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WA State Franchising Conference

Surviving Disruption



After a four-year recession, that stripped billions of dollars and thousands of jobs from WA there is now strong evidence of real recovery with the housing market growing again and the mining sector taking off quite quickly with new mines under construction. Yet with ongoing margin pressure; the negative media attention on franchising and the ongoing waves of change causing disruption, many WA franchise brands and businesses have work to do, to see them out the other side.

It is time, time for us all to ignite our leadership teams to prepare them for growth and to shed the residual effect of disruption. The local WA FCA Committee alongside the National team is bringing back this pivotal event with a high-profile collection of franchise leaders, business innovators, presenting real life 'in the trenches' success stories and inspirational discussions to inject a dose of practical insights and takeaways to support franchising in WA. These lessons and experiences have weathered the storms of disruption to revive, evolve and rebuild businesses to greater success, more resilient than ever. Disruption is less a 'single event' than a process that plays out over time, sometimes quickly and completely, but other times slowly and incompletely.

discover new ideas, 'in the trenches' practicAL solutions and inspiration TO ASSIST you TO navigate successfully through tough and disruptive times. See the list of inspirational speakers below:


Brad McMullen

Brad McMullen is the Market Director for McDonald's Western Australia.

Mary Aldred

Mary Aldred is the Chief Executive Officer of the Franchise Council of Australia.

Denis McFadden

Denis McFadden is the Founder of Just Cuts franchise with 200+ salons across Australia. 


Sue Papadoulis

Sue Papadoulis is the founder of the national publicity company Profile Media.


Marnie LeFevre

Marnie LeFevre is a self-made international business woman and founder of the franchised group, Fempire. 

Phil Chapman

Phil Chapman is widely acknowledged as Australia's #1 Authority on Retailer Leasing.

Chris Mavris

Chris Mavris is the CEO of Soul Origin.


Warren Ballantyne

Warren Ballantyne is the founder, owner and managing director of Gutter-Vac



The event will end with drinks and networking at the Camfield Bar from 5:45pm to 7:30pm.
Conference commences at 8.30am and runs through to 5:30pm. Food and drinks at breaks will be provided.Registration opens at 7.30am - 8.20am

For more information on the WA State Conference click here.


Venue: Optus Stadium, 333 Victoria Park Drive, Burswood WA 6100
Starting: 8:30 AM
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Ending: 5:30 PM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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