Hospitality New Zealand Annual Conference

The 2018 Hospitality New Zealand Annual Conference was held in stunning Queenstown across 26 & 27 September 2018 at Rydges Queenstown. #HNZQueenstown18


Guest speakers

Al Brown

Hospitality NZ is thrilled to announce that Kiwi entrepreneur Al Brown will present at the Conference on the afternoon of 26 September.  Al is the restaurateur behind the hugely successful eateries Depot and Federal Delicatessen in Auckland, as well as the bagel factories Best Ugly Bagels in Auckland and Wellington. Al has presented a number of culinary television shows, including Masterchef New Zealand and Dishing Up Australia. He is also the author of popular cook books Go Fish, Stoked, Get Fresh, Depot: Biography of a Restaurant and Eat Up.
Hospitality New Zealand - Annual Conference 2018 - Guest Speaker Al Brown

Gus Balbontin

Originally from Argentina, Gus journeyed to Australia, secured his dream job with travel advisory company Lonely Planet and set about making Lonely Planet every traveler's point of reference. Transforming Lonely Planet was not without its challenges – people, technology, marketing, branding were all needed to keep up with an ever-changing world and savvy travelers.  Innovation, business transformation, change, Gus is globally recognised for his influence in developing cutting-edge products and technologies for companies including Google X, Nokia, Apple, and Amazon .. and the list is still growing.
Gus Balbontin - Hospitality New Zealand Conference 2018 Guest Speaker