The NEC

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Flexible Thinking at the NEC, Birmingham

Suite or hall, 10 delegates or 10,000? Whatever your event, the NEC provides the ultimate blank canvas to bring your visions to life with limitless possibilities…

Making Connections

Located in the heart of the UK, the NEC benefits from excellent air, rail and road links offering unrivalled connectivity and the perfect location for national reach, with delegates benefiting from simple, safe and hassle-free journeys to our doorstep. In fact, 75% of the UK are within a 3-hour travel time of our venue which not only increases headcount, but same-day travel options help reduce the need and cost of hotel stays, too. In addition, our 16,500 on-site car parking spaces are also offered on a complimentary basis, so you won’t have the added expense of delegate parking costs to consider in your event budget.

The Ultimate Blank Canvas – Our Spaces

Our 32 individual conference and meeting suites can accommodate capacities from 10 – 700 delegates providing a variety of different space options for your event. The suites are interconnecting so you can create larger events or breakout areas that can be adjoined to your main conference. This will allow your delegates to have an easy transition between spaces and for your event to seamlessly flow from one room to another. We also have fantastic DDR packages for our conference suites which we can be shaped around your budget offering exceptional value for money.

If you’re looking for a larger event space, look no further. As the UK’s largest venue with 18 halls to choose from, the NEC gives complete freedom to Organisers looking to shape their events exactly as the want with limitless possibilities. Our abundance of outdoor space and vast halls provide the ultimate blank canvas spaces to be as creative as you want and bring your ideas to life. This freedom and flexibility undoubtedly adds the extra WOW factor to any event, whether it’s building a fairground, ice rink or even replica supermarket within our halls – anything really is possible!

Create Your Own Auditorium

The NEC also offer a faster, more flexible and cost-effective way to create the auditorium layout you desire within our halls with our retractable mobile tiered seating system. Coordinating perfectly with flat-floor seating to accommodate larger events, our stylish tribunes of 273 seats can be extended within just 5 minutes which is a traction of the time is takes to deploy demountable seating and at a fraction of the cost, too. This flexibility allows you to work smarter, faster and even retract or extend the seating during your event to create a different space. Delivered by our in-house team, there’s no need to hire an external contractor and we’ll work with your team to comfortably seat thousands of delegates in any configuration.

Safe, Secure and Successful

The NEC offers a safe and controlled environment for events to take place with the introduction of Venue Protect – our 4 Step Approach developed with you and your customers’ safety and wellbeing in mind. With over 600 sanitiser stations, social distanced capacities and systems, new signage and enhanced cleaning in place, our expert teams have worked tirelessly to implement new measures across our vast venue to ensure safe, secure and successful event spaces are available and we’ve also developed a set of helpful guidance to help Organisers plan their event at every phase.

Team NEC

When you work with the NEC, you work as one with our experienced and dedicated team. Offering everything from rigging and event management to Event IT and award-winning catering and with over 40 years’ experience -our reliability and credibility are a safe pair of hands to both deliver and provide peace of mind when you need it most.

Destination NEC

The NEC campus is a 24/7 destination with a host of on-site bars, restaurants, casino, spa, cinema and retail outlets. We even have a perfect adrenalin team building opportunity at The Bear Grylls Adventure – and as everything is within a short walking distance of you event space, you have a variety of options to supercharge your event and add a new dynamic to the delegate experience. Should you wish to host a multi-day event, the campus also benefits from over 2,000 bedrooms across 7 on-site hotels to suit every style and budget so not only can you keep your delegates together but also ensure they are able to reach their overnight accommodation quickly and hassle-free.