WEDNESDAY 9TH MARCH 2016, LONDON

Running alongside our hugely successful annual exhibitions, RBTE and Retail Design Expo, the International Retail Franchising Summit is a one day content-rich conference designed to provide complete and practical solutions for furthering the development of all retailers’ current or future international franchising strategies.

Featuring a range of interactive presentations, keynotes and panel debates with leading retailers, franchisees and specialists plus a number of excellent networking opportunities.    Have a look at the highlights from last year's sold out event on the video below. 

 

Wednesday 9th March 2016 - Hilton Olympia, London

This unique conference will provide you and your team with the perfect insight into franchise strategy options, whether you are starting out or reviewing your current position, a retailer or a franchise operator. Hear from a long list of expert retailers and franchisees, enjoy numerous networking opportunities and benefit from the chance to chat to your peers and colleagues in a focused environment.

If you would like to attend call David Webster on +44 (0) 208 874 2728

 

News about the conference

We are delighted to announce Siobhán Géhin, a partner at Kurt Salmon will chair the conference this year. Her knowledge in retail is extensive, having worked at senior level in retail operations, general management and strategy functions for several leading retail and leisure companies across Europe.

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CAPS group relaunch their logo and its first outing will be sponsorsing the International Retail Franchising Summit

The CAPS Group of companies provide innovative and effective solutions for interiors and display within Retail, Medical, Educational, Leisure, Office and Workshop environments across the globe. Utilising our well-developed technical and manufacturing facilities, we also offer an exclusive bespoke manufacturing service to clients from many different sectors.

 

Three new speakers added to an impressive list

We are delighted to announce that over the last couple of weeks we have confirmed three big personalities in the world of retail franchising. Helen Barnish will open the conference with her unique take on the state of the market and set the scene for this informative day. John Scott will join a panel considering the challenges of multi channel retailing in franchising when the basis of all agreements are around "Bricks & Mortar". Finally we are delighted to welcome Isak Halfon, of Al-Hokair Group. He spent 23 years as VP of International Expansion for Mango; he will join the panel session looking at the challenges of maintaining successful franchise partnerships in difficult circumstances or territories.

 

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Why attend?

Topics covered at International Retail Franchising Summit and what you could bring to your franchising strategy?

  • Drive Franchise profits though effective country choices and successful localisation strategies.
  • Consider the impact that omni channel retailing is having on franchise opportunities, and look at ways to find successful partnerships in this new environment
  • See what a successful partnership looks like, hearing from franchisees and franchisors together on the stage
  • Drive long-term growth through ensuring brand consistency, recognition and protection remain at the heart of your franchise strategy.
  • Evaluate how to best structure your Franchising agreements and assess where they sit within your international multichannel strategy
  • Understand the needs of international franchisee partners.
  • Consider the challenges of consistent and transparent pricing in an international market whilst taking into account local influences
  • Implement key strategies to help you grow your international Franchise business.
  • Look at supply chain requirements when servicing a low investment franchise model
  • Consider exit strategy options in a rapidly changing retail environment

About us

Legend Exhibitions Ltd is immersed in the retail sector and all it brands and projects are devoted to serving this huge dynamic market.  This deliberate strategic focus has led to the dramatic growth the company has seen over the last few years.  Retail is undergoing an unprecedented level of change principally due to the smart phone and ecommerce resulting in exceptional innovation and new product development.  This is the perfect business environment for Legend to flourish in as the leading provider of events and magazines that serve this sector.