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TUCO Conference 2018

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Welcome to the TUCO Annual Conference 2018

We are delighted to confirm that this year's TUCO Conference will be taking place at the University of Hull.

The University of Hull is England's 14th oldest university and is currently undergoing a £200million project to improve their buildings and facilities - £130million of which is being invested to build brand new accommodation. All rooms are now complete with en suite bathrooms and we will be using these for the Conference.

We have carefully chosen the University of Hull as this year's venue as it meets all the requirements of our ever-growing conference and exhibition. The university's layout means that each aspect of the conference is located adjacent to each other with one large exhibition space, meaning that it is easy for our delegates to explore.

The TUCO Conference will be taking place from Monday 23 July to Wednesday 25 July 2018

Why wait?  Book your delegate place now, the full 3-night delegate package is just £315+VAT.
That includes your accommodation, dinners and conference place on all three days.
Use the booking form below to book your places today.

Exhibition stands are on sale now, for details of how to exhibit please call 0344 571 8208

If you have any queries regarding the event please contact the team on 0344 571 8208

 

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Delegate Tours  Keynote Speakers  Programme Book your Place 
       
       
Exhibitors Travel & Venue Conference App  
 

 

 


Delegate Tours & Experiences

We have a variety of unique experiences taking place after your arrival on Monday 23rd July. You can choose from three different activities on offer:

13:00 THE WINE CHALLENGE
The wine challenge takes place at the House of Townend, a multi-award winning and history rich wine merchant in Hull.
Guests will enjoy a talk about the wine industry, and then taste several wines whilst trying to pin down which variety and region they are from. This will be an entertaining and informative afternoon.

13:00 PIPERS CRISPS FACTORY TOUR
Guests will learn about how the company was formed, starting out in farming, the three partners decided to create a gourmet crisp range that, out of choice, would not be sold through the grocery multiples, and would give a point of difference for independents. We will take in a full factory tour and literally see potatoes going in at one end and the finished product coming out at the other. Pipers have some new product development about to launch too, so we will be amongst the first to see and taste this.

15:00 UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TOUR
A guided tour of the key catering & bar installations at the University of Hull. Following their huge refurbishment programme, they have some new and innovative areas to share with guests. The tour will culminate with refreshments and an overview of how YBIF has been adopted at the University. YBIF is Your Business is Food and is an initiative from WRAP looking to reduce food wastage. The talk will briefly outline how it works in practice for the University.

YOU CAN SELECT WHICH TOURS AND EXPERIENCES YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK ONTO WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR JOINING INSTRUCTIONS AT THE END OF JUNE.

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Keynote Speakers

Alan Johnson MP
THE REGENERATION OF HULL AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES THAT WORK
Alan Johnson is a well-respected MP as well as being an award-winning author and broadcaster. His government posts include Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary. He was MP for Kingston upon Hull and played a big part in the regeneration of the port city.

Andy Cope
THE ART OF BRILLIANCE!
The secrets of positive psychology, learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal brilliance!

Priya Lakhani OBE
Founder & CEO, Century Tech
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CREATIVE THINKING AND HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
From her start up food business Masala Masala, Priya was literally driving the delivery van. She grew this business and has created a successful educational charity alongside her business.

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones
The Black Farmer
FLAVOURS WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Emmanuel-Jones is, in his own words, ‘a poor boy, done good’. His ambition drove him to develop the Black Farmer brand of high quality food products and built up a fiercely loyal consumer following.

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Programme

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MONDAY 23RD JULY
REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN FROM 12:00
TAKE YOUR PICK FROM OUR MONDAY TOURS & EXPERIENCES
13:00 WINE CHALLENGE TOUR
Join our group learning about the wine industry trends and tastes – and then can you taste which varieties and regions are being served to you?

13:00 PIPERS CRISPS FACTORY TOUR
Visit the local factory for Pipers Crisps.  Take in the history and production facility and be one of the first to sample their new product development.

15:00 UNIVERSITY OF HULL CAMPUS TOUR
A guided tour of the recently renovated university campus.  Culminating in a presentation about how the university is involved in the YBIF – Your Business Is Food initiative.

