29
June
8:00 am — 4:30 pm
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – Convention Centre
Corner R55 and Allandale Roads

Kyalami, Gauteng 1684 South Africa
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The day where franchise company owners, franchisees, stakeholders and role-players come together

The franchise convention is an annual event that takes places one day before the start of the Franchise Business Festival. The convention is THE one day in the year where franchise company owners, franchisees and stakeholders and role-players come to together to exchange pertinent information, tips and trends so if you are involved in the industry you cannot afford to miss this really great opportunity to learn from and network with the leaders and stalwarts in the franchise industry. Mark the date in your calendar now! Book NOW! It is imperative to book and register to attend the seminars and convention beforehand – no tickets sold at the door!

Please note the program has partly been finalised and may change at any time without notice.

Topics of the Day

Key Note Address

07h00 Arrival, registration and networking.
08h00 Welcome address Tony Da Fonseca
FASA Chairman
08h05 Opening address ABSA representative
08h30 Keynote address

Category Topic: Franchise Relationships and Site Selection

9h45 Powerful insights into franchising success – coaching franchisees in difficult times – winning the hearts and minds of franchisees.
10h30 Franchisee Advisorty council – do you need one? Do’s and Don’ts, purpose of, powers, sub-committees, members, election, meetings, agendas.
11h15 Brand culture – how to inculcate brand culture through-out the system and how to determine if you have a healthy culture. Ian Fuhr
Founder, Sorbet
12h00 How to maintain effective franchisee relationships in tough economic times. Elana Korel
12h00 Lunch – decide who you would like to have lunch with and book your seat at the relavant table. Booking essential and is accepted on a first come first served basis. One booking per table delegate Click to book online
13h30 Points crucial to successful site selection for franchises.
14h15 Why do some franchises fail – an in-depth look at taking the right decisions at the right time to ensure success.  Claus Kuhl
CEO, Midek Paint
15h00 The cause of ageing franchisees, their disengagement with the brand, conflict management and mediation/arbitration.
15h45 Go to main venue for the final key note address at 16h00 followed by cocktails and a cash bar.

Category Topic: Marketing and Technology

9h45 Getting the most value out of content for consumer marketing on mutiple social channels. Veronica Wainstein
CEO, Penguin Marketing
10h30 Managing social content accross the entire brand, standards, promotions, engagement, publishing. Petar Saldo
CEO Digital Republic
11h15 Franchising trends franchisors are facing today.
12h00 Can certain brands benefit more from social media advertising than others.
12h30 Lunch – decide who you would like to have lunch with and book your seat at the relavant table. Booking essential and is accepted on a first come first served basis. One booking per table delegate
13h30 How do you market to millenials as customers.
14h15 Addressing a PR crisis in an online environment. Giuli Osso
CEO, Go Communications
15h00 Best social marketing practices for franchise systems regardless of size.  
15h45 Go to main venue for the final key note address at 16h00 followed by cocktails and a cash bar.

Category Topic: Franchise Growth and International Expansion

9h45 What are the advantages and disadvantages of granting international licences to multi-brand owners. Ian Jacobsberg
Director, Hogan Lovells
10h30 Working with local franchisees to make international deals on the African continent. Fans van der Colff
11h15 Overcoming challenges for start-up franchises wanting to grow and expand.
12h00 Every franchisor sets goals – some succeed and others fail – what goals should you establish for growth and expansion.
12h30 Lunch – decide who you would like to have lunch with and book your seat at the relavant table. Booking essential and is accepted on a first come first served basis. One booking per table delegate
13h30 Creating a social franchise. Anita Du Toit
Franchising Plus
14h15 International infrastructure/resources needed to support and grow an international franchise network – budget to secure funding, team and staffing for growth, developing systems, tools and processes, training and ongoing support.
15h00 Setting fees in international franchise agreements -establishing territory fees and ongoing royalty fees. Eugene Honey
Partners, Adams & Adams
15h45 Go to main venue for the final key note address at 16h00 followed by cocktails and a cash bar.

