The HCA LDF taking place 11-12 April 2019 is a 2 day event dedicated to feeding within the NHS.
The only event dedicated to NHS and hospital catering
Decision makers from over 82% of acute UK NHS Trusts attended the 2018 event
Meet with key hospital catering decision makers throughout the exhibition
Unrivalled networking opportunities including the HCA President's dinner on Thursday and the hosting branch's dinner on Friday
"The HCA Learning & Development Forum provides us not only with the chance to meet our valued customers within the Healthcare sector, but a chance to understand the continued and new challenges hospital caterers face, which ultimately drives any NPD or relevant solutions for the months following the event. The organisation of the event allows for a really balanced mix of exhibition; customer interaction and the all important social programme" Mark Taylor MIH, Foodservice Customer Controller, Premier Foods
“We have been longstanding exhibitors at the HCA forum and year on year it gives us a great platform to communicate to the national group on a very high level. It has opened up business and networking opportunities for us with many National Purchasing Managers, as a result of being a well organised and respected industry event.” Chris O’Neill, Head of Food Solutions, RH Hall
NEW FOR 2019!
Meet the Buyer
NHS Procurement across the 4 nations
As an exhibitor at the HCA LDF you will have the opportunity to 'Meet the Buyer'. Select up to 10 names from a list of 70 NHS and hospital buyers, we will arrange one to one meetings held in 10 minute slots throughout the afternoon on Wednesday.
How does it work
Select from a list of 70 key decision making contacts
One to one meetings will be facilitated with up to 6 of your identified prospects
Friday morning will play host to procurement leads from the 4 nations when they will take to the stage to explain how they operate in each of their areas before opening up for a Q&A session.
How does it work
Hear from the key purchasing organisations from England, Wales, Scotland and NI
Understand the differences and requirements of each region
Unique opportunity to ask questions to understand more about how they operate
Attendees from 2018 included;
2Gether Mental Health Trust Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board Aneurin Bevan University Health Board ASSIST Assoc.of Holistic & Complementary Practitioners (AHCP) Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Bradford District Care Foundation Trust British Dietetic Association Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Canadian Society of Nutrition Management Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Countess of Chester Hospital County Durham & Darlington NHS Services Cwm Taf University Health Board Department of Health Derbyshire Community Health Services Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Dorset County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Foodbuy (Compass) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust HCSA (NHS Procurement) Health Facilities Scotland Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust HefmA Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) Institute of Hospitality Interserve Isle of Wight NHS Trust ISS Facility Services - Healthcare LACA Ltd Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Medirest, Compass Group UK & Ireland Mid Cheshire Hospital Foundation Trust Mitie
National Association of Care Catering (NACC) National Nutritional Nurses Group Neller Davies Ltd Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust NHS Ayrshire & Arran NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS Lothian North Bristol NHS Trust Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust Northern Care Alliance Northern Health & Social Care Trust Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust Nutrition and Dietetic Services OCS Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital Royal College of Nursing Royal Liverpool and Broad Green Royal Stoke University Hospital Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Serco Healthcare Sheffield Childrens Hospital Sheffield Teaching Hospital Sodexo UK & Ireland Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust South Eastern Trust South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Southport & Ormskirk Hospital The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) University Hospital North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Velindre NHS Trust Western Health & Social Care Trust Wrightinton, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust