Fusion5 – We deliver business solutions that make a difference
Fusion5 offers a full range of digital innovation solutions, applications, consulting services, development, cloud and managed services as well as first-class support services for your business. Our expertise covers all your key functional areas, including Enterprise Resource Planning, HR/Payroll, Customer Experience, Customer Relationship Management, IT Service Management, and Infrastructure.
We’ve also developed a range of vertical specific solutions across a number of key industries.
With over 15 years’ experience growing and supporting 750+ customers, you can be confident that Fusion5 is committed to achieving the best outcomes for your business.
Franchising 1st is an Australian owned organisation with deep and practical Franchising experience delivering franchise advisory and technology solutions that enhance profitability for both franchisors and franchisees. With practical experience across retail and service industries in Australia and overseas Franchising 1st works with brands small and large to prosper in a world disrupted by digital transformation.
Our approach to business is simple. We start by doing of lots of listening. We are very aware of our client’s need to make sense of the complex world of technology, software development and the rapid pace of digital disruption. Whether it’s merely being a sounding-board, reorganising existing technology solutions or providing new technology to your franchise, we are very aware this must be done in a practical, affordable and most importantly of all, efficiently, so your people can easily adapt to new ways of making the most of technology to digitally transform your franchise system and springboard your profitability in the 21st century.
We are a team of business people with broad industry experience and a long track record in the franchise sector. We are not lead by technology. We are led by the strategy of our clients and make sure our solutions help you maximise the investment you have made in the franchise systems IP.
Visit us at www.franchising1st.com to find out more. We offer free initial consultations. We’re proud to be the platinum sponsor of the NFC 2017.
Pitney Bowes is a global technology company specialising in location intelligence, customer information management, customer engagement, and global eCommerce solutions. Retail and franchise organisations around the world use Pitney Bowes’ location intelligence solutions for site selection, franchise territory management and improved customer experience. Our data quality platform facilitates the omni-channel communication strategy for many organisations globally in our digitally connected world. For more information, visit pitneybowes.com/au.
The Star Gold Coast
The Star Gold Coast (Formerly Jupiters Hotel & Casino) is one of Australia’s largest 5 Star residential conference and event venues. The property offers a 2,300 pax Ballroom, various break out spaces all on the one floor, a purpose built Marquee that is most popular for trade up to 53 booths (3×3). A 2,000 seat Theatre, 12 bars and restaurants, a beautiful poolside space presenting the perfect backdrop for a welcome cocktail party up to 450 pax and almost 600 newly refurbished accommodation rooms with various levels of options with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean or beautiful hinterland.
MYOB is Australia’s leading business solutions provider, with over 25 years experience helping businesses succeed. We make life easier for more than 1.2 million businesses by simplifying cloud accounting, payroll, tax, CRM, job costing, inventory, mobile payments, websites and more. MYOB is committed to ongoing innovation, and spends more than AU$35m annually on research and development.
MYOB Loans powered by Ondeck
Getting the cash needed to grow a business is often challenging for franchisees. Applying for loans from traditional lenders can be time-consuming and difficult. We offer a simple loan solution that can help your franchisees get their businesses to where they need them to be. Are they looking for help with:
- Purchasing additional stock
- Upgrading or repairing equipment
- Carrying out refurbishments
- Investing in marketing activities
- Managing cash flow
OnDeck is a leader in lending for small business financing, and delivered over $6 billion worldwide.
Franchise Insurance for members of the Franchise Council of Australia
Aon are proudly the only endorsed insurance partner for the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) and are the trusted insurance broker for many of Australia’s largest franchise networks.
We’re Australia’s leading provider of broking and consulting services for risk management, insurance transactions, reinsurance, human capital consulting and financial planning, as well as a global leader in the design and provision of risk services and products.
Subsequently, no other broker can match our level of access to insurers and products, nor offer as comprehensive, competitively-priced or tailored insurance packages. As a testament to this, our clients continue to rate us with scores of 97% for cover and over 90% for service and price, in our independent survey.
By listening to you and developing an in-depth understanding of your business and franchise network, our specialist resources will enhance your business and ensure you’re covered in the event of a claim with a bespoke insurance program.
What we offer:
- Access to a dedicated, local Client Executive your single point of contact.
- An insurance program specifically designed for your franchisee network.
- Competitive premiums, benefiting from our buying power.
- Risk management support, to help ensure you identify and manage common risk issues across your network.
- Claims support to help ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
Redcat POS is an integrated end-to-end hospitality solution, including round the clock local support, designed for the rigours of hospitality. Our system gives you the information you need to grow your business, without having to be an IT expert. We leave you free to do what you’re good at – offering great food, drink and service to your customers.
HR Central provides Employee HR Management Services and Cloud Based Software to franchise businesses Australia-wide.
Our goal is to provide HR advice and solutions that are current, practical and affordable and to ensure your business is compliant in its HR obligations. Just some of the areas that HR Central can assist you with:
- Brand Management
- Updated HR Policies and Compliance (providing an audit trail)
- Wages, Awards and Rates of Pay
- Leave Management
- Qualifications Tracking
- HR Procedures
- Workplace Investigation
The HR Central relationship starts with your HR Specialist performing an Audit and delivering the ensuing report to ensure your business is HR compliant.