Category Topic: Finance and Funding

9h45 Tools to make your brand more attractive to lenders/funders. speaker info coming soon
10h30 Clever and effective funding strategies for franchisors. ABSA
11h15 How franchise owners can ensure their franchise or franchised business will command a best-in-class valuation. Kobus Oosthuizen
CEO, SA Franchise Warehouse
12h00 Driving profitability through bench marking -financial metrics, efficient communication, accountability, your system’s EBIDTA, profitablity, transparent and accurant outlet economics Richard Mukheiber
CEO,Cash Convertors
12h30 Lunch – decide who you would like to have lunch with and book your seat at the relavant table. Booking essential and is accepted on a first come first served basis. One booking per table delegate
13h30 Lending – non-traditional, asset finance, equipment leasing – what are the most cost effective options? speaker info coming soon
14h15 Funding from traditional funders versus development funders – waht are the differences, benefits and drawbacks. Mr Don Mashele
Small Enterprise Funding Agency
15h00 Success stories in franchise acquisitions and merges. speaker info coming soon
15h45 Go to main venue for the final key note address at 16h00 followed by cocktails and a cash bar.  

Category Topic: Franchise Operations

9h45 Taking full advantage of supplier relationships, how suppliers can help grow the brand and how suppliers need to adjust to the demands of an brand. Pick ‘n Pay
10h30 What does it mean to design and execute an attendee-centric event. Learn scalable best practice for organisations that excel in live events. Michaela Gordon
Javelin TV
11h15 Providing the best support and training materials and manuals – supporting from the corporate level – phone support, online support, hands on support. Franns van der Colff
12h00 Field service consultants – are they effective? How to develop the effectiveness of FSC’s  
12h30 Lunch – decide who you would like to have lunch with and book your seat at the relavant table. Booking essential and is accepted on a first come first served basis. One booking per table delegate. Click here to book
13h30 Mobilising your team in tough times – how to get the best value out of investing in expertise. speaker info coming soon
14h15 Recruiting quality franchisees – pitfalls, application and sifting process. speaker info coming soon
15h00 Franchisee satisfaction survey – what are the benefits? Margaret Constantaras
CEO, ResearchIQ
15h45 Go to main venue for the final key note address at 16h00 followed by cocktails and a cash bar.  

Category Topic: Legal

9h45 SARS and the franchise industry – What does the law Say? Do you know whatis deductible and what’s not? Jenna Mason
KPMG
10h30 Franchise Agreements and Disclosure Documents – why should these documents be updated regularly and what are the consequences if they are not updated? Eugene Honey
Partner, Adams & Adams
11h15 When should a franchised outlet be de-franchised and what re the consequences of such a decision? Maria D’Amico
CEO, D’Amico Attnorneys
12h00 Changing business environment – how does advances in technology force amendments to franchise agreements? Kevin Dam
DM Kisch
12h30 Lunch – decide who you would like to have lunch with and book your seat at the relavant table. Booking essential and is accepted on a first come first served basis. One booking per table delegate. Click here to book
13h30 Lease agreements – pitfalls and negotiation points. Ian Jacobsberg
Director, Hogan Lovells
14h15 How to effectively deal with transgressions of the franchise agreement in terms of revamps or new system investment requirements.  
15h00 Sugar Tax, Liquor Act, Smoking laws, SAMRO, Labour Law, CPA – what does a franchise have to comply with to ensure that they are not legally exposed?

 

 
15h45 Go to main venue for the final key note address at 16h00 followed by cocktails and a cash bar.  

 

Franchise Convention

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What’s Included in Your Convention Pack:

  • Free Entrance to the Franchise Business Festival.
  • A free copy of the latest Franchise Manual. (Value R300)
  • Lunch and Refreshments.
  • An Attendance Certificate

Venue:  Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – Convention Centre,
Corner of R55 and Allandale Roads, Kyalami, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Please note the Agenda may change at any time without prior notice

Cost: Non-Members: R1,690 excluding VAT Members: R2,290 excluding VAT

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Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Organizer:
Giuli Osso

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