Conference Program

Morning and afternoon teas
Morning and afternoon teas on all conference days are included in the delegate registration fee and will be served in the industry exhibition area. Guest tickets are not available.
Wednesday 4 July
Welcome reception
Main Foyer, Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf
1800–1930 hours

Begin the conference by joining fellow delegates for a preliminary look at the industry exhibition and familiarising yourself with this world class venue. Enjoy a relaxing drink and canapés, a perfect opportunity to catch up with far-flung industry colleagues!

Includes: Drinks and canapes
Cost: Included for fulltime registered delegates
Additional tickets: AUD60 per person for guests
Dress: Smart casual

Sunday 8 July
A free day to explore Melbourne! There will be Melbourne information packs provided by MCVB in your delegate satchel for those wanting to explore on their own or please contact Paul Robinson from Link Tours to arrange other tours in Melbourne and the surrounding areas.

Paul Robinson
Tours Director
Link Tours Pty Ltd
294 Montague Street, South Melbourne Victoria 3205
P: +61 3 9699 8422 F: +61 3 9690 2902
[email protected]
www.linktours.com.au

Monday 9 July
In place of a conference dinner, we invite delegates to participate in Dine Melbourne, an excellent opportunity to dine at one of Melbourne’s finest restaurants. A list of the options can be found below.

Dine Melbourne
This will be preceded by drinks and nibbles at the Conference center.
2000-2230 hours
Dress: Smart Casual

Venue
Cuisine
 $ Range
Set Menu
Location
Cumulus
Australian
 $$$
$75 (3 course)
Flinders Lane
Pure South
Seafood
 $$$
$79 (3 course)
Southgate
Red Spice Road
SE Asian
 $$$
$65 (3 course banquet)
McKillop Street (btw Lt Collins and Bourke Sts)
Taxi Dining Room
Japanese
 $$$
$105 (3 course)
Fed Square
The Meat and Wine Co
Steakhouse
 $$$
from $55 (3 course)
3 Freshwater Place (Southbank)
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Australian
 $$$
$121.00 (5 course and beverages)
departure from Southbank
Felt at Hotel Lindrum
Modern Australian
 $$
$75 (3 course)
26 Flinders Street
Shoya
Japanese
 $$
from $85 (4 course)
25 Market Lane
Takumi
Japanese
 $$
from $55 (3 course)
32 Bourke Street
The Deanery
Modern Australian
 $$
$60 (3 course)
13 Bligh Place (off Flinders Lane)
Stalactites
Greek
 $
$45 (3 course) 
177 – 183 Lonsdale Street
Curry Vault
Indian
 $
$35 (3 course)
18-20 Bank Place (off Collins Street)
Oriental Tea House Lt Collins St
Asian
 $ 
from $28 (3 course)
378 Little Collins Street
Oriental Tea House Melb Central
Asian
 $
from $28 (3 course)
Melbourne Central

Cumulus Inc
Located in Melbourne’s famous art and fashion precinct, Flinders Lane, Cumulus Inc. is famed for its tantalising food, vibrant atmosphere and attention to detail. Acclaimed chef Andrew McConnell’s has created a menu inspired by European flavours with locally sourced produce that is sure to impress.

Pure South
Pure South is an exceptional modern Australian restaurant that offers fine dining with an equally fine view. Quite uniquely, the entire menu is based solely on superb fresh produce that’s been sourced directly from Tasmania, King Island and Flinders Island. Using a paddock-to-plate philosophy, the menu changes constantly to reflect the season’s best produce.

Red Spice Road
Red Spice Road offers a unique South East Asian-style dining experience in a vibrant and exotic setting in the heart of Melbourne. Take a journey to the heart of South East Asia as renowned chef John McLeay pays homage to the intriguing mixture of flavours and aromatic spices that are a feature of that region’s cuisine.

Taxi Dining Room
Award winning Taxi Dining Room offers a contemporary fusion of Japanese and Australian cuisine.Located in Federation Square, Taxi Dining Room enjoys one of Melbourne’s most iconic views, taking in the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, Government House, Southbank, The Arts Centre and Federation Square.

The Meat and Wine Co.
With views of the Yarra River and the city skyline, The Meat & Wine Co Melbourne is setting new standards in steakhouse restaurant design, food and service excellence.
The cutting edge design, rich textures, jewel-like colours and eclectic lighting combine to create a restaurant that has become the place to be seen on the bustling Southbank.

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
A dining experience with a difference: cruise the city streets of Melbourne aboard the iconic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining!

Felt at Hotel Lindrum
Felt Restaurant serves delightful, seasonal fare in a charming, intimate environment, where quality and service are sophisticated, yet unassuming. Named after the green ‘felt’ lining on top of the hotel’s famous billiard table this Melbourne restaurant cleverly combines modern day furnishings within a historical Melbourne landmark.

Shoya
Situated over 6 floors, Shoya offers an authentic Japanese experience with the quality equal to that found in Tokyo. Shoya is many restaurants rolled into one, offering a choice of fine dining, sushi bar, traditional Horigotatsu area, BBQ table and karaoke. The fare is ‘nouvelle wafu’, a modern take on authentic Japanese fare and the sake wine list is extensive!
Takumi
Takumi is a new concept Japanese restaurant specialising in only the highest quality Wagyu with the largest selections of Wagyu prime cuts currently available in Australia. The restaurant is spacious, comfortable and relaxing with a warm and friendly service to enhance the dining experience.
Stalactites
Experience Stalactites, one of Melbourne’s longest established and well known restaurants. Trading in Melbourne’s bustling Lonsdale Street Greek precinct since 1978 the restaurant boasts a strong family vibe. The Greek cuisine is authentic with many old favourites featured on the menu.

Curry Vault
Situated off Collins Street in the picturesque Bank Place, Curry Vault combines an eclectic mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine with personable and efficient service. With its relaxed atmosphere and excellent food, Curry Vault offers a pleasant dining experience to all Indian food enthusiasts!

Oriental Teahouse (Lt Collins St and Melbourne Central)
With two locations in Melbourne, choose the Oriental Teahouse which suits you best. Offering a culinary myriad of taste, aroma and atmosphere, Oriental Teahouse is one of Melbourne’s favourite tea and yum cha destinations, featuring Chinese dumplings and dim sum.

Cancellation policy (social events)
· The conference organisers reserve the right to cancel or vary optional activities if minimum numbers are not reached.
· Regrettably, optional social functions and additional ticket cancellations cannot be refunded if participation is cancelled less than 7 days prior to the event.