UNSW Venues and Events manage a portfolio of over 400+ impressive venues, located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and CBD. Our affordable world class conference and training facilities are supported by a team of professionals; providing innovative and dynamic event solutions.
Kensington campus provides a plethora of event spaces, theatres, seminar rooms, and an executive residential centre:
- The award-winning Scientia Conference and Events Centre is the university’s flagship venue accommodating up to 800 guests
- Clancy Auditorium is the largest tiered theatre in the eastern suburbs seating 945, with 14m retractable screen, spacious foyer, and green room.
- AGSM Residential Centre offers suburb executive education and training facilities, along with accommodation in 44 bedrooms with ensuites.
- Colombo House’s elegant contemporary design includes tiered theatres and flat floor spaces with large foyer and natural light.
CBD campus located in the landmark 1 O’Connell Street building, offers modern executive boardrooms, theatres and creative workspaces. Be inspired, as you sink into a thinkPOD bean-bag or swing in hanging basket chair.
See where the freedom of innovative thinking can take your next event.
FCA Members receive 10% discount off venue hire, FREE WIFI, complimentary AV and technical support.
Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo
Since 1987, The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo has brought franchisors and franchisees together. Exhibitions are a unique advertising medium allowing franchisors face to face communication with potential franchisees.
Our events are marketed to over 35,000 people annually and give potential franchisees the opportunity to quickly research a large number of business options in one place, and get a wide range of specialist advice on going into business for themselves. Exclusively endorsed by the Franchise Council of Australia, we are committed to delivering the best shows for the franchising community.
The event is held annually in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Visit us at www.franchisingexpo.com.au.
At Kwik Kopy we have been serving the Australian small and medium business community for 35 years, with a network of Print & Design Centres located across Australia. We appreciate that every business is different, from reliable business printing, large format services, creative graphic design, or innovative online solutions, we can help you achieve your business goals. Our aim is to provide you with practical advice to meet your budget, brand and turn-around expectations. Kwik Kopy is a leader in print innovation, with our online print management tool Zenith Hub used by many franchises and companies within Australia to control and distribute their branded assets, saving them time and money.
Inside Franchise Business
Launched in 2005, the site is Australia’s most comprehensive franchise information resource. Visited by over 500,000 prospective franchisees per year who use the site as a central part of their research and enquiry process. Our users are able to search, find and apply to the franchise systems of their choice, as well as receive advice from franchise industry experts from the legal and banking industry.
Our 1200+ franchise systems leverage off of this highly qualified stream of unique viewers and the invaluable information of our database. We also provide business contacts for over 500 service providers. Bringing Franchisee to Franchisor and Service providers to Business systems.
www.franchisebusiness.com.au continues to be the Franchise community Go-to point online.
REST is one of Australia’s largest super funds by membership with over $34 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2014 and around two millions members. SuperRatings awarded REST Pension of the Year 2015,, the second year in a row REST has won this award. REST also received Money magazine’s 2015 and 2014 Best of the Best award for Best Super Fund Manager and Best Pension Fund Manager as well as receiving Super Fund of the Year for 2014 at the Chant West/Conexus Financial Super Funds Awards.
*Ratings or awards are only one factor that you should consider when deciding how to invest your super. SuperRatings Pty Limited does not issue, sell, guarantee or underwrite this product. Go to www.superratings.com.au for details of its ratings criteria. For further information about the methodology used by Chant West, see www.chantwest.com.au
Keynote Sponsor Dr Hugh Bradlow
Since 2005 Lease Eagle has been a leader in delivering advanced technology for retail and franchise chains to help them to better manage their store portfolios.
Although a global provider of Cloud-based software, Lease Eagle significantly reinvests into Australian R&D, underpinning its commitment to continuous improvement.
Lease Eagle also takes a user-centric approach to product development, focused on delivering highly-functioned software Customers that is still intuitive and easy-to-adopt for Users.
The now rapid adoption of Cloud-based applications by Australian businesses, supported by the ongoing improvements to Internet infrastructure and performance, is delivering productivity gains and cost reductions in many areas of business and Lease Eagle is one local technologist looking to help lead the way forward.
The Franchise Cloud
The Franchise Cloud is an “End To End, Cloud Based Franchise Management Solution”. This is an Industry Specific IT Solution built by a Franchisor for Franchisors. It starts with a “best in class” CRM to drive Franchise Recruitment. On top of the specialist Salesforce capabilities, it encompasses proven franchise methodology of the most important part of every franchise system’s growth – Franchise Recruitment. The system then manages the Compliance Process, On-boarding, Training, Franchisee Launch, and then monitors their trading performance. This combines Operational and Financial KPI’s specific to your franchise. The system will integrate with your chosen financial package, meaning a single source of truth and single point of data entry.
The good news doesn’t stop there. For established Franchisors, with existing IT systems that are integral to their business, the Salesforce Platform is designed to connect easily with those systems. If you’re sick of running multiple disconnected computer systems, check out The Franchise Cloud at the upcoming NFC Convention.
