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Franchise Operations Conference

Franchise success is driven by a strong model, unit-level economics and successful units. Successful units are built on sound operations and training.

CFE Credits Available
Yes
October 04 - 05, 2021
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InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

IFA's 2021 Franchise Operations Conference

#IFAOps21 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR SUSTAINED GROWTH: Packed with powerful content, this annual event for Franchise Operations executives and practitioners will connect you with successful brands who will share their tips and strategies for exceptional operational structure, smart communications, strong field support and best-in-class leadership practices to build solid franchisee relationships with those on the front lines of your brand.

Trainers and Field Staff, Operations Managers, VPs of Operations are encouraged to attend; everyone on your operations team has something to learn from this conference! NOTE: Suppliers may only attend this conference if sponsoring.

Ops Attendee Stats 2021

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

 

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

Monday, October 4, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
Welcome and General Session
Time Start
03:15 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Happy Hour
Time Start
05:45 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Reception and Dine-Around
Session Summary

Stress free networking – Need help taking the first step in forging new business relationships? New this year, IFA will be creating small groups of 10 to dine at a nearby restaurant. Get a taste of Chicago while creating bonds with your fellow attendees. (Included in registration fee. Restaurant sign up will be sent closer to the meeting date. Special dietary restrictions will be considered.)

Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
08:30 pm
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Peer to Peer Networking Continental Breakfast
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
08:30 am
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
08:45 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
Breakout Sessions
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
11:00 am
Session Title
Networking Break
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
11:30 am
Session Title
Breakout Sessions
Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Roundtables & Luncheon
Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
01:45 pm
Session Title
Breakout Sessions
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Networking Break
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
03:30 pm
Session Title
Closing General Session
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
05:15 pm
Session Title
Conference Adjourns
Time Start
05:15 pm
Time End
05:15 pm
Monday, October 4, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
05:30 pm
Session Title
Welcome and General Session
Time Start
03:15 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Happy Hour
Time Start
05:45 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Reception and Dine-Around
Session Summary

Stress free networking – Need help taking the first step in forging new business relationships? New this year, IFA will be creating small groups of 10 to dine at a nearby restaurant. Get a taste of Chicago while creating bonds with your fellow attendees. (Included in registration fee. Restaurant sign up will be sent closer to the meeting date. Special dietary restrictions will be considered.)

Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
08:30 pm
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Session Title
Registration Desk Open
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Peer to Peer Networking Continental Breakfast
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
08:30 am
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
08:45 am
Time End
09:45 am
Session Title
Breakout Sessions
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
11:00 am
Session Title
Networking Break
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
11:30 am
Session Title
Breakout Sessions
Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Roundtables & Luncheon
Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
01:45 pm
Session Title
Breakout Sessions
Time Start
02:00 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Networking Break
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
03:30 pm
Session Title
Closing General Session
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
05:15 pm
Session Title
Conference Adjourns
Time Start
05:15 pm
Time End
05:15 pm
IFA Member Franchisor/Franchisee
575
$
Register
Additional IFA Member Attendee
525
$
Register
Non-Member Franchisor/Franchisee
1075
$
Register

Location & Travel

The 2021 Operations Conference will be held at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL. IFA has room block available to attendees for a discounted rate of $285/night, plus taxes and fees. Reservations within the block are linked below!

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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