From 9.00am – Arrivals & registration

10.00am – Conference starts

Featuring the below speakers

Chris Dee, director of food, Harrods

HarrodsChris will take part in a Q&A to discuss how the refined retailer is focusing on food to go to feed the 42,000 customers that visit the store every day.

Gijs Dutry van Haeften, co-founder, Slaw

SlawSlaw, the vegan restaurant, and Instagram darling, has shut its doors to focus on food to go, opening a new QSR site in Soho. What are the pros and cons involved when switching from one to the other?

Sustainable Restaurant Association

SRAThe SRA will host a panel of operators who will explore eco-issues challenging food to go in 2019, including ways of reducing plastic, food waste and meat.


Rohan Pradhan, chief operating officer, Deliveroo

DeliverooRohan will discuss Deliveroo’s Pickup, the click and collect service, and how it is positioned to be a game changer for the future.

Robin Rowland, operating partner, TriSpan

TriSpanIndustry veteran Robin Rowland will take part in a Q&A to discuss what makes emerging start-ups attractive to private equity investors.

Clare Clough, UK managing director, Pret

PretPret’s new UK MD Clare Clough will discuss what Pret has planned for the Veggie Pret fascia and how the integration of the Eat estate is progressing.

Jemima Ferguson, group brand & marketing director, Itsu

ItsuJemima will identify and share a host of trends in food to go, including tech, digital, sustainability, flavours and ingredients.

Darren Henaghan, MD, Borough Market

Borough MarketDarren will address the decline of ‘quick food to go’ and the move Borough is making towards communal dining with a focus on provenance.

John Eckbert, CEO, Five Guys

Five GuysFive Guys opened in the UK in 2013 and already has 113 sites. CEO John Eckbert will take us through the journey in the UK so far, what it has planned for the future, and some of the differences between food to go in the UK and the US.

Blonnie Walsh, senior insights manager, MCA Insight

MCA InsightThe key findings, insight, facts and stats from MCA’s Food To Go Report for 2020 will be presented by MCA’s senior insight manager Blonnie Walsh.

Founders, Neat Burger

Neat BurgerFronted by F1 legend Lewis Hamilton, emerging plant-based burger chain Neat Burger launched in London in 2019. The founders of Neat Burger will discuss the future for plant-based alternatives in food to go.

Mike Kelly, master franchisee, Salad Box

Salad BoxFounded in Romania in 2012, Salad Box now has over 70 outlets across 12 countries including New York, Paris and London. Master franchisee Mike Kelly will explain its rapid progression and how to run a successful franchise food to go operation.

From approx. 4.00pm – Close & networking drinks

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Food to go market report 2019 - MCA & HIMThe 2019 edition of the “UK Food-to-go market report” from MCA gives quality market intelligence to operators and suppliers seeking to advance their position in the food to go market. It dives deep into consumer behaviour changes, product trends, the competitive landscape and market growth drivers. For pricing information or to order a copy, please call 020 7611 0405 or email

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