February 24-27

IFA 2019 Convention

Booth 934

FRANdata is presenting at 3 different sessions and moderating a roundtable – make sure to check out the schedule below! The International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention is franchising’s biggest event for business development and personal growth. Whether you’re a franchising veteran or just starting out, there are sessions designed for everyone. This is your chance to network, chart the future of the franchise industry, and grow your brand, together. IFA 2019 will provide attendees with new, exciting and inspirational sessions and events, including unique and new General Session presentation formats, as well as top-tier, must-see industry and business leaders.

Check Out Our Sessions at the IFA Conference!

Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019

Time: 1:30-5:15pm  

The highly anticipated 2019 Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp will feature the best of the 2017 & 2018 bootcamps with an important TWIST. Participants will once again learn from the best in franchising, and the centerpiece will be peer and Mentor input to solve business issues emerging franchisors bring to the table.

Headlining Speaker: David Long, Co-Founder & CEO of Ultimate Fitness Group 

Speaker: Edith Wiseman CFE, President FRANdata

Financial Summit

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019   

Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am

 Moderator: Ron Feldman, CFE, CDO, ApplePie Capital, Inc.

Speakers: Sam Ballas, CFE, President & CEO, East Coast Wings & Grill; Ray Howell, Owner, Tropical Smoothie of Fort Myers, FL; Christina Russell, CFE, Former CEO, Pure Barre; Edith Wiseman, CFE, President, FRANdata

Obstacles for the Franchisors – They are not unique to your brand  (Monday Feb 25, 2019(

Obstacles for the Franchisor – They Are Not Unique to Your Brand

Date: February 25, 2019

Time: 3:15pm-4:30pm

Franchising doesn’t always follow a straight course. Throughout the franchising process many franchisors are faced with decisions with regard to unexpected situations that can often be a game changer.

Moderator: Aaron Chaitovsky, CFE, Franchise Accounting and Consulting Practice Leader, Citrin Cooperman
Speakers: Matt Crumpton, President & CEO, D.P. Dough Franchising, LLC; Kathy Daniel, CFE, Director, International Business Development, Home Instead Senior Care; Scott Frith, CFE, CEO, Lawn Doctor, Inc.; Jessica Wescott, EVP, Finance, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Edith Wiseman CFE, President, FRANdata

Business Round Table 

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 2:45pm to 4:45pm

Mandalay Bay Ballroom E-L

Roundtable Moderator: Ritwik Donde Senior Research Analyst, FRANdata




March 13-15

Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference (GLQC)

This form is for SPONSORSHIP REGISTRATION (and included attendees) for our 2018 conference March 7-9th at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. The conference is a networking and training event, which includes keynote speakers on SBA relevant topics, forecast of the economy, breakout training sessions with topics for beginner and advanced SBA lenders and their staff, as well as several networking opportunities.

FRANdata attendee: TBD


March 13-15

Western PA Association of SBA Guaranteed Lenders (WPASGL)

Quality Circle is back and has returned to it’s roots!  This year’s program will be hosted at the legacy venue of Seven Springs Mountain Resort with an expanded program designed to encompass the global landscape facing today’s Business Banker.

FRANdata attendees: TBD


March 24-27

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC)

Looking to create successful growth in franchising? The 19th Annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference is a must-attend event for multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees looking to build their businesses to achieve their growth goals.

FRANdata attendees: Darrell Johnson, TBD



Mid-America Lenders Conference (MALC)

Held every year since 1995, the Mid-America Lender’s Conference brings the professionals involved in SBA (Small Business Association) Loans together under one roof for a few intensive days of exhibitors, presenters, and breakout sessions.

FRANdata attendees:  TBD



SBA/NAGGL Lending Technical Conference

FRANdata attendees:  Edith Wiseman, Paul Santomauro



Wisconsin Lenders Conference

Make plans now to join us for our 30th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference on May 16 and 17, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. The conference will provide educational information and updates for commercial lenders through presentations from SBA, RMA, Regulatory Agencies, and more!

FRANdata attendees: TBD