Networking Events

Welcome Networking Function and Exhibition

Date: Monday 30 March 2020

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Plaza Auditroium Foyer, Plaza Level 


  • Included in FULL registration, lanyards must be worn for entry

  • Tickets must be shown for entry for other registration on types

  • A ticket can be purchased for $75


The Welcome Networking Function is an opportunity for delegates to network, renew acquaintances and also engage with sponsors and exhibitors in an informal setting.

The Welcome Networking Reception includes non-alcoholic beverages and canapes. A cash bar will be available for delegates to purchase alcoholic beverages at their own expense.

Congress Dinner

Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Time: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Location: Plaza Ballroom, Plaza Level 


  • $100 discounted ticket for full congress registrations

  • $195 ticket

The Congress Dinner is an opportunity for delegates to experience Queensland produce at its finest, hear the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Executive Head Chef talk about his sustainable Queensland initiatives, and network and relax with light entertainment.

The Congress Dinner ticket includes non-alcoholic beverages, canapes on arrival, alternate entree and main meals, a presentation and light entertainment.

A cash bar will be available at the Dinner for delegates to purchase alcoholic beverages at their own expense.


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David Pugh

Executive Chef, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

David Pugh’s name and reputation is synonymous with a number of Brisbane’s leading restaurants. Recipient of numerous hats associated with his own Restaurant Two, a Former Queensland Ambassador Chef and now Executive Chef of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), David was also recently awarded the Icon of the Year at the Courier Mail Food Awards 2019.

With an impeccable culinary pedigree, David has carved out a stellar career working with some of the world’s finest chefs in New Zealand, in the United Kingdom at London’s famous Connaught Hotel and here in Australia, where his unabating passion for local produce has provided his inspiration and remains central to his cooking today.

His work at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has seen him responsible for the establishment of the very successful dedicated Dietary Kitchen, a first for an Australian Convention Centre, set up to deal with the ever increasing number of special dietaries which make up 20% - 30% of all meals served at the Centre.

David travelled extensively throughout the state during his time as Queensland Ambassador Chef, developing a strong rapport with suppliers, which he continues to maintain today. His style of modern Australian is perfectly complemented by the beautiful fresh seasonal produce available in Queensland - the food bowl of Australia.

BCEC Executive Chef, David Pugh champions local produce

One of Queensland’s most celebrated chefs, David Pugh, has been recognised for a lifetime promoting local produce.


Executive Chef at the award winning Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), David Pugh has been selected as an #eatqld champion.

Read the full media release below. 

Congress Dinner Sponsor

World Public Health Nutrition
Congress 2020

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