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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 16 - 18, 2021
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300 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

IFA's 2021 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. 

 

EFC Attendee Data 2021

*Event data was extracted from respondents of an anonymous 2019 in-person IFA Emerging Franchisor Conference attendee survey.

 

Please note, only sponsoring suppliers can attend this conference.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Click here for a list of opportunities or contact Lynette James, Sr. Director of Sponsorships & Exhibits, for more information.

Agenda

For a more in-depth look at the agenda sessions and descriptions, please click the 'Detailed Agenda' link below!
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Welcome and Opening General Session: Life Cycle of Franchising
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Roundtables and Debrief: Navigating the Stages of Growth
Time Start
02:30 pm
Time End
03:30 pm
Session Title
Pre-Event Networking Break
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Fireside Chat: Lessons learned
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
04:45 pm
Session Title
Q&A with Speakers
Time Start
04:45 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Happy Hour (off-site)
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
08:00 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
General Session: The Franchise Candidate Journey – Strategy & Qualifications of Your Brand
Time Start
08:15 am
Time End
09:30 am
Session Title
Problem-Solving Roundtables
Time Start
09:30 am
Time End
10:15 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
10:15 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
General Session: Wish I Could Do That Over: What Is Left Ungoverned Early on May Haunt You Later
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
11:45 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Building your Marketing Support Strategy
Time Start
11:45 am
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Leadership: Yay I’m in Charge, Now What?
Time Start
11:45 am
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
Boxed Lunches with Roundtable Topic Discussions
Session Summary

(2 Rounds: 12:55pm-1:25pm; 1:35pm-2:05pm)

Time Start
12:55 pm
Time End
02:05 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Identifying Your Target Franchise Prospects
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
03:05 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: How to Use FPR as a Sales Tool
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
03:05 pm
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
03:05 pm
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
General Session: Hiring and Retaining the Right Person in a Tough Labor Market: It All Starts with Leadership
Time Start
03:45 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Reception with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
05:00 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Sponsored Dine Arounds
Session Summary

(Included in the registration fee. Restaurant sign-up will be sent closer to the meeting date. Special dietary restrictions will be considered.)

Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
08:15 pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
12:15 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
08:30 am
Session Title
IFA CEO Update
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
08:45 am
Session Title
General Session: Starting Your Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship off on the Right Foot
Time Start
08:45 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Unit Economics- The Underpinning of a Solid Franchisor
Time Start
09:55 am
Time End
10:45 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Where to Be Scrappy Versus Where to Invest
Time Start
09:55 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
10:45 am
Time End
11:00 am
Session Title
Closing General Session: Pathway to Success: We Were Once in Your Shoes
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:15 pm
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Welcome and Opening General Session: Life Cycle of Franchising
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Roundtables and Debrief: Navigating the Stages of Growth
Time Start
02:30 pm
Time End
03:30 pm
Session Title
Pre-Event Networking Break
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
Fireside Chat: Lessons learned
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
04:45 pm
Session Title
Q&A with Speakers
Time Start
04:45 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Happy Hour (off-site)
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
08:00 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
General Session: The Franchise Candidate Journey – Strategy & Qualifications of Your Brand
Time Start
08:15 am
Time End
09:30 am
Session Title
Problem-Solving Roundtables
Time Start
09:30 am
Time End
10:15 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
10:15 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
General Session: Wish I Could Do That Over: What Is Left Ungoverned Early on May Haunt You Later
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
11:45 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Building your Marketing Support Strategy
Time Start
11:45 am
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Leadership: Yay I’m in Charge, Now What?
Time Start
11:45 am
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
Boxed Lunches with Roundtable Topic Discussions
Session Summary

(2 Rounds: 12:55pm-1:25pm; 1:35pm-2:05pm)

Time Start
12:55 pm
Time End
02:05 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Identifying Your Target Franchise Prospects
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
03:05 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: How to Use FPR as a Sales Tool
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
03:05 pm
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
03:05 pm
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
General Session: Hiring and Retaining the Right Person in a Tough Labor Market: It All Starts with Leadership
Time Start
03:45 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Reception with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
05:00 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Sponsored Dine Arounds
Session Summary

(Included in the registration fee. Restaurant sign-up will be sent closer to the meeting date. Special dietary restrictions will be considered.)

Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
08:15 pm
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
12:15 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
08:30 am
Session Title
IFA CEO Update
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
08:45 am
Session Title
General Session: Starting Your Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship off on the Right Foot
Time Start
08:45 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Unit Economics- The Underpinning of a Solid Franchisor
Time Start
09:55 am
Time End
10:45 pm
Session Title
Concurrent Breakout: Where to Be Scrappy Versus Where to Invest
Time Start
09:55 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
Networking Break with Table-Top Exhibitors
Time Start
10:45 am
Time End
11:00 am
Session Title
Closing General Session: Pathway to Success: We Were Once in Your Shoes
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:15 pm
IFA Member Franchisor/Franchisee
550
$
Register
Additional IFA Member Attendee
500
$
Register
Non-Member Franchisor/Franchisee
950
$
Register

Location & Travel

The 2021 Emerging Franchisor Conference will be held in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans. IFA has a room block available to attendees for a discounted rate of $209/night. Reservations within the block are linked below and will close on October 25, 2021 or when the block is full - whichever comes first!

FAQs

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

Please note: this program is for franchisors and franchisees only. Only supplier members who are sponsoring the event are able to attend. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lynette James at ljames@franchise.org or 202-662-0782.

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