NFU22: Essential information if you're attending NFU Conference

31 January 2022

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If you're attending NFU Conference in person, here is all the information you need.

NFU Conference will take place 22–23 February 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham.

Broad Street
B1 2EA

Event timings

Tuesday 22 February

  • 08:00 Registration opens 
  • 10:15 Conference begins

Wednesday 23 February

  • 09:00 Conference begins
  • 13:00 Conference closes
  • 14:00 NFU AGM


If applicable, accommodation will have been booked for you by our conference team. The name and address of the hotel will be named on the letter you will receive confirming your attendance at NFU Conference.

Hotel check-in and bag drop

If you are part of a regional allocation, there is a facility for a bag drop and check-in for the majority of our conference hotels. This will be available in Hall 4 from 8am to 10.30am on Tuesday 22 February. Your confirmation letter will provide details if this facility is available to you. All other delegates will need to check in to their hotels directly.


Cloakroom facilities are available at the ICC. Coats and bags will only be accepted from those displaying a conference registration badge.

Hotel check-out

Please obtain your check out time directly from your hotel. The cloakroom facility will be available for delegates' luggage at the ICC on Wednesday 23 February. As above, items will only be accepted from those displaying a conference registration badge. Please allow sufficient time to check your bags into the cloakroom to avoid queues. Day 2 at Conference begins at 9am.

Getting to the ICC by train

The closest train station to the ICC is Birmingham New Street.

Taxis are available from outside the station.

Alternatively, the ICC is a 15-minute walk. Head towards Centenary Square and the Birmingham Rep. The ICC is situated here near Broad Street.

Getting to the ICC by car


There are several car parks near the ICC:

  • Utilita Arena, B1 2AA
  • Brindleyplace, B1 2JF
  • Paradise Circus, B1 2NB

A full list of car parks can be found at the Birmingham City Council website: Find parking

Due to extensive roadworks and construction in the city, we recommend you allow extra journey time when travelling to NFU Conference 2022.

Clean Air Zone charges

Since the last NFU Conference at the ICC in 2020, Birmingham has introduced a Clean Air Zone which means some cars may be charged to enter the city.

If you'll be arriving by car, you must check the eligibility of your vehicle and pay the charge in advance at the government website: Drive in a Clean Air Zone

More information on Clean Air Zone charges

The following information is taken from

As per the Charging Order, which is the legal document setting out how the zone will operate, the charges will be:

  • £8 per day for cars, taxis and LGVs
  • £50 a day for coaches, buses and HGVs

Payment must be made via the government's online payment system or by calling the National Contact Centre on 0300 029 8888 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm) either:

  • Six days before the day of your visit
  • The day of your visit
  • Six days after the day of your visit

Please note you will not receive a notification or alert advising you that you have entered the zone and payment is due. As a driver you are fully responsible for understanding and managing all payments.

If you do not pay during the allocated 13-day payment window you will be subject to a Penalty Charge Notice of £120, reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.

Covid-19 guidance

While legal restrictions have been relaxed in England, Covid-19 is still present and circulating in society. Therefore, to reduce the risk of spreading the virus at Conference we ask that all members, delegates, speakers, and staff take the following precautions:

  • Take a lateral flow test no more than 24 hours before arriving at the ICC. Please do not travel to Birmingham if there is a positive result.
  • Additionally please do not travel to Birmingham if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19. These include a high temperature; a new, continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours – if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual); or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Wearing a face covering at NFU Conference will be optional. However, we encourage you to wear a mask if this makes you more comfortable. We also ask everyone attending to be considerate of the feelings of other attendees – particularly in crowded areas.