The LACA Main Event 2020 has been postponed

It will take place on the 7 - 9 July 2021 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole 

The LACA Main Event is the ONLY national event dedicated to the school food sector

 Taking place over two days, the Main Event includes a packed speaker programme, live demonstrations and interactive workshops.

There is a new format for 2021, with the introduction of new two new workshop streams open to visitors and delegates.  Forum delegates are eligible to access all elements of the programme and can build their own schedule over the two days.

The LACA Main Event incorporates two main elements

Everything you need is there

The School Food Show which runs alongside the Forum is the only exhibition dedicated 100% to the school food sector, with over 180 exhibitors it is the ideal place to find solutions to a wide range of requirements from food and beverage products which all help education caterers meet the nutrient guidelines in place, cashless payment and nutrition software solutions to furniture and dining room marketing.

The Show is open to all school caterers, managers and contract caterers to attend free of charge.


Why attend?

  • Engage in thought-provoking and inspirational seminars delivered by industry leading experts
  • Experience unrivalled networking opportunities with suppliers at the School Food Show and during the informal and Awards dinners
  • Reunite with colleagues to discuss the issues facing education caterers nationwide
  • Celebrate the achievements of industry peers at the LACA Awards gala dinner

Unrivalled networking opportunities

One of the greatest benefits of being at the Main Event is the unrivalled networking opportunities it offers. The School Food Show is the chance to catch up with your suppliers and discuss new products, as well as source new ideas.  For Forum delegates arriving on Wednesday, the accommodation package includes a place at the LACA icebreaker evening and of course there's the LACA Awards gala dinner once again on Thursday night where you can celebrate the achievements of industry colleagues.

Awards & Competitions

Recognising and celebrating excellence from across the industry




The LACA Main Event incorporating