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 and will run in Sydney on Monday 18 May 2020.

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 20 speakers presenting at the National Restaurant Conference, and they are all leaders and innovators in the hospitality space. To see the 2019 program click here

For 2019 speakers included:

Chris Lucas

The Lucas Group

Matt Wilkinson

Pope Joan

Jo Barrett

Oakridge Wines

Dr Bri Williams

People Patterns

Jerry Mai

Annam & Pho Nom

Steven Rogers

The Pie Shop

Wes Lambert


Peter Wright

Global Hospitality Group

Melissa Pepers


Venessa Barnes

Australian Pork Limited

Kim Wisneski


Tim Domelow


Cathy Goodwin

Cathy Goodwin & Associates

Neil Abrahams

Australian Culinary Federation

Ken Burgin

Silver Chef

Eleena Tan

Brand-Smart, & HWKR

Howard Tinker

Restaurant Profits

Jill Henderson

The Winey Cow, Mi Mexiko

Bill Petreski

Strategy 61

Sharlee Gibb

Fully Booked Women

Kaitlyn Reid


Nate Gunn

Loft Digital

The next conference will run on Monday 18 May 2020. 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 restaurant lunch and entry to the tradeshow is only $249 per person. If you are a member of RCA and book before 18 April you are eligible for a special promotional price of $149 per person.