OT Show

21st - 22nd 
November 2018 
NEC Birmingham


The Occupational Therapy Show will be held on the 21st & 22nd November 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Wednesday 21st November - 09:00 - 17:30 (Drinks reception from 17:30 to 18:30)

Thursday 22nd November - 09:00 - 16:30




The NEC is very easy to access from all parts of the UK. On the NEC site, follow ‘The Occupational Therapy Show’ directional signs.

Click on the map to download a copy.


There is easy access to the NEC from the M6, M1, M40 and the M42 motorways and the venue is well sign posted. 

If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the post code B40 1NT to pinpoint the NEC. You can park at the NEC for the show


You can fly to Birmingham International Airport, which is next to the NEC and has a direct link to the event halls. 

For further details please visit the NEC travel page.


The NEC is situated adjacent to Birmingham International Rail Station and is connected by a covered bridge link directly from the station.

Special offer: Get 25% off rail tickets with Virgin trains advance fares when travelling to the NEC on a West Coast Mainline service.

To take advantage of this offer, click here to book your tickets.

For more information contact: customer.relations@virgintrains.co.uk or call 0333 1031031

Please note, all travel must be on a West Coast Mainline Virgin train.

T&Cs apply*

Disabled Visitors

The NEC aims to be fully accessible and user-friendly for disabled visitors. Click here for a quick guide to some of our the NEC facilities – if you would like to know more, please contact the NEC.

Access: If you have a disability or any additional needs which require specific provisions or assistance to present, please inform the team of your requirements as soon as possible by calling 0207 0134564.

Hearing Loops

A fixed hering loop is in each of the four bigger theatres (Keynote, Theatres one, two and three) and wireless hearing loops are available in showcase and innovation theatres

*Special offer terms & conditions:

  • Tickets are available for booking at virgintrains.com from now until further notice, inclusive for reservations up to 12 weeks in advance. Please ensure the booking window is open and valid for the date you intend to book or travel.
  • The 25% travel discount is for Advance Fares purchased at least 24hrs before travel and applies to Virgin Trains services only. The discount fares are exclusive to trade and conference events taking place at one of the NEC Group venues, the NEC, ICC, LG Arena and the NIA.
  • The discount is only valid on journeys to Birmingham New Street or Birmingham International.
  • The offer is not valid to the general public. The exclusive discount must be used in conjunction with a valid Trade, business or conference event held at a NEC Group venue.
  • Discount and ticket only valid with a valid event ticket or registration through the NEC, LG Arena, NIA, or ICC or purchased through The Ticket Factory to a show or trade event located on the West Coast Mainline.
  • The discount is available on Virgin Trains Advance fares only valid on a Virgin Trains service operated on the West Coast Mainline.
  • Travel is subject to availability and requested journeys cannot be guaranteed.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and the time or date of travel cannot be changed.

For a full list of the promotion Terms & Conditions please visit our website.

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The official accommodation provider for The Occupational Therapy Show 2018 is Event Express, who have negotiated special deals on nearby accommodation to suit all budgets and within easy reach of the show. 

Click here to look at all the exclusive offers on accommodation.

Event Express
Tel:01905 732737
Fax: 01905 732738
Email: reservations@eventexpressuk.com
 It has come to our attention that some of our delegates/exhibitors have been approached by a company called Exhibition Housing Services which looks like it may be aligned to The Occupational Therapy Show.

Please note that this is actually a fraud and is nothing to do with the The Occupational Therapy Show or CloserStill Media.

Unfortunately this entity has been operating in this manner for years and the authorities do not seem to be able to deal with them.

Please DO NOT book rooms or complete and/or return any paperwork to this company as you will then be legally bound to their terms and conditions.


This event is dedicated to the education of registered healthcare professionals and personnel that are currently working within the profession. Our admission policy does not permit entrance to students, in their preliminary years, and / or minors (those under the age of 18). There are no crèche facilities available at the show. 



  • Joanne Fillingham

    Joanne Fillingham

    Clinical Director Allied Health Professions and Deputy Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS Improvement
  • Amy Gilder

    Amy Gilder

    Neurological Specialist Occupational Therapist, Hobbs Rehabilitation
  • Michael Iwama

    Michael Iwama

    Professor & Chair, Occupational Therapy, Augusta University
  • Gillian Leng

    Gillian Leng

    Deputy Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Diana Pierags

    Diana Pierags

    Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (London)
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