The European Franchise Federation (EFF) is to host a European conference for franchisors at the Hotel Thon in Brussels on 29 November.
Three panels, Q&A sessions and professional opinions are to be delivered by renowned franchisors and expert advisers taken from within EFF member associations, including the UK’s own Karl Sandall of TaxAssist Accountants, Pirtek’s Dr Kelvin Roberts, John Pratt of Hamilton Pratt and former bfa chairman Mike Goddard of Belvoir Lettings.
The 90-minute panels will each focus on a key area of franchise development:
- innovation for sustainable growth in franchising
- franchising and the internet, including the implications and challenges of online sales on a network
- cross-border franchising in Europe
Panels will be led by a selection of business leaders from influential international franchisors and advisers in addition to those from the UK, including the Accor Group and Yves Rocher from France; Germany’s Nordsee International, Vapiano International and Goodyear Dunlop International; Italy’s Accor Hospitality and Mail Boxes Etc.; Croatia’s Body Creator; and Turkey’s Simit Sarayi.
The conference will open with introductions from some of the EFF’s senior figures, including its executive director Carol Chopra and its chairman, Guy Gras.
Brian Smart, who will be attending the event, said: “I hope that bfa members will take this excellent opportunity to meet with some of Europe’s leading franchisors and professional experts.
“Anybody in the process of expanding into Europe, or thinking about doing so in the future, stands to gain valuable advice and networking opportunities by attending. I look forward to seeing them in Brussels.”
Time is also set aside for networking, including drinks scheduled following the conference, which costs €290 per person for bfa members (€390 for all others). Preferential rates in the hotel have been secured for delegates.
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