Welcome to The National Franchise Conference 2019.

FANZ is excited to launch this year’s conference Together towards Tomorrow. It’s sure to be another great conference with speakers from far and wide focusing on Franchising and inspiring Franchisors.


The Distinction, Rotorua is host to the 2019 National Franchise Conference over 2 nights and 2 full days, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June, with an optional additional night on Wednesday 19th. This will allow delegates to be well rested should you be planning to attend the FANZ AGM to be held at 8.30am Thursday morning.


The theme for this year’s conference is Together Towards Tomorrow, as nothing in franchising is achieved alone and the pace of change is so great, this theme will enable us to cover many topics.

Programme Spotlight

Throughout the 2-day programme, FANZ has planned a well-balanced blend of speakers, stimulating workshops, and round table sessions for delegates to choose from.

Each day the business program will be complemented with networking for business opportunities, Trade Exhibitors and delicious food.

Speaker Spotlight

By popular demand Greg Nathan of Franchise Relationships Institute returns to share his vast knowledge of franchise relationships and how to maximize the franchisor/franchisee relationship. Greg will also run a workshop on franchise trends which you will find are pure gold when grappling with where the world is going and where franchising fits in.

Looking forward not back sees the Chairman Paul Wright of Harcourts International present the Harcourts story. Whilst the proud legacy of Harcourts goes way back to 1888, their total focus is firmly on the future. They are constantly asking how they can improve systems and offer their clients even higher levels of personal and professional service, and how they can train and equip their people to achieve the best possible results for their clients.

The Business environment is critical to our success, there will be a government representative providing an update on matters relevant to successful business in NZ. For further details review our Conference programme at the Conference Outline and Speaker tabs.

Networking Functions

For those who decide to adopt the option of the Wednesday evening stay, there will be a Networking Dessert Event held at the Distinction.

The vibrant Te Puia will host our Welcome Dinner with a casual evening of networking and fine food. Delegates will have a delicious dinner provided in a walk and talk atmosphere with food stations full of options for all tastes.

A Broadway themed Grand Finale Dinner onsite will complete the conference on Friday evening. Be prepared to be wined, dined and entertained.

On behalf of FANZ, we look forward to you joining us at the 2019 National Franchise Conference.

Contact Details

Conference Registration Enquiries

GO Conference & Incentive

Mai Garcia

Phone: 09 914 4033

Events and Sponsorship

Franchise Association of New Zealand
Marketing and Events Co-ordinator

Susan Mott

Phone: 09 274 2901