The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo: Here’s to 2018!
The Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo gathered the world of food and drink at the ExCeL London to reveal all of the latest advancements the industry has to offer. Forming THE point of reference for innovation in the sector, the 2018 edition reasserted the show’s status as the ultimate marketplace for restaurant & takeaways once again.
Across an unbelievable two days, a total of 7,629 industry professionals packed the exhibition hall, to try, test and discover 350 of the most innovative suppliers in the industry, harness advice from over 200 expert led seminars, and build connections with the influential minds making waves in the sector.
The event is renowned for attracting leading global experts, and this year was no exception, with figureheads from the likes of Prezzo, PizzaExpress, the Casual Dining Group, Pizza Hut, KFC, Pieminister and Five Guys on hand to share their knowledge, wisdom and know-how with budding restaurateurs!
For the very first time, the Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation Expo joined forces with 6 other leading events, all coming together to form the Hospitality Technology Innovation brand, attracting an accumulative total of 17,685 visitors all hungry for growth and armed with ambition.
What’s more, this year’s event saw the return of our very own Innovation Awards, designed to celebrate the businesses who have pushed the boundaries of innovation, service and design in order to improve and enhance their daily operations. With six awards up for grabs and incredible panels of the most esteemed judges on hand, the battles were as fierce as ever, but here’s who came out on top in 2018:
Accent POS - Business Innovation Award
Environmental Products and Services Ltd - Kitchen Innovation Award
kukki Cocktail - Food & Drink Innovation Award
Cocktails Machine UK and Ireland - Product Innovation Award
Cambond - Coffee Excellence Award
Panasonic UK - Tech Product of the Year Award
Better still, visitors were greeted with an unsurpassable number of live demos, panel debates, networking opportunities, show exclusives and product launches, resulting in a huge 82% of attendees being left astounded with the variety and quality of exhibitors, not to mention what else the event had to offer!
As you’d expect, the team at Restaurant & Takeaway Innovation HQ have already set our eyes, hearts and minds on 2019 and are scouring the sector to find the next generation of innovations, speakers and vital industry developments.
Back with a brand new date next year’s show is not to be missed, so put the 26th & 27th November 2019 in your diary for what promises to be the best in the event’s illustrious history. Register here.
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