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QLD Breakfast - Franchise Recruitment in a Changing Climate and Recommendations of the Franchise Inquiry - 28/08/19

Franchise Recruitment in a Changing Climate and Recommendations of the Franchise Inquiry

From our experienced panel and speakers learn tips and insights on best practise franchise recruitment, how the current public, business and economic climate have impacted recruitment, and what other brands are doing to maintain growth.

Get an update on the role of the Franchising Taskforce and how the Franchising Inquiry's 71 recommendations could impact not only recruitment but impact your brand going forward, and what you can do now to prepare.

Don't miss this outstanding breakfast! Register today.

Speakers Include:

Rowan Hodge, CEO, Andersens and President, Australian Retailers Association (ARA)

Andersens is Queensland's largest and oldest chain of franchised flooring stores, with 45 outlets nationally. Rowan has a distinguished track record in franchising, with past roles including General Manager of Battery World, GM Operations at Quest, and Country Manager for Dominos Belgium and New Zealand.

Sam Carson, Co-Managing Director, Acai Brothers

Sam is a former youth Olympian with a passion for fitness and wellness. He invested in his first business at the age of just 18, and co-founded Acai Brothers Superfood Bar in 2014, which today has more than 20 stores nationally.


Derek Sutherland, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Derek has been one of Australia's leading franchise lawyers for more than 20 years. He is the chairman of the Franchise Council of Australia's legal committee, and has contributed to or authored submissions into every legislative review of the franchise sector in 20 years, including the recent Franchise Inquiry and the 2017 Protecting Vulnerable Workers bill.


Simone Pentis, Advantage Partners Lawyers

Simone is a veteran franchising lawyer in the sector acting for retail and service Australian and International franchisors, master franchisees and franchisees, both inhouse and private practice. She is a longstanding member of both the FCA's Queensland Chapter committee and Committee Member of the Queensland Law Society's Franchising Committee.


Jason Gehrke, Director, Franchise Advisory Centre

Jason is an experienced franchise educator and advisor. He is a director of the Franchise Council of Australia, past chairman of the World Franchise Council, and a director of two national franchise brands Inspirations Paint, a 132-store home improvement group, and Thinkwater, a 50-outlet chain of irrigation specialists.



Michael Holland, Franchise Recruitment Manager, Hire A Hubby

Hire A Hubby is a multi award winning franchising system, having originally started in Australia and having now expanded overseas. Michael as the Franchise Recruitment Manager, manages the recruitment process for various states within Australia as well as the United Kingdom. Michael, also provides consulting services with other franchise brands around their recruitment systems and processes.


Sharon Jurd, Director, HydroKleen

Sharon is not only a franchisor, she is qualified and recognised as a leading business coach, licenced business agent, licenced real estate agent, licenced auctioneer, licenced stock and station agent and holds a diploma in business and franchising. Sharon became a franchisor in 2010 and has actively grown the HydroKleen franchise, which has now grown internationally into over 30 countries.


Register for this breakfast now to ensure your place to receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about changes to the Franchising Code, and how these could affect you.

Venue: Queensland Cricketers' Club
Venue Address: Gabba Towers, 411 Vulture Street, East Brisbane, QLD 4169
Starting: 7:00 AM
Wednesday 28th August 2019
Ending: 9:00 AM
Phone Enquiries: 1300 669 030

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