12-13 August 2013, 10am - 5pm, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
What is lunch!?
Australia’s only trade exhibition tailored to the growing multi-billion dollar food-to-go sector. It is an annual event specifically for cafes, sandwich bars, takeaway, convenience stores, bakehouses and gourmet food stores.
Where is lunch! being held?
lunch! will be held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2013:
24 - 25 June 2013, 10am - 5pm
Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney
12 - 13 August 2013, 10am - 5pm
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
How many exhibitors are there?
There will be a range of exhibitors displaying specialist food, drink, catering and hospitality equipment at the show. View the Sydney exhibitor list here.
Will there be any special events?
Yes. There is a range of special events designed to educate and entertain you. They include the Working Lunch Theatre, the Menu Inspiration Academy and the Goldstein Eswood Lunch Table which will host the the Great Australian Sandwichship, the Australian Smoothie and Juice Championship as well as the Coffee Experience. Further details on events for the Sydney show can be found under What's on the Menu.
What sort of products will I see?
You will be able to see and taste hundreds of new food and beverage ideas at lunch!, and try out a range of cooking and hospitality equipment. The show will also cover packaging solutions for takeaway businesses, gourmet and specialist food and beverages and hospitality & catering equipment.
Can I exhibit at the show?
Yes, for more information, please contact Sarah Williams on +61 3 9261 4508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can attend?
lunch! is a trade only event. Admission is restricted to professional persons working in the food, drink, takeaway and food-to-go industries. Persons not in these categories (including children) will not be admitted at any time. Business identification may be required at the door. For OH&S reasons, prams are strictly not permitted on the show floor.
Can students attend?
Students enrolled in a hospitality course at a tertiary level or registered apprentices may attend the show if they have the appropriate student identity card. Primary and Secondary school students will not be admitted at any time, regardless of any courses they may be studying.
Can I bring my family?
No. This is a business event and entry is restricted to those people actually working in the industry. The only exception is infants under one year that cannot be separated from their primary caregiver. If you bring an infant we strongly recommend that you carry them in a pouch, due to crowds. (Strictly No Prams)
Are there child-minding facilities?
No. If you are traveling from interstate we suggest you organise a baby-sitter through your hotel or by looking up 'Baby Sitters' in the Yellow Pages.
Do I need a Visa for Australia?
Most visitors will require a Visa to enter Australia. Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Consulate in your own country or in some cases can be made online. For more information visit the Australian Government Immigration site.
Will I need to bring identification with me?
Yes. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or the entrance. We suggest you bring along a business card, invoice or company documentation along with personal identification such as a drivers licence or passport.
How much does it cost to attend?
Entry is free for trade professionals who register online. Admission is $20 at the door for those who have not registered.
How can I register?
lunch! 2013 visitor registrations are currently open. You can register online here.
What happens when I register?
Your name is entered on the visitor database and your badge will be waiting for you at the registration counters. The badge gives you free entry on all show days.
Can you check my registration?
Yes. You can contact Diversified Exhibitions on 03 9261 4500 or email email@example.com to check if your registration has successfully been submitted. If in doubt we suggest you simply register again before pre-registration closes.
Can I get a replacement badge?
Yes, simply visit the registration desk at the show entrance and you can get your badge replaced at no cost.
What if my badge is not correct?
If you notice your badge is incorrect when you arrive at the show a new badge can be printed for you at no cost. We regret we cannot make corrections before the show.
Who are the organisers?
The organisers of the event are Diversified Exhibitions Australia, who are one of the leading event organisers in Australia.