TOURISM NEW ZEALAND
Welcome Reception Prize Sponsor
Tourism New Zealand’s dedicated Business Events team provides advice and support to help you host your best-ever meeting, incentive or conference in New Zealand. New, world-class convention centres are opening opportunities for larger events, while increased air access is further enhancing New Zealand’s offering of venue variety, stunning scenery and unique experiences. Take advantage of the Conference Assistance Programme, which provides strategic financial and marketing support for events with more than 200 Australian and international delegates, including a feasibility study, professional proposal documents and tailored marketing material. Enjoy ongoing, first-hand organisational support through Tourism New Zealand’s two Australia-based Bid Managers.
Minit Commercial specialises in corporate event engraving, and product launches, creating an authentic and unique experience for customers. Engraving is a unique and creative way for companies to add that little extra finesse or personal touch to any event.
We also engrave and print name badges, name plates, trophies and plaques that support recognition and rewarding team members in the work place. Our current client base consists of many of Australia’s retail chains and brands, clubs and hotels. We add service value to our trade customers through electronic ordering, dedicated client relations, guarantees to deliver premium products and service quickly and efficiently.
Minit Commercial’s distribution centre caters to a big range of name badges and signs, in a variety of styles and materials such as brass, aluminium, stainless steel, indoor and outdoor two and three layer plastics.
See our range of modern and sophisticated trophies and name badges on our website.
IWS helps you run your business, better.
We provide a service which allows you to completely systemise and outsource backend admin across your store network including Rostering / Time & Attendance, Payroll and (if you so choose) Bookkeeping. Our offering combines best in class cloud based technology platforms with dedicated customer support and service.
We typically work to customise a head office endorsed solution and then manage the rollout (both in terms of up front implementation and ongoing service delivery) at franchisee / site level.
IWS has serviced the franchise industry since 2007 and has earned very strong customer testimonials from our existing client base which includes Zambrero, Red Rooster, Pizza Hut, Nike and Subway.
Espresso Café Sponsor
An industry-leader with 25 years’ experience, the Foodco Group has become one of Australasia’s leading food and coffee franchise business retailers.
The Foodco story began in 1989 with the opening of the first Muffin Break bakery café in Coolangatta QLD. The network now includes more than 450 franchise business retail outlets trading through the Muffin Break bakery café franchise and Jamaica Blue premium café franchise.
Over the past two decades, Foodco has successfully carved out a prominent position in the specialty bakery café and café niche markets, built strong reputations and increased customer loyalty for each of its brands.
Entegy Suite provides a powerful communication and engagement platform for events.
An integrated set of cloud based products, the Entegy Suite includes flexible mobile and web apps, attendee engagement, gamification and networking tools, live audience polling, Q&A and discussion, multi-use attendance tracking, lead generation, marketing and adoption campaign management and self-serve, touch screen, name badge printing kiosk software.
The Entegy Suite’s modular elements provide organisers with everything needed to empower staff, inspire attendees and reward stakeholders. Find out more at entegy.com.au
Grow your business with the events industry. Find out more about our Ignite Network at entegy.com.au/ignite
Lanyard Sponsor & Emerging Franchisor of the Year Sponsor
Cashflow It are the franchise finance experts. We specialise in asset finance only for the franchise sector. We offer flexible rental, traditional leasing and business loans tailored to your requirements.
What can we fund?– new equipment / used equipment / fit-outs / store refurbishments / re-financing from other lenders / buying an existing franchise / motor vehicles / national equipment roll-outs.
Franchise Accreditation– If you belong to a Cashflow It Accredited franchise system, you can enjoy pre-approved funding and other exclusive benefits.
Cashflow It is a division of Thorn Group Ltd, an ASX 200 company with over 80 years’ experience in the finance Industry.
Why spend your hard earned capital when you can simply… Cashflow It!
1300 659 676 or www.cashflowit.com.au
Australian Mentoring & Finance Centre
Franchise Woman of the Year Sponsor
Australian Mentoring & Finance Centre is a Business Mentoring group focusing on process driven environments and supported by strong mentoring practices.
The key philosophy we hold is that, if it’s not working, change it…and keep changing it until you find what works’.
Success or failure, it’s your choice!
Delegate Bag Sponsor
Silver Chef is Australia’s only dedicated hospitality equipment funder. For 30 years we have helped more than 30,000 customers – from start-up cafes to large restaurants and hotels – realise their business dreams.
Silver Chef’s Rent-Try-Buy® solution is a 12 month agreement that lets you try before you buy and gives you five flexible options to choose from throughout the term of your contract.
- Upgrade equipment at any time
- Purchase equipment at any time and receive a 75% net rental rebate on your payments made in the first year
After your 12-month agreement ends, choose your option
- Continue renting and the purchase price will continue to drop
- Return equipment with no further obligation, or
- Work towards ownership with Easy Own® and enjoy a 30% discount on your weekly payments over 36 months
It’s never been a better time to join 30,000 hospitality business owners and get the funding that fits you through Australia’s only dedicated hospitality equipment funder.