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2014 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
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For the only conference
of it's kind! Where the pages
of Multi-Unit Franchisee
Magazine come to life.

We are very excited about this year's Multi-Unit Franchisee Conference - Planning for Growth.

The agenda is packed with the information, resources and tools you'll need to grow your business.

"Grow" can be interpreted in several ways and we've got them covered:

  • Build topline sales in your individual locations
  • Assess and develop the talent needed to grow your enterprise
  • Determine how to grow – through new brands, locations, markets or acquisition
  • Access the right capital to put your growth plans in place

You'll learn from successful franchisees that will share their experiences – the good, the bad and the necessary.  You'll leave feeling re-charged and re-energized.

A Message from the Chairman


Fellow franchisees, I wish you all a happy New Year with much success in your endeavors in 2014. I am very excited to announce that this year's conference is entitled "Planning for Growth." With the economy slowly but surely rebounding, and capital access at its best point since pre-recession, there will be opportunities abound for franchisees to make measurable strides in their business. However, the best growth is intelligent growth and that comes with proper planning, measurable objectives and disciplined decision making.

This year's conference will feature the major aspects of successful growth through the lens of finance, marketing and the most importantly, talent management. We are planning sessions with content that is new and fresh with operators who have mastered these key areas of business. Further, we have introduced the tracks so that the content is tailored to the specific needs of operator in various stages of development. Of course, anyone is free to attend any session.

Our Keynote speaker this year is renowned author and leadership guru, John C. Maxwell. Maxwell has written over 60 books with Titles that include, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow. His books have sold more than nineteen million copies. In franchising, as in any other area of business, the shadow of the leader shapes the culture of the organization and ultimately its performance. In our tradition of bringing the best and most relevant speakers, this is sure to be an amazing session.

The Multi-unit Franchising Conference is a unique event because it is highly influenced by its advisory board consisting of the very best multi-unit franchisees in the USA. The board works very hard to ensure that the conference delivers on its promise of being the best venue for franchisees to learn how to grow their business. The best way to learn is from those who have actually done it themselves and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board for continuing this tradition of planning the very best conference for franchisees. I look forward to seeing you at the conference this year, it will be a not-to-miss event for all multi-unit franchisees.

Best Regards,

Aziz Hashim
Chairman MUFC 2014,
President and CEO of National Restaurant Development

2014 Franchisee Attendee Profile

Franchisees, franchisors, and suppliers from across the U.S and Canada gathered in Las Vegas for Franchise Update’s 12th annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference. The event continues to grow each year, setting record attendance of over 1,000 multi-unit franchisees, franchisors and franchise service providers. This year more that 450 franchisees attended, they represent:

  • 9,400+ operating units
  • 180,000+ employees
  • $7.5 billion in annual system-wide annual sales
  • 200+ brands in all business categories
  • 38% have 2 or more brands
  • 47% operate in 2 or more states encompassing more than 40 U.S states and Canada
  • 70% are seeking additional brands
  • 50 companies came seeking specific brands
  • "The success and depth of knowledge of fellow attendees motivates me more than any other conference I attend."

    Grant Simon, President, Simon Clips

  • "Each year I learn more about the challenges facing franchisees. I take the knowledge and improve my product that allows me to better support our franchisee and franchisor partners."

    Tom Epstein, CEO, Franchise Payments Network

  • "Our sponsorship resulted in two new deals last year."

    Greg Vojnovic, CDO, Popeyes

  • "The multi unit franchising conference is an absolute must attend for people who are serious about their business and franchising. This is by far the most productive conference that I go to."

    John Hotchkiss, Partner, L&M Restaurant Group

  • "Listening to franchisees of all sizes from brands across the franchise industry has made me recognize the need to improve our franchisee training and support programs."

    Madison Jobe, COO, Pizza Inn