Lime Venue Portfolio will bring to life the future of food in the conference and events industry at The Meetings Show next month. The brand will be launching the final chapter in its award winning ‘Beyond Food’ report, that addresses the ‘Future of Conference and Event Food’, as well as hosting a live event at ExCeL London, at the end of the first day of the exhibition.
The activation is the culmination of over 24 months of research into event food, from its production, through to the creation of menus, and down to how food is disposed of. Future food, however, looks at new production techniques, being experimented within the group, that create net neutral produce and the creation of a carbon positive day delegate rate for event organisers.
Also at The Meetings Show, Lime Venue Portfolio will be speaking at a specialist panel on the Future of Food, with three experts; Dr Vincent Walsh, Academic, Designer, Practitioner and Consultant, Complex Food Ecosystems; Jo Austin, Sales Director, Lime Venue Portfolio and Head of Sustainability, Meetings Industry Association; James Buckley, Head of Culinary, Levy UK + Ireland; and Samantha Van Leeuwen, PwC Head of Hotels & Venues.
Guests will be invited to the live event at the exhibition where they can learn about, see, feel and taste what future food will look like in the meetings and events industry. The interactive event will be open to customers of Lime Venue Portfolio and include interactive learning, and live cooking stations that use produce created using new experimental forestry and farming systems.
“For the last two years we’ve been telling the story of food in our industry, and this is going to be a massive finale as we take our guests into the future of conference and event food. After many, many months of gloom, we’ve got some really positive findings to share with the industry which is going to give them the very current thinking on how they can make their events so much more sustainable, just through the food they order."
“It’s all backed up with ground-breaking empirical data, as well as some of the leading minds in food and food production around the world,” continues Jo. “Anyone that spends time with us at the show is going to walk out with a head full of amazing ideas and the knowledge they need to make their events both inspirational and sustainable.”
Jo Austin, Sales Director, Lime Venue Portfolio
The Meetings Show takes place 30th September – 1st October at ExCeL London; Lime Venue Portfolio will be exhibiting on stand TMSG290 at the show, on both days, but will be hosting its live event 30th September.