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July 31 - August 01, 2019

2019 Franchise Summit

State of the Art Franchise Leadership: The Key Difference Maker Separating Franchisors Who Achieve Sustainable Success From Those Who Struggle

Minneapolis, MN


The FaegreBD Franchise Summit is a "can't miss" event for franchise executives nationally. In 2019, we will bring the best and brightest in franchising together for two days of meaningful dialogue. Topics will include:

  • Why Collaborative Leadership Matters: Franchisor Attitude and Franchisee Engagement
  • An Undying Brand Devotion: The Secrets to Delivering an Outstanding Customer Experience 
  • The Keys to Delivering Effective Training and Operations Support Without Crossing the Joint Employer Line
  • System Change Is Necessary but Must Move the Needle on Unit Level Economics
  • Why Technology in Today’s World Impacts the Brand Promise and Bottom Line More Than Anything Else

This year, we are excited to have the 2019 IFA Chair, David Barr, and motivational business speaker Scott Greenberg as our keynote speakers along with a number of inspiring panelists, including: 

  • John Adams, Grease Monkey International
  • Tom Baber, Money Mailer Franchisee
  • Susan Beth, NRD Capital
  • Emma Dickison, Home Helpers Home Care
  • Steve Hockett, Great Clips
  • Ken Hutcheson, U.S. Lawns
  • Tam Kennedy, Taco John’s Franchisee
  • Saunda Kitchen, Mr. Rooter Franchisee
  • Craig Leonard, Rally's Hamburger Franchisee
  • Steve Murphy, Winmark Franchise
  • Kerry Olson, CKE Restaurants
  • Susan Rather, BrightStar Care and BrightStar Senior Living Franchisee
  • Steve Romaniello, Roark Capital
  • Jeff Tews, BrightStar Care and BrightStar Senior Living Franchisee
  • Rob Weddle, Authority Brands
  • Steve White, PuroSystems
  • Jennifer Yiangou, Anytime Fitness


All times in CDT 
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 Dinner 

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Program (lunch provided) 
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Networking Reception 

Registration Fee 


Due to the popularity of this event among franchisors and franchisees, we are unable to accept registrations from suppliers outside of our sponsors.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Lindsey Merek or call +1 317 237 1289. 


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


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