Utility Week Live 2022 will be held in hall 12 at the NEC
Tuesday 17 May 2022 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 18 May 2022 09:30 - 16:30
By Bus or Coach
From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.
If you are travelling from the West Midlands area, there are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Visit Network West Midland for more details.
The NEC is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station and direct services run all day. For more information on train travel, visit National Rail.
You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the signs to Utility Week Live. Car Park East 1-4. For parking options, visit the NEC website.
The restaurant will be open at the back of Hall 12 offering hot meals. Additional seating and a variety of food and drink options are also available via a catering MADE unit on the show floor, also at the back of the hall. Outside of the hall, Subway, Wetherspoons and Starbucks will be open.
There are cloakrooms situated directly outside the exhibition entrance for bags, coats and luggage to be left whilst you are at the show. Items are charged at £1 each and the cloakroom will close 30 minutes after the end of the show. Any items not collected by this time will be taken to Lost Property.
Lost property should be reported to and collected from the Security Office on the Atrium near Hall 6.
We are delighted once again to bring the industry together face to face this year. As always, our priority is to deliver a safe, enjoyable and informative exhibition. We continue to follow public health advice. Our venue partners are following best practice in terms of hygiene, ventilation and health and safety standards.
We ask that you support us by following these conditions as part of your registration and event participation process:
Please do not attend if you test positive for COVID-19, have a temperature or any COVID-19 symptoms
We ask visitors, exhibitors and contractors to follow simple hygiene guidance concerning handwashing
The space will be well ventilated and mask wearing is optional
We will work with the venue and all suppliers to create a safe environment with appropriate standards of hygiene and ventilation. Our risk assessment and the venue’s risk assessment will be available for via a link on our website.
Policy updated 9th May 2022
The NEC have a fleet of mobility equipment available to hire on a first come, first serve basis. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
Unfortunately due to the current circumstances, the NEC are unable to facilitate telephone bookings at this time. However, you can email your enquiry to InfoEmailAccount@necgroup.co.uk, and a member of the team will contact you within three working days.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge for blue badge holders and £5 for all other visitors. The number of wheelchairs we have available is limited, so if you’ve got your own, please bring it with you.
Scooters are available for £15 per hire for all visitors.
All pre-bookings will be held until 1100hrs on the day they've been booked for, unless otherwise advised.
For any visitors who have not pre-booked equipment and arrive on the day, any remaining stock will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. As collection location varies from show to show, please check the collection point when making a booking.
Please note: Mobility equipment hire is only available during show open times and we only accept payment by card for any equipment hired.
There are toilets are located on the rear of the hall side and also outside in the Atrium.
Accessible toilets are available across the venue. Changing Places facilities are also available by Hall 20, on the Atrium side of site and by Hall 2, on the Piazza side of site (both of these are accessible with a radar key). The Changing Places facilities provide more space for up to 2 carers - and extra features to meet additional needs, including height adjustable adult-sized changing benches and a hoist system.
For more details visit Changing Places
We’ve partnered with specialist accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation exclusively for Utility Week Live. But hurry – availability is extremely limited and these preferential rates are selling out fast!
If you’re unsure of your requirements just yet, Event Express have also negotiated flexible cancellation terms, so you can make any amendments and cancellations until closer to the event date. Please note that the discounted hotel prices are subject to availability, so we strongly recommend booking sooner rather than later to guarantee your preferred hotel. For more information or to make an enquiry, please contact Event Express directly on +44 (0)1905 732 737, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can CLICK HERE to book your accommodation online.
If you are not a British citizen or a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), you will require a visa to travel to the United Kingdom.
Once registered for the show, the confirmation email can be used to apply for your visa, but Utility Week Live does not provide visa invitation letters for prospective visitors under any circumstances. If you require further information regarding visas please visit the UK Border Agency website or contact your local Embassy.
Gain unmissable inspiration and fresh ideas from sector leaders and transformational companies across two days of unrivalled content and solution showcases, 17-18 May 2022, NEC, Birmingham.
Registration takes just 2 minutes and you'll be kept in the loop of all the latest show news and exclusive content.