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Getting to edie Live

We’re keen to help you prepare for your visit to the NEC and make the most of the business and leisure facilities on site.

edie Live, will be taking place in hall 12 of the NEC, Birmingham.

Hall 12
NEC, Birmingham
B40 1NT

Show opening times:

23 May 2017 - 9.30am to 5.00pm
24 May 2017 -  9.30am to 4.00pm

NEC facilities include

  • Car parking
  • Cloak rooms & lost property
  • Disables facilities & mobility equipment
  • International trade promotion centre
  • Pay phones, post boxes and mobile charging
  • Shuttle buses & taxis
  • Toilets, changing places & baby facilities
  • WiFi
     

To find out more, and for downloadable maps, please visit: http://www.thenec.co.uk/visiting-us/facilities/

If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please call the NEC on +44 (0)121 780 4141 or email them via: http://www.thenec.co.uk/contact-us/

Getting to the NEC

By train

The NEC is located right next to Birmingham International rail station, which means you can to edie Live quickly and conveniently, without even having to step outside!

Many services run direct to Birmingham International.  If yours doesn’t, you can catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street.  There are regular services, up to nine times per hour, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes.  For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

An exclusive 25% discount is valid on Virgin Trains Advance fares. To get your discount click here or visit www.virgintrains.com.

By car

The NEC is eight miles east of Birmingham City Centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network.

The postcode is B40 1NT

The NEC has 16,500 spaces available. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the hall using the sign posted footpaths. Standard parking is charged at £12 per day by the NEC.

By plane

The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – handy for international visitors and those on UK internal flights!

From the airport, take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then it’s just a minutes walk the to the NEC entrance.

The Air-Rail Link runs every two minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1, and operates daily between 0515am and 0200am.

For further information: www.birminghamairport.co.uk/

By bus & coach

National Express coaches run services between Digbeth coach station, near Birmingham city centre, to Birmingham Airport. From the airport you can get to the NEC in minutes.

Birmingham New Street station is approx. 11 minutes walk from Digbeth coach station.

The NEC is approximately 10 miles by taxi from the coach station at Digbeth.

There are also buses from Digbeth via Moor Street Bus/Rail Interchange (also in Birmingham city centre): the 900 local bus service runs every 20 minutes during the day, journey time approximately 30 minutes.

Food and drink

Visit the restaurants and takeaways located onsite including; The Oak Kitchen, Subway, J.D. Wetherspoon, Starbucks and Jimmy Spices.

Eating out

Located on the NEC site, adjacent to the Genting Arena, Resorts World Birmingham is one of the most exciting retail & leisure developments to arrive here in the UK. It joins a family of Resorts World destinations located across Asia and the USA, Resorts World can be found in Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and New York. You can now experience the magic first hand here at the NEC – now a truly 24/7 leisure destination.

Visa Information

If you are not a British citizen or a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), you will require a visa to travel to the United Kingdom.

edie Live does not provide visa invitation letters for prospective visitors under any circumstances. If you require further information regarding visas please visit the UK Border Agency website or contact your local Embassy.

Wow, what a fabulous exhibition!

Business development manager, Matt:E

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