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Sign & Digital UK 2023 will be held in Hall 2 at the NEC, Birmingham

Tuesday 21 March 2023
10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 22 March 2023
10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 23 March 2023
10:00 - 16:30

Register for your free ticket



Getting to the NEC

By Bus or Coach

From Birmingham Airport you can get to the NEC via the free air-rail link, which takes just 90 seconds and runs every two minutes.

If you are travelling from the West Midlands area, there are numerous options that will get you to the NEC. Visit Network West Midland for more details.

By Train

The NEC is located a five-minute walk away from Birmingham International Railway Station and direct services run all day. For more information on train travel, visit National Rail.

By Car

You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes  just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC don’t follow your satnav anymore, look out for the signs to Sign & Digital UK. Car Park East 1-4. For parking options, visit the NEC website

By Plane

Birmingham Airport is just 90 seconds away from the NEC via the free air-rail link to Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes.

NEC facilities


If you require overnight accommodation whilst in Birmingham, please contact EventExpress, our booking agent, who can offer favourable visitor rates at local hotels. Call them on 01905 732737

Bank and cash points

There are many cashpoints situated around the NEC (withdrawal fees apply). Free NatWest and HSBC ATMs can be found at the train station.



Canvassing for orders by unauthorised persons and the distribution or display of printed material, placards, handbills or circulars, except by exhibitors within the confines of their own stand is prohibited.


Car parking

The NEC charges £16.95 per day for parking. Pre-paid parking can be booked in advance at £12.85 per day but must be booked online 24 hours in advance of attendance at the show. Shuttle buses operate throughout the day taking visitors from the car parks directly to the exhibition entrance.



The restaurant will be open at the back of Hall 2 offering hot meals. Additional seating and a  variety of food and drink options are also available via a catering MADE unit on the show floor, also at the back of the hall. Outside of the hall, Subway, Wetherspoons and Starbucks will be open.

Cloakrooms and lost property

There are cloakrooms situated directly outside the exhibition entrance for bags, coats and luggage to be left whilst you are at the show. Items are charged at £1 each and the cloakroom will close 30 minutes after the end of the show. Any items not collected by this time will be taken to Lost Property situated in the Security Office on the Atrium near Hall 2

Disabled services

The NEC have a fleet of mobility equipment available to hire on a first come, first serve basis. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Unfortunately due to the current circumstances, the NEC are unable to facilitate telephone bookings at this time. However, you can email your enquiry to, and a member of the team will contact you within three working days.

Wheelchairs are available free of charge for blue badge holders and £5 for all other visitors. The number of wheelchairs we have available is limited, so if you’ve got your own, please bring it with you.

Scooters are available for £15 per hire for all visitors.

All pre-bookings will be held until 1100hrs on the day they've been booked for, unless otherwise advised.

For any visitors who have not pre-booked equipment and arrive on the day, any remaining stock will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. As collection location varies from show to show, please check the collection point when making a booking.

Please note: Mobility equipment hire is only available during show open times and we only accept payment by card for any equipment hired. 


Entry to the show is FREE. Under 16s are NOT permitted to enter the show due to potential health and safety hazards. Babies in prams are permitted if they remain within the pram at all times whilst in the hall.

First Aid    

A paramedic is onsite during the show. For any first aid or medical emergencies please contact the Organisers’ Office or call  0121 767 2222 or 2222 from an NEC house phone

Media Zone        

The Media Zone can be found on stand G12

Meeting Areas

Free to use meeting areas have been created on the show floor to facilitate buying discussions.

Organisers’ Office

The Organisers’ Office is situated near the entrance to the hall and can be accessed between stand P95 and P92. If you have any queries, please come and speak to any member of the team.

Phone charging points

Need to charge your phone? Pop along to the VISIT Help Desk on G11.

Sales Office

Please visit us on stand G19 for further information on next year’s show or to speak to a member of the sales team


For security reasons, we request that visitors and exhibitors have access to their printed badge at all times.

Shuttle Bus Service    

Free shuttle buses will operate between all car parks and halls during the show. These usually start running one hour before the show opens and stop one hour after the event closes. Service times can be found at the bus shelters.


There is a taxi rank outside the Piazza main entrance, Atrium 1 entrance and Atrium 3 entrance, where you will find TOA Taxis. To book simply call 0121 427 8888 or 0800 0142 729.


There are toilets located at the rear of the hall and also outside in the Piazza.

Visa Information

If you are not a British citizen or a national of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), you will require a visa to travel to the United Kingdom.

Once registered for the show, the confirmation email can be used to apply for your visa, but Sign & Digital UK does not provide visa invitation letters for prospective visitors under any circumstances. If you require further information regarding visas please visit the UK Border Agency website or contact your local Embassy.

VISIT Help Desk

If you need help with your digital badge or scanning QR codes, please come along to the VISIT Help Desk on stand G11.

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