25th-Meeting-Tampa-Email-Banner2:00 – 2:30 PM  Registration and Welcome – Ed Shanahan, Executive Director, DDIFO
 “An Overview of Issues!”
A presentation by the Executive Director of the DD Independent Franchise Owners, Inc. on the status of a number of issues that are relevant to the franchisee community today and in the coming months.  He will also address DDIFO and its current issues agenda.

2:30 – 3:30 PM  Ramy Elmasri, Equire, Vernis & Bowling, Attorneys At Law
 “Florida Employment Law and the Obama Care Impact”
A presentation by Attorney Ramy Elmasri on the current state of employment law in the state of Florida.   He will also present on the impact the implementation of Obama Care will have in the context of Florida’s 25-hour threshold for employer-sponsored health care. He will update attendees on pending franchisee-related employment issues.

3:45 – 4:45 PM  John Gordon, Founder, Pacific Management Consulting Group
“Taking The Financial Temperature Of The Restaurant Sector!”
A presentation with detailed analysis and special business intelligence on the state of the entire restaurant sector of the economy.  Mr. Gordon, a nationally recognized expert on the restaurant industry and DDIFO’s Restaurant analyst, will also focus specifically on Dunkin’ Brands stock, its financial position, recent developments and a thorough look at its outlook moving forward.  You don’t want to miss this! 

4:45 – 5:00 PM   “DDIFO Town Hall Meeting – An Open Exchange!”
Discussion and Q & A session on a broad array of issues raised by attendees.

5:00 – 6:00 PM   Conclusion and Reception
Our program will conclude with cocktails and heavy hors dóeuvres as we wrap up our meeting with a recap of the issues discussed and any issues identified for further action.