Lunch!, the dedicated food-to-go show will be heading to ExCeL London for its 10th anniversary in 2017.
Up until now the exhibition has been held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London.
2016’s edition on 21-22 September attracted 6,204 key buyers and decision makers from across the food-to-go sector, with the overall visitor numbers representing a record turnout.
The move to ExCeL marks a new development for the show, which is widely regarded as a premier event for the UK’s hugely competitive £20.2bn food-to-go market (across all day parts).
Group event director Chris Brazier commented: “We are delighted to have just had our best ever lunch! show – with the highest number of visitors and exhibitors we’ve ever seen.
“lunch! is the 2 days a year that the food-to-go sector gets together, and the support from the industry this year, as always, has been phenomenal.
“It’s a testament to the show’s continuing success that we’ve seen unparalleled demand for exhibition space this year, with a record onsite rebook and many 2016 exhibitors preparing to take bigger stands.
“The move to ExCeL – for lunch!’s 10th anniversary edition next year – has generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm and is hugely encouraging for the future growth of this vibrant sector and, of course, lunch! itself – the only show targeted, focused and dedicated to serving it.
“Huge thanks, as always, must go to all our exhibitors, visitors, media and association partners, who we know are as excited about the move to our new home at ExCeL as we are.”