Speaker Session – Wednesday 20th of November at 2:00pm.
Sales Workshop with Phil Di Bella.
Phillip Di Bella’s love for business and entrepreneurship stemmed from an early age. His natural people skills led to a career in hospitality and nine years at Brisbane’s landmark Cosmopolitan Cafe where he earned a reputation for his coffee skills, business acumen and outstanding customer service.
In 2002, Phillip’s business spirit and passion for coffee led him to start a coffee-roasting operation in the suburb of Bowen Hills, Brisbane. He named this company Di Bella Coffee and over the following 10 years the company grew quickly to become one of the leading coffee roasting houses in Australia and was recognised in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Business Review Weekly Fastest 100.
Phillip’s business skills have been celebrated many times over the years, from Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, Customer Service Awards and Business Owner Awards. He currently Chairs the Di Bella Group of Companies that has interests in property, start-ups, a green coffee sourcing company – International Coffee Traders and another successful coffee manufacturing and supply business in New York called Abbotsford Road Specialty Coffee.
Recently Phil accepted the offer to return to lead the Di Bella Coffee Company to drive the next stage of business growth in establishing Di Bella as a global coffee brand.
Phil’s passion extends beyond the scope of his own business, being a tireless promoter of small businesses and contributor to his local community. With a list of accolades and community-building roles too long to name, including Director of Brisbane Marketing and Chair of the Brisbane CBD Economic Development Board, Chair of Queenslander of the Year and Chair of Queensland Greats Awards, to name a few. Recognition of his contribution to the local community culminated in being awarded the Lord Mayor’s Corporate Citizenship Award in 2009 and 2014.
Dedicated to building relationships and encouraging improvement in those around him, Phillip is passionate about inspiring passion in others. He contributes to and is involved in numerous charitable organisations and his life motto is “life is measured in moments!”