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 Melbourne on Monday 28 June 2021.


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 15 speakers, who are all leaders and innovators in the hospitality space. 

Shane Delia

Maha & Providoor

Charlie Carrington

Atlas Dining

Dani Valent

Jerry Mai

Annam & Pho Nom

Lucy Allon

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

George Calombaris

Made Establishment

Peter Kelly

RATIONAL Australia

Alice Zaslavsky

Alice in Frames

Liz Grossi Rodriguez, GAICD

Grossi Restaurants

Mark Sudweeks


Tawnya Bahr

Straight to the Source

Rebecca Burrows


Barry Iddles


Wes Lambert


Tim Kummerfield

Foodie Coaches

Ken Burgin

Silver Chef

Monday 28 June 2021. Sessions will run from 9am-4pm with time to explore the tradeshow.

The conference will run at MCEC in Melbourne. 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. If you are a member of RCA and book before 1 June you are eligible for a special promotional price of $129 per person. 

Register here 

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