Events: lunch!

The number one show for the out of home industry returns to London today and tomorrow...

lunch! has announced its impressive initial line-up of keynote speakers for its 2023 event. Taking place at ExCeL London on 27th and 28th September, this year's event promises to be a must-attend gathering for the café, coffee shop and food-to-go sector. It will once again be held alongside the Commercial Kitchen and Casual Dining shows.

lunch! serves as a platform for retail professionals and café operators to come together, share ideas and explore the ever-evolving landscape of the industry. With a jam-packed schedule of interviews, seminars and networking opportunities, the event stands as a pivotal platform for fostering innovation and growth within the sector. 

“We are thrilled to unveil this stellar line-up of keynote speakers for this year's lunch!,” said group event director Chris Brazier. “Their collective expertise represents the cutting-edge of the industry, and we are confident that attendees will leave the event feeling inspired and empowered to make a real impact in their own businesses.”

Guy Meakin, UK shops and franchise managing director of Pret; Marta Pogroszewska, director of GAIL’s; Jo Hayward, vice president of convenience Europe of BP; and Rachel Chatterton, head of food and beverage development for Holland and Barrett, have all been confirmed for exclusive interviews.

Hayward said: “lunch! is a great way to connect with new and existing suppliers and be inspired by fellow innovators in the market.” 

Other speakers confirmed across the show’s three theatres include Keith Bird, chief executive officer of Muragama Udon Europe; Jon Lake, managing director of Chopstix; Bharti Radix, founder of Bloomsyard; Will Kenney, commercial director of 200 Degrees; and Peter Dore Smith, founder and director of Kaffeine.

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lunch! will return to ExCeL for cafés, sandwich bars, food-to-go chains, coffee shops, delis, contract caterers, wholesalers, supermarkets, travel caterers – and more. The show will co-locate with Commercial Kitchen – the essential event for executive chefs and decision makers from professional kitchens – and Casual Dining – the definitive trade event for the restaurant, pub and bar sector.

Essential info
What? lunch!
Where? ExCeL London
When? 27th and 28th September
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