2023 Program

Just as the hotel industry remains dynamic, so will the Pub Leaders Summit conference program! Expect a wide range of topics covering various facets of pub operations, including F&B, asset assessment, bottle shop management and more.

Day One – Summit | Monday 24 July 2023

7:30am – 8:00am Breakfast MasterClass Registration, Showcase Networking and Breakfast
8:00am – 8:45am

Breakfast Masterclass brought to you by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Drinks Categories: Market Insights & Business Intelligence

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners presents a 45-minute masterclass on Market Insights & Business Intelligence.

CCEP has invested heavily in building business capability to utilise extensive and unique forms of data and insights collected across Supermarkets, Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), Convenience/Petroleum & of course Licensed On & Off Premise. In this masterclass CCEP will provide attendees with a taste of current insights on changing consumer trends relevant to hospitality, beverage category performance and demonstrate how data can be used to make smarter decisions and grow your profits. Breakfast included.

  • Tobias Hoogewerff – VP Sales Licensed Australia, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

(additional registration required)
8:45am – 9:00am Registration and Showcase Networking
9:00am – 9:10am

Welcome Address

  • Vanessa Cavasinni – Australian Hotelier
  • Luke Butler – Hastings People
9:10am – 10:10am

Keynote Address – The Keys to developing a high-performance culture.

  • Garie Dooley – High Performance Teams and Leadership Expert
10:10am – 10:45am

The Gaming and Wagering Environment

  • Moderator: Vanessa Cavasinni – Australian Hotelier
  • Bernie Hogan – QHA
  • Mark Sturdy – Entain Venues
  • Monique Bielanowski – Monandia Consulting
  • Brad Jenkins – Lewis Land Group
10:45am – 11:15am Morning Tea and PLS Showcase Networking
11:15am – 11:45am

Local and Global On-Premise Trends

  • James Phillips – CGA Strategy
11:45am – 12:00pm

The Pass App: Personalising the Pub Experience

  • Marianne Mewett – Australian Venue Co.
12:00pm – 12:45pm

Data, Loyalty Management and the Customer Experience

  • Moderator: Vanessa Cavasinni – Australian Hotelier
  • Marianne Mewett – AVC
  • Scott Assender – Kickon Group
  • Tobin Hartley – SevenRooms
  • Tess Myers – me&u
12:45pm – 1:30pm

The Economic Landscape

  • Moderator: Luke Butler – Hastings People
  • Paul Walton – ALH Hotels
  • Mel Porter – Porters Plainland Hotel
  • Brad Jenkins – Lewis Land Group
  • Tom Gleeson – JLL Hotels & Hospitality
1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch and Networking Showcase
2:30pm – 2:45pm

Sustainability Practices in Pubs: The Kitchen and Beyond

  • Nicola Palmer – Watervale Hotel
2:45pm – 3:15pm

Food and Beverage Outlook

  • Moderator: Vanessa Cavasinni – Australian Hotelier
  • Rob Comiskey – Comiskey Group
  • Nicola Palmer – Watervale Hotel
  • Matthew Coorey – Boardwalk Tavern
  • Nick Wills – Tilley & Wills
3:15pm – 3:45pm

A People Business: Attracting Top Talent

  • Moderator: Luke Butler – Hastings People
  • Paul Walton – ALH Hotels
  • Joel Cronan – Redcape
  • Lucinda Dowling Black – Full Moon Hotel
3:45pm – 4:00pm

Beyond Trends: Eight imminent culture changes

  • Chris Loukakis – Example
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Live Music and Entertainment

  • Moderator: Luke Butler – Hastings People
  • Rob Comiskey – Comiskey Group
  • Elliot Solomon – Solotel
  • Paul Janssen – Katarzyna
4:30pm – 6:00pm Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Networking Drinks

*Program subject to change 

Day Two – Hotel Study Tour | Tuesday 25 July 2023

PLS Study Tour brought to you by Rohrig

(additional registration required)

9:30am Bus leaves from Eatons Hill Hotel
10:00am  – 11:00am

Tour of Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point

In the middle of a major renovation, study tour attendees will get a sneak peek into the renovations occurring at this famed pub, with Lewis Land Group Queensland manager Chris Allison talking through the plans.

11:00am – 12:00pm

Tour of the Brook Hotel, Mitchelton

ALH Hotels have just completed a $31m renovation on the Brook Hotel – the group’s single largest investment on a Queensland pub. Walk through the brand new, completely overhauled pub with senior ALH Hotels management.

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Tour of Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley. Includes lunch.

Built in 1887, the Jubilee Hotel recently underwent a massive redevelopment, creating a jaw-dropping juxtaposition between the heritage-listed front bar section of the venue, and the modern concrete and glass structure alfresco area at the back of the venue that has already garnered a reputation as the ideal spot for inner-city lunches and functions. Family-owned and operated by Tony Burnett Hotels, the Jubilee Hotel has just been awarded Best Redeveloped Hotel at the 2023 QHA Awards.

2:00pm Bus returns to Eatons Hill Hotel

*Program subject to change