James Loganathan is the National Marketing & Partnerships Manager at Zomato – Australia’s leading dining discovery platform.
Involvement in early stage start-ups with pressing B2B & B2C needs have left him with a unique insight into the balancing act of establishing and growing multi-faceted businesses. Starting out with featuring advertisers on free bottled water before riding the roller-coaster of a growing global food-tech giant, James has identified strategies that work across grassroots and global scales.
In the environments James has found himself in, collaborative marketing is key – whether exploring partnerships with corporate brands or individual influencers his focus is establishing mutual benefit and finding value to deliver that no one else can.
Social Media Facilitator, The Digital Picnic
As former owner of The Duchess of Spotswood and current Social Media Manager for multiple cafe’s and businesses across Melbourne, Bobby has a wealth of knowledge of Social Media and how it can help grow your business.
Bobby will be sharing some examples of what has worked for her and how it can translate into your business.
Freelance Journalist and Food Writer, Word Salad
Sofia Levin is a Melbourne-based journalist with an insatiable appetite for food and travel. As an established freelance writer she is a columnist for The Weekly Review and regularly contributes to Fairfax’s Good Food, Lonely Planet, delicious., Jetstar Magazine and reviews for the Good Food Guide and Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide.
Referred to as “one of Melbourne’s most influential and creative social media personalities” by Tourism Victoria, Sofia established Word Salad in 2012 – a content marketing company that specialises in copywriting and social media for hospitality businesses. After her dog, @lifeofjinkee, went viral on Instagram, Sofia launched PinstaPals, a side business selling enamel fashion with a charitable slant.
Forum MC – Jan Jacklin
Chair Western Melbourne Tourism
Jan is an experienced media and marketing professional who owns and runs two food businesses in Melbourne. She has a background in radio journalism, marketing communications and tourism and for the last 5 years Jan has been hands on in the hospitality industry.
Jan operates a busy cafe, open 7 days a week, and has recently set up a new food store focusing on products grown, produced and made in Victoria.
Junction Beer Hall & Wine Room
The Junction Hotel has been whetting the whistle of locals since 1924, nestled on Historic Hall Street in Newport.
A multi faceted all purpose venue housing a Beer Hall, Wine Room, Function Facility and a magnificent Beer Garden – The Junction is a bustling meeting place for quality drinks and a mouthwatering wholesome meal.
(P) 9391 8188
15 Hall Street, Newport, Victoria