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VIC-TAS Coffee Catch-Up: Chapter Member Panel Discussion - 5/02/19

VIC/TAS State Chapter Member Panel Discussion

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

Our very first Coffee Catch-Up of 2019 will host a panel lead discussion with VIC/TAS FCA chapter member Beth Pocklington, Toddler Kindy Gymbaroo alongside board members Sara Pantaleo, La Porchetta and Tanya Robertson, 7-Eleven.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to engage with the FCA Victorian Chapter and Board Member, Sara Pantaleo, in an informal discussion on how we can work with you, your franchisees and our suppliers to better represent our industry.

Events, Member Engagement & Advocacy are just a few of the number of topics to be discussed.

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: Beth Pocklington, CEO, Toddler Kindy Gymbaroo

Beth Pocklington is a CEO, franchise executive and small business expert who displays vibrant leadership and a passionate vision for franchising in Australia.

She is the current chief of iconic Australia brand, Toddler Kindy Gymbaroo, has worked in the franchise sector for 15 years and has been a Member of the VIC/TAS State Chapter Committee for 3 years.

Fiercely passionate about franchising, Beth is energetic, motivated and determined to lead the next generation of franchise leaders in a positive direction.

About the topic expert: Sara Pantaleo, CEO, La Porchetta

La Porchetta CEO Sara Pantaleo drove growth of the brand from only 12 outlets in 1996 into the largest, licensed, a-la-carte restaurant franchise in Australasia today by building systems and processes that enabled the company to expand without compromising its core family values and culture.

With the right elements in place, Sara went on to introduce a culture of innovation that positioned La Porchetta for continued strong growth.

A passionate advocate for franchising, Sara has served on the FCA state and national Boards.  Her commitment to CFE has seen her among the first group of Australian executives to gain the prestigious Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) accreditation.

Sara was national Franchise Woman of the Year in 2010 and a Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Victorian finalist in 2012.

About the topic expert: Tanya Robertson, National Franchising Manager, 7-Eleven

With over 20 year's extensive experience as a Senior Operational leader, Tanya executes common sense, business acumen and an understanding of people to achieve commercial success.

A passion for franchising has seen Tanya be an active member of the Victorian Chapter alongside being a judge for the last 6 years for the FCA awards.

Tanya has a strategic mindset and is able to achieve business results by aligning company goals, strategy, process and people, leveraging her capabilities in managing change. Her strength is the ability to translate a wide range information both financial and technical into clear action plans to increase performance at both a business and team level. This has been achieved with strong structure, clear timelines, clearly measurable goals and high employee engagement.

With a style that is collaborative, Tanya enjoys coaching and mentoring teams providing a clear understanding of the expectations and desired results required. Her ethos being a supportive and collaborative environment allows individuals to excel and grow by empowering and encouraging ownership, benefiting both the company and the individual.

Location & Timing:

Venue: Blue Rock Offices
Venue Address: Level 15/414 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 3000
Starting: 7:00 AM
Tuesday 5th February 2019
Ending: 8:30 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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