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NSW Recruitment Breakfast 18/03/2016

Franchise Recruitment Breakfast

Back by popular demand, the annual Sydney Franchising Expo & Franchise Council of Australia Recruitment Breakfast will be held at the Royal Hall of Industries featuring a fantastic panel of both local and international franchise systems.

Come and join franchise industry leaders to discuss current recruitment challenges, what's new and who is doing what? Meet the expert panel who will share their experiences, success stories, challenges  and strategies for successfully attracting and recruiting the right franchisees for their business now and for the future.

Follow the stand-up breakfast with a visit to the Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo, held at the same venue.

Date: Friday 18 March 2016
Time: 8.00am - 9.45am
Tickets: $45.50 members, $59.50 Non-members
              Registration includes a stand up breakfast and free entry to the expo.

  A 10% discount is available for groups of three. To claim the 10% discount on three tickets;
          1. Enter guest names and select 'Proceed to Payment',
          2. Enter discount code: '10 percent off' when booking three or more tickets,
          3. Select 'Redeem'.

Facilitator: Jane Lombard, The Franchise Shop

Jane Lombard offers many years of experience from all aspects of the franchise industry. Over the last 15 years, Jane has owned and operated 3 highly successful franchise operations.

As NSW/ACT franchisee of The Franchise Shop Jane works with a large range of emerging franchisors across a broad range of franchise models and systems. Working with her clients to develop their businesses into successful franchise models and assisting them in recruiting franchisees.

Panel of Experts:

Lauren Long, National Franchise & Commercial Manager, Pandora Jewelry

Lauren is responsible for a network of over 110 Pandora Concept Stores and 350 Multi Brand Jewellery accounts, recruiting new franchise partners and matching to appropriate retail sites that align to Pandora's overall network strategy.  Lauren is also involved in sourcing sites and negotiating deals to open strategically appropriate new Pandora Stores throughout Australia and NZ.  Lauren's role also includes responsibility for the commercial strategy in Pandora's Company Owned stores.

Pandora is one of the world's fastest growing brands.  Founded in Denmark in 1982, Pandora began operations in Australia in October 2004. Pandora has two main distribution networks, a wholesale business selling into multi branded retailers and a retail business with its 'Pandora' branded stores.

David Paulson, Senior Manager UK & International Franchise Development, The TaxAssist Group

With more than 10 years' experience in franchising, David joined The TaxAssist Group in 2009 and was initially responsible for UK franchisee recruitment.  In 2014, David moved to a new role to oversee UK Franchisee recruitment and lead the TaxAssist Group's endeavours with their expansion into targeted international markets primarily Australia and Canada with Scandinavia and the US planned in late 2016.

During his time with TaxAssist David and his team have recruited over 100 franchisees to the TaxAssist Network in the UK including their first £1million ($2million) franchise resale, as well as supporting their Irish Master Franchisees in their network expansion and recruiting Master Franchisees in Australia and Canada.

Prior to joining TaxAssist, David worked for one of the UK's leading franchise consultancies and publishers and brings with him a thorough understanding of both the UK & International franchise markets including the legal framework in multiple jurisdictions and excellent contacts to further support TaxAssist master and single unit franchisees. David regularly speaks at Franchise conferences and has been recognised as a British Franchise Association Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP).

Greg Tiddy, Leasing and Development Manager, Foodco Group

With more than 20 years in the franchise community, Greg brings a wealth of knowledge to this panel through his various roles. Greg began by gaining a Bachelor of Commerce at UNSW, and progressed to become Restaurant Manager at Jordons Seafood Restaurant. After five years in this position Greg moved to Financial Controller of J&J Hoteliers Group.

Two years later, Greg moved to owning his own Jamacia Blue Cafe in 1993, and became a multi-store owner over the next four years.  In 2003, Greg became National Operations Manager for the Foodco Group. For the past six years Greg has held the position of Business Development Manager at Foodco and recruitment is very dear to his heart.

Joel Davoren, Franchise Director, RE/MAX Australia

Joel Davoren first entered the real estate industry in 2004 and since then, has helped hundreds of business owners, buyers and sellers to achieve their property goals and business objectives.  After spending nearly nine years with another franchise group, achieving a multitude of awards and recognition in that time, he moved to the growing RE/MAX brand in 2013 as a Franchise Sales Consultant. 

In August 2014 Joel became a Director and State Manager, overseeing the relaunch of the group into NSW and the ACT.  More recently Joel was appointed Franchise Director for RE/MAX Australia.

Joel's focus is to genuinely consult with real estate business owners and listen to what they need, putting a plan and the RE/MAX systems in place to help them achieve whatever their greatest professional aspirations may be.


Venue: New South Wales
Venue Address: Royal Hall of Industries, 1 Driver Avenue, Moore Park, NSW, 2021
Starting: 8:00 AM
Friday 18th March 2016
Ending: 9:45 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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