Last chance to book your free trade ticket to lunch!

lunch! – the UK’s biggest trade event for education catering buyers – will be opening the doors to its biggest show yet later this month at ExCeL London on 19-20 September

With 400 exhibitors confirmed and 7,000 attendees expected, it’s the UK’s biggest food-to-go showcase of the year and an essential visit for keeping up-to-date with all the latest trends, innovations and insights.

Discover something new

CBD-infused drinks, spicy turmeric mayo, red lentil tortillas, vegan panettone, kefir ice cream, Rwandan coffee, nut milks, gourmet cookie dough treats, savoury slices, and veg snacks, plus a host of plastic-free packaging options – are just some of the innovations set to make their debut at the UK’s biggest food-to-go trade showcase of the year.

“lunch! inspires and connects the whole sector.  I truly think it’s the best event in the industry” – Marta Pogroszewska, MD of GAIL’S Bakery

Over 70 exhibitors are also new to the show, including: General Mills, Rod & Ben’s Seasonal Foods, T2 tea, Naylor Farms, Red Bull, Soreen, SCI-MX Nutrition, Huel, FEED., Jack Link’s, Just Live a Little, Plant Pops, BumbleZest, International Delicacies, Copa, Clearly Drinks, Urban Rajah, St Michel Biscuits, WorldBake, Crème d’Or, nush, Fire Grain Freekeh, COCO – The Art of Chocolate, Precious Pea – Organic Houmous, Wholey Moly, Unrooted Fresh Energy, Banhoek Chilli Oil Company (UK), True Gum, Yummycomb, J&G Pecans, Agriculture – Ein Harod ACA, Joypots, Pri’s Puddings, Polarbröd AB, Poptails by LAPP, and Veg of Lund.

The full exhibitor list – featuring all 400 companies that will be helping to shape the future of the food-to-go sector over the next 12 months– is available online at

60 speakers, 35+ must-attend sessions

Representing some of the UK’s biggest lunchtime operators, the high-profile keynote speaker line-up includes big names from LEON, Crussh, Chilango, Pret, Caffè Nero, Holland & Barrett, Greggs, Wayne’s Coffee, The Gentlemen Baristas, Ole & Steen, Tortilla, Pure, GAIL’s Bakery, Sodexo, Harris & Hoole, Elior, Costa, ISS, FCB and many more, over the two days. For this year’s visitors, it’s a rare opportunity to hear from some of the UK’s most inspirational and influential food-to-go professionals who will be sharing their expertise and insights into the opportunities, challenges and big trends ahead.

Big-name speakers include: Will Stratton-Morris, CEO of Caffè Nero; Hannah Squirrell, customer director at Greggs; Barny Clevely, MD of FCB Coffee; Nicola Morris, MD of corporate services at Sodexo; Gareth Hiron, senior buyer at Elior; and Marta Pogroszewska, MD of GAIL’s Bakery.

Exclusive keynotes

From exclusive keynotes and interviews, to research updates and panel discussions, each session at lunch! has been tailored specifically to address the business needs of food-to-go operators and retailers (including contract and education catering).

“lunch! inspires and connects the whole sector.  I truly think it’s the best event in the industry,” says Marta Pogroszewska, MD of GAIL’S Bakery.

Vital, inspiring, innovative, informative, exciting, diverse, fun, energetic and delicious are just some of the words these speakers have used to describe the show. For them, like the thousands of visitors that regularly attend, it’s where the entire industry meets to do business.

It’s where the entire industry meets to do business

The full keynote schedule is now available to view at

To register for a free trade ticket to lunch! 2019, please visit and quote priority code LU107 before 9.30am on Thursday 19September. After this time, a £20 door fee will apply.

Essential information

Opening times – 10am to 5pm both days (last entry 4pm)

Dates – Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September

Venue – ExCeL London

Website –


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