CAN I ARRIVE ON THE MORNING OF THE SHOW TO SET UP?+
We recommend you to take advantage of the extra time and set up on the day before the show (build up) to ensure that your stand is ready for show open. You can arrive on the show morning from 8am but please note that you will only have 1 hour until the show opens.
Please find below the delivery address to get any stand materials delivered for the show.
The Schools & Academies Show Birmingham
Company Name & Recipient (please add your company name and details)
Stand Number (please add your stand number)
NEC Birmingham, North Avenue, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT, United Kingdom
Please do ensure that deliveries/collections are only made within your tenancy hours (14:00-20:00hrs) so that the recipient is on site to receive. The venue does not sign or accept deliveries on an event / individual’s behalf. Any deliveries / collections outside of your tenancy period need to be arranged and charged for by GES (on-site storage supplier).
Yes there will be a cloakroom which will be located on the boulevard.
INDUSTRY RELATED SCAMS+
Unfortunately exhibitors across the industry are being targeted by companies claiming to be, or work with, event organisers. They use existing event branding and may appear genuine. In the past this has included directories and hotel bookings but companies are now also claiming they can sell visitor data from events. This is not the case.
Exhibitors need to be vigilant, read the small print, inform their exhibition, marketing and finance teams about the risk of scams and check with us if they receive anything they are not expecting or are unsure of.
Known organisations such as Event Fair, FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag, Expo Guide (Mexico) and International Fairs Directory (Portugal) are targeting exhibitors with their misleading directory services. Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost the exhibitor a significant amount of money.
We do not share any data with such organisations, so any offers to sell data for out event should be viewed suspiciously and treated with caution.
FROM WHAT TIME CAN I ENTER THE EXHIBITION HALLS DURING BUILD- UP?+
|11th November 2019||Space Only Stands||08:00 – 18:00|
|Access for Deliveries||09:00 – 18:00|
|12th November 2019||Space Only Stands||08:00 – 20:00|
|Shell Scheme Stands||08:00 – 20:00|
|Access for Deliveries||09:00 – 20:00|
FROM WHAT TIME CAN I ENTER THE EXHIBITION HALLS ON THE SHOW OPEN DAYS?+
|13th November 2019||Exhibitor Access||08:00 – 09:00|
|Show Open to Visitors/Exhibitors||09:00 – 17:00|
|14th November 2019||Exhibitor Access||08:00 – 09:00|
|Show Open to Visitors/Exhibitors||09:00 – 16:30|
IS IT TOO LATE TO ORDER MY EXHIBITOR BADGES?+
No, you will be able to register for your exhibitor badges via the Operations Manual under the “Exhibitor badges & contractor wristbands tab.”
If you have not received your badges or you have lost/misplaced them, you can collect them onsite from 2pm during build-up or from 8am on show morning from registration.
WHERE CAN I ORDER A BADGE SCANNER AND WHERE DO I COLLECT IT FROM ONSITE?+
If you have already ordered a badge scanner these can be collected onsite from the registration desk. If you would like to purchase a badge scanner, you may do so through the Operations Manual via the Supplier tab.
IS THERE WI-FI AVAILABLE INSIDE THE HALL?+
Free Wi-Fi is available across the NEC. This free service is suitable for very basic internet requirements only. The wireless network is not secure, and not supported. If you are relying on a strong internet connection then we do recommend ordering additional internet. Please see the Operations Manual for more information.
DO I NEED TO WEAR A HIVIS JACKET ONSITE?+
Yes, if you forget to bring a High Vis vest then you can collect one from a member of security on entry, but we would advise brining your own due to limited supply.
WILL THERE BE ANY ACCESSIBLE STORAGE FOR EXHIBITORS DURING THE SHOW?+
Unfortunately, we do not supply any exhibitor storage, but we are more than happy for you to use our onsite storage supplier, GES. You can find their contact details in the Supplier forms tab in the Operations Manual. There will be a cost for this service.
CAN I LEAVE MY BOXES TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY AFTER THE SHOW?+
It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to remove all stand materials, packaging and waste from the hall. Any items not removed by 20:00 on 14th November 2019 will be removed and disposed of, and the removal charge will be passed onto the exhibitor.
CAN I GIVE AWAY FOOD SAMPLES ON MY STAND?+
Any food or drink consumed on the stand should be purchased through NEC Catering. They hold the sole right to supply all food and beverages consumed onsite. If you would like to bring in your own food or drink, you should speak to the organisers directly as there may be a corkage charge. If you are intending on holding a demonstration on your stand please also inform the organiser as allergy, hygiene and food certificates will need to be provided.
We’ve partnered up with specialist accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation and flexible cancellation policies exclusively for the Schools & Academies attendees and exhibitors. 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 in order 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:
Tel: 01905 732737