The Franchise Council of Australia and the International Franchise Association formally launched the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) program at the FCA’s National Franchise Conference in Brisbane, October 20-22. A Study Tour group of IFA members, led by IFA Chairman Steve Romaniello, CFE, Managing Director, Roark Capital Group, Steve Caldeira, CFE, President & CEO, IFA, and John Reynolds, CFE, President, IFA Educational Foundation, participated in the conference program, CFE sessions, and a 3-day visit with FCA members in Melbourne and Sydney, following the conference.
Members of the delegation are Steve Caldeira, CFE, president & CEO, IFA, John Reynolds, CFE, president, IFA Educational Foundation, Bill Edwards, CFE, CEO, Edwards Global Services and International Affairs Committee vice-chair, Rogelio Martinez, CFE, vice president, International Development, Tutor Doctor Systems, Duane Messerschmidt, director, International Sales and Support, The Johnny Rockets Group, Tabbassum Mumtaz, president, Apex Restaurant Management and IFA Board member, Crystal Bednar, operations manager, Apex Restaurant Management, and Amit Pamecha, CFE, CEO, FranConnect. FCA members, led by FCA Chairman Michael Paul, President, Pack & Send, and FCA Education Manager, Simon Heggen, joined the group for the site visits and meetings.
During the conference IFA and FCA leaders met with Bruce Billson, Federal Member of Parliament, and Minister for Small Business. Look for expanded coverage of this story in the January issue of IFA’s Franchising World magazine.