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Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting

Meet with your representatives in Congress to discuss legislation that impacts the franchise business model. IFA will set up the meetings and prep you and guide you beforehand. This event is FREE for franchisees.
CFE Credits Available
Yes
September 09 - 11, 2019
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1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

THE POWER OF BRANDS

This meeting gives you the opportunity to meet your members of Congress and talk to them about YOUR brand. IFA leadership and committee meetings will also take place during this event.

ISSUES TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

PRO Act

Trademark Licensing Protection Act

Power of Brands

fan annual meeting

 “We know that franchisees create the greatest advocacy on Capitol Hill. Congressmen and congresswomen want to know how it impacts their local community, and that’s through franchisees.”
- DAVID BARR, CHAIR, PMTD RESTAURANTS, IFA CHAIR

Speakers

Speaker

Agenda

Monday, September 9

 

Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
Convention Committee Meeting
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Franchisor Forum Meeting
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
Past Chair's Council Meeting
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Franchise Relations Committee Meeting
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Finance Committee Meeting
Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
VetFran Committee Meeting
Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Membership Committee Meeting
Time Start
01:00 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Women's Franchise Committee Meeting
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
ICFE Board of Governors Meeting
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
VetFran Military Caregivers Task Force Briefing
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
Supplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting
Time Start
03:15 pm
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Forum Meeting
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Supplier Forum Advisory Board Meeting
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
International Committee Meeting
Time Start
04:30 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Meet & Greet (for Franchisees only)
Time Start
05:00 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Pride Council Reception
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Franchising Gives Back Celebration & Annual Awards Dinner (separate fee required)
Session Summary

Franchising Gives Back will recognize and celebrate franchise businesses that are engaged in charitable and community support to local communities. These awards, in the categories of Spirit of Franchising, Enduring Impact, Newcomer, Support Our Veterans, and Innovation and Impact, will honor franchise businesses whose acts of service on behalf of local charity organizations make a positive impact on thousands of communities across the U.S. and around the world.

You can purchase a ticket to the dinner when you register for FAN or you can click here to register and learn more!

Time Start
07:00 pm
Tuesday, September 10
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Board of Directors Meeting
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner Rehearsal
Time Start
09:45 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
IFA Executive Committee Meeting
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
Diversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Educational Luncheon
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
FAN Annual Meeting Opening General Session
Session Summary

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent by Becoming an Employer of Choice

Job seekers today are interested in more than a paycheck; they’re looking for an employer that reflects their value system. When unemployment numbers are low and competition for talent is fierce, successful employee recruiting and retention takes strategy. Simply posting your job online and offering competitive pay probably won’t cut it.

Come hear some successful ways to help position your franchise as an employer of choice with both potential and current employees.

Speaker: Bobby Wray, Director, Channel Sales, Paychex, Inc.

Issues Panel

Keynote Presentation

Marques Colston will discuss the importance of giving back to communities and why former pro-athletes are a great fit in franchising.

Speaker: Marques Colston, Partner, Main Squeeze Juice Co. and Former NFL Player

Advocacy Training and Hill Meetings Preparation

IFA will prep you before your meetings on Capitol Hill and provide guidance on having an effective visit through a professional advocacy training presentation.  

Speaker: Christopher Kush, CEO, Soapbox Consulting

Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
Leadership Reception
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
Leadership & Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner
Time Start
07:00 pm
Wednesday, September 11
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
State Delegation Breakfast and FAN Annual Meeting General Session
Session Summary

Keynote Presentation

Speaker: William McNulty, Founder & CEO, Team Rubicon Global and Co-Founder, Team Rubicon USA

Time Start
08:15 am
Time End
09:15 am
Session Title
Depart for Capitol Hill
Time Start
09:30 am
Time End
09:30 am
Session Title
Individual Congressional Appointments
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Boxed Lunches & Refreshments Available on Capitol Hill
Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
Taste of Franchising Closing Reception
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
FranPAC Special Event (separate fee required)
Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Monday, September 9

 

Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
Convention Committee Meeting
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Franchisor Forum Meeting
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
Past Chair's Council Meeting
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Franchise Relations Committee Meeting
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Finance Committee Meeting
Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
VetFran Committee Meeting
Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Membership Committee Meeting
Time Start
01:00 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Women's Franchise Committee Meeting
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
04:00 pm
Session Title
ICFE Board of Governors Meeting
Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
VetFran Military Caregivers Task Force Briefing
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
Supplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting
Time Start
03:15 pm
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Forum Meeting
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Supplier Forum Advisory Board Meeting
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
International Committee Meeting
Time Start
04:30 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Meet & Greet (for Franchisees only)
Time Start
05:00 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Pride Council Reception
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Franchising Gives Back Celebration & Annual Awards Dinner (separate fee required)
Session Summary

Franchising Gives Back will recognize and celebrate franchise businesses that are engaged in charitable and community support to local communities. These awards, in the categories of Spirit of Franchising, Enduring Impact, Newcomer, Support Our Veterans, and Innovation and Impact, will honor franchise businesses whose acts of service on behalf of local charity organizations make a positive impact on thousands of communities across the U.S. and around the world.

You can purchase a ticket to the dinner when you register for FAN or you can click here to register and learn more!

Time Start
07:00 pm
Tuesday, September 10
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Board of Directors Meeting
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner Rehearsal
Time Start
09:45 am
Time End
10:45 am
Session Title
IFA Executive Committee Meeting
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
Diversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Educational Luncheon
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
FAN Annual Meeting Opening General Session
Session Summary

Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent by Becoming an Employer of Choice

Job seekers today are interested in more than a paycheck; they’re looking for an employer that reflects their value system. When unemployment numbers are low and competition for talent is fierce, successful employee recruiting and retention takes strategy. Simply posting your job online and offering competitive pay probably won’t cut it.

Come hear some successful ways to help position your franchise as an employer of choice with both potential and current employees.

Speaker: Bobby Wray, Director, Channel Sales, Paychex, Inc.

Issues Panel

Keynote Presentation

Marques Colston will discuss the importance of giving back to communities and why former pro-athletes are a great fit in franchising.

Speaker: Marques Colston, Partner, Main Squeeze Juice Co. and Former NFL Player

Advocacy Training and Hill Meetings Preparation

IFA will prep you before your meetings on Capitol Hill and provide guidance on having an effective visit through a professional advocacy training presentation.  

Speaker: Christopher Kush, CEO, Soapbox Consulting

Time Start
02:15 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
Leadership Reception
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
Leadership & Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner
Time Start
07:00 pm
Wednesday, September 11
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
State Delegation Breakfast and FAN Annual Meeting General Session
Session Summary

Keynote Presentation

Speaker: William McNulty, Founder & CEO, Team Rubicon Global and Co-Founder, Team Rubicon USA

Time Start
08:15 am
Time End
09:15 am
Session Title
Depart for Capitol Hill
Time Start
09:30 am
Time End
09:30 am
Session Title
Individual Congressional Appointments
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Boxed Lunches & Refreshments Available on Capitol Hill
Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
02:00 pm
Session Title
Taste of Franchising Closing Reception
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Session Title
FranPAC Special Event (separate fee required)
Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
07:00 pm
Franchise Owner/Operator
0
$
Register
IFA Franchisor or Supplier Member
350
$
Register

Location & Travel

The deadline for making a reservation at the JW Marriott within the IFA block, has now passed; Reservations will now be accepted on a space availability basis at the group rate. If you are in need of a room, please call 800-393-2503 to book!

FAQs

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

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