Plan your visit and FAQs

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

Opening Times

The show will be open 9am – 5pm on both Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2022.

Tickets

You can book your tickets through See Tickets

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If you have any ticketing queries then please click HERE 

Which days are my tickets valid for?

All tickets are valid for both days of the weekend, so you can attend the show on either/both days!

Can I buy a VIP ticket?

We have made a decision as a brand not to charge for these tickets, but if you follow us on social media then you might be able to win one for free!

What if I need to stay overnight?

You can find a list of hotels available supporting the event here .

Can I bring children with me?

Any adult can bring a child under 16 without charge, you can book this ticket when you book your own ticket through See Tickets.

Can I bring my pet?

Only support animals are allowed inside the Hall.

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.

Will I need ID?

We don’t 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.

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.

What is your sustainability policy?

Read more about our sustainability policy here.

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…

What are your COVID safety requirements?

The NEC are following industry and government guidelines regarding Covid. As event organisers your safety is important to us. We encourage all visitors to check the latest information from the NEC before attending the event to make sure that they have the required documentation to enter the venue – https://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/plan-your-visit/

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