Franchise Council of Australia

NFC23 Program

The National Franchise Convention (NFC) is the largest and most comprehensive professional development event on the Franchise Council of Australia’s annual calendar. NFC23 is scheduled to be held from 15-16 May 2023 at the Star Gold Coast. Come along to this unmissable event to hear directly from inspirational keynote speakers, learn from experts sharing their insights on franchising best practice, and networking opportunities with senior decision makers from major franchise brands across a range of sectors!


Sunday 14 May 2023
Commencing 6.00pm AEST

Kick off the 2023 convention with drinks and nibbles in The Star Events Gallery and catch-up with colleagues for an evening of pre-conference networking


Monday 15 May 2023
Commencing 8.30am AEST

Obtain vital knowledge and strategies for consolidation, revitalisation, innovation and growth in a vastly changed business environment. Featuring:

  • 2018 Thai cave rescue hero, Dr. Richard Harris
  • Australia’s leading trends forecaster and futurist, Michael McQueen
  • Exciting plenary sessions on change management and innovation
  • Concurrent panel sessions covering topics from international expansion to franchisee recruitment


Monday 15 May 2023
Commencing 6.30pm AEST

Join the National Franchise Convention delegation for a night of drinks, canapes and networking amongst your peers.

The NFC23 Social Networking Night is proudly sponsored by Franchise Cloud Solutions.


Tuesday 16 May 2023
Commencing 7.00am AEST

The networking breakfast will provide an opportunity for franchise executives to connect in a dynamic and inspiring environment. Enjoy a seated breakfast, while engaging in activities to build relationships across networks.

The NFC23 Networking Breakfast is proudly sponsored by BNI Australia.


Tuesday 16 May 2023
Commencing 8:30am AEST

Another jam-packed program including topical concurrent sessions and thought leadership from our final day keynote speakers. Featuring:

  • Opening keynote address from best selling author and award winning business woman, Pauline Nguyen, owner of Red Lantern
  • How to overcome adversity, build confidence and resilience, and lead with perseverance and courage from the founder of the first ever AFL Women’s team in Western Sydney, Amna Karra-Hassan
  • A highly topical and informative legal stream
  • Concurrent panel sessions covering topics from new technology to learning from failures


Tuesday 16 May 2023
Commencing 6.30pm AEST

Finish NFC23 on a high at the conference gala dinner. Enjoy a three course plated meal and entertainment under the stars with your fellow delegates.