking the train instead of driving will reduce the emissions of your journey by around 80%. The NEC is a 5 minute walk from Birmingham International train station or 90 seconds by the free air-rail walk. If you need to drive, car share with friends and reduce your impact by 50%. There’s a great network of cycle and footpaths in the area and bike racks are near the entrance. There are also electric car charging point and more to come in the future…

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