10:30  Welcome by the Chair and additional agenda items

10:35 Get to know your fellow Affiliates – All about me & what you can do for your fellow affiliates

10:50  New Year, New Start
– What new “thing” are you introducing in 2018?
– What was your best initiative in 2017?

11:10  bfa progress and plans

11:30 Working with bfa Affiliates and Suppliers to the benefit of our network
Simon Bartholomew, Oscar Pet Foods

12:00  Networking Coffee Break

12:20  Your presence on the bfa website
– How to make the most of your listing and what changes have we implemented
Emily Price, bfa

12:40  Educating new Franchisors
– What are the challenges for future businesses entering the industry?
– How can we overcome them?

13:00  The rise of multi-unit and multi-brand franchising
– In the industry do we foresee any issues?
– Managing franchisors expectations and challenges

13:20 Hot Topics for the next meeting and any other business

13:25 Date and place of the next meeting

13:30  Lunch

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