Main Event - Conference

A new format for 2018!

We have listened to feedback from both delegates and exhibitors and are pleased to announce that we have introduced a full day’s programme of interactive workshops and conference sessions on Wednesday 11th July in addition to the Education Catering Exhibition opening earlier at 9.30am.

Thursday’s programme will continue with a second stream of workshops followed by a full programme in the conference room; the exhibition will be open from 8.30am, closing at 4.30pm on Thursday.   Friday morning will see a breakfast briefing session open to both delegates and exhibitor colleagues, followed by the Annual Meeting for LACA members. 

Why attend?

  • Engage in thought provoking and inspirational seminars delivered by industry leading experts
  • Experience unrivalled networking opportunities with suppliers at the Education Catering Exhibition 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 for Excellence dinner

2018 speakers include; Dr Dawn Harper - C4 Embarrassing Bodies; TV's Steph McGovern;
Alexia Robinson - Love British Food; Martine Wright MBE; Nigel Risner and many more...


The Education Catering Exhibition offers the chance to catch up with your suppliers and discuss new products, as well as source new ideas.  For delegates arriving on Wednesday, the accommodation package includes a place at the LACA ice breaker evening dinner and of course there’s the LACA Awards for Excellence gala dinner once again on Thursday night where you can celebrate the achievements of industry colleagues.

View the full list of delegate package options

View the full conference programme