Beginning in May 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, the forums have so far dealt with the most pressing issues for hospitality businesses right now including renegotiating leases, boosting cashflow and reopening with restrictions. As our industry looks ahead to recovery, we’ll be planning discussions that reflect this.
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As recently as 10 years ago, if you asked for a non-alcoholic drink in even the best venues in Australia, chances are someone would pour you a Coke or offer to mix you up a nice, fruity mocktail. Today bars and restaurants take pride in crafting their low- and no-alcohol offerings, while bottle-shops now carry a bold new range of spirits, beer, wine and other beverages that brim with complex, adult flavour, without the booze.
Can it be solved any time soon? What’s being done to help the situation today? And what changes need to be made to address the problem in the longer term?
We bring together three speakers from different aspects of the hospitality labour equation to share their knowledge and outline what happens next, and lay out what businesses and workers can do right now to get by.
We explore 'Why Design Matters' and how hospitality can do more with it – and better. How can design choices, from things as small as takeaway containers to as large as building a whole restaurant, affect the outcomes for your business? And how can these same choices improve our communities?
We talk to three people from different parts of the architecture and design conversation about the big challenges and the easy wins in the food and drink space.
Does marketing for restaurants work? Is it money well spent for hospitality right now? How do you spend it and where?
Our panel of experts looks at everything from how to get started to how to fine-tune your current approach to 2021 conditions.
With JobKeeper ending, rent reductions gone and with mortgages repayments returning, many restaurant, café and bar owners are asking themselves: is this it? Melbourne, having been unable to open to dine-in trade for most of the last year, has been hit hardest of all. How do you know when to hold and when to fold?
And if you do close, how do you do it in a way that’s best for your staff, your suppliers and for yourself? Our panel has been there, and come out the other side. Join us to hear the stories of three operators who have made the decision to close, and what they did next.
Join three Victorian restaurateurs as they share their insights on what it’s like to open in regional Victoria, in the CBD and in the suburbs; what it’s like to open as a group, what it’s like as a seasoned operator, and what it’s like to open for the first time – all in the age of coronavirus. We’ll be discussing the hows and whys, the pitfalls to dodge and the opportunities to seize in the new hospitality landscape.
Melbourne hospitality has endured two lockdowns, yet even in the face of adversity new businesses are emerging from both first-time and established players.
Listen to our panel as they examine the challenges to come, the opportunities in the turmoil, and whether the game has changed for good.
As we look to rebuild our beloved hospitality industry, what’s the mood like abroad and what can we learn from other cities across the globe? We bring together three renowned chef-restaurateurs from around the world to get their perspective on operating through lockdown and ongoing restrictions and their thoughts on what lies ahead for dining in our global community.
Listen to our panel as they talk about the view from abroad
In a profoundly challenging year for hospitality across the board, Melbourne’s bars are among the hardest hit businesses in the trade. What’s going to happen to these defining parts of the city’s culture and night economy? How will they survive?
Join our panel as they talk about saving the bars of Melbourne
Need to make sense of JobKeeper? What should you have in place right now to get ahead of the changes coming in September?
Our fourth MFWF industry forum examines phase two of the Federal Government’s wage subsidy package with specific reference to how it affects hospitality businesses and workers with the help of On Tap Hospitality, accounting and operational management specialists.
A panel of leaders in Victoria's regional tourism and hospitality industries discuss the issues experienced by businesses outside Melbourne due to restrictions on travel, trade and movement in response to the pandemic.
Join our panel as they discuss how to transition into reopening your business post-lockdown.
Join our panel as they discuss how to negotiate the best position for your business in recovery.
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