The TUCO Winter Conference is a free annual event that gives TUCO members the opportunity to get together before Christmas to pick up some valuable insight ready to implement in the New Year. Each year features content from experts within the hospitality industry discussing practical tips to gain a competitive edge in the market, through to thought-provoking sessions on key issues.

Overview

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The theme of the 2019 Winter Conference is 'Sustainable Success'. Key speakers from across the industry will discuss various hot topics within sustainability in higher and further education, such as coffee cups, plastic, CSR, environmental and social impact, plant-based cuisine, and reusing food waste. 

All documents such as programmes or brochures will be available as PDFs/online throughout the Conference, as opposed to hard-copy printed material.

Following the Conference, you have the option to attend a Cardiff Study Tour where you will explore the Winter Conference sustainability topic further by visiting restaurants and sites in and around Cardiff who subscribe to this topic, to experience a warm Welsh welcome and immerse yourselves in some great regional food experiences. The study tour will commence on the evening of the 4th December, immediately following the Winter Conference.

Itinerary:

Tuesday 3rd December: Drinks Reception and Dinner at Cardiff Castle (Cardiff Castle Library for Drinks Reception / Cardiff Castle Banqueting Room for Dinner), followed by post-dinner drinks

Wednesday 4th December: Conference 

Wednesday 4th December - Friday 6th December: Cardiff Study Tour

Provisional timings - Wednesday 4th December:

08:30 - Coffee

09:30 - Conference starts

12:30-13:15 - Lunch

16:30 - Conference ends

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Wouter Portinga
  • Charlie Huson of Humane Society International
  • Jim Cregan of Jimmy's Iced Coffee
  • Maciek Kacprzyk & Karina Sudenyte of Get Wonky (Flawsome drinks)

This page will be updated with further speakers and confirmed itinerary over the coming weeks.

Accommodation is available at cost at Holiday Inn, Cardiff (4*). Please select at time of booking. 

Pricing

Full Member: Winter Conference Dinner (3rd December 2019)
£55.00
Full Member: Overnight Accomodation (3rd December 2019)
£90.83
Full Member: Winter Conference (4th December 2019)
£0.00
Full Member: Study Tour (4th-6th December 2019)
£149.00
TUCO Partner: Winter Conference Dinner (3rd December 2019)
£55.00
TUCO Partner: Overnight Accomodation (3rd December 2019)
£90.83
TUCO Partner: Winter Conference (4th December 2019)
£0.00
TUCO Partner: Study Tour (4th-6th December 2019)
£350.00
Associate/Affiliate: Winter Conference Dinner (3rd December 2019)
£55.00
Associate/Affiliate: Overnight Accommodation (3rd December 2019)
£90.83
Associate/Affiliate: Winter Conference (4th December 2019)
£99.00
Associate/Affiliate: Study Tour (4th-6th December 2019)
£350.00
Other/Non Member: Winter Conference Dinner (3rd December 2019)
£55.00
Other/Non Member: Overnight Accommodation (3rd December 2019)
£90.83
Other/Non Member: Winter Conference (4th December 2019)
£99.00
Other/Non Member: Study Tour (4th-6th December 2019)
£500.00

Location

Cardiff CF10 3AT

FAQs

  • I can’t see a particular course/training, can you run it?

    If you are interested in receiving training that is not already offered by TUCO Academy, pop us an email or give us a call and we will see if we can source it for you. By going through TUCO Academy you will be able to purchase the training at a subsidised rate and if you can offer the training to other members it will reduce the cost further. 

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  • Can I request a course or development day be held at my organisation?

    The TUCO Academy has worked hard to offer all training at a subsidised price, agreeing reduced corporate contract rates with hotels etc. - yet still understands the benefits of in-house training. To that end, working alongside the professional trainers, TUCO Academy can arrange for events to be held at your own institution, for no extra cost. 

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  • Who can use the training with TUCO Academy?

    All professional development events are available for ANY staff in institutions who are members of TUCO, not just employees in the hospitality, catering and commercial services department.

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  • Can I book on behalf of someone else in my organisation?

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  • How do I pay for my professional development event?

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