8 th & 9 th June 2023

NEC Birmingham

Join us at #CEFLIVE23 – the UK’s biggest electrical event and spend the day connecting with like-minded people while getting up to speed with the latest regulations and technology over tea, tools and life as an electrician


85+ Leading Brands

Free To Attend

CPD Accredited Techtalks

in partnership with the IET

£50 Voucher For Attending

To Spend at cef.co.uk

(**Terms & Conditions apply)

Free Tool Calibrations

Free Parking

Exclusive on the Day Deals

Free Techcards


Come and join Darren Staniforth, Dave Austin and the IET’s Head of Technical Regulations Mark Coles for a brand new TechTalk designed to keep you up to date with the latest updates and changes in the electrical industry.

CPD 30 Mins

Each Talk Is Worth 30 Mins CPD

Make sure you scan your badge on entry to the talks, to guarantee your CPD accredited certificate.

Thursday 8 th & Friday 9 th June 2023

  • 09:30 - 10:00

    Thermal Imaging & Q&A

  • 10:20 - 10:50

    Second Amendment Changes

  • 11:10 - 11:40

    Corrigendum BS 7671:2018+A2:2022

  • 12:00 - 12:30

    Battery Storage

  • 13:00 - 13:30

    Grid Connected PV Systems & Q&A

  • 13:45 - 14:15

    PME Considerations

  • 14:30 - 15:00

    Coding EICRs


  • ABB
  • Aico
  • Airdri
  • Ariston The home of sustainable comfort
  • Armeg
  • Atkore
  • Atlantic
  • Bell lighting
  • Big Wipes
  • Bluestem Group
  • Carl Kammerling International, Brand Innovation
  • Centaur
  • Challenger
  • Checkatrade
  • Collingwood Lighting
  • Contactum
  • Crompton Controls
  • Deks By Design
  • Dewalt
  • Dimplex
  • Easee
  • Eaton Powering Business Worldwide
  • Electrium
  • Engex
  • Envirovent
  • F4P
  • Firesafe Fire Safety Equipment
  • Fusion Lamps and Luminaires
  • Garo
  • Gorilla, Incredibly Strong, 100% Tough
  • Gripple
  • GSE Integration
  • gwe
  • Hager
  • Hamilton
  • Haverland
  • Honeywell
  • ICS
  • JCC, A Leviton company
  • K2 Systems
  • Karcher
  • Klein Tools
  • Knightsbridge
  • Legrand
  • Levante
  • Lewden
  • Linian Faster. Safer. Simpler.
  • Longi
  • Luceco
  • M2
  • Makita
  • Marlec renewable power
  • Marshall Tufflex
  • MCG Industrial
  • Megaman
  • Megger
  • Mennekes My Power Connection
  • Milwaukee Nothing but Heavy Duty
  • MK by Honeywell
  • Morse
  • Myenergi
  • Netatmo
  • Niglon
  • Olympic Fixings
  • Project EV
  • Proteus
  • Prysmian Group
  • Qcell
  • Rayleigh Instruments
  • Ring
  • Robus
  • Rointe
  • Rolec EV
  • Schneider Electric
  • Scolmore Group
  • Scruffs Hardware
  • Sevadis Powering Electric Vehicles
  • Siemens
  • Philips Signify
  • Stahl
  • Steinel
  • Stiebel Eltron
  • Super Rod
  • Surge, Protection Devices LTD
  • SWA
  • Tamco, Tamlite Lighting
  • Tamlex
  • Tamlite
  • Thorn Lighting
  • TIS
  • Triton For a cleaner conscience
  • Unilite
  • Unitrunk
  • Varilight
  • Vent-Axia
  • WAGO Innovative Connections
  • Wallbox
  • Warmup, the best underfloor heating - guaranteed
  • Warner Howard
  • Wera
  • Waste Experts
  • Wiska make power smile
  • Wrexham Mineral Cables
  • Xcite LED Lighting
  • Yale
  • Yepic


We hope that you are as excited about the amazing LIGHTNING DEALS as we are. These offers are available at #CEFLIVE23 only and are not to be missed - and won’t be repeated.

Remember, all deals are strictly whilst stocks last. When they’re gone, they’re gone!



On the day, simply head to one of our CEF paypoints to complete your order.

You can pay via cash, card or account, and can keep your purchases in our dedicated storage zone until you’re ready to go home.

We’ll even throw in a giant CEF shopping bag – so there really is no reason not to fill it!

Lightning Deals

Super Cam Wi-Fi Inspection Camera IP67, 2728-1494, Super Rod, Lightning Deal
17 PCE VDE Kraftform Kompakt Interchangeable Screwdriver Set, 2607-0463, Wera be a tool rebel, Lightning Deal
M18 Brushless Percussion Drill, Includes: 1 x 5Ah Battery, Charger and Case, 2779-8691, Milwaukee Nothing but Heavy Duty, M18, Lightning Deal
18V XR Brushless Combi Drill, Includes: 2 x 4Ah Batteries, Charger and TSTAK Case, 2779-8652, DeWalt 18VXR, Lightning Deal
18V Brushless Combi Drill and Impact Driver Kit, Includes: 2 x 5Ah Batteries, Charger and Case, 2779-8370, Makita, Lightning Deal
Video Doorbell - 2nd Generation, ring, code, colour, 2693-8525, Satun Nickel, 2693-8849, Venetian Bronze, Lightning Deal
20 PCE Drill Bit Kit, 2095-2955, armeg, Lightning Deal
5 PCE VDE Dextro Glo Screwdriver Set with Wide Field LED Head Torch, 2781-5185, C.K, Lightning Deal
Heavy-Duty Backpack, 2580-0325, F4P, Lightning Deal
HD 4/8 Pressure Washer, 2781-4672, KARCHER, Lightning Deal
Universal Cable Stripper, 2664-8725, Wago, Lightning Deal
Multifunction Tester with FREE Voltage and Continuity Tester, 2754-9697, Fluke, Lightning Deal


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Use your voucher to claim your free calibration either on the day at #CEFLIVE23 or redeem at your local CEF branch.

