This exclusive event is designed for CEOs, Presidents, Franchise Sales, & Development Executives.
Since its introduction 19 years ago, this conference has experienced tremendous growth, reaching more and more franchise executives seeking inspiration and guidance on how to better grow their businesses. This conference has become a must-attend event for all those who value staying on top of trends as well as those looking to generate new ones.
This year's theme is Smart Growth - growing for long-term sustainable growth, not just for the sake of growing. The agenda addresses smart growth strategies that apply to multiple layers of the organization. We'll cover everything including the sales process, the right vehicles and messaging to reach your prospect and programs to maximize your market penetration.
The annual Franchise Development Report and Mystery Shop Report present key findings and their importance in the sales process.
Don't miss this industry-leading event. Bring a colleague and compare notes!
Relive the Excitement at the 2016 Event!
The Franchise Leadership & Development Conference brings CEOs, Presidents and top Development 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.
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES ARE SAYING
“This conference affords the opportunity to be with others in franchise development who understand the business. It's a great place to exchange experiences and to talk to people who can help to make your franchise successful. There are all levels of franchisors attending. This is especially helpful to me, because my franchise has locations in 112 countries, and they are very diverse in levels of development.”
Sydney Griffin, Development Communications Manager, Subway
“FLDC is a great chance to meet brands from across the country. Some have over 1000 units and some have just started. You never know where that new nugget of information is going to come from. My favorite thing though is that everyone is on a level playing field here. They are open and honest about what is working and what is not. This can't be found anywhere else.”
Melissa Erickson, Director of Franchise Development, Pinot's Palette
“I have the opportunity to talk to my peers about honing our business approach toward gaining new franchisees as well as talk with vendors about products and services specifically targeted toward franchisee recruitment and development planning and management. These are like-minded development people who understand what I do every day to further our brand. The passion and energy at this conference are inspiring!”
Lisa Hammer, Manager of Franchise Development, Wild Birds Unlimited
“Regardless of the maturity of your brand this conference provides very relevant, universal information and practical applications. And to be in an environment where you can fact check the ideas, concepts and vendors with fellow franchise development professionals is invaluable. We most definitely plan to utilize this event to sharpen our saws going forward.”
Kathleen McKay, Director of Franchise Development, Home Instead Senior Care
“One of the best conference's held each year! This is a must attend conference in my opinion. I have been fortunate to attend almost all since the conferences started. Each year I have had a number of take always that I have put into practice. Keep up the great content and the involvement of the vast network of successful franchise people. Thanks for letting me participate.”
Paul Wolbert, President, Island Time Treasure