National Franchise Convention

Discover the ingredients to your success and unlock your potential

This year, the National Franchise Convention is putting the focus on the most important ingredients for franchising success: your people.

Because at the core of any successful franchise are happy and profitable franchisees, satisfied and engaged customers, enthusiastic and motivated head office staff and a focussed, responsive and innovative leadership team.

There’s plenty of food for thought on offer in the NFC18 panels, roundtables, masterclasses, and plenary sessions, as well as opportunities to chew the fat as you meet with exhibitors and network with your peers and colleagues at the NFC social events. The celebration of franchising success at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Gala Awards Dinner at the conclusion of NFC18 is the cherry on top of this packed program of knowledge and information sharing.

NFC is inspiring, insightful and ultimately valuable. It’s conversation and revelation. It’s an unmissable event for any franchise system or professional who aspires to best practice and business success.

NFC18 Speakers

Be inspired by the industry’s most highly regarded leaders presenting on hot franchising issues.

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Keynote speakers

Ensure you come to learn from Australia’s top influential business leaders in a series of sessions and talks over three days. It’s an extraordinary experience not to be missed!

Peter Sinodinos

Snap Printing

    Amy Smith

    The Good Foundation

    Amy is energetic, creative and has built her career building brands through great marketing here and overseas.

      Hon. Jeff Kennett AC

      Former Victorian Premier

      Mr Kennett was an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving at home and overseas.

        David & Elise Christie

        Joint CEO
        Bakers Delight

          Dustin Hansen

          InXpress Americas

          Dustin Hansen is a highly successful and focused entrepreneur and franchise executive.

            Brett Houldin

            Craveable Brands

              NFC18 Program

              This year’s National Franchise Convention has shaped up to be one of the best yet. With a very exciting program, exceptional topics and some of the industry’s most highly regarded thought leaders, the bar has been set even higher for this year’s event!

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              10:40 am - 11:25 am
              Culture Keynote: Amy Smith

              To build a great social sector organisation, you need much more strategic rigour and determination than your average business corporation.  That’s why so many of them limp along with a charity mindset, living hand to mouth and never able to achieve enough scale or have enough impact.

              What does it take to become a truly great non profit business?  Like most great businesses, the right people in the right jobs, with a mentality of enlightened self interest and an indomitable will, plus a great brand, are all critical.  Mostly, you need to turn good intentions and passion into a roadmap and know what levers to pull and what matters most because you literally have nothing to lose.

              Amy Smith explores what it takes to create an organisation that can achieve its purpose with passion and deliver great performance in the non profit sector.

              Promenade Foyer & Exhibitor Hall
              7:00 pm - 00:00 am
              MYOB FCA: Excellence in Franchising Awards Gala Dinner

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              What people are saying about the NFC

              Events like the NFC is a great time for networking, it allows people to leave their businesses and concentrate purely in what franchising is about and not necessarily the nuts and bolts of their business.
              MICHAEL EYREFounder & MD Blazes Group Of Companies
              This is a fantastic opportunity to get up to speed and current with all the legal issues that are happening and franchising. It’s great for people to get together with their colleagues, to take what they’ve learned back to practice and assist their clients.
              ALICIA HILLPrincipal MST Lawyers
              Events like the NFC are so important to the sector, it brings together the finest franchise brands in a great environment to network, share new ideas, get great new insights and to prepare your business for success for months going forward.

              Exhibitor and Sponsorship Oppotunities

              Sponsorship and exhibition at the National Franchise Convention provides you the chance to align your brand with an event that attracts leaders and decision-makers in the franchise sector.

              NFC18 Sponsors

              The Franchise Council of Australia would like to recognise our proud NFC18 sponsors.


              • Crown Promenade
              • Conference Centre Hall - Level 2
              • Queensbridge St & Whiteman St,
              • Southbank VIC 3006
              • (03) 9508 0888