The Venue

The National Exhibition Centre is really easy to reach from anywhere in the world. It is close to motorway networks, railway stations and Birmingham International Airport, with its direct flights from Europe.

Designed to deliver a premium visitor and exhibitor experience, the NEC features contemporary surroundings and a wide range of facilities and services, including catering and retail outlets, bars, retail and office supplies and support.

The NEC complex hosts an exciting array of leisure attractions – perfect for after-show relaxation and entertainment. Birmingham itself is only a short distance away and, as the country’s second largest city, it is jam-packed with theatres, restaurants and cinemas.


Event ExpressIf you require overnight accommodation during BETA International, our official hotel booking agency Event Express can help.

It offers a great range of hotels at the competitive prices and it’s completely free to use with no hidden charges or booking or transaction fees. Members of the friendly Event Express reservation team liaise directly with hotels on your behalf, so why not get in touch today.

You can email,  telephone +44 (0)1905 732 737, or book online.


Arriving by car

Follow the signs to the NEC from Junction 4 of the M6 and Junction 6 of the M42. On arrival at the NEC complex, look out for signs to BETA International. After parking (free of charge), take a free car park shuttle bus to Halls 6, 7 and 8.

Postcode: B40 1NT

Save 15% off car hire when travelling to the NEC with the Avis Partnership Offer – click here for details.

Taking the train

The NEC is located next door to Birmingham International Railway Station. Many services run directly here, but those that don't connect at nearby Birmingham New Street, 15 minutes away. For further information, call National Rail enquiries on +44 (0)8457 484950.

Exhibitors and visitors travelling to the NEC by Virgin Trains can secure a 20 per cent discount on advance fares when booking tickets up to 12 weeks before the show dates.

*Valid on bookings made up to and including 8th December 2019.

Boarding a plane

Board a plane to Birmingham International Airport, which is minutes away from the NEC. The free and fast Air-Rail Link takes 90 seconds to reach its destination and runs every two minutes from the airport to Birmingham International Railway Station. From there, it's only a short walk to the NEC. Check out full flight information here

Catch a Cab

TOA black cabs provide the NEC's official taxi service. They are available from the ranks outside the main entrances or can be booked in advance, telephone +44 (0)121 427 8888 or Freephone 0800 0142 729 or via their handy app.

If you plan to arrive at the NEC using other Taxi or Private Hire providers you will be dropped off at either the Piazza drop off and pick up area or the Atrium entrance.
The location of these is show on the site plan.


Join us for free after show drinks to celebrate a busy day of business and the winners of our exciting industry awards. 

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