National Exhibition Centre

National Exhibition Centre

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It’s fair to say a lot has changed since HM The Queen officially opened the NEC in 1976. We’ve grown significantly in size and reputation for starters, to become the UK’s number one venue of choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors. We originally had seven exhibition halls - today we have 20. Not to mention 34 conference suites and a host of additional outdoor spaces. It’s not been easy though. For 40 years we’ve challenged, questioned and pushed our industry to ensure we continue to evolve and embrace change because only by doing so can we ensure our customers can too. It’s an approach that works, as our flexible spaces now play host to over six million guests and 500 events every year. Some small, some big, some massive, but all delivered with the same attention to detail and drive for innovation as our first Spring Fair all those years ago.


  • Medium & Large Scale Blank Canvas Halls

    In total the NEC has 20 blank canvas halls, these range in size. The medium and large sized halls are suitable for events over 1,000 people. These can...

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  • Contact Information

    National Exhibition Centre
    NEC Birmingham B40 1NT United Kingdom
    Tel:  +44 1217804141


  1. Products and Services
    Conference/Meeting Venue(s)
    • Conference/Meeting Venue(s) - Capacity over 1000
    • Conference/Meeting Venue(s) - Capacity up to 1000
  2. Geographical Regions
    • UK - England


  • NEC Conference & Live Brochure

    NEC Conference and Live Event brochure - overview on the venue, room configurations, transport links, NEC site - Resorts World and the local area.

Company Case Studies

  • Toyota National Conference - April 2015

    Toyota returned to the NEC for the 9th time in 2015 to host its annual National Conference. It is targeted at retailer management and business partner...


  • NEC Conference & Live Client...

    Overview of the NEC venue, site, services and facilities along with information on our recent investment - tiered seating.

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