22-23 Feb 2023
MCEC (Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre)


Held a day after the Live Summit, this Virtual Summit features content curated for foodservice professionals across Australia. Jump online and join us for one session or the whole day as we engage in conversations about key industry topics. Plus, it's free!

22nd June 2021
10am - 5pm

Free to attend! Held the day after the Live Summit, the Virtual Summit will take the focus online and extend it Australia wide – featuring specially curated content for both the Victorian and National hospitality industry.  

Join us from anywhere on the day, for every session or just one, whatever works for you – such is the convenience of virtual events! 

Hosted by food journalist and broadcaster Wendy Hargreaves of Bread + Butter Media, the Virtual Summit program will host a mix of keynote and panel sessions with movers and shakers from across Australia’s restaurants and cafes, discussing the latest in innovations and experiences that have come out of the pandemic and beyond. 

On top of these discussions, Supplier Showcase sessions will put a spotlight on products and solutions new to the market. 

Please note times below may be subject to slight change pre-event.

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More speakers being announced every week, stay tuned!

A short welcome to the Hospitality Unites Virtual Summit.

Then join us for our 'State of the Nation' session as our industry leaders explore the state of the hospitality and foodservice market, analysing how we are forging a pathway that will enable Australia to manage the rebuild and recovery of our industry.

The role of technology in hospitality has drastically expanded in recent years, but what does this mean for you? What does innovation really look like in the hospitality sector and what benefits can that provide your business?

Join our panel of innovators and forward thinkers as we discuss the latest hospitality technology trends and the opportunities that can provide your business today.

Unox, the world’s largest commercial oven manufacturer, are set to present market leading technology that, combined with passion for innovation and fastest return on investment, guarantees their partners’ success. Find out about the EVEREO® in conjunction with MULTI.Day and the SPEED.Pro™ - their latest and most innovative models yet, allowing you to reduce costs, reduce waste control, advance preparation, increase kitchen efficiencies and most importantly increase your profits. With the quickest return on investment, there is a model to suit every kitchen’s needs.

The impact of food waste in hospitality is significant - from environmental, to economical, to social - so what solutions can your business adopt to drive change?

Our panel will put a spotlight on the practical ways the hospitality and foodservice industry can drive change in food sustainability.

With our cities and regional areas facing the need to restore confidence among visitors and local residents, the hospitality sector is at the forefront of breathing life back into these city centres and regional towns across the country. Hear from some of the country’s leading restaurateurs and industry experts as they share their insights about the highs and lows of finding their 'new normal' and the challenges and opportunities this has presented them in their journey.

More speakers to be announced very shortly...

With one-third of Aussies choosing to reduce their meat consumption, how can foodservice providers evolve their menu offerings to reach a growing contingent of Flexitarian consumers seeking delicious meat-free meals? Learn more about Australia’s emerging plant-based meat sector and why these diverse centre-of-plate proteins deserve a spot on your menu.

Finance, Risk and New Ways to Expand Sales.

Ken Burgin sits down with some of the leading cafe and restaurant industry entrepreneurs about their plans for growth and more importantly how they will fund it. In an uncertain world, there are still exciting opportunities.



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