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.

What's Happening

The NFC provides an unrivalled opportunity for attendees to build their knowledge on key franchising topics. View the program!

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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!

Amy Smith

The Good Foundation and Jamie's Ministry of Food

    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's
      Bakers Delight

        Dustin Hansen

        InXpress Americas

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

          Andrew Klein

          MC - NFC18

          Director of SPIKE Presentations, Andrew is a Professional MC and Presentation Skills trainer.

            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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              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