FAQs

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General Visitor FAQs

Where is the show?

Where is the show?

Automechanika Birmingham takes place at the NEC, Birmingham. The address is:

National Exhibition Centre, Halls, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT

What time does the event open?

What time does the event open?

  • Tuesday 4 June: 09:30 - 16:30 
  • Wednesday 5 June: 09:30 - 16:30
  • Thursday 6 June: 9:30 - 16:00


Please note this is a trade only event and no under 16’s will be admitted into the halls at any time, this includes babies in arms.

Where do I park?

Where do I park?

You can park in the NEC car parks. Parking is £12 per car so we advise that you share lifts with your colleagues. Alternatively, you can travel by rail to Birmingham International Railway Station and if you book with Virgin Trains, you can benefit from up to 25% off rail fares.
Is there free wifi at the event?

Is there free wifi at the event?

You are able to connect to the free wifi available at the NEC which is available throughout the halls.
Are there food outlets at the NEC?

Are there food outlets at the NEC?

There are a selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars inside and outside of the exhibition halls.
Are there hotels close to the NEC?

Are there hotels close to the NEC?

TSC Hotels is the official accommodation provider for Automechanika Birmingham. For further information about TSC Hotels, visit their website here

The NEC is situated next to Resorts World which provides evening entertainment, hotels, bars and restaurants.
Do I have to pay to attend?

Do I have to pay to attend?

Registering for your visitor badge is free of charge. We recommend visitors register online in advance of the event to prevent queues on the day.   
How can I get a visa invitation letter?

How can I get a visa invitation letter?

Unfortunately we do not offer visa invitation letters for overseas visitors.
Who attends?

Who attends?

The event is a trade event and welcomes trade buyers only. The event is not open to members of the public.

We advise you do not bring your children to Automechanika Birmingham, they will not be able to enter the halls and there are no crèche facilities available. Please note this is a trade only event and no under 16’s will be admitted into the halls at any time, this includes babies in arms.
How can I register?

How can I register?

Trade visitors can register online once visitor registration is live.


Trade visitors can also register and print their badge onsite but we advise to do this before the event to prevent long queues.

Once I've registered, where do I find my ticket?

Once I've registered, where do I find my ticket?

You can print your ticket from the confirmation email you received moments after completing your registration.

Alternatively, if you can’t access a printer, or you forget your ticket on the day you are able to print your ticket onsite.

Are seminars free to attend?

Are seminars free to attend?

Yes, the seminar programme is free of charge and you will not need to book a space but we advise you arrive promptly and grab a seat so you don’t miss any exciting information!

Exhibitor FAQs

How do I book a stand?

How do I book a stand?

You can contact the team by completing our stand enquiry form here.
What is shell scheme? What is space only?

What is shell scheme? What is space only?

Shell scheme will be installed by our appointed contractor, The Freeman Company. Shell scheme stands include carpet, walls, a fascia and name board. Furniture and electrical packages can be purchased at an additional cost. If you require a quote for any services, contact The Freeman Company

Space only is the floor space you have booked. You are expected to provide everything else.
What is the maximum height for stand build?

What is the maximum height for stand build?

The maximum height for stand build is 4 metres. Anything above requires approval from the organiser, structural calculations to be signed off in the design stage and structural engineer to sign off stand on site.
When will I receive the exhibitor portal?

When will I receive the exhibitor portal?

The exhibitor portal will be sent out to you in early January.