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VIC-TAS Coffee Catch-Up: Diversity and a changing Australian landscape 13/11/2018

Diversity and a changing Australian landscape

Join us for an informal gathering, catch up and mingle with other franchise industry participants and talk about issues that are on your mind.

On 13 November,  topic experts Franz Madlener, CEO, Bonbons Bakery, Gavan Meadows, General Manager Sales, Sushi Sushi and Christina Carden, Regional Manager VIC/SA/WA, Chatime will discuss the "changing demographics in the Australian landscape will offer both opportunities and challenges within the franchising landscape; and ask how are you working with this change to ensure relevance and viability for your franchise business and your customers?"

Cost: Free for members - guests can enjoy arrival tea/coffee, light morning breakfast snacks proudly sponsored by BlueRock.

Watch this video about the FCA Coffee Catch-ups

About the topic expert: Franz Madlener, CEO, Bonbons Bakery

With 25 years of extensive retail experience as Founder & Franchisor of several successful retail brands, Franz has spent much of his career assisting and working with new entrants into the Australian business landscape - and in particular people new to Australia.  Franz and his family migrated to Australia when he was 7 years old and has a sense of empathy for the difficulty that language and cultural barriers can involve.

Franz currently sits on the Board of the 152 year old Dandenong Market, which is probably Australia's most multicultural business environment - representing over 100 nationalities.

Franz's most current industry experience includes 6 years as CEO for Bonbons Bakery, an Asian based retail investment group, being awarded the Prime Minister's Australia - China Elite Business Award and twice runner-up in the FCA Franchisor of the Year awards.  Prior to this Franz was the Founder & MD of the international Villa & Hut brand, the success of which included nomination as a Finalist in the 2007 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

About the topic expert: Gavan Meadows, General Manager Sales, Sushi Sushi

About the topic expert: Christina Carden, Regional Manager VIC/SA/WA, Chatime



Location & Timing:

Venue: Blue Rock Offices
Venue Address: Level 16/414 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000
Starting: 7:00 AM
Tuesday 13th November 2018
Ending: 8:30 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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