Event preview: FCSI Asia Pacific Conference 2023

Check out the updated brochure for the inaugural FCSI APD Conference on 13-17 November 2023 in Australia, focusing on ‘The Business of Foodservice Consulting’. Plus news on an APD Central Kitchens conference and F&B trends webinar

A new, updated brochure has been released for the inaugural FCSI Asia Pacific Conference, which will take place in the Margaret River Region of Western Australia on 13-17 November 2023.

The Conference brochure, which can be downloaded below, outlines a program focusing in-depth on ‘The Business of Foodservice Consulting’, addressing core ‘Management’, ‘Technical’ and ‘Culinary’ topics for FCSI Professional and Allied members from the FCSI Asia Pacific Division (APD) and beyond.

Download the updated brochure below:

The Conference promises first-hand experience of industry experts via various presentations on best practise through a disciplined approach, as well as themed educational discussions with great networking opportunities, and world-class local produce from the sea and the land.

Confirmed speakers include Sarah Derry, CEO, Accor Pacific; Joe Schumaker FCSI, president & CEO, Foodspace; Ralph Frehner, VP Marriott Design APAC; Marcos Cain, principal & founder, Stickman Tribe; Alburn William FCSI, president, CKP; Dr Shibani Belwalkar, global educator and thought leader; Francis Loughran, founder, Future Food; Kathleen Held, CEO, Cini Little; and Melissa Yarman, vice president, EMEA Region, CKP.

To express your interest in attending the Conference, please RSVP to apdconference@fcsi.org.

Additional FCSI APD events

FCSI Asia Pacific Division (APD) also running a conference in September 2023: Central Kitchens – The Future is Now!

The brochure for this event can also be downloaded below.

F&B trends webinar

FCSI APD is also hosting a webinar on the Latest F&B trends and How Sustainability can be Achieved in the Kitchen.

This webinar presented by Marc Dsouza – Senior Director – Design Development – Operations, Marriott Asia Pacific.


During this webinar Dsouza will cover:

  • General trends and inspirations
  • The future direction of F&B as seen by Marriott International
  • Sustainability in the kitchen and how Marriott International plan to achieve this


  • Webinar –  Monday 14th August
  • 12pm – 12:45pm (IST)
  • 2.30pm – 3.15pm (KL/SG/AWST)
  • 4.30pm – 5.15pm (AEST)
  • 6.30pm – 7.15pm (NZ)


Presenter – Marc Dsouza

With over 26 years of hospitality experience, Dsouza oversees the conceptual design of food & beverage and operational areas of new hotels across the Marriott International brand portfolio in South Asia. A key function of his role is to develop, write and support the creation of food & beverage concepts for new hotels to help maintain Marriott’s competitive edge.

If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Wong at apdconference@fcsi.org or 02 9884 7100. 

Michael Jones

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