Commercial Kitchen has released an initial exhibitor list for its 2017 event. The UK’s only dedicated trade event for the commercial kitchen industry will return to the NEC Birmingham on 6-7 June, with 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the range of innovative equipment, devices and services required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen.
Group event director Chris Brazier commented: “The enthusiastic reception for the launch of Commercial Kitchen last year proved that there was a substantial demand across the foodservice and catering sector for one focused event that brought the whole dynamic catering equipment market together.
“The kitchen is one of the most important investments any operator has to make, and Commercial Kitchen is the most comprehensive trade show of its kind, in this country. This year’s senior equipment buyers can look forward to our most exciting line-up yet. They’ll enjoy opportunities to experience first-hand, ground breaking new products and services from leading industry innovators. Many of which won’t be exhibiting together at any other event in the UK this year.
“Being able to compare what’s on offer in the market from the best brands in one visit, and get advice and inspiration to ensure you make the best decisions for your business, whatever your size or need, is what makes Commercial Kitchen such an invaluable experience to its visitors. It’s also what makes it such a unique proposition for its exhibitors.”
The initial exhibitor list for Commercial Kitchen 2017 includes:
ACO Technologies, Adande Refrigeration, Aqua Cure, Aqua Mundus, Asian Restaurateur, Asrapport Dining Co, BBCS, Bensons Products, Bio-Circle Surface Technology, Boutique Hotelier, Brunner-Anliker AG, Calorex Heat Pumps, Care Home Professional, Carpigiani UK, Catering Equipment, Catering Insight, CED Fabrications, CEDA, China Manufacturing Solutions, Clifton Food Range, Comark Instruments, Commercial Catering Spares, Cuisinequip, E.A.I.S, Electrolux Professional, ETI, Extechnology, FCSI, Fermod, Fire and Ice, Foodservice Equipment Journal, Gamble Foodservice Solutions, Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances, Goodflo, Hoshizaki UK, Induced Energy, Interflow UK, Liebherr GB, Manitowoc Foodservice UK (Welbilt), MCS Technical Products, Multivac UK, Nayati, Nelson Catering Equipment, Oxford Hardware, Panasonic UK, Pro Auction, Purified Air, R H Hall Foodservice Solutions, Rational UK, Regale Microwave Ovens, Retigo, rexmartins, Robot-Coupe (UK), Roller Grill UK, ScanBox, Space Group, Target Catering Equipment, Testo, TME Thermometers, True Food International, Univent Systems, Unox UK, Viessmann Refrigeration Systems and Wexiödisk AB.
Choosing to exhibit at Commercial Kitchen was a ‘no-brainer’, according to Carpigiani UK’s sales director Scott Duncan: “The feedback we received from speaking with other exhibitors, who attended the launch edition in 2016, was extremely positive. Likewise, at various networking events and other trade shows, I was hearing great things about Commercial Kitchen! Other sales directors working for equipment manufacturers were raving about the show and said it was not to be missed due to the quality of its visitors. To get our equipment in front of some of the industry’s key buyers is a no-brainer.”
Elsewhere, Unox UK’s Kate Brooman said: “Commercial Kitchen is exactly the kind of show our industry needed. With the focus being purely on catering equipment it attracted high quality visitors and we found it to be extremely successful. This year we are looking forward to more of the same with high quality visitors from all sectors of the foodservice industry.”
While Patrick L Bray, MD of Regale Microwave Ovens said: “At long last a trade show where the right companies are exhibiting and the right people are attending – really great.”
In the weeks since visitor registration opened, dealers including Alliance National, Brakes Catering Equipment, Bidvest Foodservice (Bidfood), ScoMac Catering Equipment, and Direct Kitchen Equipment have already signed up to attend.
Show features include a free 2-day seminar programme, the Innovation Challenge Awards, and CEDA Design Gallery.