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There is no denying that the affects of COVID-19 are proving both dramatic and widespread across all industries, and particularly so for those that specialise in bringing people together.

Open to all members of the broader events community, this online forum is a chance to hear from key Australian food and drinks event producers about how they are managing the short and longterm challenges of the current COVID-19 situation.

Joining us in this 2 hour long forum will be producers from some of Australia’s most iconic events including Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, GABS Craft Beer & Cider Festival, Good Food & Wine Show, and REVEL (the team behind Pinot Palooza, MOULD – A Cheese Festival and more). You’ll also hear insights from digital marketing specialists Bolster and PR and communications pros Common State; while chair of Wine Victoria, Angie Bradbury will join us to provide updates on how Victoria’s wine industry is faring and facing the challenge.

Part one of an ongoing series, the aim of this forum is to create an alliance of like-minded Australian event producers from the food and drinks space, and provide a space where members can communicate and collaborate – sharing their experiences, challenges, insights and ideas around the current situation while and creating a vision for how things might look in the future.

If you’re an event producer, venue operator, promoter, supplier or from a related industry, we welcome you to join us to gain the kind of insights that you need right now and to ensure your voice is heard. As part the registration process, we’ll invite you to pose a question to our panel.

‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb.


The below is the podcast version of the above webinar that was help on Thursday April 2nd. Do have a listen

SPEAKERS in order of appearance

Dan Sims: CEO Founder, REVEL Global
Anthea Lucas: CEO, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Claire Back: Event Producer, Good Food & Wine Show
Mike Bray: Managing Director, GABS
Luke McKinnon: Director, Common State
Anthony Zaccaria: Founder & Managing Director, Bolster
Angie Bradbury: Chair Person, Wine Victoria & Bradbury & Co.


Bolster 2020 vision report
GABS content Craig referenced
The Conversation Hour episode Angie referenced 
Wine Victoria (EDM sign up on right)