The following speakers are new additions to the program that are not reflected in your book.
Wednesday, July 19
5:45 PM "Stories of Success" - Helma Gentry, SBA Eligibility Officer, Sr. |Specialty Finance Group - JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
5:45 PM "Stories of Success" - Mike Lakusta, Ethnifacts
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH 2017
7-ELEVEN CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS - 3200 Hackberry Rd. Irving, Texas
5:00 – 5:15 PM - Welcoming Remarks: Jorge Ferraez, Publisher Latino Leaders Magazine. Larry Hughes, VP, Franchising Systems 7-Eleven
5:15 – 5:45 PM - “Welcome to the Franchise Business; How to Succeed"- Presentation by 7-Eleven: Edward James, Franchise Recruiting 7-Eleven
5:45– 6:30 PM - Panel: ”Stories of Success”; 7-Eleven Franchisees, Management 2000 Founder Bob Gappa, Rita Casanova 7-Eleven Franchisee, Bruno Nechamkin, Former McDonald’s Franchisee, Martha O’Gorman CMO Liberty Tax
NEW ADDITION: Helma Gentry, SBA Eligibility Officer, Sr. |Specialty Finance Group - JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
NEW ADDITION: Mike Lakusta, Ethnifacts
6:30 – 8:00 PM - Opening Network Reception with Mario Bazan Cellars
THURSDAY, JULY 20TH 2017
Yum! Brands Pizza Hut CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS - 7100 Corporate Dr. Plano, Texas
8:30 – 9:30 AM - “Exploring the Franchise Business”: Training sessions by Pizza Hut trainers for 1st-Time Franchisees
9:30 – 9:50 AM - Welcoming Remarks: Jorge Ferraez, Publisher Latino Leaders, Greg Creed CEO Yum Brands, & Arthur Starrs, President Pizza Hut U.S.
9:50 AM – 10:45 AM- Keynote: “Trends and Consumer Habits in Hispanic Markets” Jose Legaspi, President Legaspi Group.
10:45 – 11:40 AM - Keynote: “How to Franchise your Business’ By Bob Gappa, founder of Management 2000
11:40 AM – 12:50 PM - “Most Successful Cases” Panel: Jesus Ojeda -Boston’s, Julia Weigandt 7-Eleven Franchisee, Vimal “Victor” Kansara, Owner - Perfect Hospitality Solutions Hotel Franchisee, Dan Doulen, Director Franchise Development Buffalo Wings & Rings
12:50 – 1:30 PM - NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:30 – 2:15 PM - Presentation: “Legal Perspectives on Growing Franchises” Joyce Mazero, expert legal counsel at GARDERE
2:15 – 3:00 PM - “Growing a Franchise Business from Single to Multi Unit Panel”: experts and franchisees talking about strategies and experiences; Julio Ramirez, Former VP Global Operations for Burger King, Matt Lane, Streamline Brands, Rosaline Fletcher, BBVA Compass Bank, Luis Perez and Ann Balosky, Multi Unit Channel Managers ACE Hardware
3:00 – 3:45 PM - “Marketing Franchise Brands for Latinos” Panel; Mauricio Blanco, The Power Group, Christopher Roberts, Principal - Circus, Tommy Thompson, Multicultural Marketing Strategist, Former Chairman of INSPIRE, Kevin Groome, Founder & GM, Pica9 Inc.
3:45 – 4:15 PM - Keynote: "Latino Psychographics" - Luis Valenzuela, Executive VP, M+D Properties
4:15 – 5:15 PM - “Things you should know in Franchises” presentations with experts: Amy Power, The Power Group, John Hayes, advisor, Anjali Purkayastha, Director of Sales & Marketing - Indevia Accounting, Franz Szawronski, Siempre Tax+,
5:15 – 6:00 PM - Workshop: “Using Data Analytics to Optimize Site Selection, Store Configuration and Shopper Engagement”, David Mesas and Ron Cohen, Directors; Geoscape
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM - Exhibitor Hall Circuit Open
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM - SBA, Financial and Lenders Circuit Open
7:00 – 9:00 PM - PRIVATE DINNER with Multi-Unit Investors and Operators