Leading suppliers have committed to the second Casual Dining show, which returns to the Business Design Centre in London next year on 25-26 February, and is now open for pre-registration.
With nearly a thousand visitors already preregistered and 85% of its three-floor exhibition space sold, the event has attracted many big names in food, drink, equipment and services.
The show is billed as the UK’s first dedicated trade event for the casual dining sector (including multiple and independent pubs, bars, and restaurants), Casual Dining has enjoyed strong industry support from the outset.
Operators can expect to see names such as Miller Brands (Pilsner Urquell and Peroni), Oriental grocer Wing Yip, Rombouts Coffee, Keck Pasta, vegan food specialist V-bites, Electrolux Professional, Marine Ices, Farm Frites UK & Ireland, Craftis, and Fever-Tree.
They join other food and equipment suppliers They join other food and equipment suppliers Lamb Weston, Estrella Damm, Gamble Food Service Equipment, Magrini, Unox UK, Darta, Luscombe Organic Drinks, Nisbets, Taylors of Harrogate, UCC Coffee UK, Vivreau, Ambach UK, Catering Design Group, Stokes Coffee, Bar & Restaurant Foods, Dr. Oetker (UK), and Eden Contract Furniture. Reynolds, Gram UK, DiSotto Foods, McCain Foodservice GB, and Purbeck Ice Cream are among numerous exhibitors that have also increased the size of their presence for 2015.
“Casual Dining brings independent businesses and large chains together in a unique venue, with lots of innovative companies showing us the future in casual dining,” says Trevor Reeves, purchasing and supply chain manager, T.G.I. Friday’s UK.
Its launch event, just nine months ago, attracted 3,655 industry professionals and went on to win a best trade show award at the Association of Event Organisers’ Excellence Awards (it was the first launch show in over five years to triumph in the ‘Best Tradeshow Exhibition under 2,000sq.m’ category).
For 2015 Casual Dining aims to raise the bar again,with a 45% increase in exhibiting space taking the show up to the venue’s upper feature level.
To register for a free trade pass, please visit www.casualdiningshow.co.uk and quote priority code CDPR1.