Casual Dining Show sold out

Casual Dining Show sold out
20/02/2014 - 09:06
Organisers Diversified Communications UK are delighted to announce that the new Casual Dining Show, taking place at the Business Design Centre in London, has officially sold out of all its exhibition space.

Visitor pre-registrations for Casual Dining have been averaging 100 per day since the beginning of February.  In the past 24 hours alone, over 210 buyers and senior decision makers from 87 towns and cities across the country have added their details.  Over 2000 are expected to attend when doors open on Wednesday 26 February.

The exhibitor list – now 118-strong – includes Robot Coupe, Karimix UK, JDM Food Group, The Handmade Cake Company, Buzz Catering Supplies, Stokes Sauces, Magnesol XL, KOBAS and MemSec EPoS.

The show’s Craft Beer & Cider Showcase and Artisan Spirit & Cocktail Lounge are also now fully-booked.  Participating companies for the former include Roscoe’s Hop House American Craft Beer, HOBO Beer & Co, Thistly Cross Cider, and London Velvet.  For the latter: Warner Edwards Distillery, Berryshka, Haywood Drinks, Sipsmith and OCHO Tequila.

The Casual Dining Innovation Challenge Award finalists have also been announced this week.  Taking place on Thursday 27 February, the Innovation Challenge celebrates innovative ideas in the casual dining market.  It offers an opportunity for buyers to see participating exhibitors ‘pitch’ their new product innovations and ideas live to an panel of industry judges (starting at 11.10am, with the results to be announced at 1.15pm that afternoon).

Big name speakers to take centre stage at the Casual Dining’s Keynote Theatre programme include Pizza Hut Restaurants’ CEO Jens Hofma and Loungers’ MD Alex Reilley.

Panel sessions will be chaired by CGA Peach and Propel Info and Yo! Sushi’s CEO Robin Rowland, Carluccio’s MD Simon Kossoff, Living Ventures’ co-founder Tim Bacon, Ian Neill, chairman of Las Iguanas, and leading analyst Peter Martin, will feature in the former.  

Paul Charity, MD of Propel Info, host of the latter, will be joined by Brian Whiting, MD of Whiting & Hammond, Steve Haslam, co-founder of TLC Inns, Anthony Pender, co-founder of Yummy Pubs, and the ALMR’s chief executive David McHattie.

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