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AEO People's Award


The NEC is where brands are born, products are launched and networks are created. The venue welcomes 2.1million visitors and over 34,000 exhibiting companies to over 500 events every year.

Over the last 40 years, the NEC has firmly established itself as the UK's No.1 venue to visitors, organisers and exhibitors.

The NEC offers flexible spaces ideal for any size events. Organisers can choose from ready-made event layouts, pillar-less spaces and complete blank canvases which spark innovation and creativity.

The venue's location in the heart of the UK and its unrivalled connectivity by road, rail and air means that national and international visitors are able to travel to the venue with ease.  

Since the opening of Resorts World Birmingham, the UK's first leisure and entertainment complex, the NEC site has become a 24/7 destination. The complex comprises a casino, hotel and spa, 50 retail units, cinema and restaurants; offering organisers, visitors and exhibitors at the NEC the opportunity work, rest or play outside of the hours of their event.

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  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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