Franchise Council of Australia


National Franchise Convention 2023

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.

The theme for this year’s convention is: ‘A World of Opportunity.’

NFC23 will be an unmissable opportunity for franchises looking to hear directly from inspirational keynote speakers on issues impacting our entire industry.

A deep pool of subject matter experts in franchising best practice will share their insights during a series of panels – covering topics from cyber security to franchisee recruitment.

Come along and meet with senior decision makers from major franchise brands, individual franchisee owners and pioneering industry suppliers.

Don’t delay – Early Bird tickets are now on sale until 10 March!

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities are now available . The NFC23 Sponsorship and Exhibition prospectus can be downloaded below

FCA Legal Symposium 2022

The franchise sector’s essential guide to legal information and developments, the FCA’s annual Legal Symposium returns to Brisbane on Sunday 16 October.

Feature content will include:

  • Compliance programs – maintaining and enforcing standards in a disrupted environment
  • Hot topic sessions – dealing with supply chain interruptions, financial distress in your system, leasing issues, cyber security, and more
  • An online ethics session –  depending on your State professional requirements this should qualify for a 1 hour CPD Ethics point
  • And of course, the annual case update

This is an unmissable event for franchise lawyers, in-house counsel and franchise executives looking to navigate the evolving legal and regulatory landscape.

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State Chapter Events Program

Throughout the year, the FCA hosts a range of events across Australia.

Education Forums: Focusing on hot topics these information sessions are a great way to up-to-date on the issues and developments that matter in franchising.

Social Networking Events: Meet and greet some of the most influential people in franchising.

Coffee Catch Ups: An informal gathering, catch up and chance to mingle with other franchise industry participants and hear from fellow franchising professionals.

Franchising & Business Opportunities Expos

The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, brings together franchisees, franchisors, small businesses and industry players in a face to face environment.

For more information on attending or exhibiting at the expos, please visit

Upcoming show dates

Melbourne: 6-7 May 2023
Sydney: 12-13 August 2023

Australian Franchising and Small Business Summit

Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with your fellow franchise professionals as the sector charts a path forward to shape the future of franchising.

Attendees will hear the latest information and expert guidance on business-critical topics including:

  • Tackling the real issues in franchise recruitment and how to overcome them with actionable insights;
  • How to nail collaborations for your business;
  • Who gets franchisee funding in 2022;
  • New challenges in marketing;
  • How Franchisors are innovating and using technology to drive performance in their systems;
  • And so much more!

Here from our opening and closing Keynotes

  • Founder of Minds at Work, Jason Clarke
  • CEO of the award winning Retail Doctor Group, Brian Walker

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