Just as the industry remains dynamic, so will the Hospitality Leaders Summit 2022 program! Expect a stellar line-up of speakers – industry-leading restaurant owners, chefs, consultants and suppliers – sharing their expertise on how you can improve the profitability of your venues and further your careers.

View below the program of our upcoming 2022 edition.



8:30am – 9:30am Registrations open
9:30am – 9:35am Welcome and Opening
Tawnya Bahr, Straight to the Source and Anna Pavoni, Ormeggio
9:35am – 10:35am

Keynote Presentation: See (Y)our World Differently.

In our constantly evolving world, what can we do to keep afloat and find smooth sailing? Dianne will share inspiring, positive and practical steps to help you and your business become more sustainable.

Dianne McGrath

10:35am – 10:45am

Eating for a more sustainable future: The benefits of plant-based, and why we should do our part for future generations.

Lisa Asher, General Manager – Future Farm

10:45am – 11:10am Survive and Thrive: How to appeal to multiple markets
Illa Kim, Soul Dining & Soul Deli; Justin Newton, House Made Hospitality; Anna Touhy, Public Hospitality; Matt Swieboda, Love Tilly Group
11:10am – 11:15am Partner presentation:
Stoddart Australia presents the latest in foodservice equipment
11:15am – 11:45am  Morning Tea
11:45am – 12:00pm Tackling the Talent Shortage: Solutions to attract and retain staff
Luke Butler, Hastings People
12:00pm – 12:15pm The 24-Hour Economy: How Sydney is bring brought back to life
Michael Rodrigues, 24 Hour Economy Commissioner and Elliot Solomon, Solotel
12:15pm – 12:45pm Tech, Please! Make ordering, delivery and booking platforms work for your business
James Walmsley, TheFork; Julian Cincotta, Butter; Duncan Petit, Uber Eats; Clive Thorpe, Order Up!
12:45pm – 1:05pm Capitalising on Domestic Tourism
Susannah George, The Urban List
1:05pm – 1:15pm Partner Presentation:
DAY SEVEN will showcase the latest in hospo uniforms
1:15pm – 2:15pm  Lunch
2:15pm – 2:35pm Wellness at Work: A mental health toolkit for the industry
Scott Bidmead, Euda
2:35pm – 3:05pm Branding, Social Media and Photography 101: A masterclass with four professionals
Tom ‘Tj’ Edwards, 1oh1 Media; Naomi Ross, Distil Agency; Grace Garrick, MVMNT Agency; Jiwon Kim, Photographer
3:05pm – 3:15pm Partner presentation: The future of hospitality payments is changing. Discover what’s ahead for your business.
Taf Chiwanza, CEO and Co-Founder of Payo
3:15pm – 3:45pm 2022 Trends: The latest on sustainability, beverage trends, staffing and expansion
Nathan Dalah, The Fishbowl Group; Rachel Checinski, Australian Venue Co.; Martin Hudak, Maybe Sammy; Gary Smith, BioPak
3:45pm – 3:55pm Partner presentation:
Lyres presents the rise in non-alcoholic beverages in the market
3:55pm – 4:00pm Closing remarks:
Tawnya Bahr and Anna Pavoni
4:00pm – 5:30pm  Networking drinks


*Subject to change