Kevin McCarthy the Chairman of the DD Independent Franchise Owners (DDIFO) Board of Directors will be attending the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) Annual Conference, April 30th thru May 3rd on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Kevin is pleased to represent DDIFO at the conference, he said, “I look forward to meeting  franchisee association leaders to network, share ideas, best practices and specifically learn ways to empower franchise owners and enhance positive communications with franchisors.”

The theme for the 17th annual AAFD Meeting is  “Harnessing the Power of Your Collective Voice.” Program co-chairs, Boston attorney Eric H. Karp and business coach David Drewelow, have issued an invitation and pledge to all franchisee groups urging a record setting gathering of existing and forming franchisee associations:  “Join our celebration of Total Quality Franchising as we focus on strategies and tools to achieve great franchising cultures based upon cooperation and collaboration.”

Said Karp, “The state of our economy makes this is a crucial and opportune time for franchisee associations to establish their viability and influence.  The AAFD Conference is designed to help associations seize the moment and achieve an influential and constructive role within their respective franchise systems.”

Drewelow added, “It is our further goal to help franchisees and franchisee associations to weather our difficult economy—as Eric has observed, this is a time of great challenges, but also enormous opportunities.  It is crucial for franchisee associations to be at the ‘top of their game’ to support their constituents in this stressful time.”

AAFD 17th Annual Conference