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01 Jun 2023
  1. Room 1BO3

    Industry experts share tips to better organize and structure communications with franchisors.  The program is designed for international contacts and investors wishing to invest and diversify through the franchise business model.

    SPONSORED BY THE U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE

    SPONSORED BY THE U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE
  2. Room 1BO3

    If you're looking for no-nonsense, cut-to-the-quick, how to evaluate franchises so that I can buy one that's right for me . . . this is the workshop you need. This is the perfect workshop for people who are just getting started with their research, as well as those who are close to making a decision to buy a franchise.

    WORKSHOP FEE $125

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

     

  3. Room 1BO2

    Are you ready to grow your business but don't know which strategy is best for you? This seminar will help you understand various growth alternatives and whether franchising should be a part of your long term plan. Alternatives examined will include company-owned growth, business opportunities and licensing, joint ventures, dealers and distributorships, and franchising.

    SPONSORED BY iFranchise

  4. Theater

    Learn how sustained, consistent execution of your brand standards, a strategic focus on employee development and coaching, and a  strong, collaborative relationship with your franchisor can help you on your journey to becoming a multi-unit franchisee. In this session, Laura shares her over two decades of experience working with franchisees and franchisors at some of North America's leading franchises. 

    SPONSORED BY MFV EXPOSITIONS

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    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA
  6. Theater

    Join us for a conversation on how women in franchising are changing the franchise landscape. Join us and learn:

    • Why women make great franchisees and franchisors
    • Building a community of women to support you in franchising
    • Tips for women thinking about franchising a concept, joining a franchise system or working in the franchise industry
    • Where to get information and education about franchising
    • The benefits of a CFE or Certified Franchise Executive designation
    • Challenges in building or sustaining a franchise system 
    • Career experiences that help define leadership styles for women in franchising
    • Making the leap into business ownership
    • Why franchising helps you attain work/life balance whether you are a ‘zor, a ‘zee or supplier to the industry
  7. Room 1BO3

    This workshop will explore business planning topics, featuring a panel of franchising experts, professionals and executives of overseas franchisors who have successfully developed franchising programs in the United States. Our focus will be on pragmatic and truly useful information with an emphasis on war stories and case studies.

    SPONSORED BY GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

    WORKSHOP FEE $200
    Register

     

  8. Room 1BO2

    Most franchisors have implemented a number of best practices that make them successful. But what habits make a franchisor HIGHLY successful. Undying devotion to the brand, knowing and balancing the interests of the franchisor, franchisee and franchise system as a whole and empowering franchisees are just a few highlights that will help a franchisor take their system to the next level. In today’s economy, most franchisors do not have hundreds of thousands of dollars to invest in new strategies or initiatives. This dynamic session will identify best practices that franchisors can apply – without significant financial investment – to achieve a powerful impact in the near future and over the long haul.

    WORKSHOP FEE $150

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    SPONSORED BY FAEGRE DRINKER

  9. Theater 2

    How do I position my brand to turn it into a franchise?  Who would make an ideal franchisee for my brand?  What do I need operationally to be considered ready to franchise?  These are just a few of the questions that we will explore as we discuss the homework that needs to be done before you can launch into the world of franchising.  

    SPONSORED BY SMB FRANCHISE ADVISORS

  10. Theater
    NJ Continues to be a thriving market where key industries proudly base their headquarters due to exceptional talent and education. Couple that with a concentration of high income and spending power - all within a 50-mile radius, From a legal perspective, it is one of the most protective states in the nation. Simply put, NJ is a market that offers a lucrative consumer market and a wealth of business support services that will afford you a solid base from which to build its franchise. Come see why NJ is right for you.
    NJSBDC - Rutgers University
02 Jun 2023
  1. Room 1BO3

    Learn about the practical issues involved in preparing a plan for franchise development. This session is appropriate for business owners, corporate executives, lawyers, accountants and business consultants considering expanding a business through franchising. This symposium will explore the basics of franchise system, design, development, expansion, franchise law, and will provide an understanding of the timing and cost to become a franchisor. 

    WORKSHOP FEE $150

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  2. Theater
    Before you buy that franchise, what due diligence should you do? What questions should you ask not only to yourself but the franchisor and the franchisees? What are your rights according to federal and state laws. Two Veteran Assistant Attorneys General who supervise State Franchise Units and a Franchise Consultant with over 30 years in the industry discuss important considerations that prospective franchisees should consider before buying a franchise.
  3. Room 1BO3

    If you're looking for no-nonsense, cut-to-the-quick, how to evaluate franchises so that I can buy one that's right for me . . . this is the workshop you need. This is the perfect workshop for people who are just getting started with their research, as well as those who are close to making a decision to buy a franchise.

