Utility Week Live, 23rd - 24th May 2017


Plan your visit

We’re keen to help you prepare for your visit to Utility Week Live 2017.

The exhibition will be taking place in hall 12 of the NEC, Birmingham.

NEC, Birmingham
Hall 12
B40 1NT

Show opening times

23 May 2017 – 09:30 – 17:00
24 May 2017 – 09:30 – 16:00

By train

The NEC is located right next to Birmingham International rail station, which means you can get to Utility Week Live 2017 quickly and conveniently.

Many services run direct to Birmingham International. If yours doesn’t, you can catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street. There are regular services, up to nine times per hour, and the journey only takes 10-15 minutes. For further information, call National Rail enquiries on 08457 489950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

An exclusive 25% discount is valid on Virgin Trains Advance fares. To get your discount click here or visit www.virgintrains.com.

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By car

The NEC is eight miles east of Birmingham City Centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network.

The postcode is B40 1NT

The NEC has 16,500 spaces available. Follow the electronic signage or directions provided by the NEC traffic team to get you to the right car park area for your event. Once you’ve parked you can either take a free shuttle bus or walk to the hall using the sign posted footpaths. Standard parking is charged at £12 per day by the NEC.

By plane

The NEC is just minutes away from Birmingham Airport (BHX) – handy for international visitors and those on UK internal flights!

From the airport, take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then it’s just a minutes’ walk the to the NEC entrance.

The Air-Rail Link runs every two minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. It leaves the airport from the upper level of Terminal 1, and operates daily between 05:15 and 02:00.

For further information: www.birminghamairport.co.uk

By bus & coach

National Express coaches run services between Digbeth coach station, near Birmingham city centre, to Birmingham Airport. From the airport you can get to the NEC in minutes.

Birmingham New Street station is approx. 11 minutes’ walk from Digbeth coach station.

The NEC is approximately 10 miles by taxi from the coach station at Digbeth.

There are also buses from Digbeth via Moor Street Bus/Rail Interchange (also in Birmingham city centre): the 900 local bus service runs every 20 minutes during the day, journey time approximately 30 minutes.

NEC facilities include

Car parking

Cloak rooms & lost property

Disables facilities & mobility equipment

International trade promotion centre

Pay phones, post boxes and mobile charging

Shuttle buses & taxis

Toilets, changing places & baby facilities


To find out more, and for downloadable maps, please visit: http://www.thenec.co.uk/visiting-us/facilities/

Food and drink

Visit the restaurants and takeaways located within the main halls, including The Oak Kitchen in Hall 5 and The Damn Fine Sandwich Company. Or choose from the well-known brands you can find on site, such as Starbucks, Subway, J.D. Wetherspoon, Presto and Jimmy Spices.

As a city packed full of different cultures and nationalities, eating out in Birmingham and the region is like a gastronomic tour of the world. Frankly, it’s foodie heaven. With enticing new restaurants popping up all the time – representing some 27 different nationalities and styles of cooking – if you love to dine out, then you are in the right place.

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The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise