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Café Forum

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Café Forum

Thursday 16 Aug 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Cafes are becoming a critical part of the visitor experience at public galleries and performing arts centres, but getting it right can be an artfom in and of itself. In this forum we will hear from leading consultants, Sharyn May, Director, The Maytrix Group on the role and economics of food and beverage in cultural venues, and Jess Colgan, Director, Y Impact on hospitality social enterprise models, as well as those on the ground - Ken Cameron, Manager Performing Arts and Conventions, Riverlinks;  Brendan Maher, Venue Manager, Albury Entertainment Centre and Anouska Phizacklea, Director, Monash Gallery of Art about what works, what doesn’t and explore new approaches to cafes in cultural settings. This will be followed by an open forum for participants to share their experiences and seek advice from experts and peers.

The Café Forum is presented in partnership with our colleagues at the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC), along with our host venue the Ian Potter Museum of Art and catering by hospitality social enterprise STREAT: Tastes Good, Does Good.


When: Thursday 16 August 2018
Time: 1pm – 3:30pm (lunch, tea & coffee on arrival)


Ian Potter Museum of Art
801 Swanston Street
University of Melbourne
Parkville 3052

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The PGAV is pleased to present the Cafe Forum in partnership with the Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres.

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