*Terms & Conditions apply



Maximum two instruments per customer

Subject to a capacity of 500 calibrations per day on a first-come first served basis



Drop your instruments at your local CEF branch and we’ll have them calibrated for you

Maximum three instruments per customer in a single transaction

7 day turnaround

Instruments must be dropped off in-branch between 13th June 2023 and 5pm 30th June 2023 to qualify

*Terms & Conditions apply

£50 Voucher

We’re giving everyone who attends #CEFLIVE23 a £50 voucher to spend at cef.co.uk after the event.

Simply register to attend and pick up your voucher on arrival at #CEFLIVE23.

**Terms & Conditions apply


8 th - 9 th JUNE 2023

Hall 9 & Hall 10,

National Exhibition Centre

Marston Green


B40 1NT

The NEC is right in the centre of the UK’s motorway network just off Junction 6 of the M42 and there will be ample free parking, the NEC is also easily accessible via Birmingham International railway station which is just a 5-minute walk away.



See below for our top tips of how to get to and stay around the NEC.


    We recommend using the postcode B40 1NT. The NEC will be clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6. When you arrive at the NEC do not follow your satnav, but instead follow the signs for #CEFLIVE23 in Hall 9. The NEC has over 16,500 parking spaces. The traffic team will be on-hand to help you with any further guidance. Once you have parked get the free shuttle bus or walk following the sign-posted footpaths.


    The NEC is located less than a ten-minute walk from the Birmingham International railway station. Direct services run all day. If you are travelling from further afield you may need to catch a connecting train at Birmingham New Street, less than a 15-minute journey away.


    Birmingham Airport is located right on the doorstep to the NEC. Take the free fast air-rail link to the Birmingham International railway station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The trains run every two minutes and the journey itself takes 90 seconds. When you arrive follow signs to the NEC.

Parking and EV Charging


On arrival at the NEC, there will be electronic signage directing #CEFLIVE23 customers to the right car park area (N2).

Please park in N2 car park initially, once full you will be directed to neighbouring car-parks. Parking is free of charge. Once you’ve parked, please use the shuttle provided, or walk to the halls using the sign-posted footpaths to Hall 9.


The NEC now have 22 slow charging EV charging points for visitors with electric or hybrid vehicles. Available on a first come first served basis the points will deliver a minimum of 3.5kw/h and are available in the following locations when the car parks are open [digital signage will direct you to the open public car parks on the day of your visit].


Two in North Car Park 2 Six in East Car Park 1 Six in South 7

If you would like to guarantee an EV charging point for the day, they’ve also got eight bookable points in our Premium NEC Express 1 Car Park. Where available these can be booked here

Please note: The charge points requre a type 2 connector lead


    Please note there will be a cloakroom available for you to use outside Hall 9 should you have the requirement for this.


    The NEC is fully committed to ensuring it is accessible to every visitor, all the time. They have a fleet of mobility equipment available to hire on a first come, first serve basis. They therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment by emailing [email protected]


    There are several hotels onsite at the NEC and nearby at Birmingham airport if you intend to overnight locally.


#CEFLIVE23 – The UK’s premier event for electrical contractors is the must attend event of the year for electrical experts to discover the latest products, innovations, industry updates and expand their network.

More than 85 top brands will be at the show, many offering exclusive, on-the-day deals at prices that can't be repeated.

#CEFLIVE23 takes place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June 2023 from 09:00 until 16:00 in Halls 9 and 10 at The NEC, Birmingham UK

  • Keep up to date with what’s new in the electrical industry – products, brands, regulations
  • Discover first-hand the latest electrical products and innovations.
  • Test before you buy with free product demonstrations.
  • Get your regulation questions answered by the IET.
  • Save money with exclusive on the day deals
  • Build your CPD credits with our Free CPD accredited TechTalks
  • Meet your favourite brands, CEF colleagues, celebrities
  • Take part in interactive games, competitions
  • Have fun
  • 2 days of free educational content from industry experts and leading brands
  • A chance to speak to over 85 leading brands
  • Exclusive on the day deals
  • A certificate for up to 6 and a half hours CPD if you attend the #CEFLIVE23 TechTalks (each TechTalk attended is worth 30mins CPD)
  • A voucher for a FREE tool calibration
  • A £50 discount voucher to spend at www.cef.co.uk
  • A pack of 6 TechCards
  • Complimentary breakfast roll, tea/coffee and lunch will be provided on both days (Thursday 8th & Friday 9th June)

#CEFLIVE23 is for professionals working across the electrical sector who are looking to discover the latest trends in the electrical industry and pick up some of the latest products at unbeatable prices.

See the Registration page here

It doesn’t. Visitors can attend for FREE over one or both days. Parking is also free during the event