 
TUESDAY 24TH JULY
08:00 REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION OPEN

09:00 CONFERENCE OPENING
BILL TURNBULL, CONFERENCE HOST

09:05 WELCOME
PROFESSOR SUSAN LEA, VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF HULL

09:20 CHAIRS WELCOME
MATTHEW WHITE, CHAIR

09:35 TUCO UPDATE
MIKE HASLIN, CEO

09:40

KEYNOTE: THE REGENERATION OF HULL AND BUILDING COMMUNITIES THAT WORK

ALAN JOHNSON MPAlan Johnson is a well-respected MP as well as being an award-winning author and broadcaster. His government posts include Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary. He was MP for Kingston upon Hull and played a big part in the regeneration of the port city.

10:40 EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND REFRESHMENTS
11:20

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE


A JOURNEY THROUGH FOOD
1947 - 2047: FOOD ISN’T A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH. IT’S...


MATTHEW FORT – FOOD WRITER & CRITIC
Matthew Fort was born in 1947 and will look at the past, present and future of food and how our lives, sustainability and our changing tastes factor in the 100 years he will take you through in this session!


OR


REALLY LOOKING AFTER YOUR TEAM
NATURE TO NURTURE


PAUL DA-COSTA-GREAVES, KOPPERT CRESS
Discover our Secret! Koppert Cress shares insights on Health, Wellbeing and Effectiveness at Work with Rob & Bob Company Restaurant Concept

12:10 EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND LUNCH
13:45

KEYNOTE: THE ART OF BRILLIANCE!


ANDY COPE
The secrets of positive psychology, learning new habits of thinking and behaviour that will sustain personal brilliance!

14:45 EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND REFRESHMENTS
15:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE

PLANT BASED CATERING, FOOD FOR OUR FUTURE

ANDREW DARGUE, EXECUTIVE CHEF & OWNER, VANILLA BLACK
The history of the vegetarian and vegan movements, past and present and what the future may hold.

OR

THE ROLE OF PACKAGING IN OUR LIVES

PROFESSOR MARGARET BATES, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Calling on over 30 years of experience in waste management, Margaret will talk through the myths, the realities and the future of packaging in our lives.

16:30 CLOSE
19:00 TUESDAY SOCIAL DINNER - THE DEEP AQUARIUM
 
WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY
08:00 REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION OPEN
09:00 WELCOME BACK
09:05

KEYNOTE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CREATIVE THINKING AND HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS

PRIYA LAKHANI OBE, FOUNDER & CEO, CENTURY TECH
From her start up food business Masala Masala, Priya was literally driving the delivery van. She grew this business and has created a successful educational charity alongside her business.

10:00 EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND REFRESHMENTS

10:45

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE

GLOBAL FOOD & BEVERAGE TRENDS

KATELINE PORRITT, CREATIVE HEAD – THE FOOD PEOPLE
Looking at food trends for 2019 and beyond - insight on the most exciting food & drink trends relevant to our industry for now and the future.  Hear what the key trends are to help inform and inspire your thinking for creative food development.


OR

WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRANDING, MARKETING, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL?


MARK MCCULLOUGH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE – WE ARE SPECTACULAR
The fight for attention. Are you targeting your customers eyes, ears AND tongue? Mark McCulloch (ex Pret, YO! Sushi and lastminute.com) takes you through an engaging, high energy and challenging presentation that will plead with you to start marketing and doing business like it's 2018 (not 1988)!

 

11:45 EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND LUNCH
13:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE


BUILDING AND SUSTAINING A SUCCESSFUL CATERING BRAND


ALAN & GARY KEARY, CEREAL KILLERS
The Cereal Killer Cafe founders made Global news when they opened the World’s first International Cereal Cafe in December 2014.  The Cafe was an immediate hit, with queues stretching down Brick Lane and a 2 hour wait time, and over 1,000,000 shares online!  The twin brothers will share their challenges and successes of this breakthrough concept.


OR


THE GROWING CHALLENGES OF THE UK FOOD SYSTEM


ANNA TAYLOR OBE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – THE FOOD FOUNDATION
Our food system – helping or hindering our efforts to be healthy?  The opportunities for businesses in the food industry to help tackle the nation’s dietary crisis, and will consider the ways in which policy could change as we leave the EU.

14:30 REFRESHMENTS
15:00

KEYNOTE: FLAVOURS WITHOUT FRONTIERS

WILFRED EMMANUEL-JONES, THE BLACK FARMER
Emmanuel-Jones is, in his own words, ‘a poor boy, done good’. His ambition drove him to develop the Black Farmer brand of high quality food products and built up a fiercely loyal consumer following.

