Find everything you need to know about the show below

The essentials: 

Birmingham NEC, North Ave, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT

Opening times:
Thursday 17 October 2019 | 1030 – 1800
Friday 18 October 2019 | 0930 – 1730
Saturday 19 October 2019 | 0930 – 1730

How much does it cost to attend BDIA Dental Showcase?
It is complete FREE to attend the show. Simply register your free place using the button below. 



Located in the heart of the UK, the NEC is easily accessible via all modes of transport

For those driving to the show, the NEC is in the perfect location for car travel - 8 miles east of Birmingham City Centre, and at the heart of the UK motorway network. 

Exhibitor & visitor parking will be in East Car Parks 1 & 2 (for visitors this will be charged at the NEC rate of £12 pre-paid and £16 on the day parking) which are within walking distance from the halls.

Disabled parking will be opposite Hall 5 and is again charged at the NEC rate of £12 pre-paid and £16 on the day parking. Find out more at thenec.co.uk/visitors/parking

All car parks for the show will simply be signposted 'Dental Showcase'.

The NEC is right next to Birmingham International rail station, with direct trains to many UK locations. Connecting trains can also be caught from Birmingham New Street, which takes 10-15 minutes to reach. Buses to the NEC can be caught at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull stations. You can get to any of the halls quickly and conveniently, without having to step outside. 25% discount on rail services for attendees. virgintrains.co.uk/nec
Regular local buses depart from Birmingham City Centre. The 900 service runs every 15 mins during the day taking approximately 30 mins. The 97 service operates every 30 mins, 24hrs a day taking approximately 45 mins.
The exhibition hall is also just minutes away from Birmingham Airport, which has an Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International rail station.
T.O.A black cabs are available at clearly marked ranks outside the NEC’s main entrances. They’re an easy and convenient way to get to your hotels and the towns and attractions around the NEC.
Please see more about your accommodation options on our dedicated Accommodation page.



Visitors to the NEC can connect to a free public WiFi network across the venue.


There are cloakrooms adjacent to the hall during the event. Visitors can store bags, coats and luggage for £1 per item per day. Overnight storage is not possible at the NEC.

Disabled facilities

The NEC aims to be fully accessible and user-friendly for disabled visitors. Assistance dogs are welcome and induction loop audio systems are fitted in various locations. For more information, please visit the NEC website: https://www.thenec.co.uk/visitors/disabled-visitors/

Cash machines

Cash points are found inside and outside the Natwest Bank by Hall 4. There are also four other portable cash machines in the Atrium, but there is a charge for using these.


Martin’s Newsagents are located between Halls 4 and 5 in the Piazza. There are also outlets in the Atrium, by Halls 6 and 9. Opening hours vary depending on show activity.

Mobile charging

Charging stations are available for mobile phones and other small electrical devices on the Piazza, adjacent to the green Dwell Zone opposite Natwest Bank, and at Atrium opposite Suite 21.

Lost property

The main area is located in the security office on the Piazza by the top of the stairs by Hall 1. For property lost on the same day during the exhibition, visitors should go in person to the nearest security office.

Prayer room

The NEC has a multi-faith prayer room available for prayer, reflection or meditation, situated on the Piazza next to the chaplaincy office.

“I look forward to visiting the BDIA Dental Showcase every year, as it is one of the most up to date and progressive thinking place to be in dentistry. I have found it to be brilliant in terms of meeting colleagues, getting in touch with suppliers directly, and of course discovering the latest clinical innovations. The bonus point of course, being the discounts and promotions available via suppliers. I recommend that everybody in the dental profession visit yearly, there’s no other showcase/event like it.”

Dr Sanaa Kader, Dentist, Greengate Dental Surgery, London

“BDIA Dental Showcase is all encompassing and the sheer scale of it is so impressive. The number of exhibitors is quite amazing and it is so convenient to visit. There are things have not seen or heard about the show. As a dentist, all of my needs are met in one place.”

Nicholas Robson, Principal Dentist, Eccleshall Dental Practice Stafford

“The BDIA Dental Showcase is a fantastic way to network with suppliers and meet the Reps. It offers the best opportunity to discuss new products and take advantage of all the offer available at the show. The show has a fun atmosphere and with the mini lectures and CPD on offer, it is a great day for the whole dental team to attend.”

Linzi Bell, Practice Manager, Westport Dental Practice, Linlithgow

“We went to the BDIA Dental Showcase as a practice with a large shopping list and were not disappointed! All expertise and technology in a very vast area but well planned and organised to make our day run smoothly. Except…… our shopping just got longer! We found the ‘Showcase’ to be a ‘super’ market place for all dental products available for all the Dental Team. There was an excellent display of technology on hand and access to all latest reviews and current research. It was good to handle the products and chat to the sales people about them. The whole practice came home enlightened, enthusiastic and exhausted after what we all agreed was a very rewarding day.”

Fiona Fisher, Hygienist, Campden House Dental Practice, Taunton

“I enjoy attending the BDIA Dental Showcase as it’s a brilliant opportunity to keep up with new products, network and catch up with colleagues and old friends. With it being such a big exhibition and the addition of CPD, it gives you the chance to be inspired by the ever-changing world of dentistry.”

Lucy Williams, Dental Therapist, Walsall Locality

“The recent Dental Showcase gave me a great chance to keep up to date with existing and new products on the market. Also from a social networking aspect to be able to meet with so many suppliers and customers in just a few days is essential in today’s business. Thank you again for a great Showcase.”

Carl Wise, Laboratory Owner, MC Repairs Ltd

“The BDIA Dental Showcase is the number one show that I attend. It is a very well organised, ergonomic layout with pleasant staff. There are good speakers and complimentary items to trial and test in a clinical environment.”

Kerry Butwell, Dental Nurse, Llanrrhaeadr Dental Practice

“The BDIA Dental Showcase covers a vast amount of new and innovative ideas, equipment and products.”

Hannah Gage, Dental Nurse, Gay Street Dental Practice