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NSW Breakfast 25/03/2017

Franchise Recruitment

Saturday 25 March 2017

Come and join franchise industry leaders to discuss the 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 breakfast with a visit to the Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo, held at the same venue.

Event Details:


8:15am for an 8:45am start until 9:45am


Saturday 25 March, 2017



International Convention Centre, Sydney
Seminar Theatre, Hall 7
14 Darling Drive
Sydney, NSW, 2009


$50 Members, $65 Non-members
Registration includes a stand up breakfast.

Facilitator: Trish Rogers, Director Real Mastery Consulting

Trish offers many years of experience from all aspects of the franchise industry and has worked in Franchise Recruitment for over 20 years in large brands such as LJ Hooker and Century 21.

Trish runs a franchise training business that specialises in working with franchisors to maximise their recruitment opportunities.

Guest Panellists

Sarah Stowe, Editor, Inside FranchiseBusiness

Sarah Stowe heads up the editorial in the Inside FranchiseBusiness group at Octomedia. She has been immersed in the franchising sector for more than nine years, bringing independent news, profiles and advice articles to two audiences: franchise buyers and the franchisor community.

Sarah is a hands-on editor who has worked in consumer and B2B titles in UK and Australia and she has been editor of the Franchising magazine for nine years. She is passionate about franchising in general but has a great knowledge and understanding of the recruitment side.

Sarah has a strong publishing and editorial background, bringing 30 years' experience to the role.

Chris Mavris, General Manager, Soul Origin

Chris Mavris has been involved in the Hospitality Industry for over 30 years, primarily in Food Retailing.  He has owned and operated numerous independent restaurants and cafes but a large part of Chris' experience has been in the franchising segment where he recognised the benefits of a systemised process for food retailing.

Beginning this journey 22 years ago, Chris cut his teeth with Michel's Patisserie with his involvement as both a franchisee and State Operations Manager during his 10-year stint.  Chris has been involved with Soul Origin for the past three and a half years, seeing the company grow from three to 57 outlets during this time.

Chris is self-motivated with huge drive and a never say die attitude.

Evan Foster, National Director, United Franchise Group

Evan Foster is National Director of United Franchise Group's Australian operation. With global headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida, United Franchise Group boasts 30 years of experience in the franchising sector. Starting with Signarama back in 1986, the company now boasts 8 brands including Fully Promoted (recently rebranded from EmbroidMe), Transworld Business Advisors, Experimac and now Venture X.

United Franchise Group remains a private company and Evan manages the entire Australian operation and it's 20+ staff. Across the portfolio of brands, the Australian operation currently has 180+ franchisees in their system. Evan and his team are highly versed in the company's tightly structured recruitment process which has seen the business expand to 1,400 franchisees in 60+ countries around the world.

Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Venue Address: Seminar Theatre, Hall 7, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2009
Starting: 8:15 AM
Saturday 25th March 2017
Ending: 9:45 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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