Visitor registration has opened for lunch! 2019. Back at London ExCeL on 19-20 September, the UK’s biggest annual trade showcase for the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector is preparing to host a record 400 exhibitors and welcome around 7,000 attendees.
This year’s line-up includes two action-packed days of business and networking, product launches, demos and tastings, innovation and insights, and 35+ Keynotes, interviews and panels featuring some of the biggest names in the business speaking exclusively at their industry show.
Thanks to the addition of a third theatre this year – dedicated solely to serving up ‘Coffee Shop Keynotes’, there should be more content to interest visitors.
2018 was a big year for lunch!. Its second year at ExCeL (and eleventh edition overall) saw record attendance of 6,882 and led to a record number of exhibitors rebooking onsite for another helping of the show’s much talked of ‘buzz’. Now, looking ahead to September, it’s reportedly on track to sell out of all its (already expanded) exhibition space.
Returning exhibitors in the equipment sphere include UCC Coffee UK and Ireland and Magrini
Chris Brazier, lunch!’s group event director, said: “lunch! has proved itself year after year to be an essential visit to see what’s new and compare the latest innovative products from leading and emerging brands.
“lunch! 2019 will be our biggest event yet in every way. More speakers, more free business seminars, more essential insights, more exciting brands, and, importantly, more fantastic innovations to discover.
“Every new product launch that food-to-go buyers need to know about – from ingredients to kitchen equipment and counter displays, from food and drink to packaging, payment solutions and business services – will be on show this September. We look forward to seeing you there.”