LACA Main Event

We have been organising the UK’s biggest food service conference for LACA (Lead Association for CAtering in Education) for almost 20 years. 

It runs at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel at the NEC.  The conference attracts 300 delegates for a 2 day event with an exceptional line up of speakers and presenters.

Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 July 2019
Hilton Birmingham Metropole,
NEC, Birmingham

0845 000 2500 or email

What makes The LACA Main Event exceptional is that it is more than just a conference:

  • Incorporates the Education Catering Exhibition
  • 160+ exhibitors promote their products and services to the 300 conference delegates and 1,100+ visitors over 2 exhibition days
  • LACA Awards for Excellence and Gala Dinner
  • Informal networking evening on Wednesday for over 450 guests
  • Finishing Touches competition with nearly 200 entries across 10 categories
  • LACA Live demonstration theatre
  • Free programme of educational workshops for visitors to the Education Catering Exhibition

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