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Spotlight: The NEC, Birmingham

Spotlight on: The NEC

Here we deliver full logistics, production and event management which includes full registration management for 3,000 plus customers, 1,000 young trade persons, 1,200 and over 175 exhibiting suppliers, to attend a two-day networking and merchant event. We also handled the full management of the internal employee dinners and conference for 1,200 including accommodation across multiple hotels over the NEC site. To read more visit our results page here: /results/cef-live/

So, the question is, why use the NEC and what does it have to offer?

The NEC, The National Exhibition Centre, is an exhibition centre located in Birmingham, close to the airport and International railway station which makes it the perfect and one of the most convenient venues in the UK. Inside you'll find 20 halls which are interconnected, and over 16,500 parking spaces available – so if it's a big capacity event, then this is probably what you're looking for! However surprisingly it's not just the big events this venue handles so well. With lots of smaller conference rooms and suites, excellent catering and free parking for live events – it's a venue we now have firmly on our radar for any Midlands event brief.

However, to most people the venue it famous for its well-known Exhibitions, such as A Place In The Sun Live, This Morning Live, International Pet Show, MCM Comic Con, BBC Good Food Show and many more! In fact, this year the NEC welcomes the newest addition to its huge offering of events, the "Bear Grylls Adventure". The experience will contain an 8000- square metre action packed feature, which is going to be permanent at the NEC! It will include challenges such as indoor skydiving high and free roam ropes, it will also include entry to Basecamp where groups or individuals can learn, and practice skills needed for adventure.

In addition to all the above, the NEC site is home to the Genting Arena which is the home and heart of live music, comedy and entertainment in the West Midlands. There are bars, restaurants, and resorts world where you can enjoy a spa, shopping, casino or cinema.

Whether you're hosting at or attending an event you don't need to worry about where to stay as there's a great selection of hotels for you to choose from, whether you opt for the short walk of the Hilton, Crowne Plaza and Genting Hotel, or something more spectacular like the Suites with Lakeside view, you're spoilt for choice! Not forgetting your more value for money options such as the Holiday Inn, Premier Inn and Ibis Styles all still on the NEC site.

If this seems like an awful lot to take in, it sure was for us when we started delivering events at the venue. But now we are hooked and we see year on year the advantages this venue can offer our customers and stakeholders. If you are considering the NEC for your next event, the please get in touch! A&I are here to help you! We have a fantastic, knowledgeable team who are experienced in finding venues and running events. So, go on, drop us an email and you could de enjoying the benefits of taking your event to the NEC: hello@a-igroup.co.uk

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At a Glance

A&I Group have been appointed to manage a number of events at the NEC and have a three-day event there as a key-fixture in the industry calendar. So, the question is, why would we use the NEC and what does it have to offer?

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