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Growing Your Own Business Conference - NEC, NEC, Birmingham 13 - 14 Mar 2020

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Directions & Opening times for the national franchise exhibition

Opening times:

Friday 13 March | 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 14 March | 10:00 - 16:00

Venue:

Hall 7
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham
B40 1NT

The National Franchise Exhibition team are continuing to closely monitor the developments of Coronavirus through the advice of Public Health England and the Department of Health. We would like to reassure our visitors, exhibitors and speakers that The National Franchise Exhibition is going ahead as planned and we are still experiencing high levels of registrations.

We continue to follow all safety advice and precautions as recommended by the UK’s Department of Health and Public Health England. We have been working with the NEC to ensure public health notices relating to good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene are put up around the venue.

It is very much business as usual and we look forward to seeing you at the event

Car:

You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC, don’t follow the satnav anymore, look out for the show name you're visiting on the signs. Then, simply jump on our free shuttle bus or walk along the signposted footpaths.
 
Also, save money and pay for parking in advance. With pre-pay online parking, not only will you save money, spend less time queuing and have more time at the show, but you’ll also benefit from exclusive food and drink offers at the venue during your visit.
Read more here.

Train:

Getting to the NEC by train is easy as it's is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station.

Direct services run all day, however if you’re travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, which is less than a 15-minute journey away.
 
Or take advantage of exclusive discounts with NEC PLUS. Get 20% off Avanti West Coast advance fares on your visit to the NEC. Avanti West Coast trains run regularly to the on-site rail station Birmingham International, so you can arrive fresh, relaxed and show ready. Read more here.

Bus:

Over 120 National Express and Megabus coach services run daily across the UK to Birmingham Airport.

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.

Jumping on a bus in the West Midlands area? There are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Check out the Network West Midland link here to plan your journey: NetworkWestMidlands.com

Air:

Simply take the free and fast air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds. When you arrive just head straight through to the NEC.

Bicycle and on foot:

The best and safest way to get to us by your own steam is to use the shared cycle footpath route to Birmingham International Railway Station and then the NEC is a short walk from there, it should take you about 10 minutes.

Accommodation:

To reserve accommodation, please contact our official booking agents Ellis Salsby on +44 (0)1562 829 939 or visit www.ellis-salsby.co.uk.

Ticket prices:

Tickets are free if booked online in advance here

If you wish to attend on the day and do not book in advance, tickets will cost £10 on the door. FREE tickets can be booked online up until the close of the exhibition.