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Program

Just as the hotel industry remains dynamic, so will our 2021 conference program! Expect a wide range of topics covering various facets of pub operations, including F&B, asset assessment, bottle shop management and more. 

 

8:30am – 9:20am Registrations open
9:20am – 9:30am Welcome and Opening
Vanessa Cavasinni, Australian Hotelier and Luke Butler, Hastings
9:30am – 10:30am Keynote Presentation: The Post-Crisis Kickstart
Michael McQueen
10:30am – 11:00am Dealing with the unknown: How pubs are continuing to respond to the COVID crisis
Marcello Colosimo, Momento Hospitality; Steven Speed, WDS Hotels; Jen Russell, W. Short Hospitality; David Thompson, Tilley & Wills 
11:00am – 11:15am Trends impacting the pub industry
Stevan Premutico, me&u
11:15am – 11:45am  Morning Tea
11:45am – 12:00pm Property: making informed decisions about your asset using market evidence
John Musca, JLL Hotels & Hospitality 
12:00pm – 12:10pm Live-streamed Q&A: Sustainability practices 
Melissa Porter, Porters Plainland Hotel
12:10pm – 12:30pm Corporate sustainability: Committing to a greener business
Nicholas Wright, Lewis Land Group; Councillor Jess Miller, City of Sydney; Kent Anderson, The Glenmore
12:30pm – 1:00pm Presentation: Accruing and utilising data
Morgan Kelly, KPMG
1:00pm – 1:15pm Presentation: Retail brewing – Own your beer
Julian Sanders, Spark Breweries & Distilleries 
1:15pm – 1:30pm Presentation: Esports – the future of gaming?
Darren Kwan, Australian Esports Association
1:30pm – 2:30pm  Lunch
2:30pm – 2:50pm The changing entertainment landscape
Kerri Glasscock, Sydney Fringe Festival; Ed Loveday, Solotel; Matt Rule, Music + Booze Co
2:50pm – 3:00pm Q&A: The Pub’s Place in 24-Hour Cities
Michael Rodrigues (incoming 24-Hour Economy Commissioner, NSW Government)
3:00pm – 3:30pm Retail matters: Key considerations for a pub bottle shop
Daniel Crawford, C!NC; Jason Bush, Merivale; Michael Waters, Retail Drinks Australia; Simon Cleave, ALM; Brydie Allen, National Liquor News
3:30pm – 3:45pm Live-streamed Q&A: Social responsibility and your brand in the community
Rose Kentish, Sparkke Beverage Company
3:45pm – 4:00pm Presentation: Social media intelligence and actionable customer insights
Gregory Daniel, KPMG
4:00pm – 4:30pm The new F&B
Marcello Colosimo, Momento Hospitality; Toby Chick, Hotel Rose Bay; Chris Cheung, C!NC; Debbie Higgins, Merivale
4:30pm – 6:00pm  Networking

 

*Subject to change