Mach 2020 - 20-24 April

MACH 2020

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MTA

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International Visitors

Information for MACH International Visitors 

MACH 2020 welcomes international visitors to attend the exhibition and offers advice to those visiting the NEC for the first time.

Please see below for further on information on visiting the UK:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Visa Invitation Letters
  • Trade Delegations

Transport

The NEC is conveniently located close to Birmingham, a large city in the center of the UK. It is fairly easy to reach other locations across the UK from the NEC, either by train, plane or car. 

Click the images below to find out more details on getting here.

Eurostar

Eurostar

Visitors from Europe can reach London by taking the Eurostor, which takes between 2.5 and 3 hours depending on location.

Advance tickets can be booked for a little as £29 per person.

Once you arrive at St. Pancras International Station, Euston is a short walk away, where you can catch a train to Birmingham International.

Train

Train

The NEC is within an hour and a half's reach from London via train. The closest station to the NEC is Birmingham International which is a ten minute walk through the NEC to the halls where MACH is exhibiting. Trains run regularly from London Euston station to Birmingham International which has many connecting trains to Birmingham New Street, a major transport hub to the rest of the country. 

Visitors to the NEC will receive a 25% discount off their travel fee if they book through the NEC's website

Plane

Plane

Birmingham International Airport is located close to the NEC, and has regular, inexpensive flights to a number of countries.

To find out more information about the airport or book flights to your destination please follow the link.

A free shuttle bus runs every two minutes to Birmingham International station, which is a short walk to the halls.

Car and Taxi

Car and Taxi

The NEC is situated just off the M42 and close to the M40 and M6. The exhibition centre will be signposted as you approach, and you can use the postcode B40 1NT in your satnav to find it.

Once you arrive, you can follow signs to MACH which will be located in Halls 6, 7, 20, 17, 18, 20. 

Parking will be available for those arriving by car. You can pre-book your parking online via the NEC's website, or you can pay on the day. Car parks will be signposted upon your arrival.

For those arriving by taxi, the NEC recommends TOA Taxis, you can book online or by calling 0121 427 888. TOA accept all major credit cards (subject to a 10% +VAT charge) and there are taxi ranks outside the main NEC entrances.

Accommodation

Our accommodation agent Priority have been working with us for over 10 years to ensure that both exhibitors and visitors secure the accommodation they need for the show. They have created a rate card for a range of hotels local to the NEC to suit a variety of budgets and requirements.

You can find the rate card via the Priority website using the event code 'mach'.

The list of hotels is just a sample of the hotels that Priority can book for you, and they will check their multiple booking channels to make sure that the rates shown are still currently the best rates available at the time of making your reservation. So if you do not see the hotel you want, just let Priority know and they will take care of it for you.

Best of all PHR will not charge you for these services!

Visas   

For international visitors who require a visa to visit the UK, the MTA will send you a visa invitation letter.

To apply for this letter, please fill in the form to the right - we aim to send out invitation letters within five working days. We recommend that to speed up the process of obtaining a letter, you fill in the form as accurately as possible, and apply for the letter within sufficient time of your visa appointment.

For more information on how to obtain your visa please refer to https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

Please note that the MTA does not provide visas and that you must apply through the relevant embassy.

Visitors are expected to cover the full costs of their travel to the UK.

If you have not registered to visit the show, you will not be able to complete this section. Your badge number is found on your Voucher under the barcode

Trade Delegations

If yourself and your colleagues would like to arrange a guided tour when visiting MACH, please contact Karen Finegold.

E: karen.finegold@mta.org.uk

T: 07815 867390