The Autism Show extends to NEC

21 January 2015 Sophia Charalambous

The Autism Show, the national event for Autism, is extending its reach with the launch of a Midlands edition, choosing Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) as its host from 19-20 June 2015. 

The public and professional event provides a huge range of talks, clinics, products and services to help all those living and working with autism on a daily basis. For the first time the event will be able to effectively attract visitors from across the Midlands by utilising the NEC’s central location.

David Gallagher, New Business Development Manager for NEC Exhibitions, said: “Editions of the Autism Show already take place in the North and South of the country so it was the next natural step to come to the Midlands. The NEC is extremely well connected by both road and rail, so it is easily accessible to visitors from all over the UK; 75% of the population live within a three-hour drive time of the venue and Birmingham International Station is on its doorstep.” 

Geoff Soppet, MD, Park View Events (Midlands), said: “We wanted to bring The Autism Show closer to the door steps of the large autism community in the Midlands who are currently unable to visit the event in London or Manchester due to lack of time and/or money. The NEC is ideally located to attract this audience and its facilities provide us with the opportunity to deliver a high quality event which befits the brand and meets the needs of our visitors.” 

This latest contract win for the NEC follows on from last year’s success which saw the Mind Body Sprit Wellbeing Festival, the Farm Business Innovation Show and EGX all announce contracts with the venue during the last quarter of 2014.