Conference Program

State of the Industry address

Juliana Payne, R&CA

Delivery – what does it mean for your business – the good, the bad & the opportunity

Panel hosted by Juliana Payne 

Visas – the 457 end of an era!  What’s next? 

Jules Pedrosa, R&CA

Growth of food experiences, popups and extending the brand

Christine Manfield

Libby Cupitt, Cupitts Winery, Brewery & Kitchen

Creating a world class operating culture

Marta Pogroszewska, Former Director of Operations, Pret a Manger, London & NYC. Current Retail Director, Gail’s Bakery, UK.


Morning tea

Smart operator success story

Josh Niland, Saint Peter

How to stand-out when you stand alone;

Somer Sivrioglu, Efendy

The emergence of premium casual and other trends

Marta Pogroszewska

Graeme McCormack, Food Associates

Craig Macindoe, Kensington Street

Lunch and visit to Foodservice Australia

Grow your business through online ordering

Alistair Venn, Menulog

Build your brand with influencers, bloggers and social media

Rebecca Gibbs, Director - Example

Dan Mylonas, Brand Director - The Grounds of Alexandria

Simone Jovel - Sydney Editor - The Urban List

Need to know: tech innovation

Steve Sidd, Catering HQ

Robyn Rice, OpenTable


Conference concludes

Ken Burgin

*Program correct at time of publishing, but subject to change. 

Here are the sessions for the National Restaurant Conference running in Sydney on 28 May 2018. Register now to discover new ideas for your restaurant, cafe or commercial kitchen.


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