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NCASS Congress 2019 - Tickets available now

12th FEB 2019

The Bond, Digbeth, Birmingham B5

NCASS Congress 2019: Shape Your Future

We’re excited to announce that the first NCASS Congress will take place on Tuesday 12th February 2019. Big changes are set to be faced by our members over the next twelve months, so we wanted to take this opportunity to bring together our community to support, encourage and inspire one another.

We’ve organised a day of networking opportunities, panel discussions and talks by industry experts & guest speakers. Topics include Profitability, Sustainability, Legislation, Productivity and Finding Work.

The day will be finished with an evening event in Digbeth, where live music, food & drink provided by the award-winning Digbeth Dining Club, and networking opportunities will ensure that not only will you have a great time, but you'll also leave with newfound knowledge, contacts and inspiration for growing your business in an exciting, thriving industry.

As it is our first year, only 250 tickets are available.

Alan Fox - NCASS

Price: £50  

(+VAT and booking fee)

or call 0121 603 2524

between 9-5.30 on Monday to Friday


The Future of our Industry:
The focus of the Congress will be on the major issues set to affect food businesses in the next two years, namely Brexit and the proposal of a mandatory calorie labelling policy. The Food Standards Agency’s Michael Jackson will provide advice on preparing your business ahead of Regulating Our Future and will discuss the forecast for 2019, alongside NCASS Food Safety Advisor Jenny Morris MBE, Director Mark Laurie and Chairman Bob Fox.

Business Advice:

We will also centre on strategies for success at a business level, including a seminar with Greenpeace’s Bob Wilson and Shambala’s Chris Johnson on sustainable solutions for caterers and a round table on the best ways to apply for work at events with Lulu Cowley from WOMAD and Jason Bailey from Grub MCR. You can also hear the truth about running a catering business from those who have done it themselves in our seminar with the founders of Growlers, Manjit’s Kitchen, Baked in Brick and Buddha Belly.

Refreshments & Entertainment:
Tickets provide access to all talks and refreshments throughout the day, and to the evening event where live entertainment will end the night with a fun, informal atmosphere. Included in your ticket are both lunch and dinner provided by Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham’s award-winning street food event. Don’t forget to book your hotel, as the party is likely to continue into the night!.


The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley St, Digbeth , Birmingham, B5 5SE
The day will take place within a unique complex of Victorian architecture combined with modern facilities & beautiful cobbled courtyards.

Please arrive at The Bond for registration and refreshments by 9:00am. The conference will end at 5pm, after which we will head to Digbeth Dining Club for celebrations, dinner and entertainment (inclusive of ticket price.)

NCASS congress 2019 - The Bond - Digbeth

NCASS Congress 2019 - The Bond


With talks on Profitability, Sustainability, Legislation and more, there is sure to be something to help and inspire everyone. Here are just some of the talks which are scheduled to take place: 

Price: £50  

(+VAT and booking fee)

or call 0121 603 2524

between 9-5.30 on Monday to Friday