With the move the NEC for 2024 there are some changes to Fair operations. We have highlighted key ones below, but please do make sure you familiarise yourself with all the details in the manual. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 02477 351 045 or e-mail pigpoultry@rase.org.uk

Introducing our main Fair contractor – GES

GES will be providing our main contracted services for the Fair. If you require electrics, shell scheme extras, unloading and much more, this can all be booked via their Expresso portal here. They will be in touch with you directly in due course to ensure you have all you need for your 2024 stand. Please note there is a 20% discount on all GES services when you book early.

Unloading & logistics

GES will be our unloading and logistics partner for the 2024 Fair. This will be a paid for service as unfortunately we are no longer able to offer a free unloading service at the Fair. If you require unloading, especially if you have special requirements, we recommend you contact the unloading team early on to discuss your needs. They also offer a comprehensive freight forwarding service for all overseas deliveries.

Build times and event days

Please note the build and live days have changed. The build days are now Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 May. Live days are Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 with breakdown finishing at 5pm on Friday 17 May.


We know catering on your stand is a key part of stand hospitality, so it is important to note that there are some changes for 2024 as we work with the NEC catering provider Amadeus. You are still able to offer refreshments on stand, however if you are looking at serving food or cooking on your stand you will need to do this in conjunction with the Amadeus catering team. You can find out more in the manual.


There is ample hard standing parking at the NEC for the Fair, with shuttle buses taking you to the door of the Fair, however on event days parking will be charged for. As an exhibitor you will receive an allocation of free car parking passes for your stand. A significant discount is available on additional parking booked more than 24 hours in advance. You may also want to consider car sharing and making the most of the onsite transport links (via covered walkway and sky rail) to Brimingham International Rail station and Birmingham International Airport