QSR Media Sandhurst Conference & Awards 2021

QSR Media Sandhurst Conference & Awards 2021

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QSR Media Sandhurst Conference & Awards

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 emerge from this crisis, what has the industry learned and where do we go from here?

This year, QSR Media Conference & Awards is resuming its physical event format - 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. 

Digital Conference Presentation Day:
Oct 18, 2021

Watch our trailer for QSR Media Sandhurst Awards

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

General Manager - International and Emerging Brands
Minor DKL Food Group - Burgers with Bite

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

Mimma Battista

Mimma Battista

CEO
Chicken Treat

Carlos Cacho

Carlos Cacho

Chief Economist - Australia
Jarden

Duane Barber

Duane Barber

President & CEO
IPC Asia Pacific

Events Programme

*Subject to change

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Networking Registration

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Opening Keynote

Get a global perspective from one of our international 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
  • Mimma Battista, CEO, Chicken Treat

10:00 AM -10:20 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

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Morning Tea

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM 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

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 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

11:30 AM - 12:00 NN 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, General Manager - International and Emerging Brands, Minor DKL Food Group - Burgers with Bite
  • Grant Lee, CEO, Concept Eight
  • Charlie Hachem, Co Founder, Piccolo Me
  • Ankur Sehgal, Chief Executive Officer, P'Nut Street Noodles

12:00 NN - 02:00 PM

Lunch Break

Awards Programme

QSR Media Hall of Fame - Induction of Jack Cowin

Q&A with Jack Cowin

    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM 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:

    • Dennis Koorey, Chief Operating Officer, Roll'd
    • Kylie Freeland, Director of Supply Chain & Sustainability, McDonald's Australia
    • Duane Barber, President & CEO, IPC Asia Pacific

    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM Case Study Presentation

    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM The Meat Disruptors

    The market for meat alternatives shows no sign of waning, with Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods and THIS making an impact across markets. Discover plant-based food’s next steps in this panel.

    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

    General Manager - International and Emerging Brands
    Minor DKL Food Group - Burgers with Bite

    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

    Mimma Battista

    Mimma Battista

    CEO
    Chicken Treat

    Carlos Cacho

    Carlos Cacho

    Chief Economist - Australia
    Jarden

    Duane Barber

    Duane Barber

    President & CEO
    IPC Asia Pacific