OPENING TIMES FOR The W Exhibition and Elements 

Sunday 27 September: 10:30 - 17:00
Monday 28 September: 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 29 September: 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 30 September: 09:30 - 16:00

*Please note: due to operating machinery, there is no entry for any persons under the age of 16

Getting there:

The NEC is located in the middle of the UK, eight miles east of Birmingham city centre.

Halls 6,7 & 8
B40 1NT

By car:

Visitors from any direction can travel to The NEC site directly using the following motorways – M6, M40 and M42. SatNav users should input the postcode B40 1NT.

By train:

The NEC is adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station. If your point of origin does not provide a service directly to Birmingham International you will need to travel to Birmingham New Street first and get a connecting train from there.

Virgin Trains are offering a 25% discount off Advance fares to passengers travelling to the NEC. For more information, click here


The official accommodation supplier for the W Exhibition is being managed by BCD M&E who partner with HotelMap to provide the lowest available rates. If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact the dedicated hotel adviser for this event at Send them your requirements, phone number and the Event Reference Code MVC8F and they will get back to you with hotel options - You can also contact BCD M&E, seven days a week, on +44 (0) 207 870 4100.

BCD ME 350  Online Booking link here >>
Phone: +44 (0) 207 870 4100


Information for Disabled Visitors

The NEC offers good access for the disabled. All levels of the NEC are accessible to wheelchair uses via ramps or lifts. The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors. For vehicles displaying blue badges, parking spaces are situated near to the main entrances. Additional parking is also available in the main car parks, and these are serviced by shuttle buses which are accessible to wheelchair users.

The NEC's service partner, Bartram's (Tel: 01353 778756), operate a mobility equiptment hire service. Stock can be pre-booked before the event. Manual wheelchairs are free of charge to blue badge holders, £5 per day to other visitors. Electric scooters are £15 per day for all visitors.


Visitor parking is available at the NEC for £12, which includes transfer to the NEC exhibition centre. For more information, please visit the NEC website