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 with your senior staff and stay up to date with new ideas and trends.

This annual event is presented in conjunction with Restaurant & Catering Australia. Next year it will run in Melbourne on Monday 24 June 2019.

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 (Pret-A-Manger, Gail's Bakery UK), Christine Manfield, Josh Niland, Alistair Venn, Libby Cupitt, Dan Mylonas and Somer Sivrioglu.

Christine Manfield

Josh Niland

Saint Peter

Libby Cupitt

Cupitt's Winery

Marta Pogroszweska

Gail's Bakery (UK)

Alistair Venn


Steve Sidd

Catering HQ

Rebecca Gibbs


Juliana Payne

Restaurant & Catering Australia

Somer Sivrioglu


Ken Burgin

Silver Chef

Craig Macindoe

Kensington Street

Graeme McCormack

Food Associates

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 eligible 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