Free seminar program a boon for franchise expo visitors

A free seminar program that takes place over the two days of the upcoming Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo will be an added bonus for potential franchise buyers.

Visitors to the expo will be able to drop into any of the seminars to pick up some crucial tips on franchising.

Diana Williams, the founder of women’s gym chain Fernwood Fitness, will be sharing her insights in a keynote presentation entitled ‘Opportunities and obstacles in franchising’ at 12.30 on the first day of the event.

Another keynote speaker, Andrew Morello from The Entourage, will talk about ‘Accelerated growth strategies for business owners’ at a session held on both days.

To shed some light on some of the money issues that crop up in franchising Inside Franchise Business editor Sarah Stowe will quiz Kate Groom from Franchise Accounting & Tax in a session called ‘Let’s talk about money: 5 facts you absolutely need to know about buying a franchise’ on Friday at 1.30pm.

A not-to-be-missed conversation about ‘What makes a good franchisee from a franchisor perspective’ will also be facilitated by Sarah Stowe, on the Saturday; Sarah will be chatting with David Mansfield of Quest Apartment Hotels, Darren Lane at Degani, and Sean O’Connor from Craveable Brands.

Also on the second day, Matthew Penfold from Kwik Kopy will share his story in a session ‘Built on trust: lessons from a lifetime as franchisee, franchisor, father and fisherman’.

Visitors will have a chance to hear from franchisees themselves in a daily panel discussion entitled ‘Conversations with franchisees’; to learn about franchising success, how to build a community in franchising, whether franchising is right for them, discover more about leases, and how to build resilience in business.

Check out the seminar program here.

The Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo takes place on Friday and Saturday 1 and 2 April, 2022, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 10am to 5pm daily.

This story first appeared on our sister publication Inside Franchise Business