140 Brands Registered and Counting For 11th Annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference

Break-through Sales Research Will Be Revealed

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 26, 2009 - Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG), the leading industry resource for franchise development, today announced that more than 100 brands are currently registered for the 11th Annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference, Sept. 23-25, 2009 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, and that once again, 200 brands are anticipated at the conference.

Highly-anticipated results of the 2010 Annual Franchise Development Report will reveal this year's top-performing sales and lead generation sources, recruitment costs, closing ratios, mystery shopping findings, and documented, break-through research on how franchise recruitment sites can produce more leads. The winners of the annual STAR Awards, recognizing franchise excellence in recruitment practices, will also be announced at the conference.

"This is the recruitment forum not to miss. The intellectual capital on how to market and sell franchises at this major event is astounding, attracting many of the 'Who's Who' in franchise development each year," said Steve Olson, publisher of FUMG. "Attendees can re-energize recruitment in pursuing their goal of 'Mission: Possible' which is this year's conference theme." Franchisors also have access to leading suppliers and services for franchise development in the Exhibit Networking Hall."

The keynote speaker is Jason Jennings, one of the foremost authorities on business leadership and productivity and best-selling author. His landmark book, It's Not the Big That Eat the Small - It's the Fast That Eat the Slow, quickly made the best-seller lists on the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times. His next bestseller, Less is More, reveals the secrets of the world's most productive companies, and his latest book, Think BIG - Act Small, profiles the leadership of the only 10 companies in the world to have grown both revenues and profits by double digits every year for 10 consecutive years.

Franchisors interested in attending the event please visit www.FranchiseDevelopmentConference.com. Suppliers interested in sponsorship information please contact sales@franchiseupdatemedia.com or call Sharon at 800.289.4232, ext. 202.

About Franchise Update Media Group

Founded in 1988, Franchise Update Media Group (FUMG) produces online franchise sites, magazines, research, books and conferences in franchising. Targeting franchise audiences online, in print and in person, FUMG delivers a unique combination of education and lead-generation sources that helps franchisors, multi-unit franchisees and suppliers achieve their growth objectives. For more information, please visit www.franchiseupdatemedia.com.

Published: August 26th, 2009

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