Australian Hotelier is proud to announce the inaugural Pub Leaders’ Summit, a full day conference and mini-expo for hotel operators and senior management.

The event will shed light on pressing issues for the hotel industry – from the growing importance of quality food offerings, to the need for a good social media presence. Other topics that will be discussed on the day include operating in lock-out areas and financing business expansion.

Paul Wootton, publisher of Australian Hotelier, explained the Pub Leaders’ Summit is about championing the hotel sector in response to increasing pressures from government, the anti-alcohol lobby and growing competition.

“The pub industry remains vigorous and buoyant but we all know it can be a challenging sector in which to operate,” he said. “The Pub Leaders Summit aims to provide essential support for pub operators, highlighting best business practice, introducing new ideas and providing shed-loads of inspiration.

“What makes the conference really special is the amazing line-up of speakers – leading pub operators and industry experts – willing to share their experience and advice with the rest of the trade. That transparency and spirit of cooperation will be indispensable to businesses seeking to grow.

“You can always learn new things in any business and we believe pub operators, no matter what their experience, will find the summit an invaluable day out.”

Industry leaders such as Arthur Laundy (Laundy Hotel Group), Paddy Coughlan (Bourke St), Steve Howarth (ALH Group), Justine Baker (Solotel) and Angela and Patrick Gallagher (Gallagher Hotel Group) will be taking part in presentations, panel discussion and Q&As – imparting their industry knowledge and experience to attendees. More speakers will be announced closer to the event.

“With our ever-changing landscape, the summit represents an opportunity to come together as an industry to discuss opportunities and challenges,” Baker commented.

The Pub Leaders’ Summit will be held on Monday 21 March 2016 at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney.  Register and purchase tickets before 20 February 2016 for an earlybird price of $195 + GST (saving of over $100). Register now at

The Shout Team

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