AAFD 2018 Franchisee Leadership Summit "Embracing our Tasks"- October 21-24, 2018
It’s time to embrace our task of tackling the most challenging issues of franchising.

The Program

Be a part of the AAFD’s Franchisee Leadership Summit October 21-24, as the AAFD “Embraces Our Tasks” to impact some of the most important issues facing franchisees!

This year, the AAFD’s Franchisee Leadership Summit is focused on taking action and will center entirely on the six action task forces that were established the previous year:

AAFD ACTION TASK FORCE SESSIONS:
The AAFD is reaching out to all AAFD chapters, independent franchisee associations, and franchise advisory councils to join our chorus to protect:
• Franchisee equity
• Market protection
• Rights to engage in business
• The right to benefit from group purchasing and marketing,
• The right of association

We will also share best practices in association management.

All Leadership Summit delegates and attendees are invited to attend our General Session to learn about each Action Task Force on October 22, and then to participate in two action workshops of their choosing the following day.

We invite all franchisees, and especially association leaders, to join us to promote the AAFD’s vision of Total Quality Franchising!
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Here’s a quick look at each Action Task Force:

“Blood, Sweat, and Tears” – Franchisee Equity Task Force

Inspiration:

  • The promise of franchising
  • Building your equity
  • Just what do you ‘own’?
  • What are your ‘rights’?
  • What is it all for?

“A Seat at the Table” – Right of Association/Benefits of Association Task Force

Inspiration:

  • Organizing for your future
  • Legislative advocacy and engagement
  • Finding your voice
  • Extending your resources through association
  • Promoting best practices

“Protecting Your Turf” – Market and Territorial Protection Task Force

Inspiration:

  • Defining and negotiating for protected markets and territories
  • Assuring market penetration for your brand
  • Protecting against impact and encroachment

“Selling You, or Selling You Out?” – Marketing and Marketing Funds Task Force

Inspiration:

  • Protecting the marketing fund
  • Making sure the market spend benefits your business
  • Visible vs. invisible

“Getting Bang for Your Bucks” – Group Purchasing and ‘Supplier Mandates’ Task Force

Inspiration:

  • Taking advantage of the power of the group
  • Group power vs. group abuse
  • The art of the deal (not kidding!!!)
  • The case for volume rebates and other perks . . . and how to protect them!

“A Clear Path Ahead” – Rights to Compete Task Force

Inspiration:

  • Protecting your rights to be in business
  • The next chapter – advancing and protecting franchisee exit strategies
  • The Road after franchising<
  • Protecting your right to sell ‘your’ business

Be a part of the AAFD’s Franchisee Leadership Summit October 21-24, as the AAFD “Embraces Our Tasks” to impact some of the most important issues facing franchisees!


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