Why Join FANZ?
Better franchising. Enhance your position.
Members of FANZ demonstrate, and benefit from, a commitment to best practice in franchising.
All FANZ members are required to adhere to important franchising standards set out in the Association’s Rules, Code of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Key examples for franchisor members include:
- Providing a detailed Disclosure Document for prospective franchisees
- Providing a seven (7) day cooling off period
- A commitment to best practice franchising
- Requiring complaints and dispute resolution processes that protect the interest of franchisees
FANZ members also join for a range of other reasons; perhaps foremost is the opportunity to learn and network with other leaders and members within the franchising community.
Benefits of Membership
FANZ membership is a sign of credibility. Only FANZ members can identify themselves with the FANZ member logo. This identifies you as a member committed to best practice in franchising and allows you to benefit from the Association’s ‘Look for this sign before you sign’ campaign.
Members receive the logo for inclusion on their website, letterheads, business cards, brochures, disclosure documents, advertisements and other appropriate material. Other member representation provided by the Association includes:
- A Membership Certificate for framing and display at your offices
- Promotion of members only to public inquiries to the Association’s office
- Promotion of members on FANZ’s website linked to a complimentary standard directory listing on Franchise New Zealand
FANZ is the peak body for the franchise community in New Zealand. FANZ maintains relationships with Government and it’s agencies to share information and make representations, including any issues involved with new or existing legislation.
Conferences & Seminars
FANZ Annual Conference is the Association’s marquee event, typically attracting large numbers of member attendees and speakers. The FANZ Annual Conference is held over two days and is packed with franchising, business and leadership content and inspiration. In addition to the numerous keynote, workshop and round table learning opportunities, there are also many breaks, featured meals, and networking opportunities. An annual must-attend event for anyone with an interest in franchising.
Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards
Only FANZ members are entitled to enter the prestigious Westpac New Zealand Franchise Awards held under the internationally recognised Malcolm Baldridge Business Excellence Criteria. Success in these Awards not only enhances your reputation, but also provides an excellent way to have your business independently reviewed.
Regular Industry Events
FANZ holds regular and well-attended breakfast and evening functions, featuring guest speakers and networking opportunities. People in franchising tend to be friendly and are very open about their experiences. Find out the next event near you.
FANZ keeps members updated with regular newsletters on topical issues and events relating to franchising and Association business.
FANZ provides a collective voice to the media to help ensure that franchising is properly promoted and its image is enhanced. FANZ is also a member of the World Franchise Council and the Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation where it maintains a two-way flow of communication about issues around the world for the benefit of members.
Special Member Rate
Membership entitles you to a Special Member Rate at the FANZ Annual Conference and other events around the country.
" Being members ensures we keep up to date with relevant issues and changes, and ensures we are aligned with Best Practice in Franchising. The NZ franchising community is very collegial and supportive. Franchisors are amazingly willing to share their knowledge with each other. "
" It is important for franchises to come under the umbrella of the Franchise Association and see it as an investment to succeed in franchising. Otherwise you stand alone, without the continuing support and education that you need to build your business. "
" I am proud to be a member of FANZ. It means any potential franchisee can have confidence they are entering a credible franchise system that acts with integrity and fairness, and complies with the FANZ codes of Ethics and Conduct "
" Realising you are not alone in the world of franchising and knowing any situations you find yourself in, other members probably have been there too and therefore can advise on their experience and outcomes "
" It is hugely important to have representation for franchising. Individual systems do not have the resource to do this on their own so to have a body acting on your behalf is great. FANZ have a strong board and base of legal members who have a real strength in this area. "
" Whether a new or an established franchising business, we highly recommend joining FANZ. Not only do they guide you around the complexities of operating a franchised system, the backing of specialist advisors and a knowledgeable franchising community offer ongoing guidance to those looking to grow a successful franchise with strong and secure foundations. "