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QSR Media Sandhurst Conference & Awards

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

OVERVIEW QSR Media Sandhurst Conference & Awards

The coronavirus pandemic flipped the QSR and fast casual restaurant industry on its head, permanently transforming how business is being done and how people are eating.

As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by this, what has the industry learned and where do we go from here?

This year, QSR Media Conference & Awards is bringing together the industry’s top decision makers for a day filled with insights to inform, inspire and empower multi-site restaurant brands to successfully thrive in the new normal. 

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Why you must participate:

THRIVE

  • Discover first-hand insights from c-level executives on how the industry is approaching a post-pandemic future
  • The latest thoughts on safety, innovation and speed of service in drive-thru

ACCELERATE

  • Discover new ideas, emerging trends, unique innovations
  • Opportunity to get your questions answered live

Our Speakers

Richard Wallis

Richard Wallis

Managing Director, SOPAC
KFC

Cameron Newlands

Cameron Newlands

Senior Director
McDonald's Australia

Amanda Banfield

Amanda Banfield

Chief Executive Officer
Nando's Australia & New Zealand

Sanjev Kangatharan

Sanjev Kangatharan

Director, Australia Foodservice
The NPD Group

Joshua Bannister

Joshua Bannister

Senior Director, Growth Platforms
McDonald's Australia

Matthew Kenny

Matthew Kenny

CEO
Zambrero

Jarrod Appleby

Jarrod Appleby

Chief Growth Officer
Minor DKL Food Group

Phil Reed

Phil Reed

CEO
Pizza Hut Australia

Dennis Koorey

Dennis Koorey

Chief Operating Officer
Roll'd

Kylie Freeland

Kylie Freeland

Director of Supply Chain & Sustainability
McDonald's Australia

Grant Lee

Grant Lee

CEO
Concept Eight

Charlie Hachem

Charlie Hachem

Co-Founder
Piccolo Me

Karen Bozic

Karen Bozic

Group CEO
Craveable Brands

Ankur Sehgal

Ankur Sehgal

CEO and Co-Founder
P'Nut Street Noodles

Carlos Cacho

Carlos Cacho

Chief Economist - Australia
Jarden

Duane Barber

Duane Barber

President & CEO
IPC Asia Pacific

Paul Zahra

Paul Zahra

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Retailers Association

Jessica Saxby

Jessica Saxby

CEO and Managing Director
Banjo's Bakery

Andrew McGuigan

Andrew McGuigan

CEO
Krispy Kreme Australia & New Zealand

Mimmo Lubrano

Mimmo Lubrano

CEO
Sandhurst Fine Foods

Orlando Rodriguez

Orlando Rodriguez

Supply Chain Director
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Alex Heat

Alex Heat

Industry Manager
Google Australia

Nicholas Sargent

Nicholas Sargent

Industry Manager
Google Australia

Esha Saxena

Esha Saxena

Strategy and Insights Manager
Google Australia

Events Programme

*Subject to change

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Networking Registration

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Collaboration: a key ingredient to business success in hard and good times

Get a global perspective from one of our Australian QSR leaders, sharing how their business is operating amidst COVID-19 and other key perspectives on the issues surrounding the industry today.

  • Karen Bozic, Group CEO, Craveable Brands

09:30 AM - 10:00 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.

Panelists:

  • Richard Wallis, Managing Director, SOPAC, KFC
  • Cameron Newlands, Senior Director, McDonald's Australia
  • Amanda Banfield, Chief Executive Officer, Nando's Australia & New Zealand
  • Jessica Saxby, CEO and Managing Director, Banjo's Bakery
  • Dennis Koorey, Chief Operating Officer, Roll'd

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Macroeconomic Overview

How is the Australian economy performing, and what are its implications for the QSR and fast casual restaurant industry? This session intends to provide an overview of the latest economic developments leaders need to know.

  • Carlos Cacho, Chief Economist - Australia, Jarden

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM Morning Tea

10:50 AM - 11:00 AM State of the Market

  • Paul Zahra, CEO, Australian Retailers Association

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Supply Chain Panel

In this panel, restaurant leaders weigh in on the issues, challenges and recommendations to improve the supply chain of food and non-food items in the country.

