PRESS INVITE: lunch! 2016

Get an exclusive first look at the next wave of food-to-go bestsellers at lunch! 2016.  

This year’s show will feature 350 exhibitors, plus exclusive Keynote sessions from high-profile brands such as Starbucks, LEON, bartlett mitchell, Pret, Costa Coffee, Welcome Break, EAT., Tossed, Benugo, and Rapide by Café Rouge. 

Email Sharna Waid at to request a free press pass for the event – please include your name, job title, company name, and full contact details, plus links to relevant by-lined articles (please note, additional details may be requested for accreditation).

What: lunch! – the UK’s biggest and multi-award winning show for the food-to-go trade
Where: Business Design Centre, Islington, London
When: Wednesday & Thursday, 21-22 September

Keynote highlights:

  • Caroline Cromar, group director of food, at Pret A Manger
  • Rod McKie, CEO of Welcome Break
  • Luke Johnson, chairman of private equity firm Risk Capital Partners
  • Wendy Bartlett MBE, CEO and founding owner of bartlett mitchell
  • Sara Bruce Goodwin, VP research & development, quality & regulatory at Starbucks Coffee Company
  • John Kerslake, operations director at Costa Coffee
  • Kirsty Saddler, brand director at LEON
  • Rory McEntee, head of retail marketing at Benugo
  • Andrew Stephen, CEO of The Sustainable Restaurant Association
  • Afroditi Krassa, founder & creative director at AfroditiKrassa
  • Vincent McKevitt, founder of Tossed
  • David Leeper, head of coffee at FCB Artisan Espresso Bars

Further info

Exhibitor list:

Show news:

New product launches:

Registering in advance is highly recommended as press passes are not guaranteed to be issued on the day.  It will also enable fast track entry. 

Alternatively, register for a free visitor pass at (a door charge may apply if you do not register online in advance of attending).

Press contacts

Emma–Louise Jones, Head of PR

Sharna Waid, PR Executive
t: +44 (0)1273 645144

Marketing/advertising, sales, PR representatives, publishers, and other non-editorial professionals of media organisations are NOT eligible for press passes and should register as a visitor.


About Us

Diversified Communications UK Ltd (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, Leamington Spa, and Nailsworth, Glos. Its brand portfolio includes: • Casual Dining (24-25 February 2016, Business Design Centre, London) • British Tourism & Travel Show - Best of Britain & ireland (16-17 March 2016, NEC, Birmingham) • Ocean Business, Offshore Survey Conference & Ocean Careers (April 2017, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) • Natural & Organic Products Europe (17-18 April 2016, ExCeL, London) • Geo Business (24-25 May 2016, Business Design Centre, London) • SITS - The IT Service Management Show (8-9 June 2016, Olympia, London) • MARELEC International Marine Electromagnetics conference • lunch! (24-25 September 2015, Business Design Centre, London) • camexpo (26-27 September 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) • Coach & Bus Live (30 September - 1 October, 2015, NEC, Birmingham) • office* (13-14 October 2015, Olympia National Hall, London) • Natural Products Scandinavia & Nordic Organic Food Fair (1-2 November 2015, MalmöMassan, Sweden) & • Euro Bus Expo (1-3 November 2016, NEC, Birmingham) • Natural Products is Britain’s leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry ( • The Natural Beauty Yearbook is the UK’s only dedicated trade guide to the natural and organic beauty and personal care market ( • Ocean Buzz is the weekly ocean technology eNewsletter providing the latest news and information from the industry ( • is a news, comment and discussion site dedicated to connecting, informing and learning within the ITSM community ( • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine ( • Coach Monthly is the leading magazine for the coach tourism community, read by coach operators, tour planners and industry professionals ( • Route One is the market-leading coach and bus industry weekly magazine ( Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, eMedia, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 800 staff, with divisions in the Eastern United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom.



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