The countdown to Commercial Kitchen 2018 has begun with the opening of online visitor registration.
Now in its third year at the NEC Birmingham, the show has attracted top-level buyers from many of the country's biggest foodservice operators, consultants, contract caterers, equipment distributors, and design and project houses.
Visitor numbers are expected to exceed 2,000 attendees in 2018 with representatives from Costa Coffee, Gala Leisure, GBK, Greene King, ISS, Marston's, Nando's, Pret A Manger, Punch Taverns, Sainsbury's, Sodexo, Subway, TGI Friday's, Whitbread, Center Parcs, Tesco, and many more.
More than 100 exhibiting companies will be there to greet them including: Liebherr UK, Commercial Catering Spares, Brunner-Anliker AG, Caterquip, Grease Guardian, Ansul, Kingspan, Trak Hupfer, General Catering Solutions, Grant Instruments, Colwick, Adande Refrigeration, DC Warewashing and Icemaking Systems, ETI, Fire and Ice, Meiko UK, Regale Microwave Ovens, Target Catering Equipment, True Refrigeration and Welbilt.
The show is supported by the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) who will continue in its role of lead partner, with The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) returning as association partner.
"The kitchen is one of the most important investments any operator has to make, and Commercial Kitchen is the most comprehensive trade show of its kind, in this country," explained Commercial Kitchen's event manager Katie Tyler. "This year's visitors will enjoy opportunities to experience first-hand, ground breaking new products and services from leading industry innovators.
"Being able to compare what's on offer in the market from the best brands in one visit - and get advice and inspiration to ensure you make the best decisions for your business, whatever your size or need, is what makes Commercial Kitchen such an invaluable experience to its visitors. It's also what makes it such a unique proposition for its exhibitors," she says.
Commercial Kitchen takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 5 - 6 June 2018