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The Appetiser Workshop

Monday 7 September 2020, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

12.30pm – 5.00pm

Half Day Workshop: $245.00 +GST

To satisfy your hunger, we bring you The Appetiser, a half day workshop that explores current trends and reveals best practice in hotel food and beverage.

We sleep once a day. We eat and drink 3 times or more. Food and beverage is an integral part of hotel customer experience, whether that’s in room after a long day pounding the pavement between business meetings, the lobby bar meeting fellow travellers before exploring the city, or the local restaurant around the corner that’s respected by tourists and locals alike.

Done well, food and drink can enhance guest experience and contribute to the overall desirability and economic viability of a hotel asset. Done badly it can deter repeat visitation and become a distasteful cost centre for owners and managers.

The Appetister is a new workshop that explores emerging hotel food and beverage trends affecting hotel operators in the Asia Pacific. Expect insights, case studies and practical take-aways from the industry’s best that will help you meet the challenges associated with a rapidly changing market, and an increasingly discerning customer.

The Appetiser Workshop is a must for any hotel food and beverage professional and is co located as a pre conference event of AHICE 2020 (Australian Hotel Industry Conference & Exhibition).

Speakers and program information to follow.

Co-located Events

Bundle with AHICE 2020 for discount rates.


Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 September 2020, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Join the best of the best in the hotel industry, sharing best practice, future trends, developments and innovations. Network with the industry’s finest at AHICE 2020.

Design Inn Symposium

Monday 7 September 2020, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

10.00am – 5.00pm

Join Australasia’s hotel and hospitality design community to share the latest trends, challenge norms and shape future directions. Carefully curated by the Design Inn Advisory Board, Design Inn is back in Melbourne for a third year and attracts designers, architects, specifiers, consultants, hotel owners and asset managers from throughout Australasia to learn, collaborate and network.

Pricing and Packages

Early Bird ends Friday 7 August 2020

AHICE Conference Only
AHICE Early Bird $695
AHICE Standard $995


  • Conference sessions
  • Exhibition entry
  • Arrival tea / coffee, Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea on both days
  • Welcome Networking Drinks on Tuesday 8 September from 5pm
  • Farewell Party on Wednesday 9 September from 7:30pm
Design Inn Symposium
Design Inn Symposium Early Bird (Save $70) $425
Design Inn Symposium Standard $495
AHICE + Design Inn Symposium Early Bird (Save $500) $920
AHICE + Design Inn Symposium Standard (Save $200) $1200


  • Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
  • Networking Drinks on Monday 7 September from 5pm
The Appetiser Workshop
The Appetiser Workshop $245
AHICE + The Appetiser Workshop Early Bird (Save $300) $790
AHICE + The Appetiser Workshop Standard (Save $150) $1090


  • Afternoon Tea
  • Networking Drinks on Monday 7 September from 5pm

All prices shown exclude GST.

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