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TUCO Annual Conference 2019
The 2019 Annual Conference will take place between 29th & 31st July 2019 at the University of York.
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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.
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.
15:00 LOCAL LINKS: INTRODUCING LOCAL BEERS TO YOUR CAMPUS
Bricknell Brewery is probably Hull’s smallest brewery, with a typical brew producing only 150 litres of bottled beer, most of which is sold in outlets within a couple of miles of the brewery. Learn & taste with this interactive overview of the brewing process and enjoy a tutored tasting of the brewery’s full range of beers.
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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.
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.
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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|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.
|19:00||MONDAY SOCIAL DINNER: BACK TO THE 80'S NIGHT|
|TUESDAY 24TH JULY|
|08:00||REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION OPEN |
|09:00||CONFERENCE OPENING |
STEPHEN DIXON, CONFERENCE HOST
PROFESSOR SUSAN LEA, VICE CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF HULL
|09:20||CHAIRS WELCOME |
MATTHEW WHITE, CHAIR
|09:35||TUCO UPDATE |
MIKE HASLIN, CEO
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|
|10:55||LIVE LOUNGE: STAFF AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TO FIGHT FOOD WASTE |
Presented by WRAP & Unilever Food Solutions
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE
|12:10||EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND LUNCH|
|12:20||LIVE LOUNGE: PLANT BASED SALADS WITH HIGH STREET CHICKEN |
Presented by Major
|12:50||LIVE LOUNGE: CAPITALISE ON THE FAST GROWING FUNCTIONAL WATER CATEGORY |
Presented by Radnor Hills
|13:15||LIVE LOUNGE: WINNING WITH HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS |
Presented by Procure Wizard
KEYNOTE: THE ART OF BRILLIANCE!
|14:45||EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND REFRESHMENTS|
|14:55||LIVE LOUNGE: HOW THE TUCO ONLINE ACADEMY CAN HELP YOUR PEOPLE SHINE |
Presented by UpSkill People
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE
PLANT BASED CATERING, FOOD FOR OUR FUTURE
ANDREW DARGUE, EXECUTIVE CHEF & OWNER, VANILLA BLACK
THE ROLE OF PACKAGING IN OUR LIVES
PROFESSOR MARGARET BATES, UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
|16:30||TUCO PARTNERS RECEPTION|
|19:00||TUESDAY SOCIAL DINNER - THE DEEP AQUARIUM |
|WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY|
|08:00||REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION OPEN|
KEYNOTE: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, CREATIVE THINKING AND HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS
PRIYA LAKHANI OBE, FOUNDER & CEO, CENTURY TECH
|10:00||EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND REFRESHMENTS|
|10:10||LIVE LOUNGE: TUCO ACADEMY - SUPPORTING YOUR LEARNING AND PROFFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT |
Presented by TUCO
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE
GLOBAL FOOD & BEVERAGE TRENDS
KATELINE PORRITT, CREATIVE HEAD – THE FOOD PEOPLE
WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRANDING, MARKETING, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL?
|11:45||EXHIBITION VIEWING, LIVE LOUNGE SESSION AND LUNCH|
LIVE LOUNGE: SAVING MONEY WITH A FREE TUCO APPROVED WASTE TOOL
|12:20||LIVE LOUNGE: JOII'S READY TO EAT, RAW FISH RANGE |
Presented by M&J Seafoods
|12:55||LIVE LOUNGE: DESIGNING GREAT KITCHENS IS JUST THE START |
Presented by HK Projects
BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE
KEYNOTE: FLAVOURS WITHOUT FRONTIERS
WILFRED EMMANUEL-JONES, THE BLACK FARMER
|19:00||DRINKS RECEPTION & GALA DINNER|
*Programme subject to change
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Travel and Venue
University of Hull
The nearest main line station is Hull.
For travel by car, use the postcode (HU6 7DF) to find The Courtyard Accommodation. There is free parking on site, no need to pre-register for this, you will receive a permit when you check into the accommodation in order to leave the car park and if you are not resident on campus just ask at the organisers office for your exit permit.
Hull Paragon Interchange is the main bus station in the city. This has a bus service serving the university, which takes roughly 20 minutes.
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:
|ADANDE REFRIGERATION LTD||LUCOZADE RIBENA SUNTORY|
|AG BARR||LWC DRINKS|
|AIMIA FOODS LTD||M&J SEAFOOD|
|AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE||MACPHIE LTD|
|ALLIANCE DISPOSABLES LTD||MAJOR INTERNATIONAL|
|ARYZTA FOOD SOLUTIONS UK||MARS WRIGLEY CONFECTIONERY|
|BAKO NORTH WESTERN GROUP||MATTHEW ALGIE|
|BESTWAY WHOLESALE LTD||MATTHEW CLARK|
|BEWLEY'S||MCCAIN FOODS GB LTD|
|BIDFOOD||MCR SYSTEMS LTD|
|BIG AL'S FOODSERVICE||MEADOW VALE FOODS|
|BLUE SEAL LTD||MKN GMBH & CO KG|
|BLUERUNNER SOLUTIONS||MOLSON COORS BREWING COMPANY|
|BRITA WATER FILTERS||MOVING MOUNTAINS|
|BRITISH PREMIUM MEATS||NEW YORK BAKERY CO|
|BUNZL CATERING SUPPLIES||NIVEK CATERING & HYGIENE SUPPLIES|
|BURTS POTATO CHIPS||NOMADIC DAIRY|
|CAFEDIRECT PLC||PEARLS BUBBLE TEA|
|CAFEOLOGY LTD||PLADIS (UNITED BISCUITS)|
|CARLSBERG UK||PREMIER FOODS|
|CEREAL PARTNERS UK||PROPER CORNISH|
|COCA COLA EUROPEAN PARTNERS||PSV DESIGN LIMITED|
|COUNTRY CHOICE||R H HALL FOODSERVICE SOLUTIONS|
|DIVERSEY LTD||RADNOR HILLS|
|DR. OETKER PROFESSIONAL||RATIONAL UK|
|EASIYO PRODUCTS UK||RDA LTD|
|ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONAL||REFRESHMENT SYSTEMS LTD|
|FINSBURY FOOD GROUP||REYNOLDS|
|GENERAL MILLS UK LTD||STARBUCKS|
|GINSTERS||STREET EATS FOOD LTD|
|H G STEPHENSONS||SUBWAY|
|HANDMADE SPECIALITY PRODUCTS LIMITED||SYSTOPIA|
|HK PROJECTS||TCHIBO COFFEE INTERNATIONAL LTD|
|HOBART UK||THE ONE BRAND|
|HOSHIZAKI UK||THE PHAT PASTY CO|
|INNOCENT DRINKS LTD||THE REAL SOUP COMPANY|
|JUICEBURST||THE REAL WRAP CO|
|KETTLE FOODS LTD||THEO'S FOOD COMPANY LTD|
|KING ASIA FOODS LTD||TUCO|
|KOPPERTCRESS||TUGO FOOD SYSTEMS LTD|
|KROGAB UK LTD||UNILEVER FOOD SOLUTIONS|
|LACKA FOODS (UFIT)||URBAN EAT|
|LINDA MCCARTNEY||VIT HIT|
|LOCKHART CATERING EQUIPMENT||YOUNG'S SEAFOOD|
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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.
Download the app today from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
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.
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