The plan to charge visitors to next month’s Spring Fair for car parking has been scrapped.
Exhibition organiser Emap and the NEC said the joint proposal had been postponed after consultation with retailers and suppliers across the various sectors that make up the show.
“Whilst the NEC has many years’ experience of successfully operating paid parking on events that attract a larger audience than Spring Fair International, both Emap and the NEC are sensitive to the fact that more notice is required before this charge is implemented,” said Emap.
“Furthermore, this issue is becoming a disproportionate distraction at a time when the market should be focusing on getting the best return on their investment from the show.”
The proposed parking fee of £8 is a standard NEC rate for all shows where charges are made.