NEC maintains hegemony as largest exhibition host

The Daily Mail Ideal Home Show and Spring Fair (Birmingham) staged at the NEC have come top in the latest Association of Event Organisers (AEO) 100 survey looking at the largest events by net stand space and attendance.


The survey made good reading for the NEC which hosted 13 of the 20 largest events listed.
Spring Fair, which is staged at The NEC over five days, took top position as both the busiest and largest trade exhibition, attracting over 73,000 visitors. 
Issued by the Association of Event Organisers, the AEO 100 lists the top exhibitions held at venues across the UK, by both attendance and net stand space. Overall, The NEC secured 41 places in the top 100 ranked by attendance, and 42 ranked by net stand space.
The top 10 entries on the tables were:
Events by attendance:
1    Daily Mail Ideal Home Show
2    Clothes Show Live
3    London Boat Show
4    International Boat Show (Southampton)
5    BBC Gardeners' World, BBC Good Homes & BBC Summer Food Show
6    National Boat, Caravan & Outdoor Show
7    BBC Good Food Show (Birmingham) - Winter
8    Autosport International
9    Spring Fair (Birmingham)
10  International Caravan and Motorhome
Events by net stand space:
1    Spring Fair (Birmingham)
2    Furniture Show
3    Hillhead
4    National Boat, Caravan & Outdoor Show
5    GLEE
6    International Caravan and Motorhome
7    International Boat Show (Southampton)
9    Autumn Fair
10  London Boat Show

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