Birmingham’s NEC is set to play host to Commercial Kitchen on June 4-5 as buyers come together in one dedicated environment to meet the industry’s most innovative suppliers, discover the latest innovations, network and be inspired by unmissable keynotes.
The extensive 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 features of the event include the Ceda Awards Gallery, which showcases all the 2019 winners and finalists of the association’s Grand Prix accolades, a free two-day seminar programme and the highly popular Innovation Challenge awards.
This endeavour begins at the onsite Innovation Challenge Gallery, where visitors can learn about the very latest cutting-edge catering equipment.
On the first day of the show, attendees can vote on which technologies they feel are the most innovative, then those with the most buyer votes at the end of day one will be invited to pitch their products to a panel of industry judges in the Innovation Challenge Live on the second day of the show.
Katie Tyler, event manager at Commercial Kitchen, says: “What makes the show 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.
“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.”
This year’s event features the show’s biggest ever speaker line-up, with leading executives from brands such as Greene King, Costa Coffee, TRG, EAT and Hilton on stage.
Date for the diary
Dates: 4-5 June
Venue: NEC, Birmingham
Come and meet FEJ!
Foodservice Equipment Journal, along with its sister titles, Catering Insight, Boutique Hotelier and
Care Home Professional, will be ready and waiting to greet you at this year’s Commercial Kitchen. Under the banner of our parent company, Promedia Publishing, both the editorial and sales teams will be on hand at stand C51 to answer any of your queries about the magazine, daily e-newsletter or FEJ Awards. Come and join us at any time throughout the show’s two days for your slice of market analysis.