VISITOR FAQs

THE EVENT

When is THE EVENT?

Monday 7 - Wednesday 9 April 2025.

What are the opening times?

Monday 7 April 2025 - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8 April 2025 - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9 April 2025 - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Where is the evenT

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT 

Will there be any seminars, workshops or demonstrations?

Yes, there will be a number of features running throughout the show including demonstrations, masterclasses and topical seminars and debates. Full details will be available closer to the event.

Is there a Show Guide?

There will not be a printed copy of the show guide, however, there will be a digital alternative. We are doing this to be more sustainable at our show.

If I have registered for the exhibition, can I attend on more than one day?

Yes, once registered you can come along any day and your badge allows you in on multiple days.

How can I register?

Register your interest to visit Foodex Manufacturing Solutions in 2025. CLICK HERE

Can I register my colLeague and/or friend?

Yes, once you have registered yourself online, you can register a colleague or friend that is also within the industry. Alternatively, we have made it even easier to let people know you are attending and invite them to join you via social media! Simply click on the pop-up that appears once you have completed your registration (or the link in your badge email) and choose where to share!

 

I’M A MEMBER OF THE PRESS; CAN I GET A PRESS PASS?

Details to follow in 2024.

 

ALREADY REGISTERED

I'm worried that I haven't received my e-badge yet, what can I do?

Badges will be emailed to you prior to the event. By following the instructions on your registration confirmation email, you can either download your badge as a PDF or add your pass to your Apple or Google Wallet. Please ensure you are able to display your badge when you arrive to gain access to the show.

What type of ID do I need to bring as I am in the process of setting up a business in the trade?

Please bring a business card if you have one.

 

NOT YET REGISTERED

Can I visit the event if I'm not in the trade?

No, this is a trade only event.

Is there a charge for registering?

No, entrance is free to the trade. As we are operating within the ‘AllSecure’ protocols, everyone should register in advance and print your badge, or download and add your pass to your Apple or Google Wallet. We will not be able to offer onsite registration.

Do I have to provide all of my personal details?

We require the mandatory fields on the registration form.

I don't want to be contacted after the event; how can I prevent this from happening?

We will keep you informed of products and services from William Reed Business Media Ltd. If you do not want to receive such information please email data.manager@william-reed.co.uk, or write to Data Manager, WRBM, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT.

I need a visa invitation letter to attend the shows; how do i obtain one?

When registrations open in early January 2025, you will need to register free for the show then complete our online Visa Invitation Letter form. Please return to this section from early January for access to the registration form and visa invitation letter form.

I am a student; can I visit the event?

More details to come in 2024.

Can my children visit the event with me?

No, this is a trade event and strictly no under 18s will be admitted including babies in arms. 

Is there a cloakroom at the event?

Yes. Cloakrooms are close to the hall entrance. They are open 30 minutes before the shop opens, until the close of show. Please note: Coats, bags, suitcases and umbrellas, will be permitted in the cloakroom  at the daily cost £2 per coat or umbrella £3 per bag or piece of luggage. If there are any items remaining, they will be taken to the NEC Security office.

 

ACCESS & FACILITIES

Will there be anywhere that I can access the internet while I'm at the event?

Yes, within the Business Centre. 

What is accessibility like at the venue?

The NEC aims to be fully user-friendly for visitors with access needs. Mobility equipment is available to hire. Visit the NEC website for more information. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?

No the show is strictly no under 18s. No children, infants or babies in arms will be allowed into the show.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at the exhibition?

Yes, there are several outlets within the halls.

 

NEXT STEP

What can I do if my question has not been answered by any of the above?

Please call the organisers on 01293 610235