The free live-streamed webinar will run on Wednesday 15 July from 9-11am, with several noted industry operators taking part.

Australian Hotelier – in conjunction with Hospitality magazine, Bars&Clubs and TheShout – is hosting a virtual event for publicans and other hospitality operators on Wednesday 15 July. The Road to Recovery webinar brings you leading operators and industry experts, sharing their experiences of adapting to the new trading conditions, plus offering advice on repositioning and business strategy.

Stephen Hunt of Hunt Hospitality; Andy Mullins of Sand Hill Road; and Jennifer Russell, group GM for W. Short Hospitality, will discuss the strategies they’ve put in place for their various pubs – and how location and demographics have affected those plans. Morgan Kelly, restructuring partner at KPMG, will discuss the financial implications of hospitality recovery.

Other speakers on the day include Hamish Watts (Applejack Hospitality), Mikey Enright (Barrelhouse Group) and Zara Madrusan (Made in the Shade).

During multiple Q&A and Roundtable sessions we will:

  • Address the challenges that lie ahead for pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes
  • Highlight best business practice for hospitality venues in the current environment
  • Discuss how the sector (and your business) can position itself for strong recovery

“This would be helpful for the industry as there will be the sharing of knowledge – which is how we as an industry can survive and through taking positive steps a thrive again,” stated Hunt.

Mullins – whose entire pub group has now gone into a six-week shutdown in Melbourne – agrees that the only way to get through the crisis is to share knowledge and support one another in the industry.

“Our industry has never faced such an uncertain future. The key to pulling out of it is to share and communicate our thoughts, ideas, systems and processes so we all get through together. These forums will be critical in how we stabilise and then grow such a key industry for the country.”

You can find more information on the Road to Recovery program and register for free here.

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