Annual Convention Is Premier Educational and Networking Event in Franchising
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 20 // PRNewswire // -- Gamer Doc(TM), the retail video game store that delivers a new and interactive customer experience, today announced that Jim Belanger, president, will be conducting one of the Business Solutions Roundtable discussions at this year's Annual Convention for the International Franchise Association (IFA), at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, Feb. 14-17.
The Business Roundtables are hosted by some of franchising's most accomplished leaders and provide attendees the unique opportunity to hear directly from top executives about their success stories, lessons learned and latest trends in the marketplace. Mr. Belanger is conducting one of the franchise sales roundtables, where he will be leading the discussion on the topic of "Dealing with Fear and Anxiety in the Sales Process." The Business Roundtables will be held in the Douglas Ballroom from 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16.
"IFA events always provide great venues for networking and staying current with the latest strategies and best practices in franchising, and I am pleased to be a participant in this year's Annual Convention," Belanger said. "I have more than 30 years of experience in franchise sales and development, and I look forward to an open dialogue where franchise professionals can share their opinions, points of view and insights."
Mr. Belanger previously served as senior vice president of franchise development for Play N Trade video games, COO of Faces Cosmetics, Inc., as well as director of operations for Hickory Farms. His background includes serving as divisional vice president of Rent-A-Center and president of RentClub, Inc., and he has also held executive positions with Poppin' Fresh Pies, Bally's Tom Foolery and Sierra Tucson.
Gamer Doc is an innovative franchise concept that offers the opportunity to own, develop and operate a retail video game emporium. Launched in December 2007, the Gamer Doc concept is focused on delivering a new and interactive experience to all customers. From dedicated gamers to Mom or Dad who want to try out a game, trade-in some old games or check out the latest titles and consoles from Microsoft(R), Nintendo(R), and Sony(R), all customers will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. Gamer Doc offices are located in Seattle, Wash., and Newport Beach, Calif.
Since its inception in 1960, the International Franchise Association has represented and protected the interests of the franchise community as well as the American entrepreneurial spirit. By joining a franchise system, people enjoy the benefits of going into business for themselves without the risks of doing it by themselves. Membership in the IFA is for franchise professionals who are committed to excellence and who adhere to IFA's Code of Ethics.
SOURCE Gamer Doc