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Agenda

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Your 2019 Convention will be packed with first class educational sessions, keynotes, networking events, and celebrations. Use the agenda below to plan out your three days at Convention.

Please note times and sessions are subject to change.

 

DAY 1: Sunday, April 7, 2019

9:00 AM - 7:30 PM:Registration Desk Open
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM:FSS/Supplier Forum
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM:Power Session A
[BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT] 

How to Grow Your Customers in a Rapidly Changing World
Presented by:
Kirk Allen, Reshift Media 
Steve Buors, Reshift Media

Power Session B
[MANAGEMENT]

Continuous Training through the Franchisee Life Cycle
Presented by:
Dan Belhassen, Neovation Learning Solutions

Power Session C
[SALES]

Chairman’s Choice: Tips, Hacks, Advice, Strategies and Lessons Learned to Fuel Your Franchise Development
Panel Moderated by:
John DeHartNurse Next Door and LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

Panelists are:
Mike Skitzki, Fran Worth
Thomas ScottBrand Journalists
Gary Prenevost, Frannet
David SparksBrand Journalists

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM:Essential Legal Update:
The Hottest Legal Issues in Canada
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM:New Member & First-Time Attendee Reception
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM:Convention Chair Opening Remarks and Membership Milestone Awards
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM:
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Tales from the C-Suite:
How to Lead Your Franchise to Greatness

With Dina Dwyer-Owens, Neighborly;
Shelly SunBrightStar Care;
Dan Steward, Pillar to Post;
Lawrence EadeBox Concepts Food Group;
Hadi Chahin, Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM:Marketplace Opening Reception
Sponsored by American Express

DAY 2: Monday, April 8, 2019

7:15 AM - 6:30 PM:Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM:Breakfast in the Marketplace
Sponsored by: Hoffer Adler LLP
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM:
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

The Future of Your Franchise System
Presented by: Dan Monaghan, Managing Partner of Clear Summit Group

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM:Chair & President's Address
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM:Morning Break in the Marketplace
Presented by: Witten LLP
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM:Roundtable Discussions
12:30PM - 2:00PM:Lunch in the Marketplace
2:00PM - 3:00PM:Closed-Door CEO Session and Breakout!
Presented by:
David Druker, The UPS Store
Lawrence Eade, Box Concepts Food Group
Hadi Chahin, Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

NOTE: * = Recommended for New/Emerging Franchisors

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM:Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
Sponsored by: Witten LLP
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM:
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

NOTE: * = Recommended for New/Emerging Franchisors

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM:Gala Awards Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by: CIBC, CFA National Sponsor
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM:Gala Awards Presentation Dinner
Sponsored by: Moneris, CFA National Sponsor
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM:The After-Party
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe
Sponsored by: Dale & Lessmann LLP

DAY 3: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM:Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM:Buffet Breakfast in the Marketplace
Sponsored by: BMO Bank of Montreal
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM:Annual General Meeting
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM:Roundtable Discussions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM:Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
Sponsored by: Witten LLP
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:Closed-Door CEO Session:
In-Camera with Peter van Stralen, Former CEO The Grounds Guys, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

NOTE: * = Recommended for New/Emerging Franchisors

11:30 PM - 1:30 PM:Closing Networking Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Presented by:
Peter van Stralen, Former CEO The Grounds Guys, Speaker, Author & Executive Coach

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Thank you to the following members who are National Sponsors and support CFA throughout the year:

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Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
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Toronto, Ontario
M9C 5K6

T: 416-695-2896
F: 416-695-1950
E: info@cfa.ca
H: Weekdays, 9am-5pm