In this episode, we have Dave Spanton joining us. Dave is the founder and managing Director of the Spanton Media Group, which includes the Australian Bartender Magazine, Sydney Bar Week and the Australian Bar Awards, to mention just a few of the things he runs. If you work in the Australian Bar industry, you should know of this guy.
Dave launched Australian Bartender Magazine 20 years ago this year, and the mag is still going strong and remains a key pillar and driving force in the Australian Bar Industry today.
Dave is no doubt more used to being on the other side of the mic, asking rather than answering questions so it was super cool for us to have the opportunity to interview this Titan of the Australian bar Industry on our Podcast.
Dave is a serial entrepreneur and has launched a number of companies and publications over the years, and is someone who is not afraid to try something and then pivot or close it down should it no longer be working. He’s also got a unique front-row seat to everything that is happening in our industry, both locally and globally and he happily shared his insights and knowledge with us.
This was an awesome podcast for us to do and We go into a ton of stuff here. I hope you enjoy listening to it, as much as we enjoyed recording it.
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Ananas is an online training and management platform for the hospitality industry. The Ananas Podcast is hosted by Sven Almenning, a well known entrepreneur and bar owner based in Sydney Australia. In this Podcast Sven talks to inspirational people in hospitality from all over the world with the aim of uncovering what it is they do to stand out from the rest and to achieve their success.