The event

When is the event?

Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 April 2023

What are the opening times?

Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 April - 10.00am - 5.00pm

Wednesday 26 April - 10.00am - 4.00pm


Where is the event?

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT


Will there be any seminars, workshops or demonstrations?

Yes, there will be a number of features running throughout the show including demonstrations, masterclasses and topical seminars and debates. 

Is there a Show Guide?

Yes, this will be available at the show free of charge to all visitors.


If I have registered for the exhibition, can I attend on more than one day?

Yes, once registered you can come along any day and your badge allows you in on multiple days.


If I have registered for FARM SHOP & DELI SHOW, can I attend the other shows?

Yes, registering for Farm Shop & Deli Show allows you access to Food & Drink Expo, Food Manufacturing Solutions and The National Convenience Show.

How can I register

You can register your interest here. This is a trade event open to over 18's only.


Can I register my colleague and/or friend?

Yes, once you have registered yourself online, you can register a colleague or friend that is also within the industry. You will however need to register under individual email addresses.



Press badges at the show are restricted to publishers, editors, journalists, photographers, broadcasters and web bloggers associated with the industry. If you are already receiving show press releases from us, you will automatically be registered as Press for the show and your ‘Press badge’ will be emailed to you a week before the event. If however you wish to start receiving our releases and would like to attend the event, please email with details of your publication and job title. Advertising personnel and media sales representatives will not be registered as press but should register via visitor registration.



I'm worried that I haven't received my e-badge yet, what can I do?

Badges will be emailed to you prior to the event. By following the instructions on your registration confirmation email, please download your badge as a PDF and print at home. We will be operating a printing service at the entrance if you do not have access to a printer. Please ensure you are able to display your badge when you arrive to gain access to the show.


What type of ID do I need to bring as I am in the process of setting up a business in the trade?

Please bring a business card if you have one.



Can I visit the event if I'm not in the trade?

No, this is a trade only event.


Is there a charge for registering?

No, entrance is free to the trade.


Do I have to provide all of my personal details?

We require the mandatory fields on the registration form.


I don't want to be contacted after the event; how can I prevent this from happening?

We will keep you informed of products and services from William Reed Business Media Ltd. If you do not want to receive such information please email, or write to Data Manager, WRBM, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT.

I am a student; can I visit the event?

Yes, but by prior arrangement only. Please email


Can my children visit the event with me?

No, this is a trade event and strictly no under 18s will be admitted including babies in arms. There will not be any creche facilities at the NEC.



Will there be anywhere that I can access the internet while I'm at the event?

All visitors to the NEC can connect to WiFi across the entire venue completely free of charge.


Is there a cloakroom at the event?

Yes. Cloakrooms are open 30 minutes before the show opens, until the close of show.
Please note: Coats, bags, suitcases and umbrellas, will be permitted in the cloakroom at a cost of £1 per item


Can I hire a wheelchair at the event?

Yes, you can hire manual wheelchairs only. There is no charge but a deposit will be required. We’ve worked tirelessly to make our venue fully accessible to all our guests. Visit the NEC website for more information.


Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

No the show is strictly no under 18s. No children, infants or babies in arms will be allowed into the show.


Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at the exhibition?

Yes, there are several outlets within the halls.



What can I do if my question has not been answered by any of the above?

Please call the organisers on 01293 610235