As part of our mission to make a positive difference to the franchising sector the FRI team are constantly engaging with the franchising community – hosting events, contributing to global franchising conferences, and conducting ongoing research programs.

Check out what we’ve been up to lately…

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FRI Facilitates CFE FranTogether Workshop

12 February 2020
Each year our Founder, Greg Nathan, supports the CFE program at the IFA Convention by conducting a full day workshop for franchisor on how to promote collaboration on their networks. This year Greg worked with franchise attorney, Brian Schnell, to provide a dynamic day of action learning, best practice sharing and research insights. FranTogether consistently receives some of … Continue reading FRI Facilitates CFE FranTogether Workshop

Franchisor leaders tackle 7 big challenges facing the sector

27 May 2019
FRI’s 2019 Franchisor Excellence Masterclass was a sell-out with 60 franchisor leaders attending from 35 quality brands. Our mission was to create a collaborative culture where participants and expert presenters would share evidence-based insights that create franchising excellence. Feedback from participants indicates we achieved our goal with them giving the program a 90% satisfaction and … Continue reading Franchisor leaders tackle 7 big challenges facing the sector

Healthy franchise culture workshops combat negativity

19 September 2018
The FRI team decided to do something positive in response to media criticism of the Australian franchising sector and the subsequent Parliamentary Inquiry.

Helping franchisees to drive sales at the local level

5 September 2018
Our CEO, Jewli Turier, delivered a presentation on “The State of Sales in the Franchising Sector” to a Franchise Council of Australia breakfast in Perth. The talk attracted a healthy mix of nearly 100 franchisees, franchisor executives and advisors. Jewli shared some of the findings from FRI’s latest research into how sales are tracking in … Continue reading Helping franchisees to drive sales at the local level

Conference was an “Excellent Opportunity to network and learn from others in franchising”

25 May 2018
On the 24th May, 180 participants from 76 brands attended this year’s National Franchise Operations Conference on “Driving Sales at the Local Level”. It was a jam packed program with more than 20 presenters sharing best practice and innovative new ideas for helping franchisees grow their sales. The bonus of the Conference each year is … Continue reading Conference was an “Excellent Opportunity to network and learn from others in franchising”

Franchisor Excellence Masterclass Gets NPS of +82

1 May 2018
Thanks and congratulations to the 60 senior franchisor executives who attended our two day Franchisor Excellence Masterclass on Monday 30th April and Tuesday 1st May. Many participants said it was the best franchising event they have ever been to, giving it an NPS score of +82. We restrict the numbers at our events to maintain … Continue reading Franchisor Excellence Masterclass Gets NPS of +82

Advanced Masterclass takes Field Managers to Next Level

8 March 2018
Field managers have a tough job. This Advanced Masterclass extends their thinking and abilities to handle the many complex business and interpersonal challenges they will face.

Franchisees and Franchisors Learn Together at Franchise Relations Summit

15 February 2018
We were proud to assist Jim Squire in organizing the Franchise Relations Summit at the 2018 IFA Convention. This included designing the program, briefing the 12 panelists and moderating the 3-hour program. A total of 250 people attended with 100% rating the session Good (23%) or Excellent (77%). Here’s some specific comments from the feedback … Continue reading Franchisees and Franchisors Learn Together at Franchise Relations Summit

Greg Nathan Receives Crystal Compass Award for Outstanding Franchising Leadership

10 February 2018
The IFA has presented Greg Nathan with an award for outstanding leadership at the IFA 2018 Convention in Phoenix. The Crystal Compass Award is given each year to an individual who epitomises the ideals of leadership and has made a significant contribution to the franchise community through their work. Greg has been regularly travelling to … Continue reading Greg Nathan Receives Crystal Compass Award for Outstanding Franchising Leadership

Multi-Unit Summit Best Event Yet

29 August 2017
This year’s Multi-Unit Summit has been voted by participants as one of FRI’s best event yet. It was an exciting day of learning and sharing with an equalnumber of high performing franchisees and franchisor executives participating.   Darryn McAuiffe, CEO of FRANdata summed up the event with the following comment:   “I have been fortunately … Continue reading Multi-Unit Summit Best Event Yet

Conference on “Making Metric Matter” a Sell Out

6 July 2017
FRI’s 2017 National Franchise Operations Conference for people who support franchisees was a massive success, attracting 130 people from 60 brands. The positive feedback has been fantastic, with 98% of participants rating their experience as Excellent or Very Good, and 98% also saying they achieved their objectives for attending! All session focused on our theme … Continue reading Conference on “Making Metric Matter” a Sell Out

Helping Field Managers to the Next Level

11 April 2017
Our most recent Advanced Field Manager Bootcamp in Brisbane delivered an amazing two days of interactive learning, with participants giving it a 100% satisfaction rating! Senior Field Managers from various franchise networks sharpened their skills in coaching, financial management, negotiating and communication and had the opportunity to network and learn from each other. Participants described … Continue reading Helping Field Managers to the Next Level

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