Exhibitor FAQs

Tips for Exhibitors from the NEC

Make sure to look out for the Lorry and Car Park symbols when on site.

Know your Stand Number and nearest VE (Vehicle Entry) Door?

Make sure you have moved your vehicle from the back of the hall more than 30 minutes before the show opening time.


Do you provide Wi-Fi access?

We understand the need to stay connected, which is why we provide free visitor Wi-Fi across the NEC - no code required. For exhibitors we also recommend a hard-wired connection as an integral part of your stand.


Can I leave my commercial vehicle overnight?

Please speak with our traffic team when you arrive at the NEC, it may be possible to leave your commercial vehicle overnight, although not for every fair.  Please be aware spaces are limited and subject to availability. Unfortunately, overnight sleeping in commercial vehicles is not permitted; however you can find a host of hotels right on your doorstep. 


Is on-site transport available?

We operate a free shuttle bus service between all car parks and halls during exhibitions. These usually start running one hour before the event and stop one hour after the event. This means buses might not be running for your build and breakdown but may be running for other shows that are open.


Are children permitted in halls during build/breakdown?

Sorry, but as our halls are busy working environments we don’t allow anyone under the age of 16 in the halls during build and breakdown.


What happens if I have a spillage or breakage?

We’ve all done it, so don’t worry. Just ask your organiser to arrange for our cleaning team to visit your stand.

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