The event

When is the event?

Monday 12th April - Wednesday 14th April 2021


What are the opening times?

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th - 09.30am - 5.00pm

Wednesday 14th April - 09.30am - 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. Full details will be available closer to the event.


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 NATIONAL CONVENIENCE SHOW, can I attend the other shows?

Yes, registering for National Convenience Show allows you access to Farm Shop & Deli Show, The Forecourt ShowFood & Drink ExpoThe Ingredients Show and Foodex.


How can I register?

Registration for National Convenience Show 2021 will be open by the end of 2020. To register your interest in attending click here.


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.



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

Badges will be emailed to you prior to the event. If you don't receive your badge you can turn up on the day and a new badge can be printed very quickly for you.


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 pre-event?

No, entrance is free to the trade.


Is there a charge to register on the door?

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.


Is there a cloakroom at the event?

Yes. This will be situated just outside the Halls. Items cost £1.



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

Yes, within the Business Centre.


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.


What is wheelchair access like at the venue?

Absolutely. 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