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.
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WC logoThe 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. 


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.