3-4 November 2021
The NEC Hall 9 & 10, Birmingham
Is the event live?
YES! We are so excited to host the event live and in-person at the NEC in Birmingham.
Can I attend the event virtually or dial in?
NO. There are a few speakers who may have to give their presentations virtually, but attendees will need to be at the event physically.
Where can I view the latest agenda?
You can still find our latest agenda by going to the website here . The most up-to-date version will also feature on our event platform, Swapcard which you'll receive the logins for in the upcoming weeks. Please note, there will be no "paper agendas" at the event, so we encourage you to download the app.
Will lunch be served?
We have extended the hours that food is available, it is also important to note that packaged food is for sale. You will need to buy your coffee/lunch.
When can I collect my event badge? / How do I receive my ticket?
Please collect your badge from the registration desk. Once you complete your booking, a confirmation email will be sent directly to your email address. All attendees must use the Swapcard app or online version to obtain their QR code badge. This can be used for self-registration at the event. Alternatively, one of our staff organisers will confirm your registration and provide you with your badge.
What is Swapcard?
Swapcard is our official event platform app. You will receive your login details within the next week. Once you have received your details, you must download the app and login as you will need to present your QR code at registration for your badge.
The app will also give you the opportunity to make connections and network with other attendees. As there will be no paper agendas at the event, you can view it on the app; build your own personalised agenda by marking the sessions you are interested in.
Please note, you cannot attend the event or dial into any sessions virtually through the app. You will need to attend the event physically to participate in sessions.
What are the COVID-19 entrance protocols?
All participants must prove one of the following:
Proof of Covid immunity (double-vaccinated)
Negative lateral flow test within 24 hours of arrival to the event
- Lateral Flow Tests available onsite – fee £12 (payment by card only)
Negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival to the event
When visiting the NEC, you will be asked to show proof of your COVID-19 status.
Please come prepared to show this. If you cannot provide proof of your COVID-19 status and are not exempt, our Venue Protect team will offer the option to take a lateral flow test on-site, for which you will be charged. If the result is negative, you will be able to enter the venue. See more information here: https://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/plan-your-visit/
Where can I book my accommodation?
Take a look at our accommodation page here.
What is the dress code?
Smart casual business attire
What's the address of the venue?
National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Hall 9 & 10
North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, United Kingdom