July 5th and 6th will see many of the adult industry’s leading suppliers setting up shop in the Pavilion at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, for the UK’s only dedicated trade event, the ETO Show.
Now in its fifth year, the ETO Show brings together just about every major adult goods distributor, together with a wide variety of specialist and overseas suppliers, under one roof.
Just about every product category imaginable will be represented at the show, from erotic books to electro stimulation kits – from the mildly shocking to the literally shocking, you could say – and anyone looking for new or alternative suppliers for adult goods will not get another opportunity this year, without leaving these shores, to see so many in one place at one time. And while most exhibitors are from the UK, there will be a number of overseas suppliers offering unique lines, many of them choosing the ETO Show to make their only visit to the UK this year.
If you would like to attend the ETO Show and you have not pre-registered, you are still very welcome. Please bring proof of trade status, such as a business card or letterhead, and you can register at the show entrance. If you have registered, and your entry badge has not arrived through the post, please still come as a replacement badge can be printed for you at the registration desk free of charge.
For UK adult retailers, online stores and party planners there really is no reason not to attend this year’s ETO Show – it is conveniently located at the NEC, just off the motorway network in the centre of the country, it is taking place over two days, including Sunday when most retailers are closed, and it costs absolutely nothing to attend (car parking and travel costs excepted).
The show’s opening times are 10.30am – 5.00pm on Sunday July 5th and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Monday July 6th. Further information can be found at www.etoshow.com
The NEC has probably the best access of any exhibition centre in the UK and visitors have several travel options:
By road: Birmingham is at the hub of the UK motorway network, enabling visitors to travel directly from the M6, M1, M40 and M42. The NEC is located off Junction 6 of the M42 and it has its own on-site car parking for 22,000 vehicles.
By rail: The NEC is served by Birmingham International station, connected by a covered bridgelink. London is only 90 minutes away and trains also run direct to many regional towns and cities. Wherever you’re coming from, the easy way to get to the NEC is by rail as the NEC has its own station; Birmingham International is linked directly to The NEC by a covered walkway – you don’t even have to go outside. For timetable information contact National Rail enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
By air: More than 20 international airlines serve Birmingham International Airport, which is conveniently situated a few minutes from the NEC. Together they provide scheduled flights from 34 destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. The NEC is also easily accessible from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and other regional airports. The new AirRail Link provides a direct rail link from Birmingham International Airport to The NEC. To check availability of flights call 0870 733 5511.
The designated show hotel for the 2009 ETO Show is The Crowne Plaza, which is situated next to the NEC. Contact information is as follows:
Crowne Plaza, NEC Complex, Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PS
Tel: +44 (0) 870 400 9160
Fax: +44 (0) 121 781 4321
Within an hour of the NEC there are also around 82,000 other hotel bed spaces available at hotels and other types of accommodation. For a detailed list of accommodation close to the NEC visit www.necgroup.co.uk