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General FAQs

What is Source Home & Gift?

Source Home & Gift is the only international sourcing platform of its kind in the UK, uniting the best manufacturers from key sourcing regions around the world with key retailers, brands, contractors and interior designers. Find out more about visiting, or exhibiting

What is a trade show?

A trade show is an event that brings together members of a particular industry, allowing exhibitors to showcase their products and services to a global audience. Products are sold at a wholesale cost to visitors (retailers), and are often sold in bulk, at a lower price than the RRP. 

Source Home & Gift unites global manufacturers who pride themselves on responsible manufacturing and sustainable production, with key retailers, brands, contractors who care about how great products are made. Find out more here.

What are the opening times?

Sunday 1 September 2024 | 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 2 September 2024 | 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 3 September 2024 | 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 4 September 2024 | 09:00 - 16:00

Where does the show take place?

NEC Birmingham
North Ave, Marston Green
B40 1NT

Start planning your visit here.

Visitor FAQs

Who can attend?

Source Home & Gift is open to registered trade visitors, those looking to start a new business in the next 12 months, and accredited journalists. 

Is the show free to attend?

Source Home & Gift is free to attend for trade visitors (or those looking to start a new business within the next 12 months). Register for your free ticket by clicking the below button.

Free Ticket

Are seminars free to attend?

Yes our seminars are free to attend. To view our latest seminar programme click here.

Can I bring children?

We advise that children under 16 do not attend the event, as this is a trade only event and there will not be crèche facilities available.

A child entry pass will be required for all those under the age of 16 – these can only be picked up on the day from the registration desks in the main entrance.

Anyone over the age of 16 will be required to register for the event by completing the visitor registration form.

Can I register on arrival at the show?

Yes, you can register on arrival to the show.

When will I receive my entry badge?

You will receive your entry badge 2 weeks before the show begins.

Can I edit my registration details?

Yes, if you'd like to edit any of your registration details please email and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

Is my registration for the show date specific?

Registration for Source Home & Gift is non-date specific. Once you have registered and have your entry badge, you can attend the show on any of the open days, as many times as you'd like.

How can I find my way around the show?

On arrival to the show, our show guide will be available to collect at the entrance which includes a floor plan and other useful information. There will also be signage once you arrive.

What if I have forgotten my entry badge when I arrive to the show?

If you've forgotten your entry badge, please go to the registration desks and they will print a new one for you. You may be asked to provide proof of company name or ID, so please have confirmation in the form of a business card or confirmation email available. 

Are the exhibitors audited?

Yes, all of our exhibitors are required to have had a recent audit from Sedex or a recognisable audit institution. This gives our visitors the confidence of knowing that you'll be meeting manufacturers that have responsible and ethical business practises. 

Exhibitor FAQs

Can my company exhibit?

If you'd like to find out more about exhibiting at Source Home & Gift, please register your interest, and a member of our team will get back to you with more information. 

Who attends Source Home & Gift?

You'll meet high-profile buyers with procurement and supply chain responsibility, and sourcing directors from across the globe.

Will I require a visa to visit the UK?

To find out more information on whether you require a visa to visit the UK, take a look at the UK Border Agency information page here.

Venue FAQs

How do I get to the event?

Click through to our plan your visit page to find the easiest ways to get to Source Home & Gift, which is located at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Can I park at the venue?

Yes, parking is available at the NEC Birmingham, with regular shuttle buses to take you from the car parks to the halls. Parking is free of charge for visitors to Source Home & Gift. 

Is there free WiFi at the venue?

Yes, there is free WiFi available throughout the NEC. If you'd like to connect whilst at the show, select 'NEC Free Wifi', and complete the form.

Can I get refreshments?

Yes, there are plenty of food and drink options available inside the NEC, you can find out more here.

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, there are cloakrooms available in the main Piazza and Atrium, close to hall entrances. There is a £1 charge per item. Please note that items are left at your own risk.

Is there an ATM?

There are ATMs located within the Piazza and Atrium, however please note there is a usage fee. You can find free ATMs at Birmingham International train station, and within Resorts World.

Are there accessible facilities at the venue?

Yes, to find out more details about the NEC's accessible facilities, click here.