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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

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM          Registration Desk Open

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM        Convention Committee Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Franchisor Forum Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Past Chair's Council Meeting

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM       IFA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

10:30 AM – 2:00 PM        Finance Committee Meeting

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM        Franchise Relations Committee Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM         VetFran Committee Meeting

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM           Membership Committee Meeting

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM          Women's Franchise Committee Meeting

2:15 PM – 4:30 PM            ICFE Board of Governors Meeting

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM          VetFran Military Caregivers Task Force Meeting

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM            Supplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM          Franchisee Forum Meeting

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM          Supplier Forum Advisory Board Meeting

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM          International Committee Meeting

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM          Franchisee Meet & Greet (for Franchisees only)

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM          Pride Council Reception

7:00 PM          Franchising Gives Back Celebration & Annual Awards Dinner (separate fee required)

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!

Tuesday, September 10

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM          Registration Desk Open

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM        IFA Board of Directors Meeting

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM        Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner Rehearsal

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM        IFA Executive Committee Meeting

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM        Diversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM        Franchisee Educational Luncheon

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM           FAN Annual Meeting Opening General Session

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

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM          Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM          Leadership Reception

7:00 PM         Leadership & Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner

Wednesday, September 11

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM          Registration Desk Open

7:30 AM – 11:00 AM          Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM          State Delegation Breakfast and FAN Annual Meeting General Session

Keynote Presentation

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

10:15 AM                               Depart for Capitol Hill

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM          Individual Congressional Appointments

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM          Boxed Lunches & Refreshments Available on Capitol Hill

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM           Taste of Franchising Closing Reception

7:00 PM                                     FranPAC Special Event (separate fee required)

Monday, September 9

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM          Registration Desk Open

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM        Convention Committee Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Franchisor Forum Meeting

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Past Chair's Council Meeting

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM       IFA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting

10:30 AM – 2:00 PM        Finance Committee Meeting

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM        Franchise Relations Committee Meeting

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM         VetFran Committee Meeting

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM           Membership Committee Meeting

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM          Women's Franchise Committee Meeting

2:15 PM – 4:30 PM            ICFE Board of Governors Meeting

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM          VetFran Military Caregivers Task Force Meeting

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM            Supplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM          Franchisee Forum Meeting

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM          Supplier Forum Advisory Board Meeting

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM          International Committee Meeting

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM          Franchisee Meet & Greet (for Franchisees only)

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM          Pride Council Reception

7:00 PM          Franchising Gives Back Celebration & Annual Awards Dinner (separate fee required)

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!

Tuesday, September 10

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM          Registration Desk Open

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM        IFA Board of Directors Meeting

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM        Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner Rehearsal

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM        IFA Executive Committee Meeting

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM        Diversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM        Franchisee Educational Luncheon

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM           FAN Annual Meeting Opening General Session

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

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM          Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM          Leadership Reception

7:00 PM         Leadership & Franchisee of the Year Awards Dinner

Wednesday, September 11

7:00 AM – 11:00 AM          Registration Desk Open

7:30 AM – 11:00 AM          Congressional Appointments Help Desk Open

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM          State Delegation Breakfast and FAN Annual Meeting General Session

Keynote Presentation

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

10:15 AM                               Depart for Capitol Hill

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM          Individual Congressional Appointments

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM          Boxed Lunches & Refreshments Available on Capitol Hill

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM           Taste of Franchising Closing Reception

7:00 PM                                     FranPAC Special Event (separate fee required)

Franchise Owner/Operator
0
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IFA Franchisor or Supplier Member
350
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Location & Travel

IFA has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel for a rate of $369/night for a single or double standard room. You may reserve your hotel room by calling 800-393-2503 or clicking the link in the FAQ section below. The deadline for making a reservation is August 26, 2019, or when the IFA room block is filled, whichever is first. Once the room block is sold out, reservations will be accepted on a space availability basis at the group rate.

FAQs

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

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