For nearly three decades, DDIFO has worked tirelessly to provide education, advocacy and communication for Dunkin' Donuts franchisees, across the brand's footprint. All year long we work to bring important information to you. This year more than ever before we have put together an incredible National Conference stuffed full of current and insightful topics and outstanding industry speakers. This meeting is for both DDIFO members and non-members.

Monday, October 30

11:00 AM The Most Critical Relationship: Franchisor & Its Franchisees

Don Fox, Chief Executive Officer, Firehouse Subs

12:30 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:15 PM The Impact of Small Business on a State Economy, a Government Refresher – Panel Discussion featuring:

Honorable Themis Klarides, House Republican Leader, Connecticut House of Representatives

Cicely Simpson, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, National Restaurant Association

Joseph Giannino, Principal & Massachusetts Lobbyist, Government Relations Group

Moderated by: Robert Branca, Dunkin’ BAC Government Affairs Co-Chairman

3:00 PM The Franchise Industry Today – Overview and update on the broad array of issues facing the franchising industry in 2017!

Robert Cresanti, President and CEO, International Franchising Association

4:00 PM Dunkin’ and Wall Street: A 3D Panorama- Panel Discussion featuring:

John Gordon, Principal, Pacific Management Consulting Group & DDIFO Restaurant Analyst

Michael Halen, Restaurant Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence

Michael Kelter, First Manhattan Co.

Moderated by: Matt Ellis, Principal, Ellis Strategies

5:30 PM Welcome Reception in the High Rollers Lounge

7:00 PM Dinner on your own


Tuesday, October 31

9:15 AM Updating Kitchen and Franchise Agreements – What to Watch For!

Legal Presentation and Panel Discussion featuring:

Attorney Carl Lisa, Jr., Lisa & Sousa, LTD

Attorney David Paris, Paris Ackerman, LLP

Attorney Christopher Menihan, Lisa & Sousa, LTD

10:30 AM DDIFO into the Future – Open Forum Discussion and Q&A with DDIFO leadership

11:00 AM Winning - in Football & Business

Retired NFL quarterback and New England Patriots Hall of Famer Steve Grogan

11:30 AM Steve Grogan will be available for photos and autographs

12:00 PM Hall of Fame Luncheon – honoring franchise owners Carl Andrade, Jim Cain & Joe White

12:30 PM Hall of Fame Address

Eric Trump, Executive Vice President, The Trump Organization

2:00 PM Conference Concludes