16:00 CONFERENCE CLOSE
19:00 DRINKS RECEPTION & GALA DINNER

*Programme subject to change

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Travel and Venue

 VENUE:

University of Hull
Inglemire Lane
Hull
HU6 7DF


TRAVEL:
RAIL
The nearest main line station is Hull.

ROAD
For travel by car, use the postcode (HU6 7DF) to find The Courtyard Accommodation. There is free parking on site that must be registered for – details will be included in your joining pack.

Hull Paragon Interchange is the main bus station in the city.  This has a bus service serving the university, which takes roughly 20 minutes.

If you have any questions please call us on 0344 571 8208 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Exhibitors

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 2018 too!
We are also delighted to confirm that the Live Lounge sessions will continue this year, and the programme for these will be announced shortly.

Here’s who’s exhibiting this year:

A G BARR LINDA MCCARTNEY
ADANDE REFRIGERATION LOVE JOES
AIMIA FOODS LUCOZADE RIBENA SUNTORY
AJINOMOTO FOODS LWC DRINKS
ALLIANCE NATIONAL M&J SEAFOOD
ARYZTA FOOD SOLUTIONS MACHPHIE OF GLENBERVIE
BAKO NORTH WESTERN MAJOR INTERNATIONAL
BATLEYS FOODSERVICE MATTHEW ALGIE
BEWLEY'S UK MATTHEW CLARK WHOLESALE
BIDFOOD MCCAIN FOODS
BIG AL’S FOODSERVICE MCR SYSTEMS
BLUE SEAL MEADOW VALE FOODS
BLUERUNNER SOLUTIONS MKN
BRAKES GROUP MOLSON COORS
BRITVIC SOFT DRINKS NISBETS
BRITISH PREMIUM DRINKS NIVEK CATERING SUPPLIES
BUNZL CATERING SUPPLIES NOMADIC DAIRY
BUNZL LOCKHART CATERING EQUIPMENT PEARLS BUBBLE TEA
BURTS POTATO CHIPS
PHAT RETAIL
CAFEDIRECT PLADIS GLOBAL
CAFEOLOGY PREMIER FOODS
CARLSBERG UK PROPER CORNISH
CEREAL PARTNERS PSV DESIGN
COCA-COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS PURITY SOFT DRINKS
COUNTRY CHOICE RADNOR HILLS
DIVERSEY RATIONAL
DR OETKER FOOD SERVICE REFRESHMENT SYSTEMS
EASIYO PRODUCTS RESTAURANT DESIGN ASSOCIATES
ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL REYNOLDS
FRETWELL DOWNING HOSPITALITY SNOWSHOCK
GENERAL MILLS STARBUCKS
GINSTERS STREET EATS
GRUPO BIMBO - NEW YORK BAKERY
SUBWAY
HANDMADE SPECIALITY PRODUCTS SYSTOPIA
HG STEPHENSONS TCHIBO COFFEE INTERNATIONAL
HK PROJECTS THE ONE BRAND
HOBART UK THE REAL SOUP COMPANY
HOSHIZAKI UK THE REAL WRAP CO
INNOCENT DRINKS THEOS FOOD CO LTD
KARA FOODSERVICE TIPIAK
KETTLE FOODS TUGO FOOD SYSTEMS
KFF UNILEVER
KING ASIA FOODS URBAN EAT
KITCHEQUIP.CO.UK VITZ DRINKS
KOPPERT CRESS YOUNG'S SEAFOODS
LACKA FOODS  

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Conference App

 The App is Back!

This year’s app will enhance delegates' conference experience, giving access to a mass of information as well as allowing delegates to rate speakers, the demonstrations and seminars all in a handy to use guide. There will be no need to carry a handful of printed material around the event; the app will be easy to download and easy to use on any phone.
The app will be available to download shortly.

 


 

Book your Place

 

The prices for this year’s event are:

• 3 Night Residential Package - £315.00
• 2 Night Residential Package - £285.00
• 1 Night Residential Package - £165.00
• 2 Day delegate - £100.00
• 1 Day delegate - £50.00
• Gala dinner only - £65.00

Our event package commences on Monday 23 July 2018 and finishes after breakfast on Thursday 26 July 2018. 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.

Use the form below to book your place now

 

 

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