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:
E:   T: +44 (0)1293 610343


Retailers' Retailer Awards

11th March 2021
Online Event

Now more than ever, recognition and reward matters. It’s been a monumentally challenging year for the hospitality sector and MCA’s Retailers’ Retailer Awards will recognise the ingenuity, innovation and resilience of the hospitality industry’s most inspiring companies and individuals.

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.

Voting is now open for our 2021 winners.




February 2021
Online Event

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

Be the first to hear about Hostec 2021 and register your interest by sending an email to



Food to go Conference

March 2021
Online Event

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.

Be the first to hear about the Food to Go Conference and register your interest by sending an email to



The Restaurant Conference

Aired Jan 26th 2021
On Demand

The Restaurant Conference is essential viewing. Streamed virtually on 26th Jan, the full conference is now available to watch on demand.

The event showcased expertise and insight from inside the industry and provided intelligent solutions to the challenges the sector faces, and a road map for the future.