National Restaurant Conference

The National Restaurant Conference gives you the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts on how to improve your business. It is a full day of ideas, inspiration and practical advice. Come along and bring your senior staff - there is simply no better chance to stay up-to-date.
This annual event is presented in conjunction with Restaurant & Catering Australia. This year it ran in Sydney on 28 May. Next year it will run in Melbourne on 24 June.

Who should attend?

The conference is ideal for restaurateurs, cafe operators, caterers, chefs and suppliers. Owners and senior managers will get the most out of this event, but it is open to anyone working in the hospitality industry. It is priced so you can bring your whole team.

Who is speaking?

There will be over 25 speakers presenting at the National Restaurant Conference, and they are all leaders and innovators in the hospitality space. In 2018 the speakers included Marta Pogrosweska (former Director of Pret-A-Manger and current Director Gails Bakery UK), Christine Manfield, Josh Niland, Alistair Venn, Libby Cupitt, Dan Mylonas and Somer Sivrioglu. See the 2018 program

ChristineManfield   JoshNiland      LibbyCupitt

Christine Manfield


Josh Niland - Saint Peter



Libby Cupitt - Cupitts Winery

Marta   AlistairVenn  

Marta Pogroszweska - Gail's Bakery (UK)


Alistair Venn - Menulog


Steve Sidd - Catering HQ

RebeccaGibbs   Juliana_Payne   Somer Sivrioglu

Rebecca Gibbs - Example



Juliana Payne - Restaurant & Catering Australia



Somer Sivrioglu - Efendy


KenBurgin   CraigMacindoe   Graeme McCormack
Ken Burgin - Silver Chef    Craig Macindoe - Kensington Street  

Graeme McCormack - Food Associates

Dan Mylonas   Simone Jovel   Charlie Hoyek
Dan Mylonas - Brand Director, The Grounds   Simone Jovel - The Urban List   Charlie Hoyek - Manoosh Pizza



The next conference will run on Monday 24 June 2019. Sessions will run from 9am-4pm with time to explore the tradeshow.
The conference will run at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. This world class venue offers easy parking, public transport and hotel options. As a bonus the conference will run right alongside the Foodservice Australia exhibition, showcasing the latest food and equipment for your business.  
The cost including all sessions, stand-up networking lunch and entry to the tradeshow is only $249 per person. If you are a member of RCA and book before 1 June you are elegible for a special promotional price of $99 per person.
Register now!
For more information contact Kirsty Hunt at Specialised Events on 03 9999 5460 or email


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