NEC Birmingham |  09 - 10 October 2024

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Opening Times

Wednesday 09 October 2024, doors open 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10 October 2024, doors open 10:00 - 16:00

Registration opens from 9:45 on both days for badge collection. 

Venue Address

Hall 3
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
B40 1NT

Getting to the NEC

The NEC Birmingham


Care Show is held at the NEC, Birmingham. The NEC is very easy to access from all parts of the UK with easy access from the M6, M1, M40 and the M42 motorways.

The NEC is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just pop B40 1NT into your Sat Nav. Once you arrive on site, please ignore the Sat Nav and simply follow the digital screens which will display the show name for directions to the relevant car park. Then hop onto one of the free shuttle buses to access the venue. (NB: blue badge holders should follow the appropriate blue signage and must ensure their blue badge is visible to traffic staff).

Pre-pay for parking online before the day of your visit and you can make a saving of £5* (T&C's apply). That's one less thing to think about on the day! *Offer only applies to the standard on-the-day rate.

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The train is also easy, with the NEC being served by Birmingham International Station. The NEC is connected by a covered bridge link directly from the station.

If you are coming from further afield, Birmingham International Airport is located on the NEC complex and is a short walk to the halls.

For further details please visit the NEC travel page

By Rail

By Rail

The NEC and the NEC Arena are served by Birmingham International station, connected by a covered bridge link. London is only 90 minutes away and trains also run direct to many regional towns and cities.


By Bus

By Bus

With 1,200 departure points throughout Britain National Express offers frequent, convenient low cost travel.



By Air

By Air

Birmingham International Airport is only a short distance away from The NEC and The NEC Arena.



By Road

By Road

Birmingham is at the hub of the UK motorway network, enabling visitors to travel directly from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. The NEC has its own on-site car parks. Once you arrive at the NEC, follow the signs for the Care Show.





If you are driving to the NEC, you can make use of 16,500 parking spaces. You can also pick from a range of payment methods including Pre-Paid Parking. Pre-Paid Parking is only valid in NEC operated car parks and not valid in Resorts World, Birmingham operated car parks at the NEC. Please note there is a daily charge of £12.85 for a car including all blue badge holders.




We’ve partnered up with specialist accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation and flexible cancellation policies exclusively for our attendees. If you’re unsure of your requirements at this stage, the flexible cancellation terms will allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event date. However, we do advise that you book now and amend later to guarantee your preferred hotel.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise with the hotels directly on your behalf.

For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed below, or alternatively click here to book your accommodation online.

If you would like to book a hotel not featured on the accommodation link or have specific budgets or requirements, then please contact the team who would be happy to assist you.

Telephone: +44 1905 732737




It has come to our attention that there is a scam operating around hotel accommodation bookings at the NEC Birmingham.

Company calling itself CONVENTION EXPO TRAVEL and GLOBAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION have been approaching companies at the show purporting to be the official hotel booking agency for the show and taking credit card details and bookings without making any such bookings with the hotels concerned.

We have discovered from fellow exhibition organising companies, that other trade shows’ exhibitors have also been approached in similar fashion.

We would advise you if you are contacted by CONVENTION EXPO TRAVEL or GLOBAL TRAVEL ASSOCIATION, do NOT under any circumstances make a booking with them or give any credit card details.

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