The annual IFA Washington, D.C. fly-in is now named the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting. It is an integration of our grassroots advocacy program, the Franchise Action Network, with our annual fly-in. This meeting gives you the opportunity to meet with your representatives in Congress to discuss topics that can affect your business, such as the Save Local Business Act. This bill will restore a commonsense definition of joint employer and keep the industry on the road to success. IFA will set up the meetings and prep you and guide you beforehand. This event is FREE for franchisees.
U.S. Secretary of Labor
Former CEO of CKE Restaurants (Hardee's & Carl's Jr.)
Political Analyst and MSNBC Anchor, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Former White House Director of Communications
Vice President and Co-Head of the ADP Research Institute, ADP, LLC
In today's hyper-competitive market, the people on your team are the only true source of sustainable competitive advantage. Yet, most franchise owners don't manage recruiting and hiring like the critical business operations that they truly are. In this fast-paced and engaging workshop, hiring expert and Hireology CEO, Adam Robinson, will teach you an actionable plan for building your best team. You'll walk away with the knowledge you need to attract and hire the right people for your location.
Keynote Speaker: Adam Robinson, CEO, Hireology, Inc.
Speaker: Shelly Sun, CFE, CEO & Co-Founder, BrightStar Franchising, LLC; IFA Chairwoman of the Board
U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, will give an update on joint employer and the NLRB.
Keynote Speaker: Alexander Acosta, U.S. Secretary of Labor
Using its unparalleled Workforce Vitality Report and National Employment Report data, ADP will present a comparative analysis of employment and wage growth coupled with geographic business activity regarding franchise and non-franchise businesses. This analysis will reveal unique insights into the contributions the franchise industry delivers to the U.S. economy.
Speaker: Ahu Yildirmaz, Vice President and Co-head of the ADP Research Institute, ADP, LLC
Speaker: Christopher Kush, CEO, Soapbox Consulting
Join us for a special evening to recognize outstanding franchisee owners who have made a significant impact on their franchise system or advocated on behalf of the franchise business model. Open to all FAN attendees.
Keynote Speaker: Andy Puzder, former CEO, CKE Restaurants
Keynote Speaker: Nicolle Wallace, Political Analyst and MSNBC Anchor, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Former White House Director of Communications
IFA has reserved two room blocks for the 2017 FAN Annual Meeting & Fall Leadership Meetings. We have a block at the host hotel - JW Marriott in downtown at a rate of $348 per night for a standard room is. You may reserve your hotel room via phone by calling 800-393-2503 or via the link below. The deadline for making a reservation is August 21, 2017, or when the IFA room block is filled, whichever is first. We also have a limited number of rooms available at the Washington Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, 2 miles from the JW Marriott. The rate at the Washington Hilton is $239 per night. To book a room at the Washington Hilton please use the link below. Washington Hilton rooms are only available through Wednesday, August 24.
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September 9 - 12, 2019 // Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting & Fall Leadership Meetings // JW Marriott, Washington, DC
September 14 - 17, 2020 // Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting & Fall Leadership Meetings // JW Marriott, Washington, DC
September 20 - 23, 2021 // Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting & Fall Leadership Meetings // JW Marriott, Washington, DC
Questions? Call 202-628-8000.
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