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Franchise Leadership & Development Conference

Welcome to the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference, the only industry event bringing franchise CEOs and development professionals together for over 20 years. This year's focus, Developing a Culture of Growth, will get you excited for YOUR franchise development.

Join us for this high-level networking conference with forward thinking franchise professionals and some of the industry's best suppliers.

Why Attend?

The Franchise Leadership & Development Conference is the industry event that brings top franchise executives together for a powerful two-and-a-half-day event that combines the impact of exciting presentations with peer-to-peer problem-solving workshops and roundtables.

  • Focused Content - Led by an advisory board of franchise sales & development professionals, our agenda tackles the tough topics impacting brands today. This year's agenda incorporates opportunities to learn for a number of roles and levels of the franchise sales & development team. In addition to programs targeted to sales & development, we're offering curriculum for franchise lead qualifiers, as well as those involved in the new location/unit opening process. You'll gain actionable takeaways that can be implemented as soon as you get back to your office.
  • Opening Workshops - Get geared up and ready to learn at our opening workshops. These sessions feature focused content that will open your thought processes to new ideas. There are two tracks to choose from - Maximize System Growth Track or Maximize Sales Performance Track. Each offers fresh ideas to help you grow and improve brand performance. Follow one of the two tracks, have a colleague attend the second and compare notes!
  • Networking - This is the one conference where you'll meet everyone in the franchise development space. Our franchisor attendees represent a who's who of franchise sales & development leaders willing to share their ideas, successes and opportunities for personal and professional improvement.
    This comprehensive educational networking conference is designed for sharing challenges, finding solutions and improving franchise growth. Access leading sales and development experts, and take away ideas and solutions to encourage growth.
  • Product And Service Sponsors - Our sponsor networking area is filled with product and service providers offering the latest ideas, tools and technologies. Don't miss the opportunity to meet new vendors and learn about their services. You might discover something you didn't know you needed!
  • Franchise CEO Summit - Join the industry's leading Presidents and CEOs as they discuss ideas for supporting brand growth. You'll gain ideas to lead your brand to create a culture of growth that carries through your internal team, franchise community and brand stakeholders. *Exclusive to Franchisor CEOs and Presidents.

Who Should Attend?

The Franchise Leadership & Development Conference offers content and curriculum for franchisors of all ages, sizes and levels in the industry. We believe the best thinking comes when different minds join in one discussion.

  • Franchise Sales Executives - You are the foundation of this great event. We continue to offer content targeted to your needs. We continue to offer content targeted to your needs. Whether you'd like to refine your sales skills, interact with the modern customer or broaden your knowledge of strategic growth with healthy franchisees, you'll find it here.
  • Brand Leaders - If you aspire to grow within your organization or be a better leader, this is the conference for you! Leadership is the soul of the conference, providing programs, discussions and speakers to help you learn, grow and be inspired to reach the next level. Our programs offer leadership advice based on your level of the organization. Whether you are an up and coming franchise executive, middle management or C-suite executives, you'll find leadership nuggets blended into everything we do.
  • Emerging Franchisors - This conference provides tons of information that you can apply to your brand growth plan. More than 35% of 2018 conference attendees had 100 units or less. You have the opportunity to learn from your emerging franchisor peers along with leaders from new and mature brands who are experiencing many of the same challenges and successes.
  • Lead Qualifiers & Administrative Specialists - We're continuing a track targeted specifically for franchise lead qualifiers and franchise administrators. You are a critical player in the franchise development process and we're providing a track to help you grow your proficiency and yourself. This is an opportunity for you to enhance your performance and network with other franchise development executives. This conference provides key data, content and networking opportunities with the best of the best franchise executives. No matter what your level in the organization or size of brand, this is the conference for you.


The Franchise Leadership & Development Conference is hands down a must-attend event for any franchise brand that is positioning to grow.

Emma Dickison
CEO & President, Home Helpers Home Care
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