Franchise Development Seminar Series


September 20, 2017 - Dallas, TX

September 20, 2017


Are you looking for ways to revitalize your Franchise Development Program? You are not alone. Many franchisors are looking for ways to restructure or supplement existing franchise sales and development programs in order to grow their business.

Come hear from leading franchise executives offering development solutions and best practices based on real world scenarios. Everyone wants to grow their business, but the recent difficulties in the marketplace have forced franchise systems to be more creative in attracting franchise candidates. IFA's Franchise Development Seminars are smaller, more interactive programs designed for franchise development professionals to hear from experts on the latest trends and best practices.

The Dallas seminar will feature keynote presentations from- Shane Evans, Co-Founder, President & COO, Elevated Brands and Greg Vojnovic, CFE, CDO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

If you want to reinvigorate your recruitment process in 2017 there is no better way to learn how to do that, and do it successfully, than by attending our seminar. Come gain a wealth of knowledge and network with key contacts so you can implement a franchise development program that is right for your system’s growth in 2017 and beyond.


NEW FOR 2017!

Your franchise sales team is one of your greatest assets for the brand. They are the first touch point that new franchisees have with your brand, and they set the tone for all interactions that follow. Whether you are a new, emerging or well-established brand, you will always be focused on development and how to continuously improve. FranConnect has partnered with IFA to develop the Franchise Sales Revolution - a hands-on workshop that will provide you with the information and tools you need to create and execute a winning sales strategy. 

This Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) course curriculum was created using the hard data for sales performance metrics of 480 franchise brands within the FranConnect franchise sales system. It is about creating a winning sales strategy for your brand driven by validated metrics and supported by a well defined process. It’s time to beat the statistics. 

The Franchise Sales Revolution will be hosted on September 19, 2017 at The Highland Dallas in Dallas, TX - the day before IFA's Franchise Development Seminar. 

Register for both the Franchise Sales Revolution and the Franchise Development Seminar together and receive a $100 discount! Registration prices can be found in the above brochure and at the above registration link. 



Hotel Information:


This seminar will be held at The Highland Dallas - 5300 E Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75206You may reserve your hotel room at The Highland Dallas by clicking here or calling 1-855-426-0597 and indicating you are with the IFA 2017 Franchise Development Seminar. Our room rate for a standard room is $199 on the night of September 18 and $209 on the night of September 19. The deadline for making reservations is August 29 (or when the IFA room block is filled, whichever is first.) Once the room block is sold out, reservations will be accepted based on availability at the group rate. For more information about the The Highland Dallas, click here


CFE Credits:

You can earn a total of 300 Education Credits towards the completion of the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) accreditation by attending the IFA Franchise Development Seminar AND The Franchise Sales Revolution - each individual event will be 150 Education Credits on their own. 


For sponsorship information, contact Lynette James at or 202-662-0782. 


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Thank you to all who joined us in Atlanta for our first 2017 Franchise Development Seminar! Program Materials from this seminar can be accessed below.



Thank you to all who joined us in Tampa and Denver for our 2016 Franchise Development Seminars! Program Materials from both seminars can be accessed below.



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