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QLD Breakfast 22/07/2016

QLD Breakfast with the Executive Chairman and CEO

The FCA invites you to attend our next breakfast to engage with the new FCA Executive Chairman, Bruce Billson and CEO, Damian Paull.

Bruce will update attendees on the political landscape and answer any questions you may have concerning;

  • The Australian Government's policy objectives and what these mean for franchisors and the Australian franchising sector, and
  • Workplace Relations including penalty rates and joint employment manoeuvres.

Damian will outline his short term priorities including;

  • Protecting and building the reputation of the sector, and
  • Leveraging the collective strength of the franchise sector for the benefit of individual members.

Time: 7.15am for a 7.30am start - 9.00am
Date: Friday 22 July, 2016
Venue: Queensland Cricketers Club
            411 Vulture St,
            East Brisbane, QLD, 4169
Tickets: $60.00 for Members, $94.50 for Non-Members
              Table of 10: $550.00 - please email guest names to events@franchise.org.au
              Registration includes a hot plated breakfast.

Bruce Billson, Executive Chairman, Franchise Council of Australia

Bruce Billson has been the Member for Dunkley since 1996 having been elected seven times. He has announced that he will not be contesting the next election. He has held numerous portfolios in government and opposition, including most recently as Minister for Small Business from September 2013 to September 2015.

He was the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs from December 2009 to September 2013. Bruce's Shadow Ministerial roles between 2007 and 2009 included Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and Sustainable Development and Cities. He was the Minister for Veterans Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from 2006 to 2007 in the Howard Government.

Bruce was appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Franchise Council of Australia in March 2016.


Damian Paull, Chief Executive Officer, Franchise Council of Australia

Damian has recently joined the FCA as its Chief Executive Officer, where he is tasked with building and nurturing the reputation of franchising, and leveraging the collective strength of the franchise sector for the benefit of individual FCA members.

Damian has a tremendously diverse background, including teaching, law enforcement, working as a regulator, working in small and large businesses, and building capability within industry bodies to lead and bring about positive change.

Damian is also an award winning photographer, a lover of music and is currently learning to sail so that one day he and his partner can sail the Croatian Islands.

Venue: Queensland Cricketers' Club
Venue Address: 411 Vulture St, East Brisbane, QLD, 4169
Starting: 7:15 PM
Friday 22nd July 2016
Ending: 9:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030
Email Enquiries: daphne.kechagias@franchise.org.au

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