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Conference 2017

Conference 2017

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The 2017 British Franchise Association Annual Conference takes place at the ICC, Birmingham on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June.

This year’s conference will focus on further increasing the depth and breadth of learning as the bfa refreshes content and considers how as a collective, industry representatives can make a difference to the future of franchising.

“This was the first time I have attended the bfa Conference and I certainly felt that everything was designed to allow delegates to get the most from their visit. Networking opportunities will particularly allow us to work closely with our peers to develop relationships and collaboratively deliver the highest standards within the franchise sector.” Carys Jukes - Water Babies

New this year: Franchisee Track

Promotion of industry wide collaboration would not be true without the involvement of franchisees. That is why in 2017 the bfa are introducing the franchisee track to their Conference agenda. Packed with valuable sessions such as; adopting a growth mind-set and understanding the franchisee business journey will provide owners with the skills, knowledge and inspiration to better run their businesses.

Keynote Speakers

Jacqueline Gold
Jacqueline has earned herself a reputation as one of the UK’s most successful and powerful executives. Her presentation will cover three areas which are essential in any business, determination and goal-setting, motivating your workforce and knowing your customer base.


Jacqueline Gold
Ellis Watson

Ellis Watson
In presentations Ellis argues that a significant external shock like recession can be a springboard for positive change. He shows how to inspire passion when under pressure, and how to progress from mission statements to true company culture embracing quality, integrity and diversity.

We would be delighted to meet your franchisees there so please feel free to invite your network.

For just £450 + VAT you get:

  • entry to both days of the conference
  • a place at the bfa HSBC Franchise of the Year Awards on 28 June
  • one night's accommodation, including breakfast, on 28 June

For further enquiries or to book please call 01235 820470 or email

  • bfa Annual Conference 2017 From 28th June 2017 To 29th June 2017 Venue : The ICC Make sure you join us on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June 2017 at the ICC in Birmingham for an unmissable event featuring engaging keynote speakers and a comprehensive seminar programme focused on your business needs. The full package includes: - Entry to both days of the conference - A place at the Franchise of the Year Awards dinner on Wednesday 28 June - One night’s accommodation with breakfast (28 June) £450.00 £540.00 inc VAT Read more... QFP points 500 points
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