The 2018 edition of lunch! has sold out of all available space 3 months before the show kicks off at London’s ExCeL on 20-21 September.
A record 370 exhibitors are preparing to showcase thousands of innovations for the food-to-go sector, with more than 6,300 attendees expected.
Group event director Chris Brazier said: “The support from the industry as always has been phenomenal.
“Not only have we sold 10% more stand space this year – providing even more quality, innovation and differentiation to our visitors – but demand has been such that there’s already a waiting list for companies interested in exhibiting in 2019.
“It really does demonstrate just how important lunch! has become to suppliers looking to do business with coffee shops, cafés, food-to-go multiples, supermarkets, contract caterers, wholesalers and distributors. While for food-to-go buyers, lunch! has proved itself year after year to be an essential visit to see what’s new and compare the latest products from leading and emerging brands.
He added: “lunch! 2018 is not just our biggest event. It also boasts our most eclectic line-up yet. Every new product innovation 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.”
The full exhibitor list is now available on the show’s website. From the catering equipment sector, this includes Welbilt UK, Magrini, Tom Chandley Ovens, Roller Grill UK. Plus Panasonic UK is among the 144 companies exhibiting for the first time this year.