NC-2016-Logo-Final-400pxDDIFO is thrilled to announce the complete agenda for our 2016 DDIFO National Conference, Celebrating Your Independence at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Mashantucket, CT, October 24 & 25.  We're sure you're going to enjoy it and urge you to register today for our early bird pricing discount.

azizhashim_1Opening Keynote Address Monday, at 11:00 AM  - Aziz Hashim, Chairman of the International Franchise Association (IFA) will open our session with his presentation on the common interests of franchisors and franchisees.

Franchisee Engagement in Government - Dunkin' Franchisee and BAC Government Affairs co-chair Rob Branca will be joined by Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) Chairman (and California multi-unit Subway franchisee) Keith Miller and Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Vice President for Government Affairs Chirag Shah for a panel discussion on many of the most important issues we face today.

2016 Presidential Possibilities - Douglas Schwartz, PhD., the Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, will present the myriad possibilities of the 2016 Presidential election, based on the latest national and electoral polling results.

highrollers2Welcome Reception at High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge
- we'll conclude our first day with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in a fun and unique setting before you enjoy dinner on your own Monday evening.

Franchisees and Private Equity - Tuesday's presentations will open with Aziz Hashim, Managing Partner of NRD Capital Partners, presenting on franchisees increasing their independence and their capital through private equity.

The Dunkin' Franchise Agreement - DDIFO General Counsel Carl Lisa, Sr. will address the changes that Dunkin' incorporated in the initial redrafted franchise agreement for 2016 as well as pending Dunkin' Brands litigation.
How do Wall Street and Main Street view Dunkin’ Donuts?
- Perspectives and insights of DDIFO Restaurant Analyst John Gordon. Find out how McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast, increased competition from convenience stores and the changing habits of Millennials are impacting DNKN stock and your store-level profits

howie-carrClosing Keynote Address - Howie Carr, author of two New York Times best-sellers, the Brothers Bulger and Hitman as well as a syndicated radio host and member of the national Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.  After his address, he will host The Howie Carr Show live from the DDIFO National Conference right there at Foxwoods Resort and Casino!

DDIFO-HOF-2016DDIFO Franchise Owners Hall of Fame Cocktail Reception and Induction Dinner. We're delighted to announce two outstanding Dunkin' franchise owners, "Duke" Carvalho and Nick Apostoleres, as our 2016 Hall of Fame inductees.  They will be given our highest honor at the Hall of Fame Induction Dinner to close out the 2016 DDIFO National Conference festivities!

DDIFO-2016-Business-Member-Logo-500wThe Franchise Solutions Marketplace will be open with exhibitors on both days of our National Conference.  Please join our exhibiting Business Members and thank them for their ongoing support of DDIFO.