Panelists:

  • Kylie Freeland, Director of Supply Chain & Sustainability, McDonald's Australia
  • Duane Barber, President & CEO, IPC Asia Pacific
  • Mimmo Lubrano, CEO, Sandhurst Fine Foods
  • Orlando Rodriguez, Supply Chain Director, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

11:30 AM - 12:00 NN Trends Report

Find out the key trends that will provide your restaurant brands the most growth potential and assist you in crafting forward-thinking business strategies for 2021 and beyond.

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

12:00 NN - 12:30 NN Towards the Store of the Future

With the restaurant industry being permanently changed by COVID-19, operators face the challenge to find the balance offering a successful off-premise experience such as drive-thru, delivery and in-app ordering, whilst ensuring they provide unmatched in-store services.

This special panel features leading brands that will share insights on what they are doing to find and achieve such balance and get their perspectives on what stores will look like in a post-pandemic normal.

Panelists:

  • Joshua Bannister, Senior Director, Growth Platforms, McDonald's Australia
  • Matthew Kenny, CEO, Zambrero
  • Andrew McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Krispy Kreme Australia & New Zealand

12:30 NN - 01:30 PM Lunch Break

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Awards Programme

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Connecting the online & offline worlds in QSR: a consumer insights presentation from Google

2020 was a year that broke habits and accelerated trends. In this presentation from Google, done in partnership with GfK, ensure you have a winning customer experience by discovering what the consumers of today are expecting and learning how to continuously connect the online and offline worlds.

  • Alex Heat, Industry Manager, Google Australia
  • Nicholas Sargent, Industry Manager, Google Australia
  • Esha Saxena, Strategy and Insights Manager, Google Australia

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM Virtual Brands Panel

Delivery-only concepts sold exclusively online that are run on either existing restaurants or in standalone kitchens — have sprouted across markets as an opportunity for chains to maximise kitchen space, explore menu innovation, respond to growing food trends, and get a better bite of the off-premise space.

In this panel, find out from particular Aussie brands how they are thriving in this field and where it’s headed.

Panelists:

  • Jarrod Appleby, Chief Growth Officer, Minor DKL Food Group
  • Grant Lee, CEO, Concept Eight
  • Charlie Hachem, Co-Founder, Piccolo Me
  • Ankur Sehgal, Chief Executive Officer, P'Nut Street Noodles

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Aligning digital transformation with your long-term vision

  • Phil Reed, CEO, Pizza Hut Australia

04:00 PM End of Programme

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Justine Charlton

+61 416 079 788

justine@qsrmedia.com.au

Our Speakers

Richard Wallis

Richard Wallis

Managing Director, SOPAC
KFC

Cameron Newlands

Cameron Newlands

Senior Director
McDonald's Australia

Amanda Banfield

Amanda Banfield

Chief Executive Officer
Nando's Australia & New Zealand

Sanjev Kangatharan

Sanjev Kangatharan

Director, Australia Foodservice
The NPD Group

Joshua Bannister

Joshua Bannister

Senior Director, Growth Platforms
McDonald's Australia

Matthew Kenny

Matthew Kenny

CEO
Zambrero

Jarrod Appleby

Jarrod Appleby

Chief Growth Officer
Minor DKL Food Group

Phil Reed

Phil Reed

CEO
Pizza Hut Australia

Dennis Koorey

Dennis Koorey

Chief Operating Officer
Roll'd

Kylie Freeland

Kylie Freeland

Director of Supply Chain & Sustainability
McDonald's Australia

Grant Lee

Grant Lee

CEO
Concept Eight

Charlie Hachem

Charlie Hachem

Co-Founder
Piccolo Me

Karen Bozic

Karen Bozic

Group CEO
Craveable Brands

Ankur Sehgal

Ankur Sehgal

CEO and Co-Founder
P'Nut Street Noodles

Carlos Cacho

Carlos Cacho

Chief Economist - Australia
Jarden

Duane Barber

Duane Barber

President & CEO
IPC Asia Pacific

Paul Zahra

Paul Zahra

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Retailers Association

Jessica Saxby

Jessica Saxby

CEO and Managing Director
Banjo's Bakery

Andrew McGuigan

Andrew McGuigan

CEO
Krispy Kreme Australia & New Zealand

Mimmo Lubrano

Mimmo Lubrano

CEO
Sandhurst Fine Foods

Orlando Rodriguez

Orlando Rodriguez

Supply Chain Director
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Alex Heat

Alex Heat

Industry Manager
Google Australia

Nicholas Sargent

Nicholas Sargent

Industry Manager
Google Australia

Esha Saxena

Esha Saxena

Strategy and Insights Manager
Google Australia