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QLD-NT Chapter Christmas Celebrations - 23/11/2017

QLD Christmas Celebrations

Celebrate the warmth of the season
and the successes of the year.

The FCA QLD-NT Chapter Committee invite you to the annual Christmas celebration.

Join the FCA QLD-NT Chapter Committee for the final event of 2017 the annual Christmas celebration and pre-party guest speaker and franchisor panel discussion.

This year we will have an impressive combination of guest speakers and our panel of experts for the pre-party event from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, where the key theme is "Franchisee Recruitment".

Recruiting franchisees is often quoted by franchisors as the most difficult aspect of franchising. You need to simultaneously balance the roles of salesperson and HR practitioner. Recruiting new franchisees is a critical factor in the successful growth and long-term sustainability of franchise brands. However, increasing regulation of the franchise sector require franchisors to be increasingly diligent in bullet-proofing their recruitment processes.

Our guest speakers and panel of experts will contribute their own personal experiences to the mix and Jan Timms, Director, Get Smart Services, will provide an update on the findings over the last twelve months from her PhD research study on learning and development in the Australian franchising sector and the factors that contribute and hinder the success of L&D strategy.

Guest Speakers:

Allan Sweeney - SEEK Business
The Evolution of Recruitment

Trends and technology in franchise recruitment are changing faster than ever before, and knowledge about new ideas and how to apply them is critical. So how has recruitment evolved over the last few years, and what will it look like over the next 12 months?

Join us as we explore how to keep up with new best-practice trends, and discover how recruitment continues to change. We'll look at ways you can leverage technology, data, insights, and your brand to attract and connect with potential candidates and consumers, who are the franchisees of the future.

You'll walk away with practical tips to ensure digital marketing is working for your franchise, and ways to enhance your future strategy to embrace the evolution of recruitment.

Greg Nathan - Franchise Relationships Institute
Selecting the Right Franchisees

While franchisee recruiters obviously want to sell franchises to meet their growth targets, they also want to select quality franchisees. Greg will share tips for helping to balance this creative tension between selling franchises and selecting franchisees.

Greg will also discuss the important generic attributes that make a difference to franchisee success and how you can assess these and the warning signs we should watch for that could indicate a problem franchisee.

Simone Pentis, Advantage Partners Lawyers will give a Vulnerable Workers update and our two QLD NextGen finalists Jeremy Dyer and Dr Neran De Silva will share their experiences with participating in the The NextGen in Franchising competition.

Our MC for the event is Darryn McAuliffe, FRANData and the Panel of Experts include:

  • Jason Gehrke, Franchise Advisory Centre
  • Mike Geddes, Poolwerx
  • Greg Nathan, Franchise Relationships Institute
  • Allan Sweeney, SEEK Business
  • Glen McKay, InXpress
  • Dione Mauric, Finn Franchise Brokers
  • Sarah Stowe, Inside Franchise Business

This is a great event for Franchisors in QLD to:

  • Meet others in the franchising sector and share some Christmas cheer
  • Share experiences with like-minded franchising professionals
  • GREAT opportunity to network with others in a relaxed social setting
  • Win a prize from Santa's Sack!
  • Enjoy finger food and a complementary beer or wine or soft drink
  • Have some fun!

Santa's Sack Donations
If your company would like to share in the Christmas cheer and donate a prize in the Santa sack, please contact jan.timms@getsmartservices.com.au or phone 0414 314 276.

Pre-Event: 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Party: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Venue: The Ship Inn at Southbank
              Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets Southbank Parklands, Brisbane*
Price: Members $35
            Non Members: $40

*Southbank train station is only a few minutes' walk away and parking is available at Southbank Parklands Car Park. The Parklands Underground Car Park has more than 800 car parking spaces. The car park is accessible via Tribune Street and Little Stanley Street.

Venue: The Ship Inn
Venue Address: Stanley St & Sidon St, South Brisbane QLD, 4104
Starting: 4:00 PM
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Ending: 8:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030
Email Enquiries: daphne.kechagias@franchise.org.au

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