Practical info

Where & when?


Halls 9 & 10
NEC Birmingham
Birmingham B40 1NT

Venue website

Opening times

Wednesday 27 February 2019
10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 28 February 2019
10:00 - 16:00

How to get there

By plane


The UK's most international event venue

With Birmingham International Airport located conveniently just a few short minutes away, The NEC is unquestionably the most internationally well connected venue in the UK. The airport is served by 20 international airlines flying to 34 destinations across the UK, Europe and North America. And don't forget, the train station, also located by the venue, can get you to London in 1 hour, allowing easy access to Heathrow, Gatwick, and other regional airports.

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By train


A connected venue

How many venues have an airport AND a train station attached via walkway? Birmingham International Station allows you to reach the NEC from anywhere in the country. The London service can even get you to the capital in just 90 minutes!

Group travel discount

You can get 25% off when you travel with Virgin Trains to any event at the NEC, just like Packaging Innovations. To take advantage of this discount, please click here

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By car


75% of the UK is less than a three hour drive from the NEC

Birmingham is at the heart of the UK motorway network, enabling visitors to travel directly from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. The NEC has its own on-site car parks with over 16,500 spaces. Just pop the postcode into your sat nav, jump in the car and we'll see you in a few hours!

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TSC Hotels & Venues are the preferred supplier for accommodation for this event. The NEC complex has many hotels covering all budgets.

To avoid disappointment and get the best rates, please book early.

Booking Page

Enquiry Form

Tel: +44 (0) 1335 345655

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B40 1NT