Birmingham NEC is the place to be later this month when the newly titled National Convenience Show comes to town. Building on the success of CRS, the event is as convenient as your store and reflects the true value of this £30bn industry. NCS is the hottest date in the convenience retail calendar and combines a top trade show with the prestigious Grocer Lunch, the information-packed ACS Summit and a number of networking events.

The show itself will feature hundreds of suppliers and brands showcasing their latest and greatest products, with lots of chances for you to get hands-on! It will also inspire you through a range of sessions at Live @ the Counter where top wholesalers and suppliers such as Booker, Imperial Tobacco, Costcutter and Heineken will be sharing their expertise on increasing footfall and basket spend in your store.

And if it's advice you need, look no further than Ask the Experts, where you can book free one-to-one slots with top figures from a variety of disciplines, including successful independent retailers. Once you've registered for the Show, simply go to the website to reserve your appointment with the experts who best meet your business needs.

In addition to the ACS Summit, visitors to NCS will also be able to attend the co-located International Forecourt & Fuel Equipment (IFFE) Show, the Farm Shop & Deli Show and the Food & Drink Logistics Show.

The Convenience Store team will also be in residence to talk about your business and discuss what we can do to help you. Come and visit our stand (F150) at any time throughout the show.

The National Convenience Show opens its doors for the first time on February 27, so you still have time to register for your free visitor badge. Simply go to
Show opening times
Sunday February 27 10am to 5pm Monday February 28 10am to 5pm Tuesday March 1 10am to 4pm Find us at Halls 6 and 7 of Birmingham's NEC