MCA’s 2021 Food to Go Conference will feature an exclusive interview with Shereen Ritchie, managing director, Leon UK.

Taking place one week from today (23 March), the conference will also feature interviews with Roger Whiteside, chief executive, Clare Clough, UK managing director at Pret, Jason Clark, senior vice president, chief operations officer, McDonald’s UK, and Richard Morris, managing director, Tortilla.

Ritchie will speak about why a strong company culture is so important to Leon, particularly during the past 12 months and how the food to go operator has sought to maintain it.

In addition Ritchie will share what she believes will be the big trends to come out of the pandemic, and how Leon has been exploring new sales channels, including dark kitchens and retail.

The programme will be streamed online from 9.30am and promises to be a must-attend event for senior operators, suppliers and investors.

Food to go was the fastest growing segment of the eating out market pre-pandemic, valued at £21.3bn in 2019 (source: Lumina Intelligence). Since then operators have struggled with severe operating restrictions as well as issues around footfall, Finance, people and property.

In this virtual session for 2021, leaders from of the largest operators in the food to go sector discuss their innovative solutions and vision for the future.

There will also be insight sessions from Lumina Intelligence, marketing and data specialists CACI and Allegra Group. While the hot topics of finance and property will be discussed during two separate panel sessions.

To find out more about the conference and for the full agenda click here. And to register for your free place at the event click here.