Come and visit us on stand J121

We’re really excited to be heading up to the NEC, Birmingham on Sunday to get set up for the Food & Drink Expo that’s taking place on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th April.

There are only 3 days to go until this huge event – it’s only run every other year, and they are expecting about 30,000 attendees!

Actually, there are five shows running alongside one another at the NEC –

  • The Food & Drink Expo (we’ll be on stand J121)
  • Foodex
  • The Ingredients Show
  • National Convenience Show
  • Farm Shop & Deli Show

Making this the UK’s most progressive exhibition for food and drink professionals.

These five Food Shows attract buyers and decision makers from across the whole industry – from grocery, wholesale and speciality retail to foodservice, ingredients and manufacturing – who will come together to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.

LunchMate is, of course, part of that vision for the future and we’re looking to make a really positive impact in the sandwich bar sector.

As well as LunchMate, you’ll find 1500 other exhibitors across the five shows and there are a whole host of live events – 100 in fact – with some 250 speakers contributing to them.

The events cover a wide range of topics including the British Baker’s Britain’s Best Loaf competition, Wake Up with Wales (celebrating Welsh Cuisine), Dragon’s Pantry (pitching new products to industry experts), Full of Beans (interactive coffee tasting) and Digital Storytelling (the secret ingredient for social media success) to name but a few. You can see the full agenda for the three days here >> Live Events 2018

You can find out all about the latest from the UK’S Gastronomic Scene here >>What’s new at the Food & Drink Expo and get the lowdown on the full line of speakers and industry influencers here >>Food & Drink Expo Speaker Line up of Industry Influencers

I’m sure you’ll find lots to tickle your fancy.

These five Food Shows and the events being held promise three days of innovation, inspiration and theatre and this opportunity only comes once every two years, so, it’s well worth taking the time out to pay a visit. And don’t forget to drop in and say hello to us on the LunchMate stand.

You can find LunchMate on Stand J121 in the Food & Drink Expo at the NEC Birmingham on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th April 2018.


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We look forward to seeing you there!

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