What is ESS like for exhibitors?

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What is The Emergency Services Show?

The Emergency Services Show is a unique event which gives emergency services professionals access to the very best knowledge, training, technology, kit, and support networks to prepare for future incidents and carry out their roles to the best of their ability. 

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:

Operational/Rescue Kit and Services
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Medical Equipment
Vehicles and Vehicle Equipment
Training Services
Detection & Monitoring
Connected Kit

Health and Wellbeing services and support
Fire Safety
Public Safety
Road Safety
Wearable Technology
Health & Safety
Business Services
Counter-Terrorism products and services

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

Who will you meet?

Over 8,100 visitors attended the 2019 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 
  • 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


Visitor entry is free of charge, as is parking at the venue.

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 end-user organisations who take stands to 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 Show held?

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

How to get there

When is the next Show?

The Emergency Services Show 2020 is open on Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 September 2020

Opening hours

Wednesday 23 September: 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 24 September: 09:00 - 16:00

See the the Show Videos

Watch the Show Videos here.

Thanks to our event sponsors