Frequently Asked Questions


When is the event?

12th April - 14th April 2021

What are the opening times?

Monday 12th April - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 13th April - 10.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 14th April - 10.00am - 4.00pm

What is the event about?

Covering the entire forecourt market, you will have access to hundreds of suppliers from car washes, fuel, dispensing equipment, tanks, EPOS, retail or seasonal products, to energy efficient/environmental products and ancillary equipment.

This is a must-attend event for anyone who works in the commercial, manufacturing, environmental, or retail sectors within the forecourt industry. Discover new business opportunities, services and products ñ with hundreds of suppliers on hand showcasing the latest equipment, you will find everything you need to drive your business forward.

Where is the event?

NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

Who is exhibiting at the event?

Suppliers from across the entire market incuding:

  • Pipes and tanks
  • Fuel dispensing equipment
  • Tanks and tank lining
  • Cleaning products
  • Fuel
  • EPOS systems
  • Ancillary equipment
  • Carwashes
  • Environmental services

By attending The Forecourt Show, you will also be given free access into the National Convenience Show where you can source and sample products for your retail offering. 

Read more about The National Convenience Show here

Who should visit the event?

The Forecourt Show brings more suppliers and retailers together from the fuel and forecourt markets than any other UK trade event for:

  • Owner / proprietors
  • Directors
  • General management
  • Retail management
  • Site management
  • Buyers
  • Team leaders / supervisors

If you own an independent forecourt or form one of the multiple groups, The Forecourt Show is for you. Visit if you work as part of:

  • Oil company
  • Wholesaler (Delivered)
  • Wholesaler (Cash & Carry)
  • Forecourt retail
  • Forecourt group site
  • Independent forecourt site
  • Oil company owned site
  • Symbol group
  • Motorway Service Station
  • Supermarket owned site
  • Forecourt Maintenance/Installation


Will there be any seminars, workshops or demonstrations?

Yes. Forecourt Live will be the stage for leading industry speakers to deliver to you the latest information on trends, issues and ideas facing your business today. Join Merrill Boulton, editor, Forecourt Trader, trade associations and fellow business individuals for the latest on issues affecting your industry right now.

Is there a show guide?

Yes, this will be available at the show free of charge to all visitors.

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

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

If I have registered for The Forecourt Show, can I attend the other shows?

Yes, registering for The Forecourt Show also allows you access to the National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show and The Ingredients Show.

How can I register?

You can register to visit here.

Can I register my colleague and/or friend?

If you know a colleague or friend that is also within the industry and who would like to attend please ask them to register themselves, or you can do so on their behalf but will need to use individual email addresses for each person to do so.

Already registered:

I attended the event last year; will I automatically receive a badge?
No you will need to pre register here. - ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING SOON

I'm worried that I haven't received my badge yet, what can I do?
Badge numbers will be emailed to you prior to the event. If for any reason you don't have your badge number, you can turn up on the day and a new badge can be printed very quickly for you.

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 show.

Is there a charge for registering pre-event?
No it's free.

Is there a charge to register on the door?
No it's free.

Do I have to provide all of my personal details?
The Forecourt Show is independently audited and therefore 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?
Please make sure you tick the correct boxes when registering. Otherwise email stating this.

I am a student; can I visit the event?
By prior arrangement only. Please call 01293 610244

Can my children visit the event with me?
Strictly no under 16s. This includes babies and toddlers in pushchairs and babes in arms.

Is there a cloakroom at the event?
Yes. This will be situated within the atrium. 

Travel Information

How do I get to the event?

Please find full travel and accommodation information here, including details on the 20% discount on Virgin Trains available to visitors and exhibitors.

By Road
The NEC is situated at the hub of the UK motorway network, enabling visitors to travel directly from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. The NEC has its own on-site car parks located close to the exhibition halls.

By Rail
The NEC is served by Birmingham International Railway Station, connected by a covered bridge link. Travel time from London is just 90 minutes and trains run directly to many regional towns and cities. For details of train routes and timetables, contact National Rail enquires on +44 (0) 8457 484950 or look up

By Air
Just seconds from the NEC, the new Monorail Link provides a direct rail link from Birmingham International Airport to the NEC. Over 20 international airlines serve the airport, providing scheduled flights from 34 destinations in the UK, Europe and America. For flight information, visit the Birmingham International Airport website - or call +44 (0) 8707 335511.

Visit the NEC's website - - for more detailed travel information.

I am travelling a distance for the event, where can I stay?

We have booked special hotel rates for visitors to The Forecourt Show.
Click here for more information - COMING SOON

Access and facilities

Will there be anywhere that I can access the internet while I'm at the event?
Yes, within the Business Centre.

Can I hire a wheelchair at the event?
Yes, you can hire manual wheelchairs only. There is no charge but a deposit will be required.

What is wheelchair access like at the venue?
Good. Please click here for more information.

Are pushchairs allowed into the exhibition halls?
No the show is strictly no under 16s. This includes babies and toddlers in pushchairs and in arms.

Will there be anywhere to buy food while I'm at the exhibition?
Yes, there are several outlets within the hall.

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

Please call the organisers on 01293 610235.