Franchise Accountants Conference Set to Provide Relevant Insights and Practical Solutions

The Franchise Accountants Conference (3rd November) is a one day event where you can hear from The ACCCThe Fair Work Ombudsman, and experts in accounting and law.

With the franchise sector facing significant challenges, including the Vulnerable Workers Bill and continued cost pressure, it's vital to hear from reliable experts. This is your chance! In a series of interactive talks and Q&A sessions, leading experts will provide you with relevant insights and practical solutions.  

Key Speakers 

KATE CARNELL, SMALL BUSINESS & FAMILY ENTERPRISE OMBUDSMAN

What is Ms Carnell's office doing, and what can they do in the future, to assist the ability of small business to innovate, employ and thrive? As Small Business and Enterprise Ombudsman since March 2016, Kate Carnell has the answers.

DR. MICHAEL SCHAPER, ACCC DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Hear the ACCC’s Deputy Chairman speak about consumer law, competition and franchising code related issues. Gain valuable insights on the matters that matter to the franchise regulator. 

ANGELA WAGLAND, CFO FOODCO GROUP

Angela Wagland knows what it takes to maximize business profits. Her work at a global multi-million-dollar organization has transformed finance from a reporting function into a genuine business partner. Learn how her career transformed from one of ‘time sheets’ into a strategic leader of a global franchise organization.

LYNDA MCALARY-SMITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN

As the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Executive Director of Proactive Compliance and Education, Lynda McAlary-Smith specializes in educating Australian workplaces about their workplace rights and obligations. You can expect her talk to be nothing short of exceptional!  

SIOBHAN HENNESSY, PARTNER, PPB ADVISORY

Siobhan Hennessy is regularly engaged as an expert accountant and expert witness. She has given evidence at Senate Committee hearings on the issues connected with wage fraud and the exploitation of vulnerable workers. 

Other Speakers include:

Barry Barber, Founder and Director of Banro Retail Group and former General Manager of Top Juice

Glen Pauline, Barrister. Glen has acted in franchise mediations and also in court matters relating to Workplace matters, including disputes with Fair Work

Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers. Alicia was one of the most popular speakers in our 2016 Conference and we are delighted to welcome her again.


The 2017 FAN Conference is on Friday 3rd November, in Sydney CBD.

Tickets cost $395 + gst. Early Bird Price $335 +gst (a small booking fee also applies). Tickets include morning and afternoon tea, and lunch. Click here to book your place.

Franchise Accountants Conference Set to Provide Relevant Insights and Practical Solutions