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MCA's annual programme of industry-leading events provides those working in the eating and drinking out industry with business critcal insight and thought leadership.

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Upcoming MCA events


The only dedicated event for the tenanted and leased pub sector, investors and suppliers

After a transformational year, what’s next? Following shape-shifting, major deals and strong results in 2017, the tenanted and leased sector is re-energised, with some pundits predicting it will once again become the powerhouse of the UK pub sector. The Tenanted Pub Company Summit & Dinner will help you understand the sector's opportunity and celebrate the success of Britain's best pub partnerships.

This year's programme includes an afternoon conference of forecasting, insight and debate, followed by networking drinks and dinner, for some valuable time with peers and influencers in the sector.

1 February 2018 – The Bloomsbury Hotel, London



Food-to-go, value £20bn, is amongst the strongest growth areas in UK foodservice – are you getting your share?

This is an unmissable event for fast-food outlets, cafés, supermarkets, convenience stores and their suppliers. This year, you will hear from an impressive line-up of speakers, including representatives from Itsu, Caffe Nero, Greggs, Waitrose and more.

Attendees will also be the first to hear the key findings from the MCA 2018 food-to-go market report, including consumer behaviour changes, new product trends, market growth drivers and forecast for future changes.

7 February 2018 – Ham Yard Hotel, London



Described as the "Oscars of the UK eating and drinking out industry"

The Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards is a prestigious calendar event, with 500 of the most senior representatives of the industry gathering to celebrate the best companies, concepts and individuals in the branded restaurant, coffee shop, pub and late-night bar market.

Nomination is exclusively via a 300-strong academy of senior figures within the sector, meaning that winning an award is the ultimate peer recognition for industry leaders and companies.

7 March 2018 – The Guildhall London


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