Frequently Asked Questions

When is the event?
What are the opening times?
What is the event about?
Where is the event?
Who is exhibiting at the event?
Who should visit the event?
Will there be any seminars, workshops or demonstrations?
Is there a show guide?
If I have registered for the exhibition, can I attend on more than one day?
If I have registered for NCS, can I attend the other shows?
How can I register?
Can I register my colleague and/or friend?
Already Registered
Not yet registered
Travel information
Access & facilities
What can I do if my question has not been answered by any of the above?
Car Parking

 

When is the event?

Monday 8 - Wednesday 10 April 2019

 

What are the opening times?

Monday 8 April           10.00 - 17.00
Tuesday 9 April          10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10 April     10.00 - 16.00

 

What is the event about?

National Convenience Show is a trade exhibition held annually at the NEC Birmingham. The show brings together the entire Convenience industry, including over 200 big brand names, under one roof.

Attending the National Convenience Show is crucial to the development of your business - it will give you the tools you need to drive your business forward, generate additional footfall and cash in on increased basket spend. Don't miss out, register your interest now.

 

Where is the event?

National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT

 

Who is exhibiting at the event?

Suppliers from across the whole convenience and forecourt retail markets, including:

 

  • ATM
  • Beer/Wine/Spirits
  • Chilled Foods
  • Biscuits/Cakes/Confectionery
  • Snacks
  • Food to go/Bakery
  • Franchising
  • Frozen foods
  • Fruit & Vegetables
  • Greetings cards
  • Grocery Products
  • Hot Beverages
  • IT
  • Epos
  • Security
  • Mobile
  • Newspapers, Books & Magazines
  • Non Grocery
  • POS
  • POP
  • Signage
  • Refrigeration
  • Shopfitting
  • Soft Drinks
  • Water
  • Speciality
  • Ethnic Food
  • Tobacco
  • DVD

 

 

Who should visit the event?

The National Convenience Show is the must-attend event for all owners and buyers from the convenience market. 


Will there be any seminars, workshops or demonstrations?

Yes.

See suppliers grilled under the supplier spotlight and be inspired by a packed programme of topical sessions at The Retailer Hub.

 

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 on any day and your badge allows you in on multiple days.

 

If I have registered for NCS, can I attend the other shows?

Yes.

Registering for the National Convenience Show automatically entitles you to free access to The Ingredients Show, The Forecourt Show and Farm Shop & Deli Show.

 

How can I register?

Registration is not yet open. Register your interest for National Convenience Show 2019 to be kept up-to-date with the latest developments and to be notified when registration opens.


Can I register my colleague and/or friend?

Yes.

You can register your colleagues for FREE. 


Already Registered

I attended the event last year; will I automatically receive a badge?
No, you will need to fill in a registration form to recieve your free badge when registration is open, in the mean time please register your interest here.

I'm worried that I haven't received my badge yet, what can I do?
Badges will be emailed to you prior to the even, and again two weeks prior to the Show. If for any reason you do not receive your badge, you can turn up on the day, and your 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.

 

Not yet registered

Can I visit the event if I'm not in the trade?
No, this is a trade show.

Is there a charge for registering pre-event?
No, the National Convenience Show is a free trade event.

Is there a charge to register on the door?
No, you can register on the day and will have free entry, however we recommend pre-registering via our website prior to the event to save time.

Do I have to provide all of my personal details?
NCS is independently audited and therefore 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 data.manager@william-reed.co.uk, or write to Data Manager, WRBM, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT..

I am a student; can I visit the event?
By prior arrangement only. Please call + 44 (0) 1293 610 227

Can my children visit the event with me?
No, we cannot admit persons under the age of 16 including students and babies or toddlers in pushchairs or in arms.

Is there a cloakroom at the event?
Yes. This will be situated within the atrium. Items are charged at £1 per item.

 

Travel information

How do I get to the event?
You can reach the NEC by road, rail and air. See full travel information here including information on our 25% discount on Virgin Trains.

I am travelling a distance for the event, where can I stay?
We have booked special hotel rates for visitors to NCS. Visit the Travel and Accommodation page for more information.

 

Access & facilities

Will there be anywhere that I can access the internet while I'm at the event?
Yes, there is free wifi available in all the halls.

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?
Good. Please click here for more information.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?
No, persons under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at the exhibition?
Yes, there are several outlets within the hall.


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

Please call the organisers on +44 (0) 1293 610 301, or refer to the contact list.