1. Home
  2. News
  3. What’s on at The NEC Birmingham this May

What’s on at The NEC Birmingham this May

We are in full swing of Spring, we have just had Easter and now looking forward to the Summer. The NEC, Birmingham has many events throughout May ranging from different industries like food to health & safety.

Since The NEC, Birmingham opened its doors in 1976, they have made it their mission to only look forward. They are now a genuine 24/7 destination place where business doesn’t simply mix with pleasure, it becomes best friends. Grown significantly in size, The NEC, Birmingham has become the UK’s number one venue of choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors.

Looking for something to do in May? Take a look below at the May events that are happening at NEC, Birmingham and see if there’s one for you.

NEC, Birmingham Events

We have put together a few of the May events that will be at this Birmingham venue and some of our favourites!

The Health & Safety Event

Attend the UK’s premier exhibition of technology, services, and products dedicated to enhancing workplace safety standards between 30th April – 2nd May!

Featuring an unparalleled assortment of seminars, hands-on workshops and a vast exhibition hall, this comprehensive event is tailored to ensure you stay abreast of the most recent industry-leading practices, health and safety guidance, and regulations.

The Baby Show With Lidl GB

Attention all expectant parents and new mums and dads! Get ready to give your little one the best possible start at The Baby Show with Lidl GB – the UK’s premier event for pregnancy, baby gear, and parenting – returning to NEC Birmingham from May 10th to 12th, 2024!

Discover everything you need for your parenting journey at the country’s favourite event. Whether you’re in the market for big-ticket items like strollers, cribs, or car seats, or you’re looking for everyday essentials like nappies, bottles or swaddles, The Baby Show offers an extensive array at unbeatable prices.

Battery Cells & Systems Expo

The Battery Cells & Systems Expo serves as a global platform for manufacturers, users, and the complete supply chain dedicated to enhancing battery performance, cost efficiency, and safety.

Take a trip to NEC Birmingham on 15th – 16th May to this event where you will provided with unparalleled insights into present and future battery trends, featuring experts from across the industry spectrum.

The Advanced Materials Show

The Advanced Materials Show is scheduled to be held at the NEC Birmingham on May 15th and 16th, 2024.

This event is essential for materials engineers, R&D professionals, scientists, and product developers involved in the development, manufacturing, or integration of advanced materials technology.

Over two dynamic days, The Advanced Materials Show will provide unparalleled insights into present and future materials, featuring experts from various sectors of the industry.

British Pig & Poultry Fair 2024

Hosting over 340 exhibitors the Fair is a chance for producers to gather ideas, see the latest new products and hear from the experts.

This leading UK trade event for the pig, poultry and egg supply chains is hosted at the NEC Birmingham on 15th and 16th May.

British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show 2024

The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show (BDCDS) stands as the UK’s premier dental gathering. Paired with the Dental Technology Showcase, this event unites the entire dental team, with 9,000 dental professionals convening under one roof.

Experience over 200 world-class speakers on 17th and 18th May and network with fellow professionals.

The Big Event, Birmingham

The Big Event in Birmingham stands as their flagship event of the year. Featuring the largest array of vehicles on display under the Motability Scheme. Join many people at this special event on 17th – 18th May where you can see a greater number of EVs than ever before, it also boasts the UK’s most extensive showcase of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and over 70 scooters and powered wheelchairs.

The Halal Food Festival

Returning to Birmingham NEC this year is ‘The Halal Food Festival’.

On the 25th & 26th May explore

  • 30+ Outdoor Mouth-watering Street Food Vendors
  • 80+ Indoor Muslim Lifestyle Exhibitors
  • 40+ Indoor Artisan Market Vendors
  • Live Cooking Theatre with Celebrity Chefs
  • Culture Stage with Live Performers
  • Your Favourite Influencers Kids Entertainers

Brick Fest Live

For the first time ever, the world’s largest hands-on LEGO event of its kind makes its UK debut at the NEC Birmingham this Spring (25th-27th May). The event will see over a million LEGO brings on display and ready to play.

Get together with your family and enjoy mind-blowing creations from all over the world made entirely of this timeless toy. Explore life-sized LEGO models and have a fun-filled day!

UK Games Expo

The largest Hobby Games Convention is coming to The NEC this May, where all aspects of the tabletop gaming hobby are represented under one roof.

Join thousands of people from 31st May to 2nd June to play tabletop games and purchase them from hundreds of exhibitors.




We aim to provide an exhibition stand solution to all eventgoers and conference exhibitors. Contact us today.