    WORKSHOP FEE $125

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

     

  4. Theater

    In this session, Laura shares her knowledge and experience working with both franchisors and franchisees to strengthen their ties into both their local community and their online community. Learn how your community presence helps you to enhance your local marketing efforts, build partnerships that embed you and your business into the local community fabric and can help you attract talent in difficult hourly labor markets across North America. Join her as she discusses practical tactics and strategies with a panel of guests.

    SPONSORED BY MFV EXPOSITIONS

  5. Room 1BO2

    This workshop explores effective business planning critical to the long-term success of franchise companies expanding into the U.S. market. Topics included will address common business and legal issues affecting international franchising.

    SPONSORED BY BROWN RUDNICK

  6. Theater

    Ensuring financial support for prospective franchisees is crucial for the growth and success of your brand. Join us as we dive into cutting-edge funding strategies and options for 2023 and beyond. This session will provide valuable insights on how to foster funding relationships, explore various financing methods, and implement strategies tailored for your franchise system. Learn how to empower your potential franchisees with financial solutions that will enable them to thrive, allowing you to focus on expanding your brand with qualified and well-funded candidates.

    SPONSORED BY BENETRENDS FINANCIAL 

  7. Theater 2

    This seminar covers the ins and outs of franchising your business. From launch to growth, strategies to expand your brand, and how to set up your franchisees for success. We will also touch on having the “end in mind” with keys to adding investors to exit with a Sale to Private Equity

    SPONSORED BY SMB FRANCHISE ADVISORS

  8. Room 1CO3

    Join the discussion on the importance of financial health and literacy for small business owners and tips on maintaining positive cash flow.

    SPONSORED BY MELIO

  9. Room 1BO3

    Are you ready for international expansion? How do you put together a pro-active plan? What support needs to be in place? Where should you go first and what results can you expect? This and so much more will be discussed in this lively session.

    WORKSHOP FEE $200

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE
  10. Theater

    Experience the Power of AI in Franchise Marketing: Attend a Live Demo and Witness the Game-Changing Impact on Branding, Content Generation, and Automation!
    Join us for this groundbreaking event that will revolutionize the way you approach franchise marketing! Our live demo will showcase the astonishing capabilities of AI in transforming branding, content generation, and automation. Discover how you can leverage these cutting-edge technologies to drive your franchise's success and stay ahead of the competition. 
    By attending this event, you'll:

    • Gain valuable insights into the rapidly evolving world of AI-driven marketing, specifically tailored for franchises.
    • Witness a live demonstration of AI-powered tools in action, as they create and optimize branding, website design, and marketing collateral.
    • Learn how to automate your marketing efforts, freeing up time and resources to focus on growing your franchise.
    • Understand how AI-generated content can engage your target audience and deliver a consistent brand message across multiple channels.
    • Network with industry experts and like-minded franchise owners, creating opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing.
    • Receive exclusive access to AI-powered tools and resources, ensuring your franchise stays at the forefront of marketing innovation.
    • Empower your franchise with actionable strategies and techniques to elevate your brand, attract more customers, and increase revenue.

    Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the power of AI in franchise marketing firsthand. Reserve your spot now and witness the game-changing impact on branding, content generation, and automation that will shape the future of your franchise!

    SPONSORED BY MetAiBlock

  11. Theater 2

    If you’re wondering:·  
    “Should I buy a franchise?” or  
    “Should I franchise my business?” or
     “Will franchising work for me?” or ·      
    Any similar question about franchising . . . We’ve got the perfect seminar for you! Dr. John P. Hayes, Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University, will help you determine your “fit” for franchising. With 40+ years of experience as a franchisee, a franchisor and an advisor to franchise companies, Dr. Hayes knows the pros and cons of franchising and he’ll help you understand why franchising works, why it might be a perfect career choice for you, and why you should spend your valuable time investigating franchising. This hour-long seminar is free and it will provide you with trustworthy information that you can use to decide your future in franchising.

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  13. Room 1CO3

    Join U.S. Commercial Service staff to review trade development, finance, and website optimization services available to U.S. franchisors to enhance visibility and access to global contacts. 

    SPONSORED BY THE U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE

  14. Theater 2

    It’s a fact, budgeting and forecasting leads to better decisions and more profit. Unfortunately very few franchisees do a good job at it. In this session, we’ll discuss the best practices of top franchisees who have a world class FP&A process with only a few hours of incremental work each month. This is not your typical esoteric corporate finance discussion, we’ll just provide a series of practical steps that will result in a more intelligent decision making process with more confidence and less stress.

    SPONSORED BY PLANGURU

  15. Room 1BO3

    You believe the time is ripe to expand your operation to multiple locations but don’t know which strategy is best for you – an internally-managed expansion or franchising. This session will explore expansion strategies, the right growth vehicle, and determine if you should consider franchising. This session will offer decision points to help analyze your company’s growth options, including raising equity.

