August 05, 2014

FaegreBD Franchise Summit

Leadership, Collaboration and Commitment: The Keys to Successful Franchise Relationships and Powerhouse Franchise Systems and Brands

Minneapolis, MN


The FaegreBD Franchise Summit is a "can't miss" event for franchise executives from across the country. This year's Summit will focus on building, maintaining and capitalizing on the power of successful and profitable franchise relationships.

Featured Speakers

Greg Nathan, founder of the Franchise Relationships Institute and one of the world's leading voices on franchise relationships, will present the opening afternoon session on August 5 titled "Leading a Culture of Profitable Partnerships."

Current IFA Chair Steve Joyce will join us as keynote speaker on August 6, 2014. Steve has been a strong and visionary leader in franchising for many years and currently is the CEO at Choice Hotels International.

In addition several of the country's leading franchise executives will participate on panel discussions. Additionally this year we have added franchisees to our panels to enrich the discussion with their perspectives on dynamics of creating and sustaining successful franchise relationships.

Our speakers/panelists include:

Steve Joyce, CEO, Choice Hotels, IFA Chair
Greg Nathan, Founder, Franchise Relationships Institute
Darrell Johnson, Franchise Economist and CEO, FRANdata
Rhoda Olsen, CEO, Great Clips
Chuck Runyon, CEO, Anytime Fitness
Troy Bader, COO, International Dairy Queen
Amit Kleinberger, CEO, Menchie's Group, Inc.
Barb Moran, CEO, Moran Family Brands
Steve White, President and COO, Puro Systems
Tony Gioia, CEO, Togo's
Heidi Ganahl, CEO, Camp Bow Wow
Tim Lightner, Two Men and a Truck Owner, Madison, WI
Kathy Schneider, Instant Imprints Franchise Owner, Fullerton, CA
Jeff Tews, BrightStar Owner, Madison, WI
Aziz Hashim, NRD Holdings/Multibrand Franchisee, Atlanta, GA
Susan Black-Beth, COO, Super Wash, Inc.

Panel topics will include leadership that delivers sustainable results and makes a game-changing difference in a franchise system, with a focus on how strong franchise relationships can lead to effective system innovation and change, strong unit level economics, and systemwide undying devotion to your brand promise.  

There is no fee to participate.

Due to the popularity of this event and our desire to accommodate as many franchisors as possible, we are unable to accept reservations from suppliers outside of our current sponsors.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Merek at +1 317 237 1289 or

Faegre Baker Daniels
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Services and Industries


All times CDT
August 5, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

August 6, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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