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