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:
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For delegate enquiries, please contact:
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Retailers' Retailer Awards

March 2021
The Guildhall, London

Celebrating the very best concepts and individuals, the Retailers’ Retailer Awards recognises and rewards true excellence in the eating and drinking out market. Votes come exclusively from senior executives within the industry.

It’s the biggest and best awards covering the market, and because winners are voted for by their peers, the awards have established themselves as those that sector leaders most wish to win.

This glittering event is held at London’s Guildhall and is always a sell-out. It’s also unique as a mid-sized, top tier networking event.

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The Pub Conference

Back in 2021
Honourable Artillery Company (The HAC), London

MCA’s annual Pub Conference will be back in 2021 with an event programme dedicated to the challenges and opportunities within the UK pub sector.

“The UK’s pub sector is worth £22.5bn, comprising 46,000 pubs.”

- Lumina Intelligence.

This resilient pub sector continues to face serious challenges during the pandemic, from high media interest to government scrutiny and control. We’ll be hearing from company leaders, industry experts and commentators on the future for pubs and the steps being taken to rebuild and grow, now and beyond the coronavirus crisis.

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Food to go Conference

February 2021

Food to Go, having long over-indexed for growth against the rest of the eating out market, has been impacted harder than most by the coronavirus. Latest estimates are that it will have declined by £6bn in 2020, with recovery expected by 2022, according to Lumina Intelligence’s ‘Food to Go After Lockdown: Downturn Recovery’ report.

MCA’s Food to Go Conference examines growth opportunities and trends by bringing to the stage best-in-class operators and thought leaders.

The event provides deep insight and networking opportunities for all stakeholders in the food to go market, and is attended every year by senior heads of fast food outlets, cafes, coffee shops, bakeries and sandwich shops, supermarkets and convenience stores, suppliers and investors.

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The Restaurant Conference

February 2021

The industry has had a year to forget, with high profile casualties and challenges set to remain for the foreseeable future. Yet operators continue to reinvent their brands, their offer and routes to market, and the stars of the sector continue to shine. The Restaurant Conference is the major business-focused event for leaders in the sector and is always a sell-out.

The event draws on expertise and insight from inside the industry to provide intelligent solutions to the challenges the sector faces, and a road map for the future. It’s also a great networking opportunity for operators, sector watchers, investors and suppliers.

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January 2021

Hostech, MCA’s annual event dedicated to digital innovation in hospitality, returns in January 2021.

Technology has never been more important to the hospitality sector. Whether consumer-facing or back office, MCA’s annual Hostech conference offers insight from leading operators and shows off innovative digital solutions making a positive difference to operators worldwide. The event provides insight for IT and digital marketing professionals, senior managers, and anyone tasked with driving operational efficiencies and customer service.

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