MCA events & conferences

Focusing on a specific segment of the eating and drinking out market, all of MCA’s annual conference series deliver market intelligence and thought leadership on the burning topics of the moment. A blend of presentations, panel sessions and networking provide an ideal platform to discuss best-in-class concepts, market disruptors, headwinds and opportunities.

If you are interested in sponsoring our events, please contact Alan Totten, Publisher:
E:   T: +44 (0)1293 610389

For delegate enquiries, please contact:
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Retailers' Retailer Awards

March 2022
Venue TBC

The Retailers’ Retailer Awards is a glittering annual celebration of the very best concepts, individuals and deals in the UK eating and drinking out sector.

A sell-out every year, the event brings over 500 senior representatives from 120+ operators, investors and suppliers into one room at the Guildhall, to celebrate the best in the industry and network with their peers. The awards are nominated and voted upon by senior executives in the industry, and this peer recognition is highly valued by award recipients.

View the winners of our 2021 awards and register for 2022 below.




February 2022
Venue TBC

Whether consumer-facing or back office, MCA’s annual Hostech conference examines case studies from leading operators and best-in-class solutions from sector suppliers.

The event provides insight and networking opportunities for IT and digital marketing professionals, senior managers and anyone tasked with driving operational efficiencies and greater customer excellence.

View the content from our 2021 event and register for the 2022 event below



Food to go Conference

March 2021

MCA's Food to Go Conference is the annual must-attend event for senior operators, suppliers, investors and other sector stakeholders.

In this virtual session for 2021 leaders including Roger Whiteside of Gregg's, Jason Clark of McDonald's UK and Clare Clough at Pret discussed innovative solutions and their vision for the future. With dedicated insight from Lumina Intelligence, Allegra and CACI, as well as high level investment and property panel sessions, this is a webinar not to be missed, and remains available for you to view.

View the 2021 conference recording and register to be the first to hear about the Food to Go Conference 2022 below



The Restaurant Conference

January 2021

MCA’s Restaurant Conference is the major business-focused event for leaders in the sector.

Conference content includes interviews with CEOs from the biggest brands in the industry, panel debates on crucial issues and valuable insight into how the market is reshaping. It’s a great networking opportunity for operators, sector watchers, investors and suppliers.

The virtual session for 2021 featured Will Beckett from Hawksmoor, Peter Borg-Neal from Oakman Inns and Nick Collins from Loungers, plus more guests, as well as data-led insight from Lumina Intelligence and CGA. The digital Restaurant Conference 2021 provides a combination of intelligent insight and information from the best in the business.

View the 2021 conference recording and register to be the first to hear about Restaurant Conference 2022 below