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Game Changers with Ben Williamson & Tyron Simon

Fans of Agnes, Bianca, hôntô, sAme sAme, LOS and Agnes Bakery won't want to miss this.

Join us for Game Changers to learn about Anyday, a Brisbane based collective of restaurants founded by Ben Williamson, Tyron Simon, Bianca Marchi-Simon, and Frank Li. Don't miss this fascinating insight into creating cult status in hospitality.

Meet two of the co-founders to learn how Brisbane’s most critically acclaimed establishments are building culture, taking out top award honours, and making Brisbane a hot international food destination.

About the speakers

Ben Williamson is one of the founding directors and executive chef of Anyday, a collective of restaurants including Agnes Bakery, Biànca, hôntô, sAme sAme, LOS and Agnes, winner of Gourmet Traveller's Restaurant of the Year 2023. Ben's culinary journey spans Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Bahrain and is renowned for his innovation and use of different flavours and techniques. With six venues and counting, Ben and his Anyday co-founders are passionate about hospitality excellence and delivering world-class dining destinations for locals and visitors.

Tyron "Ty" Simon is one of the co-owners behind Anyday, a collection of critically acclaimed venues including Agnes, Biànca, hôntô, sAme sAme, Agnes Bakery and LOS Bar. With Ty's 15 years of experience working and owning various bars and restaurants across Australia, Ty and the Anyday team currently lead more than 250 staff with a strong focus on keeping the company's core values of warmth, integrity and humility at the forefront of Anyday's future. 

About the facilitator 

Prof. Gary Mortimer is a Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour at the QUT Business School. Prior to joining QUT, Professor Mortimer spent more than 25 years working with some of Australia’s largest general merchandise and food retailers.

He is an active researcher in the areas of consumer behaviour and retailing. In 2020, he was appointed Chair of the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) Consumer Research Advisory Committee and more recently appointed Chair of Service and Creative Skills Australia, a new federally-funded Jobs and Skills Council representing the Retail, Personal Services, Arts, Tourism, Travel and Hospitality sector.


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Auslan interpretation has been planned for this event.

About Game Changers 

Game Changers brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves, inspire teams, and envision success.  

Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by State Library of Queensland and QUT. 

The talk will be live streamed and you can join the conversation online using #qblhof @slqld @QUT. Book for the livestream here.

Alternatively, you can ask questions via; use the code #qblhof  

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Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speaker are their own and the promotion of products/services is not endorsed by State Library. 

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