Another industry expert joins The Locals Panel Series speaker line-up
Another industry expert joins The Locals Panel Series speaker line-up

Another industry expert joins The Locals Panel Series speaker line-up

Brisbane is undoubtedly a city on the rise. The river city is blossoming across a plethora of creative and industrial fields, and is rapidly turning into a home for out-of-the-box thinkers, go-getting movers and shakers, and those that simply enjoy living where the action is. In partnership with West Village, The Weekend Edition is helping draw together several notable industry experts for The Locals Panel Series, a series of evenings of insightful conversation and discovery across food, design and fashion.

Budding restaurateurs, designers on the rise and aspiring moguls would be wise to take note – The Locals Panel Series is putting the microphone in front of Brisbane’s best and brightest, and encouraging them to dispense their wisdom for us all to devour. In partnership with the trendsetting team at West Village, The Locals Panel Series will be your best chance to get professional insight from a broad spectrum of industry experts. Each evening will see three panellists and a moderator share their thoughts in the inspiring surrounds of West Village’s stunning event space The Bromley Room #2.

The Locals Panel Series will encompass four evenings of enlightening conversation, each dedicated to a hot-topic issue specific to a particular field. The first of the series – taking place in early May – targets our stomachs, and will see three of Brisbane’s sharpest culinary minds discussing the city’s booming dining scene and the future of food as we evolve as a discerning market. In June the focus will shift to design, and a collection of makers, designers and artists will talk about the best ways to break into the design scene, how to work for yourself and how to build an audience. July’s event pivots towards the realm of fashion, and will seek to address how up-and-coming labels can best make a statement whilst competing with fast-fashion conglomerates. The Locals Panel Series will wrap up in August with a return to food, this time asking a group of experts about how we can best make smarter food choices and reduce our environmental impact.

Following on from our initial announcement that superstar chef Ben Williamson will be participating in the first event on Wednesday May 8, we’re absolutely delighted to say that Angela Hirst from storied foodie incubator Wandering Cooks will also be speaking on our panel. Wandering Cooks has played a huge role in fostering Brisbane’s food culture, empowering more than 100 micro food businesses and helping promote sustainable sourcing, waste and employment practices, not to mention promoting local growers and closing the loop between soil and food. Angela will undoubtedly provide valuable insight into Brisbane’s transforming food culture and what it takes to establish a more diverse and ethical food future for Brisbane.

Keep your eyes peeled on The Weekend Edition for our final speaker announcement as we inch closer to the date. Most importantly, tickets will go on sale through West Village on Monday April 29. Tickets are limited, so if you’re eager to keep your finger on the pulse when it comes to Brisbane’s growth, keep your eyes peeled for more information.

The Locals Panel Series is project made in collaboration with our friends at West Village.

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.


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