The Casual Dining show has opened registration for its 2020 edition, set to be held at London’s ExCeL on 25-26 March.
The 2019 event was the first to be held at the east London venue and the sixth edition of the show overall. That saw attendance hit 5,038, with organiser Diversified Communications reporting this led to a record number of exhibitors rebooking onsite.
The firm now says that next year’s exhibition is well on course to sell out of its 220 spaces.
Equipment firms already signed up include Ascentia FSE, Panasonic UK, Pizza Equipment and UCC Coffee, while Canopies UK is a first-time exhibitor.
The full initial exhibitor list will be available online next month.
Show features and highlights include 50+ speakers appearing in 25 free business seminars across two dedicated keynote theatres (both sponsored by Yumpingo), The Vineyard (new for 2020), The Taphouse (formerly the Craft Beer & Cider Zone), Artisan Spirits Lounge, and the Innovation Challenge Awards.
Event manager Eva Ellis enthused: “Visitors benefit from 2 action-packed days of product launches, demos and tastings from over 220 leading casual dining suppliers showcasing everything from ingredients to food and drink, from kitchen kit and front of house, to payment solutions and catering tech.”