Inside Look: The 2018 Emerging Franchise Conference

In just a couple of short weeks, FranNet will be sponsoring and sending a delegation to the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) 2018 Emerging Franchise Conference. Held at the Downtown Hilton in sunny Miami, FL on Nov. 7-9, the conference is a gathering of franchise brands looking to take their business models to the next level. And we want to be there for it. The reason is simple. In over three decades of franchise consulting, FranNet has become an industry leader by working with top brands with the highest of reputations. And we intend to keep it that way.

While this conference isn’t necessarily designed for the prospective franchisee or budding entrepreneur, it doesn’t hurt to take a look at what will be happening—and how it may affect your future investigation of an emerging franchise brand.

In a nutshell, here’s what the 2018 Emerging Franchise Conference is all about, taken from their own website:

“Designed for franchisors looking to connect, innovate and evolve their brands to the next level, the Emerging Franchisor Conference is a must-attend. Attendees will leave with valuable information and insights from leading franchisors that they can bring back to their businesses to help them grow and succeed in the future. It’s designed for Franchise Operations Executives, CEOs, COOs, Presidents, franchise development executives, franchise marketing experts, franchise relations specialists and anyone looking to grow their business!”

FranNet will be at the conference, scouting the latest up-and-coming franchise brands to see whether or not their business model and propositions might fit well within our system. What we have to offer is a direct line to their most valuable asset—a pipeline of highly qualified and motivated franchisee leads. By convincing these brands that we offer the one true solution for delivering client experiences from the inquiry point to the final sale, we hope to have a whole new crop of franchise brands to discuss with our clients in the near future.

While at the conference, our delegation will hear from some of the most influential executives in the franchise industry, as they lead keynote speeches on the topics of building “best in class” franchise systems, designed to maximize their franchisee’s value. Speakers include Susan Beth of NRD Capital, Tariq Fared, founder of Edible Arrangements, LLC, Colette Hittenger of Ben and Jerry’s and Jennifer Durham of Checker’s and Rally’s Restaurants.

We hope that many of the attending franchise brands will make it a point to stop and visit with our delegation in the exhibitor hall. They’ll hear the same message we promote to our valuable clients.  We believe that growing a franchise system into a healthy, happy and profitable operation begins with creating an optimal development plan. FranNet plays a key part in the process through the establishment of qualified candidates. We’ll provide them with our vision of a high-functioning franchise brand built on scalable and sustainable growth.

As always, FranNet is committed to bringing you, the client, the best and brightest options for a future in franchising. Once the 2018 Emerging Franchise Conference concludes, we hope to have many new leads on emerging franchise concepts that can make your entrepreneurial dreams come true.

We’ll definitely keep you posted!

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Oct 24, 2018