Keynote panel session moderators


FTC Chair, Lina Kahn


CFPB Director, Rohit Chopra

Featuring a ‘can’t miss’, powerful keynote panel session moderated by Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto and including FTC Chair, Lina Kahn, Consumer [Agency] Director, Rohit Chopra, former and nominated Director of the DOL Wage and Hour Division, David Weil, and Dale Cantone, recently retired Chair of the Franchising Project Group of the North American State Securities Administrators Association.  

This has been an unprecedented year for the AAFD, and we are seeing some exciting progress in furthering Fair Franchising initiatives, however, we need to keep the momentum going! Planning to be back ‘in person’ in 2022, we have a great program lined up to include speakers from the U.S. Senate, highest levels of the Federal Trade Commission, top franchisee attorneys, in addition to many other special and exciting events (It is our 30th birthday after all!).  

Our 2022 theme “Its Our Time: Partner for Success” embodies the work of the AAFD as we strive to fight for Total Quality Franchising! Attending the AAFD Annual Conference provides attendees with critical updates on advocacy and legislative initiatives, best practices and educational sessions, as well as networking opportunities with the nation’s top franchisee attorneys, franchisees from many different franchise systems, supplier members, and AAFD staff.