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!



Press badges at the show are restricted to publishers, editors, journalists and broadcasters associated with the industry. If you are already receiving show press releases from us, you will automatically be registered as Press for the show and your Press Badge will be emailed to you a week before the event. If however you wish to start receiving our releases and would like to attend the event, please email with details of your publication and job title. Advertising personnel and media sales representatives will not be registered as press but should register via visitor registration.



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.



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. 

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, 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?

We will be taking visa invitation applications for Foodex Manufacturing Solutions . This will open in early 2025.

I am a student; can I visit the event?

Applications for student requests will open in early 2025.

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 open 30 minutes before the show 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.



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

All visitors to the NEC can connect to WiFi across the entire venue completely free of charge.

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.



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

Please call the organisers on 01293 610235