IFA Leadership Summit and Board Meeting

IFA Leadership Summit and Board Meeting

Join us in Washington, DC this September as we harness the power of franchising to influence crucial issues impacting franchising.
CFE Credits Available
Yes
September 20 - 22, 2021
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Washington , DC 20004
United States

IFA Leadership Summit and Board Meeting

This exclusive event is invite-only and limited to IFA Board Directors, The IFA Foundation Board of Directors, IFA and IFA Foundation Past Chairs, FranPAC Max Donors, and hand-selected franchise leaders.

In addition to the IFA Board Meeting, IFA is excited to announce our newest event, the Leadership Summit.

At the Leadership Summit, join an intimate group of C-level executives, franchisees, and industry suppliers to hear directly from our nation’s leading policymakers, as well as highlight the launch of IFA’s Reputation Campaign. We will unveil the results of our first-ever Franchise Census to the public, as well as updates from industry leaders on critical topics including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, new partnerships with educational institutions to increase franchise awareness for the next generation and more. Invited speakers include Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman, and many more.

Following the Leadership Summit, the reimagined Franchise Action Network (FAN) Annual Meeting will harness franchising’s strength in numbers in a Day of Advocacy on Capitol Hill. Our advocacy power was proven in 2020 as our sector fought for critical relief programs, like franchising’s inclusion in the Paycheck Protection Program. However, many headwinds remain to a full recovery that could put franchisee equity and ownership opportunities at risk, such as the critical labor shortage and existential threats to the business model like the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

Registration* is now open - invited guests should check their emails for a link to register! If you are a member of the IFA, please use your login name and password to register. If you do not have one, you will need to create a profile to register. Should you need help with your log in, password, or profile, please email membership@franchise.org. If you have any other questions or need help registering please contact, events@franchise.org.

*The registration fee only covers a portion of food and beverage costs. Sessions do not have a fee.

Agenda

Monday: IFA Board Meeting
Tuesday: Leadership Summit & FAN Advocacy Day
Wednesday: Additional Board and Committee Meetings
Monday, September 20, 2021
Session Title
Franchise Brands Sponsor Optional Meetings*
Session Summary

*Sponsorship available for brands who would like to invite 10-15 of their franchisees to this exclusive event with the opportunity to hold a business meeting outside of IFA event hours. For more information contact Lynette James at ljames@franchise.org.

 

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
IFA & Foundation Board, Past Chairs Meeting
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Working Lunch
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
01:00 pm
Session Title
Optional Off-Site Board Networking Activity
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Franchise Brands Sponsor Optional Meetings*
Session Summary

*Sponsorship available for brands who would like to invite 10-15 of their franchisees to this exclusive event with the opportunity to hold a business meeting outside of IFA event hours. For more information contact Lynette James at ljames@franchise.org.

Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
FranPAC Reception & Wine Auction
Time Start
04:30 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Session Title
Continental Breakfast
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
08:00 am
Session Title
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
08:30 am
Session Title
Leadership Summit Program
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
FAN Advocacy Program Lunch
Time Start
12:45 pm
Time End
01:45 pm
Session Title
Congressional Appointments
Session Summary

IFA is reimagining the traditional Franchise Action Network (FAN) Annual Meeting due to Covid & security restrictions on the Hill. While some meetings will be in the Capitol, others are likely to be off-site in Washington, D.C.

Time Start
01:45 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
Off-site Reception
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
Dine Arounds with IFA Leadership
Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
09:00 pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Session Title
Breakfast
Time Start
08:00 am
Session Title
IFA Board Executive Session
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Franchise Brands Sponsor Optional Meetings*
Session Summary

*Sponsorship available for brands who would like to invite 10-15 of their franchisees to this exclusive event with the opportunity to hold a business meeting outside of IFA event hours. For more information contact Lynette James at ljames@franchise.org.

Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Monday, September 20, 2021
Session Title
Franchise Brands Sponsor Optional Meetings*
Session Summary

*Sponsorship available for brands who would like to invite 10-15 of their franchisees to this exclusive event with the opportunity to hold a business meeting outside of IFA event hours. For more information contact Lynette James at ljames@franchise.org.

 

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
IFA & Foundation Board, Past Chairs Meeting
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Working Lunch
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
01:00 pm
Session Title
Optional Off-Site Board Networking Activity
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Franchise Brands Sponsor Optional Meetings*
Session Summary

*Sponsorship available for brands who would like to invite 10-15 of their franchisees to this exclusive event with the opportunity to hold a business meeting outside of IFA event hours. For more information contact Lynette James at ljames@franchise.org.

Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
FranPAC Reception & Wine Auction
Time Start
04:30 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Session Title
Continental Breakfast
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
08:00 am
Session Title
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
08:30 am
Session Title
Leadership Summit Program
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
FAN Advocacy Program Lunch
Time Start
12:45 pm
Time End
01:45 pm
Session Title
Congressional Appointments
Session Summary

IFA is reimagining the traditional Franchise Action Network (FAN) Annual Meeting due to Covid & security restrictions on the Hill. While some meetings will be in the Capitol, others are likely to be off-site in Washington, D.C.

Time Start
01:45 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
Off-site Reception
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
Dine Arounds with IFA Leadership
Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
09:00 pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Session Title
Breakfast
Time Start
08:00 am
Session Title
IFA Board Executive Session
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Franchise Brands Sponsor Optional Meetings*
Session Summary

*Sponsorship available for brands who would like to invite 10-15 of their franchisees to this exclusive event with the opportunity to hold a business meeting outside of IFA event hours. For more information contact Lynette James at ljames@franchise.org.

Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Invited Guests
286
$

Location & Travel

IFA Leadership Summit and Board Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. IFA has a room block available to attendees for a discounted rate of $329/night, plus taxes and fees, for a standard room. Reservations within the block are linked below!

FAQs

To contact the IFA Conferences Department, please email
events@franchise.org or call 202-662-0763.

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