Exhibitor FAQs

What is The Emergency Services Show?

The Emergency Services Show is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light sector, featuring over 450 exhibitors, live demonstrations, unique learning opportunities and unrivalled networking.

Taking place in Hall 5 at the NEC in Birmingham, the two-day event brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technology and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety.

If the emergency services or their partnering agencies buy your products or services (or you feel they’re missing out on their unique advantages by not buying them!) then The Emergency Services Show is for you. Exhibitors can choose from a range of options, from complete stand packages to floor space only and even outside space.

Who should exhibit?

If you supply products or services for the emergency services you should be exhibiting at The Emergency Services Show. Product areas covered by exhibitors include:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Uniforms
Communications & IT
Vehicles and Vehicle Equipment
Detection & Monitoring
Emergency Planning
Fire Safety
Public Safety
Road Safety
Health & Safety
Business Services
Counter Terrorism

This list is not exhaustive and represents just some of the organisations who would benefit from exhibiting at the Show.

Who will you meet?

7,599 visitors attended the 2017 event making The Emergency Services Show the UK’s premier event that attracts key decision makers such as:

Buyers and specifiers of equipment and services from sectors including:

  • Police including British Transport Police and MOD
  • Fire & Rescue Service, including DFRMO, airports, refineries, pharmaceutical and industrial brigades
  • Ambulance Service including NHS, private/independent ambulances and MOD
  • Voluntary sector including British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, NSARDA, RNLI, independent lifeboat organisations, Lowland Rescue teams, Community First Responders and many more!
  • Procurement departments and framework providers such as YPO, NHS Supply Chain, the Consortium, the Home Office Police and Fire & Rescue Collaboration
  • Home Office and ESN
  • Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Resilience Direct and Ordnance Survey
  • R&D departments including NFCC R&D and CAST
  • Utilities such as water, telecoms, gas and electricity
  • Government Departments such as local authority emergency planning officers, Highways England, Environment Agency, Air Rail and Marine Accident Investigation Branches, and Prison Officers.

Buyers from these organisations visit the show to:

  • Source new equipment
  • Find solutions to operational problems
  • Stay updated
  • Network and collaborate with colleagues


This list is not exhaustive and represents just some of the organisations you can meet at the Show.

What is The Collaboration Zone?

The Collaboration Zone within The Emergency Services Show is in an area of the Show dedicated to networking and shared expertise. Here you can meet with over 80 end-user organisations who take stands highlight their skills and services to show visitors. Exhibitors include emergency services, government departments, leading charities, NGOs and voluntary groups all offering crucial support to the emergency services.

Where is the event held?

Hall 5 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK - a centrally located venue with superb motorway, rail and airport connections. We also provide free parking for both exhibitors and visitors.

When is the next Show?

The Emergency Services Show is open on Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 September 2019

Opening hours

Wednesday 19 September: 09:00 – 17:30
Thursday 20 September: 09:00 - 16:00