Iconic Canadian Franchise Founders to Share Secrets for Success at the 2018 CFA National Convention
Over 500 franchise industry leaders expected to attend Canada’s premier franchise education and networking event from April 22-24 in Ottawa, Ontario
(Toronto, ON) March 28, 2018… Century 21 Founder U. Gary Charlwood and Nurse Next Door Co-Founder John DeHart – two of Canada’s greatest business success stories – are among the experts who will address franchise business leaders during the 27th annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention, to be held from April 22 to 24 at the Westin Ottawa.
More than 500 franchisors are expected to attend this year, representing Canada’s leading brands including McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, PropertyGuys.com, Dairy Queen, Boston Pizza, Kumon Canada, Mister Transmission, and A&W Food Services of Canada.
“As the premier event for franchising in Canada, the CFA National Convention offers unmatched learning and networking opportunities for all franchise professionals, from new and established franchisors to franchise industry suppliers,” says Lorraine McLachlan, the CFA’s President and CEO. “With a powerful lineup of Keynote Speakers and more than 40 educational sessions to choose from, the CFA National Convention provides a forum for franchise business leaders to network, share ideas and work together to shape the future of franchise excellence in Canada.”
Rounding out three days of in-depth educational programming, the CFA National Convention will feature three Keynote Speakers:
- Gary Charlwood, Founder, Charlwood Pacific Group, will share his inspiring journey from an employee struggling to make ends meet, to an international franchising trailblazer.
- Todd Cohen, Sales Expert and Bestselling Author, will offer up the secrets to increasing profits by building a sales culture
- John DeHart, Co-Founder, Nurse Next Door and LIVE WELL Exercise Clinics, will highlight how to build a first-class company culture that will inspire employees and franchisees to live and breathe the brand
In addition to learning and networking, attendees will also celebrate their peers at the much anticipated Gala Awards Presentation on Monday, April 23, where the CFA will announce the winners of the Awards of Excellence in Franchising, Franchisees’ Choice Designation and Recognition Awards. These highly coveted awards celebrate excellence in franchising and the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchise system and its franchisees.
For more information about the 27th annual CFA National Convention, visit www.cfa.ca/convention.
About the Canadian Franchise Association
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) helps everyday Canadians realize the dream of building their own business through the power of franchising. CFA advocates on issues that impact this dream on behalf of more than 700 corporate members and over 40,000 franchisees from many of Canada’s best-known and emerging franchise brands. Beyond its role as the voice of the franchise industry, CFA strengthens and develops franchising by delivering best-practice education and creating rewarding connections between Canadians and the opportunities in franchising. Canadian franchises contribute over $96 billion per year to the Canadian economy and create jobs for more than 1.8 million Canadians. Learn more at www.cfa.ca or www.FranchiseCanada.online.
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