Can you believe the 2023 Hospitality Leaders Summit is this Monday? Neither can we, so it’s your last chance to get your hands on tickets to the industry’s much-anticipated event.

Don’t miss out on the chance to join the country’s leading industry figures for a day of practical advice and insights to help your business grow.

The full-day program will host discussions and panels on topics that matter including staffing, employment law, sustainability, the rise of technology and AI, and menu design.

Straight To The Source’s Tawnya Bahr and food media personality and journalist Nerida Conway will be your hosts for the day and will be asking all the burning questions you may have.

Some of the hospitality stars you’ll be hearing from include our keynote speaker Nornie Bero of Mabu Mabu, along with Odd Culture’s James Thorpe, Byrdi’s Luke Whearty, Bread & Butter Media’s Wendy Hargreaves, and more.

Cargo Crew will also be on hand to share the power of uniforms, along with Ordermentum’s Adam Theobald to prepare you for the AI wave, and KCL Law for everything you need to know about employment law.

Along with informative sessions, Hospitality Leaders Summit will also be your chance to network, with drinks, morning tea, and lunch sessions.

Has that whet your appetite? If not, here’s the full program:

8:30am – 9:30amRegistrations open
9:30am – 9:35amWelcome and Opening
Tawnya Bahr – Straight To The Source
Nerida Conway – Food media personality and journalist
9:35am – 10:35amKeynote Presentation: First nations food and culture
Nornie Bero – Mabu Mabu
10:35am – 11:10amStaffing strategies: how to recruit and keep talent engaged
Sarah Dougas – Trader House
Nathan Toleman – Mulberry Group
Lee Smith – Stokehouse
Adam Brownell – Hector’s Deli
11:10am – 11:20amYour people are your brand: uniforms and the power of presentation
Felicity Rodgers – Cargo Crew
11:20am – 11:50amMorning Tea
11:50am – 12:05pmImpossible Foods presentation
Benjamin Ewens – Impossible Foods
12:05pm – 12:40pmMarketing masterclass: Get the word out about your business
Monica Styles – Canned Goods
Wendy Hargreaves – Bread & Butter Media
Joss Jenner-Leuthart – Belles Hot Chicken
Genevieve Phelan – Lifestyle & Careers Columnist, writer and publicist
12:40pm – 12:55pmReleasing the pressure valve: Tips on Navigating Employment Legal Issues in the Hospo World
Daniel Bean – KCL Law
Gemma Sibley Lewis – KCL Law
12:55pm – 1:15pmOur Food System case study
Shannon Bell – Re (M&C Saatchi)
1:15pm – 1:45pmInvest in tech: AI & The digitalisation of hospitality
Adam Theobald – Ordermentum
1:45pm – 2:40pmLunch
2:40pm – 3:00pmCocktail masterclass
Sara Ramadan – Omnia
3:00pm – 3:20pmPlan ahead: How to design cost-effective menus
Ian Curley – French Saloon, Kirk’s Wine Bar, and Consultant
3:20pm – 3:55pmThink green: Sustainability and eco tips
Luke Whearty – Byrdi
Alejandro Saravia – Farmer’s Daughters
Blayne Bertoncello – O.My
Jungeun Chae & Yoora Yoon ­­– Chae
3:55pm – 4:30pmForecasting the future: 2024 food and beverage trends
James Thorpe – Odd Culture
Nick Mahlook – Public
Tate Connolly – Impossible Foods
Simon Denman – Bahama Gold
4:30pm – 4:35pmClosing remarks
Tawnya Bahr – Straight To The Source
Nerida Conway – Food media personality and journalist
4:35pm – 5:30pmNetworking drinks

Don’t miss out on your chance to hear from Australia’s leading hospitality professionals at the 2023 Hospitality Leaders Summit.