Making Christmas Magical: Four amazing days of festive shopping and fun!

Useful Contacts for Exhibitors

Short Term Credit Card Terminals

Wireless Terminal Solutions are the company that provide portable credit card machines to the Festive Gift Fair.

The short term Chip and PIN terminals do NOT require costly phone lines, and can be used alongside permanent credit card terminals allowing exhibitors to make the most of every event by trading in two places at once.

The service has been designed with simplicity in mind - the card machines are delivered a couple of days before the event starts, and are ready to use.  All our short term payment card terminal rental is supported by a dedicated UK based technical help desk which includes evenings and weekends.

Don't have a merchant account? Please call a consultant at WTS who will be able to advise on how you can start accepting payment for the event.

WTS also provide short term hire EPOS Systems for the eventa fast and efficient way of dealing with customers onsite, and helping to highlight stock levels of top performing products so you can ensure you have adequate supplies.

To discuss hiring a handheld credit card machine contact:

Mark Holmes at Wireless Terminal Solutions 0208 669 2103 to dicuss your requirements or email

Wifi at the NEC

If you need information about mobile phone signal coverage and WiFi coverage at the NEC we suggest that you read this useful document prepared by the NEC.

Connectivity at the NEC

Octonorm Shell Scheme Guide

The official stand contractors are Showlite Ltd.  

Please contact Showlite directly on tel: 01264 365 550 with any questions relating to the construction of the stand or to order additional items such as electrics or furniture and display items.

Exhibitor Accommodation

Exhibitor Accommodation

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There is a large variety of accomodation in Birmingham click on the button above to search for your exact requirement.

or you can look at the website of the Birmingham Convention Bureau