Visitor FAQs

 

THE EVENT

WHEN IS THE NEXT EVENT?

The next event is The Forecourt Show 2026
13-15 April 2026

 

WHAT ARE THE OPENING TIMES?

Monday 13 April      10:00-17:00
Tuesday 14 April      10:00-17:00
Wednesday 15 May  10:00-16:00

  

WHERE IS THE EVENT?

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

 

WILL THERE BE ANY SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS OR DEMONSTRATIONS?

Yes, there will be several visitor features running throughout the show.

IS THERE A SHOW GUIDE?

There will not be a printed copy of the show guide, however there will be a digital alternative in the form of our show App, powered by Sitka. 

Where can i view the exhibitor list?

You can see all our 2024 exhibitors here.

HOW CAN I SEARCH FOR PRODUCTS THAT WILL BE AT THE SHOW?

You can see our 2024 products, where you can filter by product type and INNOVATION@ here.

 

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.

 

IF I HAVE REGISTERED FOR the forecourt show, CAN I ATTEND THE OTHER SHOWS?

Yes, registering for The Forecourt Show allows you access to National Convenience ShowFarm Shop & Deli ShowFood & Drink Expo, and The Restaurant Show.

HOW CAN I REGISTER?

Registration for The Forecourt Show 2026 is not currently open. You can however, register your interest here.

 

Can I register my colleague and/or friend?

Once you have completed your online registration we have made it even easier to let people know you are attending and invite them to join you via social media and email! 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! 

 

I’M A MEMBER OF THE PRESS; CAN I GET A PRESS PASS?

More information on press badges will be released closer to the show.

 

 

NOT YET REGISTERED

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 data.manager@william-reed.co.uk, or write to Data Manager, WRBM, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT.

 

I need a visa invitation letter to attend the show; how do i obtain one?

Information on visa invitation letters for The Forecourt Show 2026 will be released closer to the show.

 

I AM A STUDENT; CAN I VISIT THE EVENT?

Information on student requests for The Forecourt Show 2026 will be released closer to the show.

 

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. There will not be any creche facilities at the NEC.

 

ACCESS & FACILITIES

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.

 
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 a cost of £1 per item.

 

WHAT IS ACCESSIBILITY LIKE AT THE VENUE?

We’ve worked tirelessly to make our venue fully accessible to all our guests. Visit the NEC website for more information.

 

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.

 

NEXT STEP

WHAT CAN I DO IF MY QUESTION HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED BY ANY OF THE ABOVE?

Please call the organisers on 01293 610235