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An unmissable event for multi-unit operators


An unmissable event for multi-unit operators

The Multi-Unit Franchising Conference celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Multi-Unit Franchising Conference celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Join us for the 20th Multi-Unit Franchising Conference – the must-attend event that brings together the best and brightest leaders in multiunit franchising for learning, networking and deal-making for growth.

After a year of change and challenge, the opportunity to gather for growth is more important than ever. With attendance by leading franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, and suppliers, and featuring top speakers and educational content, this year’s conference is one that can’t be missed.


If you’re interested in growing your portfolio, organization or bottom-line, the exhibit hall will be your source for solutions. From franchisor leaders presenting their brand opportunities to innovative products and services from leading suppliers, you’ll leave Las Vegas with new contacts, solutions, and opportunities for growth.


No other industry event brings together all the stakeholders in multi-unit franchising success. This conference hosts leading multi-unit franchisees, franchisors, as well as the suppliers and connectors that accelerate growth and support deal-making.

It is truly a gathering of the leaders from across diverse areas of franchising, but with one goal – to learn and support multi-unit franchising success. With more than 1,500 expected attendees and countless networking opportunities, you can look forward to meeting seasoned multi-unit operators and panelists throughout the conference.

The event provides numerous networking events for attendees, to mix and mingle in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

“These are the leaders in the franchise business. There’s no other event where you can mingle with this amount of knowledge” – Fred Burgess, 35 units: Twin Peaks, Papa John’s, Marriott Hotels, IHG Hotels


Looking for actionable takeaways to grow your organization? This year’s conference promises to be filled with relevant content designed to help you meet your goals and drive successful growth.

Get new ideas and inspiration from our speakers, consisting of multi-unit franchisees of all sizes. Hear perspectives that will sharpen your strategies for growth and achieving your goals. And it’s all delivered with a variety of tracks and breakout sessions to present diverse learning for many challenges and opportunities in multi-unit franchising.


From the inspiring keynote speakers to the powerful agenda, the Franchise Update Media team is focusing on building an impactful platform for learning as the global recovery accelerates.

“COVID-19 has impacted many of our franchise friends and extended families. We extend our thoughts and best wishes to those who have been impacted and look forward to being together again”, said CEO and co-founder Therese Thilgen. “We look forward to providing a forum for everyone to engage in great networking, content and an exhibit hall full of new franchise brands and business services. See you in Vegas!”

“The experience of having the franchisors, franchisees, lawyers, and bankers – putting it all together – makes for an amazing three days” – Georgi Zac Zac, 29 units: Burger King, Au Bon Pain


Kevin O’Leary

Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, chairman of O’Leary Financial Group and bestselling author who will talk about his business experiences including his franchise and licensing projects

Scott Kelly

History-making NASA astronaut; first to complete a year-in-space mission. He will offer perspective on how to manage the anxiety, stress and uncertainty that is facing the global workforce

Nigel Travis

Chairman, Dunkin’ Brands Inc and previously served as chief executive officer from January 2009 through July 2019. The author of The Challenge Culture, Nigel will share thoughts on how challenging the way you do business can lead to success


Where: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

When: August 31 – September 3, 2021


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