August 22 - 23, 2018

FaegreBD Franchise Summit

Franchise Leadership: How Can Franchisors and Franchisees Effectively Collaborate on Unit Level Economics, Delivery on the Brand Promise and System Change

Minneapolis, MN


The FaegreBD Franchise Summit is a "can't miss" event for franchise executives nationally. In 2018, it will bring the best and brightest in franchising together for two days of meaningful dialogue on unit level economics, delivery on the brand promise and system change, with a focus on key challenges and opportunities. We also will discuss hot legal topics and other external forces that are impacting franchising today.

Moving the needle in each of the key areas will be a game changer and enhance a franchise system’s success and sustainability. The Summit will create opportunities that will deliver “real world” value to each attendee, their franchise system and all brand stakeholders.

This year, we are excited to have former IFA Chair and multiunit franchisee Doc Cohen, and Chris McChesney, the Global Practice Leader of Execution for FranklinCovey Co., as our keynote speakers along with a number of inspiring panelists, including:

John Adams, Grease Monkey International
Steve Hockett, Great Clips
Ken Hutcheson, U.S. Lawns
Tam Kennedy, Taco John’s Franchisee
Craig Leonard, Rally's Franchisee
Mark Liston, Glass Doctor
Dan Monaghan, Clear Summit Group
Steve Murphy, Winmark
Paul Pickett, Wild Birds Unlimited
Susan Rather, BrightStar Care and BrightStar Senior Living Franchisee
Christina Russell, Pure Barre
Chuck Runyon, Self Esteem Brands
Julie Smith, Homewatch CareGivers
Jeff Tews, BrightStar Care and BrightStar Senior Living Franchisee
Victoria Tullett, Papa Murphy's
Steve White, PuroSystems
Sarah Yatchak, Great Clips

There is no fee to participate. 

Supplier Sponsorship Opportunities

Due to the popularity of this event and our desire to accommodate as many franchisors and franchisees as possible, we are unable to accept registrations from suppliers outside of our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact


Contact Lindsey Merek at +1 317 237 1289 or


Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
35 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Services and Industries


All times in CDT

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Registration & Networking Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. | Program
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Networking Reception and Dinner

Thursday, August 23, 2018

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. | Program (lunch provided)
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Networking Reception


FaegreBD Franchise Summit Sponsors


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