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26 & 27
March 2019

NEC
Birmingham

CDP Certified

Innovations for the Future of Independent Living

  • Visitors attend the Naidex show with caption: Europes's largest and most established event for the disability sector
  • Robotic hand giving a helping hand with caption: Shows like this are helping to push the boundaries - Matthew Warnes, Grandcare
  • Amputee man running in the hills with caption: 30% more visitors compared to 2016
  • Image of a tablet screen with caption: Discover the technology that is revolutionising independent living

Visitor Info

Naidex attracts over 15,000 like-minded, forward-thinking visitors from all over the world and is the only event which brings traders, consumers, and health professionals to one venue to find the most comprehensive supply of opportunities, cutting edge products, services, and education specifically designed for the population with a disability or impairment.

Attendance is essential for anyone working in the independent living industry, caring for or living with someone who is disabled, or is indeed disabled themselves.

The event is at the forefront of innovation and as the industry continues to evolve, accessing the latest tools, technology, and opportunities has never been more important… or easier.

Taking place in Hall 6 and 7 at the NEC, Birmingham. The show is open from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March 2019.

There are number of ways to get to the NEC, and we’ve got all the key information below to help make your journey as easy as possible.

Introducing NEC Plus

NEC PLUS brings together a package of offers, discounts and information which you can easily add to your pre-event promotional activity and at no cost:
•  25% off Virgin train travel to your event
•  Up to 15% off Avis car or van hire
•  Pre-paid parking includes exclusive food & drink discounts
•  Helpful information on the venue and the wider Campus

For more information click here.

By Car

The NEC is in the perfect location for car travel - 8 miles east of Birmingham city centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network. In fact, 75% of the UK can get to the NEC within a 3 hour drive.

Postcode: B40 1NT

Car Parking Options

With 16,500 spaces available we've got plenty of room for you. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by our traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. A parking fee of £12 per day applies, unless you are a Blue Badge holder. This is payable by cash or card.

Blue badge holders are not charged for parking. There are no allocated parking bays - please use Hall 16, then overflow to Hall 17 which is located by Atrium 4. Blue badge holders must display their badges in their car windows. Please note that The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors and there will be additional user-friendly disabled services available.

Getting There By Rail

Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away.

There is a Naidex Shuttle Bus running from the Birmingham International Rail station to the NEC venue entrance. The Shuttle Bus will run throughout the whole event.

The NEC entrance is on the right hand side as you exit the station, and is clearly signposted.

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, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes. Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations. For further information call National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit National Rail or Network West Midlands.

By Bus & Coach

Coach services are operated by National Express and Megabus, with over 120 daily services from across the UK to Birmingham Airport. From here you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes. Jumping on a bus in Birmingham City Centre? You’ll want the X1 service (every 15 minutes) or the 97A (every 30 minutes).

Local bus services also run every 30 mins throughout the day to Solihull (service 966) and Coventry (service 900).

Getting There By Taxi

ComCab black cabs are available at clearly marked ranks outside the NEC's main entrances. They're an easy and convenient way to get to your hotel and the city's attractions around the NEC. And as one of our appointed suppliers, ComCab are committed to providing a reliable, good value service to enhance your NEC experience.

You can book ComCab taxis by phone on 0121 226 6666, or pick one up outside the NEC main entrance if available. Services are available by phone 24/7.

ComCab accept all major Credit Cards, subject to a minimum payment of £5 and a 10%+VAT processing fee.

Mobility Equipment Hire at the NEC

Wheelchairs are available free of charge for blue badge holders and £5 for all other visitors. The number of wheelchairs we have available is limited, so if you've got your own, please bring it with you.

There is a limited number of electronic scooters available to pre-book through Bartrams for a small cost. There will also be a limited number electric scooters available on a first come first served basis available at the NEC. These will be free of charge, but availability is limited. So we strongly advise to bring your own if you can.

Disabled Facilities at the NEC

Accessible toilets are available across the venue. A Changing Places toilet is also available in the Hall 20 Atrium area. It provides more space for up to 2 carers - and extra features to meet additional needs, including height adjustable adult-sized changing benches and a hoist system. For more details visit Changing Places.

More information and maps can be found on the NEC website: www.thenec.co.uk/visiting-us/getting-here

Show Opening Times

Tuesday 26th March 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 27th March 10am - 5pm

Local Hotels

For hotel bookings, click on the following link or contact +44 (0) 20 7592 3050 for hotel booking assistance quoting the ID 8555BS. Local Hotels

Location

Gate 3, The NEC, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1NT

Visiting

Contact the Naidex team:
Tel - (+44) 0117 930 4927

Exhibiting

Contact the Event Director:
Tel - (+44) 0117 990 2092
Email - rosie.pettifer@prysmgroup.co.uk

Marketing & Press:

Contact the Marketing Manager:
Tel - (+44) 0117 929 6088
Email - josie.carnaby@prysmgroup.co.uk

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