QSR Media Op Central Conference & Awards 2022

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QSR Media Op Central Conference & Awards 2022

Gateway to the Entire QSR and Fast Casual Restaurant Industry in Australia

QSR Media Op Central Conference & Awards 2022

Australia’s quick service and fast casual restaurant industry welcomed 2022 with a cautious outlook, expecting growth but remaining agile amidst rising costs and lingering challenges to supply chain and staffing.

The ‘next normal’ is upon us - where is the industry heading and how does it plan to adjust to dynamic customer behaviours?

This year’s edition of the QSR Media Op Central Conference & Awards will gather the industry’s top decision makers for a day filled with fresh, up-to-date insights, analysis and research on the issues that matter, networking opportunities, and the latest innovations that will inspire multi-site restaurant brands.

The event is open to local and international restaurant brand executives, as well as vendors in the QSR and fast casual restaurant community.


Venue: Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Conference date:
Oct 11, 2022

Why you must participate:


  • Be inspired with latest innovations in store design, delivery and sustainability
  • First-hand experience shared by top leaders on navigating lingering challenges


  • Get ahead of the trends by listening to roster of subject-matter experts
  • The chance to get your questions answered live

Events Programme

*Subject to change

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Networking Registration

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Leaders Panel

Our annual panel discussion for the movers and shakers of the industry, get a fresh pulse of what's happening, the trends they are seeing, and valuable perspectives on timely issues.

  • Phil Reed, CEO, Pizza Hut Australia

more to come...

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Economic Update

  • Carlos Cacho, Chief Economist, Jardine

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Trends Report

  • Sanjev Kangatharan, Director - Australia Foodservice, The NPD Group

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM CMO Panel Discussion

In various forms, technology continues to reshape how restaurant brands vie for consumers' attention. As this field continues to heat up, learn from a select group of restaurant executives on how to best navigate the ever-changing marketing world.

  • Joanna Robinson, CMO, Chatime
  • Lara Thom, CMO, GYG

more to come...

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Morning Tea

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Future of Food Presentation

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Young Entrepreneurs Panel

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Brand Transformation Case Study

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch Break

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM Awards Programme & Induction of Jack Cowin into QSR Media Hall of Fame with Q&A


STREAM 1 Operations and Tech

02:45 PM - 03:15 PM Speaking Session

03:15 PM - 03:45 PM Wing Presentation

Find out how Wing is working with QSR brands to deliver their food via drones.

03:45 PM - 04:15 PM New Entrants/New Models

Find out how new models and new entrants are disrupting the foodservice landscape and what it means for your restaurant chain.


STREAM 2 Strategy and Leadership

02:45 PM - 03:15 PM Speaking Session

03:15 PM - 03:45 PM People and Culture Panel

  • Marieke Bruinstroop, Chief People Officer, GYG

03:45 PM - 04:15 PM Menu Presentation


04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Cocktail Party

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Justine Charlton

+61 416 079 788