TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

DATES AND OPENING HOURS

The Occupational Therapy Show will be held on the 22 & 23 November 2023 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Wednesday 22 November - 09:00 - 17:30 (Drinks reception from 17:30 to 18:30)

Thursday 23 November - 09:00 - 16:30

If you are using a satellite navigation system please enter the post code B40 1NT to pinpoint the NEC.

 

HOW TO GET TO THE NEC?

The NEC is very easy to access from all parts of the UK with easy access from the M6, M1, M40 and the M42 motorways. The venue is well sign posted from the motorway. On the NEC site, follow the Occupational Therapy Show directional signs to the allocated car parks.

For further details please visit the NEC travel page

CAR

CAR

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

Parking

If you are driving to the NEC, you can make use of 16,500 parking spaces. You can also pick from a range of payment methods including Pre-Paid Parking. Pre-Paid Parking is only valid in NEC operated car parks and not valid in Resorts World, Birmingham operated car parks at the NEC. Please note there is a daily charge of £12 for a car including all blue badge holders.

More info

TRAIN

TRAIN

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

Book your train tickets

PLANE

PLANE

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

Plan your journey

ACCOMMODATION

We’ve partnered up with specialist accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation and flexible cancellation policies exclusively for our attendees. If you’re unsure of your requirements at this stage, the flexible cancellation terms will allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event date. However, we do advise that you book now and amend later to guarantee your preferred hotel.

The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise with the hotels directly on your behalf.

For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed below, or alternatively **Click here** to book your accommodation online.

If you would like to book a hotel not featured on the accommodation link or have specific budgets or requirements, then please contact the team who would be happy to assist you.

Book here

Telephone: +44 (0)1905 732737

Email: reservations@eventexpressuk.com

WARNING: HOTEL BOOKING SCAM

It has come to our attention that there is a scam operating around hotel accommodation bookings at the NEC Birmingham.

Company calling itself EXHIBITION HOUSING SERVICES has been approaching delegates/exhibitors purporting to be the official hotel booking agency for the show.

We have discovered from fellow exhibition organising companies, that other trade shows’ exhibitors have also been approached in similar fashion.

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

We would advise you if you are contacted by EXHIBITION HOUSING SERVICES, do NOT under any circumstances make a booking with them or give any credit card details.

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 hearing 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

ADMISSIONS POLICY

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. 

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