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
Ken Burgin, Silver Chef and Anna Pavoni, Ormeggio
9:35am – 10:35am Keynote Presentation:
Dianne McGrath
10:35am – 11:05am Survive and Thrive: How to appeal to multiple markets
Illa Kim, Soul Dining & Soul Deli; Justin Newton, House Made Hospitality; Joanne Sproule, the people_ ; Matt Swieboda, Love Tilly Group
11:05am – 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
Gary Burrows, The Fork; Julian Cincotta, Butter; Bec Nyst, Uber Eats; John Saadie, Order Up!
12:45pm – 1:05pm Capitalising on Domestic Tourism
Susannah George, The Urban List
1:05pm – 1:15pm Partner Presentation:
Nestle Professional presents the latest trends in plant based and gluten free
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 Edwards, 1oh1 Media; Kitti Gould, Photographer; Jasmine Gallagher and Shy Trutwein, After Hours Studio
3:05pm – 3:15pm Partner Presentation:
day seven will showcase the lastest in hospo uniforms
3:15pm – 3:45pm 2022 Trends: The latest on sustainability, beverage trends, staffing and expansion
Nathan Dalah, The Fishbowl Group; Helise Heggen, Merivale; 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:
Ken Burgin
4:00pm – 5:30pm  Networking drinks


*Subject to change