How do I register?

You can register your free pass for Smart Manufacturing & Week 2024 here >>

I am a student, am I able to attend the show?

Students of Undergraduate level and above (individuals and groups) on relevant courses of study are welcome to attend the show.

Is the show free to attend?

Yes, the show is completely free to attend. 

Can I register on arrival at the show?

Yes, you may register on arrival to the show. We do however advise that all visitors take the opportunity to pre-register via the show website.

When will I receive my entry badge?

After pre-registering you will receive your barcode by email. Just show us your confirmation email at the registration desk or self service kiosks on arrival to the show to print your badge.

Can I edit my registration details?

If you wish to edit your registration details, please go to your confirmation email where there is an option to 'edit details'.

Where does my visitor ticket allow me access to?

Your ticket allows you access to the exhibition, workshops, conferences and all features across all 6 events - Design & Engineering Expo, Drives & Controls, Smart Factory Expo, Maintec, Air-Tech and Fluid Power & Systems. PLUS other manufacturing & engineering shows at the same time and place - TCT 3Sixty, MedTech Expo and Subcon. Free access to all shows with 1 pass.

What if I have forgotten my ticket when I arrive at the show?

Please go to the Registration desks and they will print your ticket for you. Please have a form of ID with you as you may be asked for proof of company name as the show is only open to trade visitors. ID can be in the form of a business card.



Where does the show take place

NEC Birmingham


B40 1NT


What is the date and time of the show?

Opening Times

Wednesday 5 June 2024

09:30-17:00 Exhibition
10:00-17:00 Conference sessions
17:00-18:30 Drinks reception

Thursday 6 June 2024

09:30-16:00 Exhibition
10:00-16:00 Conference sessions

How do I get there?

To find out more about how to get to Smart Manufacturing & Engineering Week 2024, please see our dedicated travel page here.

Where do I park?

Standard parking is available in the NEC car parks, with regular shuttle buses to take you from these car parks to the halls.

If you would like to pay for 'Express parking' you are welcome to do so, please click here to book via the NEC venue's website.

Where can I stay?

There are a number of local hotels available which can you view here >>

Is there free WiFi at the venue?

Yes, free WIFI is available throughout all the Show Halls at the NEC Birmingham. To connect, select ‘NEC Free Wifi’, and fill in the information form on your browser page.

Where can I eat or drink?

Themed cafés serving light snacks and refreshments can be found within the halls alongside numerous bars, restaurants and seating areas outside of the halls, offering anything from a quick drink to a more substantial meal

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, there are cloakrooms available in the main piazza at all show all entrances. Prices start at £1.00 per item. Items are left at your own risk. Large cases accepted within reason.

£2 per coat or umbrella

£3 per bag or luggage

Is there a ATM?

Full banking facilities are available at the Natwest Bank located in the Piazza outside Hall 4. ATMs are located adjacent to Hall 1.


How do I find my way around the show once I have arrived?

On arrival to the show, show guides with floor plans will be available to collect at the entrance.

Are the conferences/seminars free to attend?

Yes, the conferences and seminars are free to attend.

NB: Please note that as well as seminars, there will be workshops running. Some workshops will require additional registration/booking due to limited spaces being available. These workshops will be advertised as requiring additional registration on the show website.

Are the conferences/seminars ticketed?

No, our conferences/seminars are run on a first come, first served basis.

All we advise is that visitors arrive at the seminars in plenty of time to avoid any disappointment