For the first time in its seven-year history, the Pub Leaders Summit, hosted by Australian Hotelier, is coming to Queensland. The national conference for pub owners, operators and upper management will be held at Eatons Hill Hotel & Accommodation on Monday 24 July.

The conference will cover a wide variety of topics that are pressing for publicans, and will include many leading industry figures – both from Queensland and interstate. QHA CEO Bernie Hogan will take part in a session on gaming and wagering, looking at responsible gaming and potential changes to legislation that could affect your gaming room.

QHA Senior VP and managing director of the Boardwalk Tavern and Shearer’s Arms Tavern, Matt Coorey, will discuss food and beverage and the opportunities that lie within those revenue streams. He will be joined by Rob Comiskey of Comiskey Group, who will also speak later in the day on live music and entertainment – something his venues are renowned for.

Other topics to be tackled on the day include operating in the current economic landscape; data, loyalty management and the customer experience; staffing strategy; and upcoming on-premise trends.

Other speakers include Paul Walton, interim MD of ALH Hotels; Brad Jenkins, head of leisure for Lewis Land Group; Elliot Solomon, CEO of Sydney’s Solotel; Marianne Mewett, CXO of Australian Venue Co; Melissa Porter, GM of Porters Plainland Hotel – among many more!

“The program is really shaping up to offer a wide range of experiences and expertise on some really pressing topics that are affecting the industry right now, so we think there will be a lot of great content for attendees to draw upon and get inspired by,” stated Australian Hotelier managing editor Vanessa Cavasinni.