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NFC2019 – Evolving in a New Landscape

The FCA membership and events team have recently been putting a huge effort into shaping this year’s National Franchise Convention, which is taking place on the Gold Coast from 20-22 October.

Evolving in a new landscape: innovation and transformation is the theme for NFC2019,  putting the focus on the fast-evolving franchising and small business landscape.

The National Franchise Convention is the largest event of its kind in Australia, bringing together around 1,000 delegates, including franchisors, franchisees, along with suppliers and experts from across the small to medium business sector.

Because staying up to date and adapting to change is crucial to not being left behind, NFC2019 is designed to be inspiring, insightful and ultimately valuable. It’s an unmissable event for any franchise system or professional who aspires to best practice and business success.

This year’s keynote speakers include:

Pippa Hallas

Pippa Hallas has been at the helm of Ella Baché for over 10 years. Since taking on the role as CEO, her task has been to steer the company through some of the greatest disruptions the industry has ever seen, driving the brand into a new era of skincare.

Janine Allis

Janine Allis is not your everyday self-made businesswoman. She grew her juice and smoothie empire in 2000 from her kitchen bench to Boost Juice an international success story. Janine’s business approach has made her a leader in her field, with BRW listing Janine as one of the top 15 people who have changed the way business is done in the last 25 years.

Nigel Collin

Nigel Collin is a change and leadership expert. He helps organisations and their people make change happen using a proven framework distilled from original research with 100s of successful businesses that focuses on two areas: mindset and process.

Kate Carnell AO

Kate Carnell commenced her role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2016. Kate brings extensive experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, having run her small businesses for 15 years before becoming ACT Chief Minister in 1995 for five years.

Dylan Alcott

Born with a tumour wrapped around his spinal cord, Dylan Alcott overcame a three-year battle to survive and has been achieving ever since. Dylan is a three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist and four-time Paralympic Medallist in two sports.

Every delegate attending NFC2019 will have the opportunity to engage directly with other conference delegates, speakers and exhibitors, gain introductions to potential partners and clients, and hear directly about key issues shaping franchising and small business.

There’s plenty of practical information on offer in the NFC19 panels, roundtables, and plenary sessions, as well as opportunities to catch up with exhibitors and network with your peers and colleagues at the NFC social events.

The celebration of franchising success at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Gala Awards Dinner after the NFC19 is the ‘icing on the cake’ for this packed program of knowledge and information sharing. I look forward to seeing you there.


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