Program 2018

 

 

June 26, 2018

Day 1 - All Day Session

Yum! International Pizza Hut Headquarters
Plano, Texas
 

 8:30 - 9:30 AM - Networking Breakfast 

9:30 - 10:00 AM - Welcoming Remarks
               Jorge Ferraez, President -  Latino Franchise Symposium
               Enrique Ramirez, Global CFO - Pizza Hut

10:00 - 11:00 AM - PANEL: Best Concepts for Latinos
               Stephen Dixon, CDO - Children's Lighthouse
               Eli Saavedra, District Manager - SiempreTax+
               Daniel del Olmo, CEO - Disruptive Restaurant Group
               Jill Symanski, Director, Franchise & Real Estate - Bar Louie

11:00 - 11:30 AM - PRESENTATION: "A Checklist for Legal Aspects in a Franchise Business"
               Michael Lockerbiy, Co-Chair of Distribution & Franchise Practice - Foley & Lardner LLP

11:30 - 12:30 PM - PANEL: "Doing International Franchise Business"
               William Urrego, Regional Vice President - Dine Brands Global
               Federico Tejado, CEO - Alsea Internacional

12:30 - 1:15 PM - Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 PM - LIVE INTERVIEW: Operating a Franchise
                                Moderated by Lauren Leahy, Chief Legal Officer - Pizza Hut
               Eduardo Diaz, Largest Latino Franchisor - Pizza Hut

2:00 - 2:30 PM - PANEL: Hi Tech for Franchises
               Jorge Pederzini, Director of Global Marketing - Brinker International
               Camila Casale, Chief Marketing Officer - Softtek

2:30 - 3:00 PM - PRESENTATION: "Hispanic Markets; Behavior and Habits of Consumption"
               Mike Lakusta, Founder & CEO - Ethnifacts

3:00 - 3:30 PM - Networking Café

3:30 - 4:30 PM - PANEL: Financing Growth
               Rosaline Fletcher, SVP - BBVA Compass, SBA Division
               Brenna Wadleigh, CEO of N3 Real Estate

4:30 -5:00 PM - PRESENTATION

5:30 - 7:30 PM -  Cocktail Reception, sponsored by Hilton
               Carso Restaurant/Hilton Dallas-Plano Granite Park
               5805 Granite Parkway, Plano TX 75024

 

Thank you to the hosts for this session & reception

 
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June 27, 2018

Day 2 - Morning Session

Best western Plus - Hotel & Conference Center
Dallas, Texas
 

8:00 - 9:00 AM - Networking Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM - Opening Remarks
               Lynette Montoya, President - Latino Hotel Association
               Jorge Ferraez, President - Latino Franchise Symposium
               Bob Clasby, Managing Director - Best Western

9:15 - 9:45 AM - PRESENTATION: Overview of the Lodging Industry 2018
               J. Carter Allen, Managing Director HVS - MAI

9:45 - 10:30 AM - PANEL: Hotel Investment 101
                                Moderated by
Lynette Montoya, President - Latino Hotel Association
               Brian Patel, Treasurer - AAHOA
               Walter Barela, Chair - Peak Hospitality, LHA
               Wendy Solis, Co-Founder & CEO - New Lion, LLC
               Brian Resendez, Board of Directors, LHA
               Michelle Torres, Lender Relations Specialist - SBA, DFW District Office

10:30 - 11:15 AM - PANEL: Exploring Options to Acquiring, Developing, and Financing a Hotel
                                Moderated by Yasmine Davidds, CEO - Latina Global Executive Leadership Institute

               Matthew Hostetler, Senior VP Franchise Sales & Development US & Canada - Red Roof
               Eric Guerrero, First Vice President - CBRE Hotels
               Mayur Mike Patel, North Texas Region Director - AAHOA
               Sushil Patel, President - State Bank of Texas
               Ron Stewart, VP of Lodging Development - Marriott

11:15 - 11:30 AM - Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30 PM - PANEL: Making it a Hotel Reality
                                Moderated by Bob Clasby, Managing Director - Best Western

               Walter Barela, Chair - Peak Hospitality, LHA
               Nan Richardson, Sr. Director Business Development and Marketing - ACS Architectural Construction Services, Inc.
               Liliane Stacishin Moura, VP Business Development - Benjamin West
               Wendy Solis, Co Founder & CEO - New Lion

12:30 - 1:45 PM - Luncheon Conversation with Hotel Brand Leaders
                               Moderated by Brian Resendez, Board Member - LHA
               Shane Plat, Managing Director - Sure Stay
               Corey Mitchell, Sr. Director - Hilton
               Lester Adams, Franchise Development, Emerging Markets - Choice Hotels
               David Wilner, Senior Vice President, Franchise Development - La Quinta

1:45 - 2:20 PM - Q&A Session with Hotel Brand Leaders regarding ownership and opportunities
                               Moderated by Walter Barela, Board Member - LHA

2:20 - 2:30 PM - Final Remarks, Tour of Hotel Property
                               Conducted by Nadim Shah, General Manager - Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, Dallas

 

Thank you to the host for this session

 
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June 27, 2018

Day 2 - Afternoon Session

7-Eleven corporate headquarters
irving, Texas
 

3:15 - 4:00 PM - Tour of 7-Eleven HQ & Training Facilities  -BY APPOINTMENT ONLY-

4:00 - 4:15 PM - Welcoming Remarks
               Jorge Ferraez, President - Latino Franchise Symposium
               Rankin Gasaway, Senior Vice President, General Counsel - 7-Eleven

4:15 - 4:45 PM - FIRESIDE CHAT: Entrepreneur Extraordinaire
                            Moderated by Jorge Ferraez
 
               Nina Vaca, Chairman & CEO - Pinnacle Group

4:45 - 5:15 PM - PANEL: Female Entrepreneurship
                            Moderated by Monica L. Martinez, Senior Vice President, External Affairs and National Director of Hispanic Business Development - Comerica Bank
               Mari Carmen Cabrera, President & Founder - Business Kids
               Carol Castillo, Franchisee - 7-Eleven
               Evelyn Torres, CEO - Solaris Technologies

5:15 - 5:45 PM - PRESENTATION: Legal ABC for the Franchise Business
               Andres Alvarez, Foreign Legal Consultant - Foley & Lardner LLP

5:45 - 6:15 PM - PRESENTATION: How to Enter the Franchise Business
               Alvino Rosales, Franchise Sales Manager - 7-Eleven

6:15 - 6:45 PM - PANEL: Advantages & Differences of the Franchise Business
               Elsie Collins, Deputy District Director - SBA
               Charles Bantos, Director of Corporate Development BCP - 7-Eleven
               Tabbasum Mumtaz, CEO - Ampex Brands

6:45 - 8:00 PM - Partners & Entrepreneurs Wine Reception

 

Thank you to the host for this session & reception

 
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