2014 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference: A Gold Mine for Deal-Making
If you're a franchisor looking for experienced, successful multi-unit franchisees, consider attending Franchise Update Media's 2014 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC) next month, April 23-25 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The conference is dedicated to meeting the needs of multi-unit operators - including discovering new concepts and deal-making. That's why so many franchisors sign up as sponsors and exhibitors (see the current list of franchisor sponsors here.)
But don't take our word for it. Here are some thoughts from past franchisors about why they continue to attend, sponsor, and exhibit at this annual event:
"Our sponsorship resulted in two new deals last year."
Greg Vojnovic, Chief Development Officer, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen; 2014 Co-Platinum Sponsor
"Jersey Mike's Subs has been coming to Franchise Update Media's Multi-Unit Franchising Conference since 2008. With confidence, I can say that this event yields significant results for us year in and year out. Whether you are looking to expand your knowledge, network with top franchisees throughout the franchising world, or meet your next multi-unit franchisee, this event is a must-attend for franchisors and franchisees alike. They should rename the conference to 'How to Grow & Who to Grow With.'"
Brian Sommers, VP Franchise Development, Jersey Mike's; 2014 Co-Platinum Sponsor
"Listening to franchisees of all sizes from brands across the franchise industry has made me recognize the need to improve our franchisee training and support programs."
Madison Jobe, COO, Pizza Inn
To learn more about why franchisors keep coming back to this conference year after year, see these videos.
2013 Franchisee Attendee Profile
The Multi-Unit Franchising Conference continues to grow each year, setting record attendance in 2013 of more than 1,000 multi-unit franchisees, franchisors, and franchise service providers. The 450-plus franchisees who attended represented some powerful collective numbers:
- 200+ brands in all business categories
- 9,400+ operating units
- $7.5 billion in annual system-wide sales
- 180,000+ employees
- 38% had 2 or more brands
- 47% operated in 2 or more states across more than 40 U.S states and Canada
- 70% are seeking additional brands
- 50 franchisee companies came seeking specific brands
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