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This exclusive event is designed for CEOs, Presidents and Franchise Sales and Development Executives. This year we've raising the bar on the content provided during the conference.

  • Exclusivity for franchisors
  • New programming designed to help your personal growth as well as the growth of your brand
  • Learn from the industry’s top sales and development professionals – more than 60 speakers
  • Dive into the Mystery Shop and Annual Franchise Development Survey results with our panel of experts

Find real solutions to real problems. Register Now!

See what you missed at the
2013 Franchise Leadership
& Development Conference

Hello Fellow Franchise Leaders!

This will be the 9th year that I participate in the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference and I am honored that Franchise Update Media has asked me to participate as the Chairman of the conference this year.  I’ve always felt that this has been the one conference where we can go to learn best practices in our industry; and, probably more than any other single event has done more to raise the level of professionalism and success of franchising than any other conference. To me, this one event is known more than any other for the amount of professional sharing and goodwill between top executives and the networking that results. 

Based on all of your feedback, this year we’re making some big changes at the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference and taking it to the next level.  While the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference each year consistently presents the top breakouts for the Franchise Sales and Recruiting process, in 2014 we are expanding the scope of our conference breakouts to include what happens AFTER you’ve recruited a new franchisee. We have introduced a new set of breakouts focused on Market Planning and Development for long term successful growth of your franchisees. The top Development Executives in the industry will present these breakouts, and in the tradition of this conference they will all share their secrets to success.  And then, for those of you with an emerging brand or a brand at a transition point, we have breakouts focused on Building Your World Class Brand.  As you can imagine, all these breakouts will be presented by the best in the industry and you will have plenty of time to ask questions. 

Another change this year is that we are taking a conference favorite and super-sizing it.  The annual Mystery Shop/Annual Franchise Development Survey will be changed to provide a more in-depth look into our industry gold standard’s survey, with a panel of franchise execs challenging the analysts who completed the survey each step of the way.  And of course the conference returns with top notch keynote speakers and the one of a kind CEO Summit and opening Bootcamps. The “Maximize Sales Performance” or “Grow Successful Franchisees” tracks fine-tune your skills, followed by an afternoon session to “Position Your Franchisees For Success." If there is one professional development conference you are going to attend this year, I guarantee that you will get more out of this conference than any other. 

Sign up before now for the best price and tell all your friends and colleagues. I hope to see you in Atlanta this October for the one “Must Attend” conference of the year!


GREGORY S. VOJNOVIC, CFE | Chief Development Officer, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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    Art Boldetskiy, Senior Account Manager, ProspectPro Advertising

  • “The content and quality of the Franchise Leadership and Development Conference is without equal and we look forward to it again this year.”

    Pete Lindsey, VP of Franchising, Sport Clips

  • "The Franchise Leadership Conference is a MUST DO for every Senior Franchise Development executive. The knowledge, sharing and agenda is the perfect blend of real world information from executives and speakers all fact based information to help recharge your batteries and create new strategies for the next year!"

    Mark L. Jameson, EVP, Franchise Support & Development, FASTSIGNS International Inc.

  • “It's a great event to compare your metrics with your peers to see how well you are doing and what changes need to be made.”

    Mike Hawkins, VP of Franchising, The Dwyer Group

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