2019 Franchise Conference Sponsors

GO Conference and Incentive is a full-service event management agency. We organise Corporate Conferences and Incentive Group Travel, as well as Galas and Award Evenings. We’ve taken events all over the world! Our vision is to be the leader in creating memories and moments that have a lasting impact on people’s lives and our world. We love event management. We think of the little things and the big things that will make your next event everything you want it to be. Whether it’s a baseball game in New York City’s Central Park against the NYPD, or an intimate dinner for 20 guests at the Bluff, we have the knowledge, capability, and passion to help. GO Conference & Incentive is all about group travel with a creative twist … and we can do all your event marketing (like Event Registration and Event Apps), extension travel, hotel and airline negotiations and much more.

Waipuna Hotel Auckland is one of New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive conference and accommodation venues primarily dedicated to staging conferences, meetings, exhibitions, product launches, seminars, weddings and special events. Our 150 spacious accommodation options and 18 conference rooms are specifically designed to encourage learning and serenity with effective use of natural light, views of the lagoon and spacious garden surroundings offer a relaxing and invigorating outdoor environment. Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre is a prestigious four-star venue and has a variety of outstanding facilities including 450 free off-street car parks, a 400 seat theatre, Wellington’s Restaurant & Bar, business centre, pool, spa and gymnasium to name but a few. Our comprehensive service includes professional coordinators to help you plan a successful conference or a romantic wedding to remember. Waipuna is a fully integrated venue designed to serve your specific needs.

Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers are delighted to partner with FANZ and their members in New Zealand. Founded in Napier in 1978 we have grown to be the largest insurance broker in New Zealand with 26 offices nationwide. We have a strong reputation in dealing with organisations like FANZ and our national footprint ensures that every member is able to hold one-on-one insurance review discussions. Our FANZ business insurance solution protects both the franchisor and franchisee as insurable events have a knock-on effect. However, this insurance goes even further: it offers compensation to the franchisor following an insured disruption to the franchisee’s business. All too common today we find that Franchisees rely on other neighbouring businesses for foot traffic and for this reason we have secured Loss of Attraction cover for FANZ Members. This is unique in New Zealand and is offered exclusively to FANZ members. To arrange efficient, effective insurance for your franchise, call Paul Kuhn on 04 802 0165 or email fanz@crombielockwood.co.nz

enableHR – Smart people management solutions Ensure your Franchise is providing compliant policies, contracts, templates, guides, checklists and processes to manage your Employee’s, Contractors and Workplace Health and Safety obligations, with all content legally backed in both New Zealand and Australia by a leading workplace law firm. Enable Franchisee’s to see all people data in one place, track workflows and documents easily. enableHR is a cloud based HR and WHS tool used by over 8,000 companies and recommended by the Australian Retail Association. At enableHR we are changing the HR and Legal landscape providing an innovative HR technology system tailored for Franchise’s that provides a solution for all your HR and employment law needs, protecting you from non-compliance. Visit the enableHR Stand and challenge us with any people issue and discover how we assist you to set up quality people management across your franchise. Sales@enableHR.com  0800 236 2253 www.enableHR.co.nz

Microsoft is one of the leading platform and productivity companies and their mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. Locally Microsoft works across a broad array of partners and customers in all market segments, NZ SMB business’s are the highest adopter of Office 365 in the world. Microsoft are also recognised for the work they do across the Not For Profit sector, donating more than $10M of software last year. Under the new partnership with FANZ, Microsoft NZ is working with Franchises to help them get the most out of Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365 for communications and collaboration, and Microsoft 365.

Together with our advanced eco-systems of technology partners, MYOB can solve every pain point in your business so you can focus on making more sales, increasing profits and growing your franchise. At MYOB we create solutions that can help:

  • Better manage your finances, including cash flow
  • Simplify and automate tedious and time consuming data entry processes
  • Stay tax compliant with automatic software updates
  • Employers meet PAYE and record keeping obligations
  • Provide the most up-to-date financial analysis with access to dedicated reporting tools
  • Support the growth of your business at every stag

www.myob.co.nz/franchise; contact nzfranchise@myob.com

Founded in 1989, Franchize Consultants is a specialist franchising consulting firm working with many prominent/emerging brands, like New Zealand Post & Kiwibank, Contact Rockgas, Columbus Coffee, Green Acres, BP, Motor Trade Finance (MTF), Versatile Homes, The Coffee Club and Super Liquor. Franchize Consultants is the leading franchising specialist for:

  • Companies looking to franchise a business
  • Established franchise systems wanting improved results
  • Companies investigating/capitalising upon international franchising potential
  • Franchise system increasing franchisor/franchisee capability

The company provides training and education programmes on managing a franchise system, franchise field support, franchisee profitability, and, franchising a successful business. They are authors of FANZ’s Franchisor’s and Franchisee’s Guides, and, the online pre-entry programme for prospective franchisees. Finally, Franchize Consultants produces the quarterly Franchising Confidence Index series surveying New Zealand franchising sentiment and are six-time winners of the Westpac Franchise Service Provider of the Year award.

At Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) anything is possible. Imagine dining with the dolphins or daring to conquer the steepest drop in the Southern Hemisphere at your next conference! With six exciting properties on offer famous for their exhilarating rides, exciting shows, amazing animals, and spectacular theming; VRTP will transform your next event into a truly amazing experience. VRTP’s portfolio of amazing venues include the spectacular Warner Bros. Movie World Stars Pavilion with a sit down capacity for 1200, the exciting Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner and Show venue (1000 pax), Sea World Plaza event space (sit down capacity for up to 850) and the Sea World Resort Conference Centre, a jewel in the events crown with seating up to 1000 pax, theatre style and 400 accommodation rooms. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a cast of thousands – VRTP will tailor your next conference and event into something magical.

Perception Group enables you to connect with your customers and stakeholders.  As a company, we have 3 separate but interrelated brands. NZ Print is one of New Zealand’s leading commercial print companies. Persona is a personalized multi-channel marketing & communications service, and Procure is an online critical assets portal.

Hawaii Tourism and Hawaiian Airlines

Have you thought about holding your next business event in Hawaii? With 6 unique islands to choose from, Hawaii is the perfect destination to hold your next incentive or conference. Hawaii offers breath-taking natural beauty, world class infrastructure, unique history and of course the intangible, yet unforgettable aloha spirit. It has never been easier to get to Hawaii from NZ. Hawaiian Airlines is a full service airline offering up to 5 direct services between Auckland and Honolulu each week and up to 170 daily flights between each of the Hawaiian Islands. With special group pricing available you will have one dedicated airline representative managing your group reservations.

For more information on holding your next business event in Hawaii come and visit us on our stand.

The Spark Affiliate Programme is designed specifically for Franchises, Co-operatives, Collectives and Contractors to ensure that their unique needs are met.

We understand that businesses want to give their customers a consistent level of great service everywhere, every time. Our programme offers you this from a telecommunications and IT perspective to ensure that services provided across NZ are of a high standard.

Key benefits:

  • Proactive calls or meetings with members regularly to help them be more efficient and productive.
  • Up-to-date offers and technology that are easy to use, reliable and relevant.
  • A dedicated service desk to call and email.

This helps them get back to what they know best – their business and their customers.

Let us help make it easy for you to support your network and give your business an edge.

Can’t wait to see you at the Spark stand at the FANZ Conference 2019.

Resurg is the team behindClearView, the first data aggregation service designed specifically for FranchiseeOperational Analytics. Resurg has worked with multi-location networks for 20 years and experienced first hand the frustration of aggregating data across the many ‘best of breed’ apps in franchise.

ClearView automatically collects franchisee operational data from essentially any data source you can imagine. POS, Payroll, Time & Attendance, Back Office, CRM–anything.

Need mobile performance analytics for franchisees, providing each location with immediate access to all operational data, but only the information they’re cleared to see?

Need an operating performance dashboard that shows you how your entire network is performing—while giving you the power of benchmarking or to drill down to the regional or franchisee level?

Need to keep a continuous eye on franchisee employment compliance?ResurghelpyoudiscoverIssuesearlier, limiting the risk of huge underpayments and possible franchise terminations.

We Print Your Logo Or Messages On Fresh Flowers & Edibles

Fresh Ideas on How to Brand Your Business. Don’t be boring when it comes to corporate gifts. We all have enough branded pens to last a lifetime and who even uses mouse pads any longer?

Give your clients or staff a beautiful gift that they will remember for a lifetime and remind them of the time you spend together for years to come. Let Speaking Roses emboss your logo or brand on Beautiful Premium Colombian Roses or edibles.

Ecoware came to life almost a decade ago when founders James Calver and Alex Magaraggia (EY Entrepreneurs of the Year Finalists 2018 and Denizen Heroes of 2019) realised they wanted a business that had social impact and made a measurable difference for future generations.


The fast approaching plastic pollution crisis was something they couldn’t ignore, so Ecoware was born out of a passion to build a circular economy in New Zealand. To help achieve this, the company designs a range of plant-based and compostable food packaging that uses resources sustainably and responsibly, giving environmental, social and economic concerns equal consideration. Their concept is simple: work with nature, not against it.


Ecoware is New Zealand’s only carbon neutral certified packaging company, making regular appearances on the Deloitte Fast 50 index with triple figure growth, this small kiwi company is catching attention locally and globally, now exporting to all corners. Where to next? Continue to develop a brand thats puts the earth first. All this in less than 10 years from conception. This is a business to watch.

Become a Sponsor

Get high exposure to the franchising sector through sponsoring FANZ. Major opportunities centre around our key events:

The Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards and The National Franchise Conference 


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