In just two weeks, a stellar line-up of industry experts will be taking the stage to reveal what’s on the horizon for Australian hoteliers at the 2022 Pub Leaders Summit. 

The event, which takes place on Monday, April 4 in Pyrmont, Sydney, comes on the back of two years of unprecedented disruption for the pub sector.

At the summit you’ll hear from experts in their field in areas such as recruitment, property, gaming and professional services, with each providing indepth expert insights to help speed the industry’s recovery.

Presentation highlights include:

Win the talent war: How to attract and retain Millennial Leaders and Gen Z workers

Workforce change expert Alicia Stephenson will take the stage as keynote speaker.

As CEO of the Centre for Generational Dynamics, Alicia is an expert in implementing radical change across the workforce, and she will be sharing cutting-edge recruitment and retention strategies on April 4.

She will draw on her experience in helping to implement radical workplace change at some od the largest companies in the world including LinkedIn, Atlassian, Salesforce, Channel Nine, and NAB.

Hotel property values in a Covid world

JLL Hotels & Hospitality MD John Musca will take the stage to share his top pub property predictions.

According to Musca the rise of corporate and syndicated capital flows, supply constraints, consolidation and record pricing have all played their part over the last two years. “Covid kept money cheap, and equity sought a home,” he says.

Operator fatigue, which saw some “getting off the roller-coaster after three years”, is another big issue that’s been affecting the pub property market, he says, along with the regionalisation of the market and the rise of greenfield and brownfield new hotel developments.

Musca will discuss these trends and what they mean for pub owners and operators at the Pub Leaders Summit.

The Future of Gaming

Jinesh Patel, the CEO of the Gaming Technologies Association, will reveal what’s on the horizon in cashless gaming

While there has been a demand for cashless payments for some time, Patel says, it’s only more recently that stakeholders have come together to develop a solution that meets everyone’s requirements.

In his presentation, he will provide an overview of the technology being trialled and the possible outcomes of this testing. He will also cover what cashless gaming will look like for patrons, what will be required to implement any new technology, and how this technology will affect their operations – and the bottom line.

Hospitality Outlook 2022

In his Pub Leaders Summit presentation, KPMG partner Morgan Kelly will gaze into the crystal ball to reveal what’s in store for the hospitality sector.

He will explore the strategies hospitality operators in Australia and internationally have used to respond to Covid, and he will also identify the key trends expected to emerge over the next 12 months.

Kelly will also share new ways to ease these pressures through the use of data to improve revenue.

Unlock future potential in your business

Quantaco founder and CEO Anthony Sullivan will also be sharing insights aimed at helping pubs. “Data tells a story and by being able to read the story you will gain better business outcomes,” he says.

“Having a deep understanding of supplier data, customer data, employee data ensures a whole of business approach to running an operation. By measuring it, you can start to manage it.”

In his Pub Leaders Summit presentation, Sullivan will help demystify some of the terms used, unpack the component parts, and identify common trends that attendees can walk away and implement the very next day.

Many more experts and leading operators will be there on April 4 to share their insights and innovations.

With just two weeks to go, don’t miss this important industry event. Secure your ticket now, and grab a discount of 20% per ticket for group bookings of four or more.

Check out the program here and register here.

Sponsorship/exhibition opportunities are still available – for more information contact Jason Wild at or on 0416 576 256.

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