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QLD Breakfast 05/11/2014

Franchise Leadership Breakfast Seminar:

Change or Die: The stark choice faced by pharmacies, and the lessons for other franchise brands.

Come to this Franchise Leadership Breakfast seminar and learn how a mature brand with 165 outlets and 50 years operating history has used change to not only survive in a hostile market, but also to grow.

Like other retailers, Terry White Chemists, Australia's oldest franchised pharmacy chain has faced challenges. It has had to become an online, as well as brick and mortar retailer.

It has also had to rebuild its focus on franchising after 10 years of ownership by a corporate parent, and most recently, deal with changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) that affects the core financial performance of a chemist's business.

Learn from company CEO Anthony White how this mature retail chain has survived the onslaught of change and is now thriving by taking a new approach to growth that includes larger retail footprints while at the same time reducing its franchise royalty income.

6 Great reasons to attend this breakfast:

  • Learn from a leading franchisor how responding to change can produce benefits for your network;
  • Benefit from the experience of other franchisors, and the expertise of service providers;
  • Be updated about forthcoming changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct;
  • Meet your peers in franchising;
  • Collect 25 points toward your Certified Franchise Executive qualification;
  • Professional development for you and your senior management team.

Anthony White, CEO, Terry White Chemists

Anthony has been involved in the pharmacy industry for 24 years, with much of it spent with the TWC Network.

After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers (previously Price Waterhouse) in 1986, he took his first job with the TWC brand as an accountant to support Terry and Rhonda White.

Anthony stayed with the TWC brand performing various roles in finance, marketing and management until FH Faulding bought the management company in 1998. Anthony stayed on with FH Faulding and was appointed to the position of General Manager Faulding Retail. When FH Faulding sold to Mayne Group Limited, Anthony took on the role of General Manager Retail Pharmacy Services.

Anthony joined TWC GIL as Chief Executive Officer in July 2009.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Finance and Master of Business Administration. He recently completed a PhD with the University of Reading (UK) and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Date: Wednesday 5 November 2014
Time: 7.00am - 9.00am
Venue: Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD, 4000

King George Square Car Park
Enter from via Street or Adelaide Street. The Hilton Hotel is less than five minutes walk.
2-3 hours parking costs $30 (No prebooking available).

Wintergarden Car Park
Enter via Elizabeth Street between Albert and Edwards Streets (Next to the Hilton Hotel then up a ramp)
Parking for 2-3 hours costs $35 if prebooked online, or $62 if arriving without a booking.

Myer Centre Car Park
Enter via Elizabeth Street (between George and Albert Streets)
Parking for 2-3 hours costs $40 (No prebooking available)

Street Parking
Metered street parking is available in the streets surrounding the Hilton Hotel, mostly in Charlotte and Mary Streets.
Parking for 2-3 hours costs $13.20. Click here for details

Public Transport
The Hilton Hotel is easy walking distance from Central Station. To plan a rail or bus journey without parking in the CBD, visit www.translink.com.au

Venue: Queensland
Starting: 7:00 AM
Thursday 6th November 2014
Ending: 9:00 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030
Email Enquiries: jason@franchiseadvice.com.au

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