20 May 2024

ICMI Speakers at the 2024 National Franchise Convention

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The dynamic and diverse world of franchises are back in the spotlight as thousands of franchisees and franchisors stream into the Cairns Convention Centre for the 2024 National Franchise Convention (NFC). Held over 3 days from the 19th to the 21st of May, every year’s event is always brimming with industry experts talking about all things franchising.

Two of our most exciting and sought after speakers on the ICMI roster are joining the event this year to share their unique insights and join this bustling community as they celebrate innovation, networking and new perspectives on business and policy.


A Quick Look at Franchise Landscape in Australia

With over 1,200 networks and more than 94,000 individual franchised outlets spanning diverse industries, Australia’s franchise sector is a robust pillar of the economy. Employing over a million Australians, franchises play a huge role in driving economic development nationwide. 


What Goes On at The National Franchise Convention?

The NFC is an exciting opportunity for those in the franchise world to communicate with like-minded professionals, businesses, policy makers and innovators. Attendees each year discover nothing short of a rich tapestry of experiences tailored to inform, inspire, and empower delegates. With 25 workshops and over 70 speakers, including industry leaders and experts, the NFC is a chance to access unparalleled insights and networking opportunities.


Introducing Our ICMI Speakers Joining the NFC

This year, we are thrilled to announce the participation of two distinguished ICMI speakers: Andrew Klein and Steve Sammartino. 

Serving as the Master of Ceremonies for the event, Andrew Klein brings an infectious energy to every talk with decades of experience setting the stage for a memorable conference. Steve Sammartino, meanwhile, is incredibly renowned for his expertise in technology, and will be presenting a keynote on the impact of AI in the franchising world. Sammartino promises to illuminate the possibilities and implications of revolutionary technology for the franchise community and beyond.

In anticipation of the event, Steve Sammartino shares his enthusiasm, stating, “I can’t wait to talk AI at the upcoming Franchise Council 2024 conference. It really is a revolution, and the most exciting thing about it is that the only skill we need to utilise it is the ability to talk.” 

Andrew Klein reflects on his longstanding association with the NFC. “Every year, the NFC brings together a remarkable assembly of industry luminaries and stakeholders,” says Klein. “I have always enjoyed the spirit, camaraderie, and coming together of the Australian franchise community.”

With its blend of informative sessions, engaging discussions, and networking opportunities, NFC24 promises to be a milestone event in the franchise calendar. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the conversation and forge meaningful connections within the franchise community.


For more information, visit the FCA website.


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