    SPONSORED BY iFranchise

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    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA

    TOPFIRE MEDIA
  17. Theater

    Those who are considering a second career, buying a franchise might be the right choice. Buying into a franchise affords a glimpse of the company's operations, competition and future profit potential. Franchising is a proven way to invest and get started in an entrepreneurship without starting from scratch. Join us and learn how to find a franchise that fits your skillset and wallet, and how franchising can be the best entrepreneurial investment. SBA and SBDC support programs will be discussed. 

    NJSBDC - Rutgers University

  18. Theater 2

    Are you tired of paying hefty fees for accepting credit cards at your business? Join us for an exciting presentation on surcharging and cash discounting, the hottest trends in the industry that promise to eliminate those burdensome costs. Led by Ben Abel, a seasoned merchant services professional with nearly two decades of experience, this session will unravel the mysteries behind these terms and reveal the market's response to this groundbreaking approach. Join us on this thrilling exploration of what everyone's buzzing about in payment solutions!

    SPONSORED BY BANK ASSOCIATES MERCHANT SERVICES

03 Jun 2023
  1. Room 1BO3

    Learn about the practical issues involved in preparing a plan for franchise development. This session is appropriate for business owners, corporate executives, lawyers, accountants and business consultants considering expanding a business through franchising, . This symposium will explore the basics of franchise system, design, development, expansion, franchise law, and will provide an understanding of the timing and cost to become a franchisor. 

    WORKSHOP FEE $150

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

     

  2. Room 1BO2

    Industry specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service present information, tips, and strategies for U.S. franchisors interested to expand to markets that are developing countries or post-conflict markets.

    SPONSORED BY THE U.S. COMMERCIAL SERVICE

  3. Theater 2
    If you’re wondering:·  
    “Should I buy a franchise?” or  
    “Should I franchise my business?” or
     “Will franchising work for me?” or ·      
    Any similar question about franchising . . . We’ve got the perfect seminar for you! Dr. John P. Hayes, Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University, will help you determine your “fit” for franchising. With 40+ years of experience as a franchisee, a franchisor and an advisor to franchise companies, Dr. Hayes knows the pros and cons of franchising and he’ll help you understand why franchising works, why it might be a perfect career choice for you, and why you should spend your valuable time investigating franchising. This hour-long seminar is free and it will provide you with trustworthy information that you can use to decide your future in franchising.
  4. Theater

    Join the IFA Foundation as we discuss the basics of getting into the Franchising world. We will discuss the many opportunities open to people of color, underrepresented communities, women, veterans, and more. Many companies are eager to identify, recruit, support, and advance a more diverse pipeline of talent throughout their brands. The IFA Foundation is there to both help Franchisors in these efforts as well as assist prospective Franchisees in exploring the pathways that are open to them. This will be a lively open discussion with lots of time for questions and interaction from the audience, so bring your questions!

    SPONSORED BY THE IFA FOUNDATION

    SPONSORED BY THE IFA FOUNDATION
  5. Room 1BO2

    This seminar is for Emerging Brands who need better sales strategies and results.  This includes a basic plan to sell your first 100 franchise units.

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA
  6. Theater

    Launching and sustaining a successful business requires financial foresight and strategic decision-making. Understanding your funding options is a critical aspect of business management, influencing everything from ownership structure to day-to-day operations. Join us in this informative session tailored for entrepreneurs at all stages – from aspiring business owners to seasoned professionals. Discover the latest funding strategies for 2023 that can help you unlock your business's growth potential, secure financial stability, and ensure long-term success in an ever-evolving landscape.

    BENETRENDS FINANCIAL 

  7. Room 1BO3

    Learn how to create a user-friendly Operations Manual with key content to expand on the documentation of your business' processes and procedures.

    WORKSHOP FEE $120


    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE
  8. Room 1BO2

    Are you ready to grow but don’t know which strategy is best for you? Franchising is not right for everyone. This seminar will help you understand various growth alternatives and whether franchising should be a part of your long-term plan. Alternatives examined will include company-owned growth, business opportunities and licensing, joint ventures, dealers and distributorships, and franchising.

    SPONSORED BY iFRANCHISE

    SPONSORED BY iFRANCHISE
  9. Theater 2

    Do you have what it takes to be a great franchisee? Sure, your franchisor will give you support and training, but it’s up to you to make your business succeed. Join us for an impactful session to learn:

    • The essential qualities of a great franchisee
    • How to choose the right brand for you 
    • Tips and tricks from top-performing franchisees
  10. Theater

    We invite you to a value-packed educational seminar with top experts in the industry that will provide valuable information on how Minorities can profit and build generational wealth as a Franchisee or a Franchisor. During this session, you will learn emerging trends, the leading players in the franchising industry, how technology is affecting growth, getting access to capital, and understanding the regulatory environment.

    SPONSORED BY: SOCIALLY BUZZ