Wednesday 17 August 2022

lunch! returns to ExCeL London in September

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LONDON, UK – lunch! will return to ExCeL London on 14-15 September 2022. The show will again co-locate with Casual Dining – the definitive trade event for the restaurant, pub and bar sector and Commercial Kitchen – the essential event for executive chefs and leading decision makers from all types of professional kitchens. To register for a free trade ticket, visit www.lunchshow.co.uk. Quote VLU16 to save the £20 door fee.

Offering remarkable access to some of the biggest names and operators in the industry, lunch! the definitive event for the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector, has revealed the first batch of experts joining the Keynote speaker line-up.

Ganan Kanagathurai, UK CEO of itsu, Will Stratton-Morris, CEO of Caffé Nero, Marta Pogroszewska, managing director of GAIL’s Bakery, and Shereen Ritchie, Former MD of LEON have been confirmed to speak at lunch! – which takes place on 14-15 September at ExCeL London.

Other key players announced as part of the lunch! keynote line-up include; Neil Sebba, MD, Tossed, James Shapland, Founder & CEO, Coffi Lab, Paolo Peretti, MD, AMT Coffee, Will Kenney, Commercial Director, 200 Degrees, James Kidman, Head of Food, Crussh, Amanda Lowe, Head of Innovation, Soho Coffee Co, Jim Winship, Director, British Sandwich & Food To Go Association and Mark McCulloch, Founder, Hospitality Rising. They are joined by a host of leading insight experts predicting the future of food to go and coffee shops.

Commenting on the show, Will Stratton-Morris, CEO of Caffè Nero says “Having attended dozens of trade shows over the years, this is unquestionably one of the best. Vibrant, quality players and very engaging.”

lunch!’s Event Director, Katie Tyler says “We’re thrilled to be offering trade visitors a free, world-class speaker programme alongside hundreds of innovative new products at lunch! We’re especially excited to be bringing together such an incredible line-up this year with some of the biggest names in the business – who’ll be sharing some invaluable insights and all-important advice for our industry. It’s not one to miss!”

More big-name speakers from across the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector will be announced in the coming weeks.

Over 300 exhibitors

As well as providing key insights and inspiration, lunch! will feature a bustling central exhibition with over 300 exhibitors. Buyers can discover everything in the food-to-go sector – from fresh ingredients to seasonal salads, coffee, breads, cakes, crisp, drinks, juices and smoothies. Plus, IT, interior design, equipment, signage, packaging – and much more.

Among the 300 exhibitors, INTUNE Drinks, Wunderfish (Oceanfruit and BettaF!sh), Days Brewing, CANNA COFFEE, Brew-it Group, Decent Packaging, Miami Burger, Peak, Nestlé Confectionary, OH MY GUM! – and others – are making their lunch! debut. They join returning big names including KIND Snacks, Innocent Drinks, UCC Coffee, Delice de France, Soho Sandwich Company, ProAmpac, TRIP Drinks, Magrini, Hippeas, Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company – and many more.

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