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Emerging Franchisor Conference

Whether you are trying to kick-start your franchise system or take it to the next level, IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference was designed for entrepreneurs like you.
CFE Credits Available
Yes
November 02 - 04, 2022
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120 Fourth Street
Nashville, TN 37201
United States

IFA's 2022 Emerging Franchisor Conference

Registration Now Open!

Like rocket fuel for franchises. Join other Franchise leaders and innovators to discover the latest way to take your franchise to the next level. Hear from development experts, speak with operations gurus, discover next-generation opportunities. Gather with industry leaders who are building the long-term success that creates real wealth for franchisor and franchisee. 

 

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"The Emerging Franchise Conference is an invaluable opportunity for young brands to network with their peers and learn from seasoned franchise executives.  The format and topics are always on point for what the audience needs and wants to hear.  Put this on your "MUST attend" list.  Hope to see you there!"

- Jania Bailey, CFE, CEO, FranNet, LLC

 

Please note, only sponsoring suppliers can attend this conference.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Lynette James, Sr. Director of Sponsorships & Exhibits, for more information.

 

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Agenda

Wednesday, November 2
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
CFE Session - Systems to Protect & Grow Your Brand
Session Summary

Aicha Bascaro, Founder & CEO, American Franchise

$299 Member / $399 non-member

200 CFE Credits

 

In this session you will learn the 4 Franchisor Systems that most mature brands follow to Protect and Grow their brand.  Becoming a franchisor is more than selling the rights to duplicate your brand.  You must have systems in place to protect it, support your franchisee’s success, scale the number of units, increase revenue, and manage the enterprise business.  Having these systems in place is what allows the brand to have long-term success.

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
10:15 am
Session Title
CFE Session - Impact of Inflation on Franchisee Financials
Session Summary

Aicha Bascaro, Founder & CEO, American Franchise

$299 Member / $399 non-member

200 CFE Credits

 

In this session you will learn the intricacies of the financials for a single unit and a growing multi-unit franchisee and how they are being affected by today’s reality of inflation and staffing challenges.  Understanding these numbers and knowing what to do to make them more favorable will give you a clear picture of the current franchise financial model and how to succeed with it.

Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Franchisor Field Trip to CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
Session Summary

Join your fellow franchisor attendees on a tour of CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc. headquarters and hear from leadership of various divisions as well as get a quick bite to eat from one of their brands. Registration is limited to 50 people.

Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Pre-Event Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Welcome and Opening General Session
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
Happy Hour (off-site)
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Thursday, November 3
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:15 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
08:15 am
Session Title
IFA Shaping the Future of Franchising
Session Summary

A fireside chat with franchise leaders paving the way through education, advocacy, networking and community.

Time Start
08:45 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
C-Suite Think Tank Forum & Idea Exchange
Time Start
09:45 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
10:45 am
Time End
11:15 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
11:15 am
Time End
12:15 pm
Session Title
Boxed Lunches with Roundtable Topic Discussions
Time Start
12:15 pm
Time End
02:05 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
03:15 pm
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
03:15 pm
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
03:45 pm
Time End
04:45 pm
Session Title
Reception with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
04:45 pm
Time End
05:45 pm
Session Title
Sponsored Dine Arounds
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
08:15 pm
Friday, November 4
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
12:15 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
08:15 am
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
08:15 am
Time End
09:15 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
09:15 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakouts
Time Start
09:45 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
Closing General Session
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 2
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
CFE Session - Systems to Protect & Grow Your Brand
Session Summary

Aicha Bascaro, Founder & CEO, American Franchise

$299 Member / $399 non-member

200 CFE Credits

 

In this session you will learn the 4 Franchisor Systems that most mature brands follow to Protect and Grow their brand.  Becoming a franchisor is more than selling the rights to duplicate your brand.  You must have systems in place to protect it, support your franchisee’s success, scale the number of units, increase revenue, and manage the enterprise business.  Having these systems in place is what allows the brand to have long-term success.

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
10:15 am
Session Title
CFE Session - Impact of Inflation on Franchisee Financials
Session Summary

Aicha Bascaro, Founder & CEO, American Franchise

$299 Member / $399 non-member

200 CFE Credits

 

In this session you will learn the intricacies of the financials for a single unit and a growing multi-unit franchisee and how they are being affected by today’s reality of inflation and staffing challenges.  Understanding these numbers and knowing what to do to make them more favorable will give you a clear picture of the current franchise financial model and how to succeed with it.

Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Franchisor Field Trip to CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
Session Summary

Join your fellow franchisor attendees on a tour of CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc. headquarters and hear from leadership of various divisions as well as get a quick bite to eat from one of their brands. Registration is limited to 50 people.

Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Pre-Event Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Welcome and Opening General Session
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
Happy Hour (off-site)
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Thursday, November 3
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:15 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
08:15 am
Session Title
IFA Shaping the Future of Franchising
Session Summary

A fireside chat with franchise leaders paving the way through education, advocacy, networking and community.

Time Start
08:45 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
C-Suite Think Tank Forum & Idea Exchange
Time Start
09:45 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
10:45 am
Time End
11:15 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
11:15 am
Time End
12:15 pm
Session Title
Boxed Lunches with Roundtable Topic Discussions
Time Start
12:15 pm
Time End
02:05 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
03:15 pm
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
03:15 pm
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
03:45 pm
Time End
04:45 pm
Session Title
Reception with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
04:45 pm
Time End
05:45 pm
Session Title
Sponsored Dine Arounds
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
08:15 pm
Friday, November 4
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
12:15 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
08:15 am
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
08:15 am
Time End
09:15 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
09:15 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakouts
Time Start
09:45 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
Closing General Session
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Member Franchisor or Franchisee
549
$
Register
2nd+ Attendee Member Franchisor or Franchisee
499
$
Register
Non-Member Franchisor or Franchisee
949
$
Register

Location & Travel

IFA's 2022 Emerging Franchisor Conference will take place right in the heart of downtown Nashville, TN at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. IFA has a room block available for a discounted rate of $259/night + tax. This hotel block SOLD OUT. Check back soon for overflow hotel information.

FAQs

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

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