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5-7 June 2018, NEC BIRMINGHAM

FAQs

Messe Frankfurt  SMMT 

Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

General FAQs

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?

The opening dates and times are:
Tuesday 5th June: 9.30am-5.30pm
Wednesday 6th June: 9.30am-5.30pm
Thursday 7th June:  9.30am -5.00pm

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?

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?

There are a selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars inside and outside of the exhibition halls.

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.

Visitor FAQs

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.

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 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?

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

Alternatively, if you can’t access a printer, you are able to print your ticket onsite.

Can I still enter the event if I’ve forgotten my ticket on the day?

Yes, you can reprint your badge at the registration desks outside of the hall entrances.

How can I get a visa invitation letter?

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

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?

You can contact the team by completing our stand enquiry form here.

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.

Space only is the floor space you have booked. You are expected to provide everything else.

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?

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

Who is the main contractor for the show?

The Freeman Company are providing shell scheme, carpet and electrics. If you require a quote for any services, contact EMEA.exhibitorservices@freemanco.com

Who are the SMMT?

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) exists to support and promote the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad. Working closely with member companies, SMMT acts as the voice of the motor industry, promoting its position to government, stakeholders and the media. Automechanika Birmingham is held in association with the SMMT.