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Program – Monday 7 September 2020

12:00pm-12:30pm: Registration and Networking Refreshments On Arrival


Welcome from Michael Rodrigues, MD, Time Out Australia




International keynote: Global consumer behavioural insights

Peter Tullin, Co-Founder Remix Summits and Culture Label

Technology continues to impact how audiences choose to spend their leisure time with the digital attention economy often coming up trumps. Our first international keynote explores the counter-trends including the rise and rise of the experience economy and the impact on and the opportunity it might afford hoteliers.




Panel: Top Trends In Bars

Speakers to be announced soon.




Keynote / Q&A With A Leading Chef

Speakers to be announced soon.




Category Smash-Up: GIN

  • Mikey Enright, Director, Barrelhouse Group
  • Cameron Mackenzie, Founder, Four Pillars Gin
  • Harriet Leigh or Victoria Tulloch, Archie Rose Distilling
  • Moderator: David Galvin, Principal, Site Hospitality

An overview of the hottest trends in gin including innovative ways to destination market through partnerships and collaborations. We examine Archie Rose’s partnership with the Sydney Opera House, put Four Pillars work with Qantas squarely in our sights, and go foraging for details on a bespoke Wolgan Valley gin.




Panel: Getting The Most From Food And Beverage Partnerships

  • Amy Moylan, General Manager, Ovolo Laneways
  • Alejandro Saravia, Executive Chef, Pastuso & Farmer’s Daughters
  • + other speakers to be announced soon
  • Moderator: Michael Rodrigues, MD, Time Out Australia

Authenticity. Oft cited, occasionally delivered. Striking the right partnerships and collaborations can result in value creation for partners and customers alike.




Case study: Bottled Cocktails? Yes, we can!

Michael Nicolian, Owner, Continental Deli

Great drink service doesn’t have to stop at the bedroom door. The bottled cocktail phenomenon is gathering pace and this represents an opportunity for hotels in particular to be able to offer great quality drinks in room without too much trouble. Yes. We. Can.


3:00pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Tea


Category Smash-Up: CRAFT BEER

  • Tim Fishwick, Co-Founder, White Bay Brewing
  • Guy Greenstone, Co-Founder, Stomping Ground Brewing Co.
  • + other speakers to be announced soon
  • Moderator: Zoe Ottaway, Marketing Strategist (ex Mountain Goat & Little Creatures)

“The beer we drink round here”, was once the proud decree of Reschs. But in 2020 pride globally in beer produced around the corner has never been stronger. It’s an open goal for regional storytelling and local community engagement that can add credibility to hotel drinks curation.




World Class Food And Beverage – People, Product And Process

  • Speakers to be announced soon
  • Moderator: Luke Butler, Managing Director, Hastings People

Hoteliers often aspire to the standard of our best independent food and beverage operators. This panel brings together some of the best hospitality professionals in the country to share their approach to executing world class food and beverage, covering people, product and process.




International Keynote: From Plate to Planet. Driving actionable sustainability through passion, provenance and a scientific approach to your supply.

Andrew Cameron, Head of Procurement, Accor (Singapore)

Andrew is a firm believer that the hotel industry can drive a positive disruptive impact across sustainability initiatives in a way that doesn’t compromise the bottom line. Over his career he has leveraged his knowledge of F&B to open the conversation on scientific literacy and sustainable practices to end-consumers through Service, Conferences, Events & even ABC’s Catalyst. His insights stem from experience across celebrated venues across Australia and Singapore, including Canvas Club (Brisbane), Africola (Adelaide) and Michelin-starred Burnt Ends (Singapore) along with his First Class Honours in Technology Innovation (Microbiology). He now leads Procurement for Accor’s Hotels in Singapore.




Panel: The Restaurant Reviewers Have Their Say

Speakers to be announced soon.




International Keynote

Speaker to be announced soon.




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5:35pm-7:00pm: Networking Drink


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