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Talking shop: Food is the new black

AMPCAP Talking shop online ad 409x304pxHear about how food and fashion collide and influence retail. Discover how food is like fashion—driven by trends, seasonality & hype, the rise and success of food on social media and how to capitalise on the latest food trends. How can you adapt your food brand to ensure longevity?

And most importantly, how can you make your food brand fashionable?


Kate Gibbs is a Sydney-based journalist, author and cook. She has raved about food for delicious, Sunday Style, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Australian Gourmet Traveller and other publications. Her latest and third book, Margaret and Me (2015, Murdoch Books), is a memoir that weaves her own food stories and those of her grandmother, Margaret Fulton.

Guest Speakers Include:

Fabian Rebelo

CEO Australian Retail

Rebelo has over 25 years of experience with transitional leadership, developing and establishing retail multi-site operations. Operating as a founder, managing director and entrepreneur with Australian Retail, Belgian Beer Garden, RS Group, Melbourne Catering Company & Corporate Karma Marketing. He has also worked as a partner for Adidas, Lion Breweries, Fitness First, Nandos, Sportsgirl, Sussan, Bob Jane T-Marts, Waggamama, New Zealand Natural, Godfreys, Cheesecake Shop, Pizza Haven, Stella Artois, Coke, Kikki.K, Colorado Group, Civic Video, Clark Rubber. Rebelo is positioned as a retail “Go to CEO/COO”, when multi-site retailers and capital funding requires effective entrepreneurial leadership and directional change.

Julia Hempenstall

City Lead, UberEATS Sydney

Julia runs the  UberEATS operation in Sydney and was responsible for launching the popular meal delivery service across the harbour city in July 2016. UberEATS has now expanded to over 80 new suburbs, and includes more than 300 restaurant partners across Sydney. She is passionate about the role UberEATS can play in helping local restaurant owners build stronger, more sustainable business.

Francis Loughran

Founder and managing director, Future Food

Francis has been involved in the retail, food, restaurant and hospitality industries for 40 years and has built a wealth of knowledge and experience using a customer-centric approach in concept development, food service strategic planning, design, retailing and food service management.

Narelle Hutchins

Head of place strategy and design, AMP Capital Shopping Centres

Narelle Hutchins is an architect who is passionate about creating successful retail destinations that connect with their community and are valued by both visitors and owners alike. As head of place strategy at AMP Capital Shopping Centres, she is responsible for not only a customer-centric design approach but also leads the development of strategies to deliver shopping and leisure experiences that are tailored to their distinct markets.

Melissa Leong

Melissa is a food and travel writer, television producer, radio host and MC and works with the likes of Delicious Magazine, Murdoch Books, Random House and the ABC. Falling into food while working in advertising at the dawn of social media, she has experienced first-hand how digital has changed the way the restaurant industry communicates with each other as well as the world

TICKETS: Free but RSVP is essential. Click Here
DATE: Wednesday 30th November, 7.30am-9.30am. Breakfast Included
WHERE: AMP Tower, Level 25, 33 Alfred St, Sydney

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