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QLD Breakfast 13/03/2012

Risks and Rewards of Taking a Franchise International

If you are interested in expanding your brand internationally this breakfast is a must.

Hear renowned franchisors who have taken their brand overseas and two eminent lawyers and advisors who have assisted clients through the process. Discuss the highs and lows of international expansion for a franchise system.

Even if you are not contemplating a move overseas for the forseeable future you will pick up useful information about trends in franchising globally and have the opportunity to network with the 'movers and shakers' of franchising in a relaxed atmosphere against the spectacular backdrop of the Gabba.

This panel brings together a wealth knowledge from their own experiences; as well as providing different perspectives on international franchising, from both sides of the pacific and beyond.


Tom Potter, Founder, Eagle Boys Pizza

At the age of 20, Tom founded EagleBoys Pizza which grew to be Australia’s second largest pizza chain. Tom is a member of the FCA Hall of Fame.



Lenard Poulter, Lenard’s

FCA Hall of Fame member, Len Poulter founded Lenard's in Brisbane in 1987 which over the years has won several awards including the FCA Franchisor of the Year, the FCA Franchisee of the Year and the Australian Retailer of the Year. Lenard's is now one of Australia's leading fresh food retailers and a pioneer in the kitchen-ready market in the world.


Rupert Barkoff, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Recognised as being one of the top six franchise lawyers in the U.S. and within the top most respected franchise lawyers, Rupert acts for many clients wanting to enter and expand within the U.S. market.



Alan Branch, Global Franchise Partners

Former FCA director and Supplier of the Year Winner, Alan has a wealth of knowledge on franchising legal issues and has helped a number of Australian franchisors expand abroad.



Facilitated by franchise educator and advisor, Jason Gehrke, Director, Franchise Advisory Centre.

Venue: The Gabba
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030


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