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.

We are living in one of the most volatile and fast-paced business periods in history. Staff shortages, supply chain issues, inflation, health compliance, high consumer expectations, and technology innovation are all contributing to the rapid rate of change. The National Restaurant Conference is a one-day event that will help arm you with an all new toolkit, ready to take on these new challenges.

This annual event is presented in conjunction with Restaurant & Catering Australia and will run in Sydney on Monday 24 October 2022.


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?

The list of speakers for Sydney will be announced soon. At our recent event in Melbourne there were nearly 20 speakers, who are all leaders and innovators in the hospitality space. Speakers included the following:

Shane Delia

Maha & Providoor

Charlie Carrington

Atlas Dining

Dani Valent

Jerry Mai

Pho Nom & Bia Hoi

Lucy Allon

Straight To The Source; delicious. Produce Awards; Co-founder: Appetite for Excellence

Peter Kelly

RATIONAL Australia

George Calombaris

Liz Grossi Rodriguez, GAICD

Grossi Restaurants

Kim Teo

Mr Yum

Tim Kummerfeld

Foodie Coaches

Mark Sudweeks

Sprout by MyGuestlist

Rebecca Burrows


Barry Iddles


Tawnya Bahr

Straight to the Source

Lisa Slaughter

Ripponlea Food & Wine, Mocha Jo's

Melissa Goffin

Red Gum BBQ

Ken Burgin

Hospo Reset

Jeremy Van Dille


Hamish Watts

Applejack Hospitality

Belinda Clarke

Restaurant & Catering Australia

Glenn Flood

Consultant & Culinary Curator

Monday 24 October 2022. Sessions will run from 9am-4pm with time to explore the tradeshow.

The conference will run at ICC Sydney. 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, a sit down two-course networking restaurant lunch and entry to the tradeshow is only $249 per person. 

Members of RCA can purchase tickets for the discounted price of $149. Offer expires 16 September 2022.

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