This year the TUCO Conference comes to the University of York, a city steeped in history and in chocolate!
Taking place from 29th-31st July 2019, the theme of this year’s event is Driving Commercial Success. Universities rely on their in-house catering services to provide a surplus for continual investment, yet the catering outlets and bars on campus must also offer great value, choice and innovation. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers that will help you achieve just that. They include keynote speakers, more intimate breakout sessions and we will also hear from the voices of our members who will share their commercial successes.
York has some of the very best transport connections, allowing TUCO members from all across the UK to make it to this year’s TUCO Conference. What’s more, we’re reducing the price! Places are just £295 +VAT this year for a full three-night package including all meals, refreshments, accommodation and your conference place. That’s £20 cheaper than 2018!
Come to the TUCO Conference and enjoy three days of networking with members and suppliers to the industry. We’ve got a packed agenda of keynotes, breakouts, a huge conference exhibition and evening entertainment. All helping you to drive commercial success in your institution.
Delegate Tours & Experiences
13:00 YORKSHIRE HEART VINEYARD & BREWERY TOUR THIS TOUR HAS NOW SOLD OUT
The Yorkshire Heart Vineyard has been established since 2000. Our experience begins with a tour of the brewery to learn how the craft beers are made from the brewery team; including the all-important tasting of some of their craft beers. Next, we will head to the award-winning vineyard to enjoy a guided tour, finished off with a wine tasting and some light snacks.
13:00 YORKSHIRE FOOD FINDERS TOUR THIS TOUR HAS NOW SOLD OUT
Whet your appetite of all things Yorkshire with the Food Finders Tour. This guided tour has its first stop in Malton, for a light lunch at a cookery school. Then your knowledgeable guides will take you to three further amazing food and drink establishments, before returning to campus.
15:00 YORK CAMPUS TOUR
A popular one with colleagues - the team at the University of York has a wide range of outlets to share with you, alongside in-depth information on how they developed each outlet. The tour begins with an afternoon tea and an overview of their hospitality strategy from Jon Greenwood, Director of Commercial Services
TO BOOK YOUR TOUR, JUST EMAIL [email protected] WITH THE TOUR YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK
Lord Stewart Wood
THE NEXT PHASE OF BREXIT: TRANSITION, TREATIES & THE IMPACT ON HE IN THE UK
Previously senior special advisor to both the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown (2001-2010) & Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband (2010-2015).
Justin King CBE
PUTTING CUSTOMERS AND COLLEAGUES AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING YOU DO
Former CEO of J Sainsbury for a decade, and at the time, Justin was one of the youngest CEOs in FTSE 100 history. Now, he is vice-chair of private equity firm Terra Firma.
HOW YOUR SUCCESS OR FAILURE IS DEFINED BY YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE DECISIONS
One of the UK’s most motivational speakers who regularly speaks to global organisations will be teaching people how they can make better and faster decisions.
AN APPETITE FOR THE FUTURE
An inspirational keynote speaker, writer and presenter offering a visionary perspective on how the impact different aspects will transform our lives in years ahead.
Click here to download the full programme as a PDF
*Programme subject to change
Travel and Venue
University of York
York Sports Centre
Please use the most sustainable method of transport available to you when travelling to conference:
- By rail, York main line station is 2 miles from campus
- By bus, the campus is well served with a variety of bus routes
- By car, use the postcode YO10 5DE for your sat nav
If you have any questions please call us on 0344 571 8208 or email [email protected]
The exhibition will give you the opportunity to browse solutions and discover new products and concepts and will include TUCO Partners and many framework suppliers. We have many new exhibitors for 2019 too!
Here’s who’s exhibiting this year:
A G BARR
BAKO NORTH WESTERN
BEWLEYS TEA & COFFEE
BRITISH PREMIUM MEATS
BRITVIC SOFT DRINKS
BUNZL CATERING SUPPLIES
CEREAL PARTNERS UK
COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS
COFRESH SNACK FOODS
DAWN FOODS LTD
DR OETKER PROFESSIONAL
ECOZONE LTD MOVING MOUNTAINS
FRETWELL DOWNING HOSPITALITY
GET MORE VITS
HANDMADE SPECIALITY PRODUCTS
NEW YORK BAKERY
NIVEK CATERING SUPPLIES
RESTAURANT DESIGN ASSOCIATES
SOHO SANDWICH COMPANY
STREET EATS FOODS
TCHIBO COFFEE INTERNATIONAL
THE ONE BRAND
THE REAL WRAP CO
THE VENDING PEOPLE
TUGO FOOD SYSTEMS
UNILEVER FOOD SOLUTIONS
Book your Place
The prices for this year’s event are:
• 3 Night Residential Package - £295
• 2 Night Residential Package - £255
• 1 Night Residential Package - £165
• 2 Day delegate - £100
• 1 Day delegate - £50
• Gala dinner only - £65
All prices are excluding VAT.
Our event package commences on Monday 29 July 2019 and finishes after breakfast on Thursday 1 August 2019. As a delegate you will have access to the full educational programme, networking opportunities at the evening social activities, opportunity to meet new suppliers at the conference exhibition and enjoy the Gala Dinner on the final evening.