The countdown to Casual Dining 2019 has begun, with a preview of new exhibitors.
For the first time, the restaurant, pub and bar event will take place at ExCeL London, and it will be held on 27-28 February 2019.
Its line-up will include a record 220 exhibitors, plus 50 speakers appearing in 25 free business seminars across two dedicated keynote theatres.
The move to ExCeL next year marks a new development for the show. Its larger venue will accommodate more exhibitors, two Keynote theatres, more specialist show feature areas and should enable easier navigation for visitors around the busy show floor.
Eva Ellis, Casual Dining’s event manager, reported: “The move to ExCeL has generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm, and the continuing support from the industry, as always, has been phenomenal.”
Exhibition space for Casual Dining 2019 has been selling at quickly, with organiser Diversified Communications reporting that it’s well on-track to being another sell-out edition, even with the addition of a 10% increase in stands.
Returning catering equipment exhibitors include UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, Ascentia FSE and Panasonic. The initial exhibitor list will be available online next month.
Ellis explained: “In addition to extending the floorplan for the move to ExCeL, we’ve also taken the opportunity to fine-tune popular features, expand the seminar line-up, and refresh the show’s look and feel. All whilst retaining the unique and vibrant atmosphere, which makes Casual Dining so special to the industry it serves.
“It’s the destination show that our visitors love coming to – only bigger and better than ever for 2019!”