Franchise Council of Australia


Franchise Forum 2020

The FCA’s virtual Franchise Forum (13-14 October) will provide a vital update for franchisors operating in unprecedented times.

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

  • The economic outlook for Australian business;
  • Opportunities and growth strategies for franchising in the new normal;
  • Key operational issues for franchises including leasing and access to finance;
  • Developments regarding the Franchising Code of Conduct; and
  • Industrial relations and compliance updates

Interactive breakout sessions will also provide franchisors with the opportunity to share their experiences, learnings and best practices for surviving and thriving through and beyond COVID-19.

Don’t miss this opportunity to come together with your fellow franchise professionals as the sector charts a path forward through COVID-19.

Legal Symposium 2020

The franchise sector’s essential guide to legal information and developments returns on 18-19 November 2020 in a brand-new virtual format.

With access to a wide array of speakers from within Australia and internationally the FCA Legal Committee expects the 2020 to be the biggest and best yet.

Feature content will include:

  • A comprehensive regulatory update; and
  • Sessions on hot topics such as new compliance obligations, multi-party mediation, conciliation, arbitration, termination in special circumstances and registration of franchise systems.
  • Interactive franchising roundtables to delve in more detail into topics of mutual interest.

We are also seeking to maximise the benefits the virtual platform to deliver a special international stream featuring some of the world’s leading foreign lawyers.

This will be an unmissable event for lawyers and franchise executives looking to navigate an ever evolving legal and regulatory landscape.

Registrations opening soon. Group discounts will apply to ensure your organisation can gain the benefits of attending multiple content streams.

State Chapter Events Program

Throughout the year, the FCA hosts a range of events across Australia. An online State Chapter events and networking program is being developed during COVID-19.

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 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

Sydney: 13-14 November 2020 at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Melbourne: 12-13 March 2021 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank
Perth: 16 May 2021 at Crown Perth
Brisbane: 18-19 June 2021 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Franchisee Success Summit

To be held in conjunction with the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, in partnership with the FCA, the summit will deliver practical lessons and strategies to grow a successful and profitable business within the support network offered by a franchise system.

Date: 13 November 2020
Venue: ICC Sydney Darling Harbour

For more information and to register please visit

National Franchise Convention

The National Franchise Convention (NFC) is the largest and most comprehensive professional development event on the Franchise Council of Australia’s annual calendar.

The 2020 National Franchise Convention has been postponed until August 2021 as a result of ongoing social distancing restrictions and limits to the size of social gatherings.

The NFC scheduled for October 2020 will now be deferred to 22-24 August 2021 and will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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