Franchise Convention

If there is one day in your business calendar to take not of, it's the Franchise Convention - an annual event where franchise company owners, franchisees, key stakeholders and role-players come together to network, exchange information, offer tips and discuss industry trends. This opportunity to learn from franchise stalwarts and listen to respected guest speakers is invaluable and open to all who are interested in this incredible business sector.

Date : 09 Apr 2014
Time : Please see below
Venue : Summer Place, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Sandton - For directions click here
Price per delegate : R1900.00 excl VAT
Master of Ceremonies : Rick Alan


08h05 to 08h15 : Presentation by Banie Claasen, Head Retail Sector and Acquisition Africa, Retail and Business Banking, ABSA.

08h15 to 09h00 : Key note speaker Alec Hogg, who will discuss how major global economic developments
affect South Africa.

09h00 to 09h30 : Mr Brett StClaire, Enterprise Country Manager South Africa, Google
Learn from the experts on the effective application of Google

09h30 to 10h00 : Mr Eugene Honey, Director, Adams & Adams
Industry Code Accreditation how the Code effects everyone in franchising

10h00 to 10h30 : Mr Victor Strobel, Schneider Electric in conjunction with Mr Peter Moyanga, McDonalds franchisee Saving on energy consumption in your business

10h30 to 11h00 : Tea and refreshments

11h00 to 11h30 : Mr Ian Lourens, CEO, OneLogix (PostNet)
Lessons and learnings from a successful and experienced franchisor

11h30 to 12h00 : Mr Peter Forshaw, CEO, True North Franchising (Cash Converters)
Adding real value to a franchisee's bottom-line

12h00 to 12h30 : Mr Christo Calitz, CEO, CC Consulting
Repositioning and re-imaging brands - the importance of remaining current

12h30 to 13h15 : Lunch

13h15 to 13h45 : Michelle and Riaan Garforth-Venter DIY franchisees
How to choose the right franchise company to invest in

13h45 to 14h15 : Mr Manny Nichas, CEO Oceanbasket
How to maintain your status as industry leader despite tough trading competition and a rapidly changing environment

14h15 to 14h30 : Comfort break

14h30 to 15h00 : Mr Livingstone Simango, CTM Franchisee
How to succeed in franchising against all odds

15h00 to 15h30 : Mr Derek Smith, FASA's immediate past chairman and CEO of Hot Dog Cafe
Groundbreaking funding opportunities for franchisors and franchisees

The speakers have been confirmed but please note the speakers and/or topics
may change at any time without notice. E&OE