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Visitor registration opens for lunch! 2014

Press release   •   May 15, 2014 11:23 BST

Fresh from its win of Best Trade Show 2013 at the UK’s Exhibition News Awards last month, lunch!, which returns to Business Design Centre in London on 23-24 September, is looking to make headlines again with the first preview of its 2014 exhibitor list.

To celebrate the show’s latest win and mark the opening of visitor registration for 2014, the list offers an exclusive first look at some of the companies who will be helping to shape the future of the food-to-go sector over the next twelve months.

“Just when I thought lunch! couldn’t get any better, 2013 proved to be the biggest and most captivating lunch! exhibition yet,” said visitor Heerum Fleary, category manager at Gate Gourmet.

Getting “better” every year is exactly what lunch!’s organiser Diversified Communications UK has been achieving since its launch in 2008.  lunch! is frequently cited by food-to-go retailers and buyers as their key annual event for discovering innovative new ideas and concepts, and, as such, has enjoyed significant year-on-year increases in both attendees and exhibitors (37% and 42% respectively in 2013 alone).

With over four months to go until doors open and only 20 stands left to sell on the venue’s upper feature level, the 2014 edition promises to raise the bar yet again.

lunch! 2014 will feature around 300 exhibiting companies showcasing a wealth of new food and drink products, packaging, equipment and technologies.  The 2014 exhibitor list will be available to view and search at later next month.  The following is a preview of just some of the companies already confirmed:


Show features include the Working lunch! Keynote Theatre, Innovation Challenge Awards, Innovation Challenge Showcase, and the British Smoothie Championships.

“lunch! just gets bigger and better each year.  It has a great mix of suppliers covering a range of categories, enabling me to keep up with trends and innovation within the industry,” says Andrew Rose, head of purchasing at Caffѐ Nero.

To register for a free trade pass, please visit


Media enquiries & press pass requests to:
Emma-Louise Jones, PR Manager
t: +44 (0)1273 645134  e:

Exhibitor enquiries to:
Chris Brazier, Group Event Manager
t: +44 (0)1273 645123  e:


Winner of Best Trade Show at the annual Exhibition News Awards in May 2014.  

Winner of Best Marketing Campaign of the Year 2012 and two Best UK Trade Show Exhibition under 2,000sqm (in 2010 and 2011) at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards. 

Organised by Diversified Communications UK

Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organising and publishing company based in Brighton (Sussex) and Nailsworth (Glos). Its food show portfolio includes:

• lunch! 
• Casual Dining 
•Nordic Organic Food Fair (in Sweden)

Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company with a successful portfolio of sector leading exhibition, conferences, publications and websites.

For more information, please visit

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