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Speakers

Keynote – Phill Nosworthy

As an executive advisor, futurist, speaker and author in the subject areas that surround making business and life meaningful, Phill Nosworthy is a powerful catalyst for transformation. His insights into personal mastery and the future of work have gained him a cult following among high performers in Fortune listed companies the world over.

He has worked in more than 50 cities and 25 countries globally and counts Apple, ING, Universal Music and the Commonwealth Bank amongst his clients.

With his high energy, intelligence and authenticity, Phill equips leaders and brands with insights for making life and work meaningful in times of massive change.

Kerri Glasscock

Sydney Fringe Festival

Kerri Glasscock is the founding co-director of artist-run company 505 which owns the legendary live music club Venue 505 in Surry Hills, and award-winning Old 505 Theatre in Newtown. In 2013 she was appointed as CEO & Festival Director of the Sydney Fringe Festival with a tenure till 2021.

John Musca

JLL Hotels & Hospitality

John has responsibility for managing a team of dedicated pubs specialists with professionals providing sales, advisory and research services. His cross-border role sees him leverage national relationships and local market knowledge in maximising client outcomes time and time again. With a particular focus on portfolio and largest single asset hotel sales, he has an enviable track record of hotel transaction completions in all economic conditions.

Morgan Kelly

KPMG

Morgan has assisted hospitality business transition through challenging times and has been appointed receiver to more than 100 trading venues and clubs over the last five years. Key engagements include the Keystone Group, The Jamie Oliver Restaurant chain, Crown Plaza Hunter Valley, Sumo Salad Group, Annandale and Sandringham Hotels and many informal advisory roles.

Rose Kentish

Sparkke Beverage Company

With the intention to “put the good back into the alcohol industry” and empower people to understand how their purchasing decisions can influence the world, Rose Kentish co-founded The Sparkke Change Beverage Company in 2016. She also owns Ulithorne Vineyard with her artist husband Sam Harrison and has sat on several Boards including; The Fleurieu Biennale, McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association and her family’s Farm Board.

Marcello Colosimo

Momento Hospitality

Marcello Colosimo holds a Bachelor of Business and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). Marcello is a hospitality professional with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in start-up ventures and business turnaround. He is now CEO of Momento Hospitality Group, which owns Bella Vista Hotel, Hillside Hotel, The Governor and Mullane’s Hotel.

Matt Rule

The Music and Booze Company

Entrenched in Sydney’s live music scene since the year 2000, Matt Rule has a long history in the music industry, working in and owning pubs, he has a thorough knowledge of the pub game and how music can effectively contribute to driving traffic through venues, as well as play a role in well-rounded operational strategies.

Stevan Premutico

Me&u

Stevan Premutico is one of Australia’s leading food tech entrepreneurs. Conceptualising Dimmi in 2007, he then went on to revolutionise the Aussie restaurant industry. Later, in 2015, his startup was acquired by one of the great tech businesses, TripAdvisor. Now, Stevan is back with me&u, which is set to change the way we order and pay. Justin Hemmes & Tyro recently backed me&u and Good Food called it the “hot new thing.” Hundreds of venues have already joined the movement including Merivale, Solotel, Rockpool, The Portsea Hotel and The Opera Bar.

Janenne Willis

Hotel Esplanade

​Janenne is an artist, curator, producer and facilitator who shares a wild curiosity for what’s at the edge and is endlessly inspired to experiment. Currently she is the inaugural Artistic Director at Hotel Esplanade and creates live art experiences as well as interdisciplinary installations that are immersive and meaningful. She regularly facilitates visioning, strategy and innovation workshops, and is an experienced Non Executive Director including nine years enabling the next generation of new art as Chair of Next Wave.

Chris Cheung

C.inc Hotels

Chris has turned the award-winning Coogee Bay Hotel from a simple suburban ‘watering hole’, to an original pub that has been developed into a highly successful hospitality precinct incorporating an 80 room Boutique Hotel, a leading music venue and nightclub called Selina’s and numerous retail, bar and food outlets. Later in 2001, Chris expanded his hospitality interests with the opening of ‘Cruise’ at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in West Circular Quay that recently won the coveted ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award.

Stephanie Haile

Merivale

Originally from the UK, Stephanie moved to Sydney in 2010, jumping into a bar manager role at the Hard Rock Cafe followed by working in small bars (Mojo Record Bar, Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern), expanding her skills and knowledge. After a ten-year journey across the world with some of her best experiences, Stephanie currently is in her third year of working with Merivale, in some of Sydney’s best venues (The Beresford, Charlie Parkers, The Queens Hotel, The Royal Hotel Bondi, Tottis and The Paddington).

Julie Ryan

Retail Drinks Australia

Julie is the CEO of Retail Drinks Australia, the national industry body providing advocacy and services to support packaged liquor retailers in Australia as well as a director of Thoroughbred Racing SA and Drinkwise Australia, and sits on the council of Alcohol Beverages Australia. A passionate and zealous advocate for the liquor industry, Julie has led the Australian Liquor Stores Association through its rapid and transformation to Retail Drinks Australia, and the development of the first ever self-regulatory code for the sale and delivery of alcohol sold online.