With exhibition space filling up fast for Commercial Kitchen 2019, organiser Diversified Communications UK has released its first preview of some of the big names already on board for next year’s show at the NEC Birmingham (4-5 June).
Among those recently confirmed – and new to the show for 2019 – are catering display and counter experts Victor Manufacturing (UK distributor for Duke Manufacturing’s portfolio of hot holding platforms), Florigo Frying Solutions, Klipspringer, Plasma Clean, Ramco UK, Fosse Liquitrol, Medem UK, and Greener Kitchen Standards (Soil Association).
The ever-growing exhibitor list covers everything required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen, including cooking equipment, refrigeration, kitchen gadgets, storage, warewashing, waste management, ventilation, fit out and design. Returning exhibitors include: Aco Building Drainage, Aqua Cure, CCE Group, Commercial Catering Spares, Clifton Food Range, DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems, Gamble Foodservice Solutions, ETI, MCS Technical Products, Meiko UK, Oxford Hardware, Purified Air, Regale Microwave Ovens, Retigo, Robot Coupe, Roller Grill, Space Group, Target Catering Equipment, Univent Systems, Unox UK, Valentine Equipment, Viessmann Refrigeration Systems, Wexiodisk, and more.
Many other returning suppliers have also opted to increase their stand space. Trak/Hupfer, True Refrigeration UK, S&S Northern, Jestic Foodservice Equipment, and Kingspan are among the companies to have almost doubled their stand presence. Altro and Synergy Grill have also gone ‘bigger’ to build on their success at the last show, which welcomed over 1,700 attendees.
Katie Tyler, Commercial Kitchen’s event manager, explains: “In just three years, Commercial Kitchen has established itself as the two days a year where the industry meets, launches innovations and does business. What makes it truly unique is that it brings together senior equipment buyers and key decision makers from every vertical sector, from all types of kitchens – from top-end Michelin starred restaurants to pubs, bars, branded restaurant chains, cafés, schools and hospitals. That’s also what makes it such an exciting proposition for our exhibitors.
“The 2019 show is already off to a flying start and is on track to sell-out well in advance. We’ve received tremendous support from across the industry and it’s clear that Commercial Kitchen is seen as the key event for 2019. We’ve had lots of interest from new suppliers looking to reach this important market and look forward to announcing further details soon.”
Your industry survey
Other announcements from the show this week include the introduction of a new industry survey aimed at foodservice industry professionals who buy or use catering equipment in their kitchens.
The results, to be released in early 2019, will provide a unique snapshot into the leading brands, must-have products, gadgets, smart tech and services available on the catering equipment market.
To take part in the survey, please visit: https://diversifiedfeedback.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2uj7JYPJtONubRj.
Your industry show
Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 4-5 June 2019. Show features include a free two-day seminar programme, the Innovation Challenge Awards and ceda Awards Gallery.
As in previous years, the show’s expert seminar content will cover key themes that focus specifically on the kitchen or back of house, including equipment innovations, technology, procurement, design, efficiency, and best practices. There will also be dedicated sessions hosted by ceda and the FCSI (the show’s lead partner and partner respectively).
Visitor registration will open in January. Top-level buyers from many of the country’s biggest foodservice operators, consultants, contract caterers, equipment distributors, and design and project houses are planning to visit again; including Bartlett Mitchell, Bourne Leisure, Burger King, Casual Dining Group, Drake and Morgan, EI Group, Fuller’s, Greene King, Kew Green Hotels, Las Iguanas, Loungers, Marston’s, Mitchells & Butlers, PizzaExpress, Pizza Hut Restaurants, Punch Taverns, Sainsbury’s, SSP, Tesco, TGI Fridays, Tortilla, Virgin Trains, Whitbread, YO!, and many more.
“Commercial Kitchen is the best show out there for sourcing quality innovations,” says Paul Dickinson, director of food at Fuller’s.
For further information, please visit www.commercialkitchenshow.co.uk.