Industry Day

Mon 6th May 2024 at 10:00 AM


The power of community can take us by surprise. Support? Sure. But at best these villages also offer education and inspiration, driving a new generation forward.   

Tasting Australia’s first Industry Day will unite local and visiting food and beverage leaders for a series of crucial conversations. It’s all on the table: career paths, the importance of diversity and inclusion, mental health and much more. Working in hospitality – or on your way? Welcome. There’s room for everyone as we highlight joys, challenges and what the future holds. 

The day will begin with coffee, followed by two panel sessions and a light lunch. A further two sessions are set to take place in the afternoon, with drinks and networking to follow.  

Tasting Australia co-drinks curators Meira Harel and Banjo Harris Plane will lead this event, which is taking place in Town Square’s University of Adelaide Masterclass Pavilion. Also sharing insights: industry identities including Sharon Romeo, Jo Barrett, Darren Robertson, James Spreadbury, Samantha Connew, Mitch Orr, Katie Spain, Sebastian Crowther MS, Emma McCaskill, Greta Wohlsandt, Anais Gschwind and James Erskine. 

The day’s full program is as follows:

10.00am – Arrival, coffee and pastries 

10.30am – Welcome, acknowledgement of country  

10.45am – Session 1: Choosing a path
Panel: James Spreadbury, Jo Barrett, Claudette Zepeda

11.30am – Session 2: Why mentors and education matter
Panel: Greta Wohlsandt, Sebastian Crowther MS, Emma McCaskill, Samantha Connew  

12.15pm – Lunch courtesy of Duncan Welgemoed and the Africola team

1pm – Session 3:Celebrating our diverse community   
Panel: James Erskine, Darren Robertson, Katie Spain

1.45pm – Session 4:Let’s talk about emotional sustainability    
Panel: Mitch Orr, Anais Gschwind, Sharon Romeo

2.30pm – Closing remarks

2.45-3pm: Drinks and conversation    


Ticket Refund Policy.


From $30 to $30