Kitchen equipment, services and design show Commercial Kitchen will be moving to ExCeL London from the NEC for its 2020 edition.
The 2019 show, which took place on 4-5 June saw 50 per cent of exhibitors rebooking for the much-anticipated 2020 show at ExCeL London.
After four successful years – where the show has become established as the two days a year where the industry meets, launches innovations and does business – Commercial Kitchen will move to London in June 2020 for its biggest edition yet.
The move will enable Commercial Kitchen to continue to grow and deliver on its promise to be the ‘only truly dedicated show serving buyers from every vertical sector and every type of kitchen’.
Event manager Katie Tyler, from organiser Diversified Communications UK, commented: “Following a very busy, valuable and productive two days at Commercial Kitchen 2019, we’re delighted to announce the show’s move to ExCeL London. The time is right for a change and the news has already generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm from our exhibitors, supporters, and visitors alike.
“Best of all, the tenancy enjoys similar dates, with our 2020 show scheduled to open on 3-4 June. Plus, when the Elizabeth line opens, ExCeL London will become even more accessible from both Heathrow and central London in minutes.
“We’ll be drawing on all our strengths – harnessing Diversified’s unique experience, connections and knowledge within the hospitality, foodservice and catering industry to ensure Commercial Kitchen’s fifth anniversary show in London is as memorable as it is unmissable for buyers across the whole country.”
ceda, a membership association for companies involved in the distribution and servicing of commercial catering equipment, has been a lead partner for the show since its launch in 2016.
Commenting on the move, ceda’s director general Adam Mason, said: “As lead-partners since Commercial Kitchen’s inception, ceda are happy to support the move to Excel from 2020. Our relationship with the show has been hugely beneficial for both parties and our Members are passionate about an exhibition that has such a tight focus on equipment and services, as it is so relevant to their businesses. We look forward to supporting Diversified Communications UK in their move and developing the show for the benefit of our Members, our Partner exhibitors and end-user operators.”
Commercial Kitchen will open at the new venue of ExCeL London on 3-4 June 2020.