Wednesday 22nd March 2017 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Speaker: Natalie O'Brien - CEO
Topic: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - Celebrating 25 Years
Chairperson: Reg Smith
Natalie O'Brien - CEO, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival shines a light on Victoria’s world-class industry together with profiling international presenters, products and trends.
Natalie has been instrumental in growing the event to Hallmark status delivering unforgettable food and wine experiences to more than 250,000 attendees every March and global recognition for Melbourne as a world class food and wine destination. The organisation delivers year round initiatives, scholarships, industry programs and bespoke hospitality for corporate and public sector.
She currently sits on a number of boards and committees including Parks Victoria, Tourism North East and the Restaurant Australia food and wine committee.
Prior to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Natalie spent 12 years between Tourism Victoria and the City of Melbourne in events and marketing. Her roles encompassed cultural development, visitor’s service, retail marketing, national marketing, cultural and seasonal campaigns, as well as infrastructure and investment.