Plan your visit

Venue address

Hall 3a,
Piazza, NEC,
North Ave,
Marston Green,
B40 1NT

The NEC is the UK’s No. 1 venue for events, and offers first-class facilities for the British-Irish Airports EXPO.

Birmingham is within a three-hour drive of 75% of the UK’s population, located at the heart of the UK motorway network, with an international airport and a mainline rail station on its doorstep.

Birmingham is a diverse and dynamic city brimming with culture. This animated and lively metropolis is actually a former market town with a history stretching back 1,500 years.

Today, the superb shopping, international events, vibrant nightlife, and award-winning restaurants make Birmingham one of Britain’s most exciting cities.

How to get there

Travelling to the NEC Birmingham

The simplest way to travel to the NEC is via the excellent rail and air links. The venue has direct walking access from Birmingham International railway station, which in turn is connected via a free ‘Air-Rail Link’ monorail to Birmingham Airport.

The NEC is less than a three-hour drive for 75% of the UK, being situated just off junction 6 of the M42 motorway.

Visit the NEC travel advice page for more travel information.

Discounted Accommodation:

British-Irish Airports EXPO are delighted to offer our attendees, discounted rates at a selection of hotels within convenient proximity to the NEC. To make a reservation via our appointed hotel agent Corporate Team please click here.

Contact Information:

Web link:

Tel: 020 7592 3050


Quote reference Number: 2287bia

We strongly recommend that you make your hotel reservation well in advance as the availability of preferential rates for accommodation is limited.

Hotel Bookings – Please Only Use Authorised Partners

We have been made aware that a number of unauthorised service providers, including “Housing Services,” “Exhibition Housing Management” and “Trade Show Housing” have contacted attendees to offer hotel reservation services. These companies charge significant booking and credit card fees and can enact stringent cancellation policies. Please note that none of these companies represent British-Irish Airports EXPO or PPS Publications.


You can still attend British-Irish Airports EXPO on 8 June.

With the snap general election fast approaching, it’s time to make sure you have your say. However, with over 2,000 attendees expected, and 200+ exhibitors – the British-Irish Airports Expo offers the opportunity for industry suppliers and service providers of all sizes, to showcase their latest solutions and concepts – and a one-stop-shop for procurement; and therefore it’s not to be missed! – To ensure your vital participation in both, you might want to apply for a postal vote. Find out how, below.

Firstly, you must be registered to vote to apply. For more information on registering to vote click here.

How to apply for a postal vote

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 23 May, 11 days before the election.

Download, print out and fill in the application form from the Electoral Commission website and post it to your local authority (for the correct address, search using your postcode here: Some electoral registration offices will allow you to email a scanned application form.

Click Here to register for your postal vote today

What happens next?

A ballot paper will be sent to the address you’ve provided. You will need to fill it out and return it by 10pm on 8 June (polling day). A Freepost envelope is included in your postal ballot pack.

Not the only vote that matters! – Nominating your unsung airport hero is easy and FREE-of-charge, click here:

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