National Franchise Conference
17–19 June 2020 | Hamilton


Claudelands Event Centre

Claudelands Event Centre Hamilton, is host to the 2020 National Franchise Conference over 2 nights and 2 days, Wednesday 17 June – Friday 19 June.  The Annual AGM will be held 5.30pm Wednesday 17, followed by the FANZ Welcome Networking Function at 6.30pm, with Conference starting at 8.30am sharp on Thursday 18. Thursday evening will be a welcome jaunt into the country to experience and share in a Vineyard Experience to remember at Vilagrad Winery.  Friday will see our final day of conference finishing at 3.30pm allowing delegates to begin their journey home for the weekend.

Claudelands was awarded “Large Venue of the Year” at the 2019 EVANZ Awards,  Claudelands is a modern solution to Conferencing in New Zealand with plenty of free onsite parking and is situated locally to the two preferred hotels offered this year.

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Programme Spotlight

Shifting Gears - Prospering in a Changing World

The theme for this year’s conference is Shifting Gears – Prospering in a Changing World. Grasping and keeping the pace of change is integral in today’s business world, whilst the underlying goal should always be for both you and your franchisees to prosper. We have an exciting range of speakers who will share their experiences, knowledge and insights challenging you to Shift a Gear or two, if you dare!

Speaker Spotlight

The business environment is critical to our success, our speakers will provide an update on all the latest changes relevant to creating a successful business in New Zealand.

Ed Quinlan

Ed Quinlan is the President of Chem-Dry, the world’s largest carpet, upholstery, tile and wood cleaning company. Fourteen years ago, Ed started in the company’s marketing department, and with a focus on franchisee success, worked to eventually oversee the organisation’s Franchise Operations team before being named President in 2019. Chem-Dry, started in 1977 with a core focus on innovation, is currently in 57 countries (including a fantastic operation in New Zealand) with more than 4,000 franchises worldwide. Chem-Dry franchisees focus on deep cleaning processes that make homes Healthier for families, kids and pets.

Te Radar

NZ Comedian & Television Personality
MC for Conference 2020
In the course of his career Te Radar has dived with sharks, narrowly avoided a rabbit while racing a Formula 3 car at 200kph, plunged into the frozen Ross sea in only a skimpy pair of togs, been stung in a rather awkward place by a scorpion, and become (unofficially) New Zealand ’s worst television gardener. With a string of more official awards to his name, including the country’s highest accolades for comedy and television, Te Radar is one of New Zealand ’s most recognized comedians and personalities.

Sir John Kirwan

Former All Black & Ambassador

Michelle van Gaalen

Laser Plumbing & Electrical
Managing Director

Rodney Wayne and
Julie Evans

Rodney Wayne
Rodney Wayne Founder and Director, Julie Evans CEO

Steve LeFever

Profit Mastery
CEO & Founder

Deirdre Watson


Michael Bright

Gaze Burt

Darryl King

Jackson Russell

Evening Functions

Wednesday 6.30-9.30pm Welcome Function 

Join us for the FANZ 2020 Conference Welcome Function at the Novotel Tainui Hotel. This will be a relaxing evening for all to enjoy with plenty of food throughout the evening allowing delegates time to arrive in Hamilton at their own leisurely time, check into their accommodation and join us for dinner and drinks.

Thursday 6.30-10pm Paramount Services Evening Function

Meet at the Novotel Tainui Hotel at 6.15pm sharp as the buses leave at 6.30pm to take you to the Vilagrad Winery. Come dressed in smart casual clothes and a warm jacket. The Vilagrad Winery has a unique Mediterranean style atmosphere with historic buildings and 100 year old grapevines flowing through the restaurant, a glorious estate, 5 generations in the making. We will enjoy a private tasting with one of the Vineyard’s viticulturist who will enlighten you on the topic of viticulture and wine making, then the evening will be finished off with fine wine and great Mediterranean influenced food.

Buses will leave the estate on a rotation basis for those that wish to enjoy an early evening and those that wish to take advantage of a full evening of camaraderie, great food and wine.

Looking forward to you joining us at the 2020 National Franchise Conference.