NEW Policy starting 2023! $200 Franchisee Registration Fee.
We are introducing a $200 registration fee that will be added to the check out when franchisees register for the conference.
Over the years, the conference has grown significantly, and the costs associated with venue rentals, logistics and technology have also increased. While we value our conference model as a warm and inclusive atmosphere, with a personal touch cultivated almost three decades ago by our legacy conference coordinators, the introduction of this fee is rooted in our commitment to ensuring the longevity of our conference. This fee also helps us manage the conference budget effectively and enables us to optimize the allocation of resources, such as seating arrangements, activity choices, F&B, to meet the anticipated demand accurately, without over-committing and over-spending for no-shows.
Signed franchisees with a 10% ownership or more may attend and bring one guest. If spouses are attending and they are both franchisees, they count as each other’s guests.
Please note that everyone, including franchise owners, additional attendees, guests and children need to be registered in order to be able to attend and badges will be required at each event.
If you’d like to bring an additional attendee, we have always allowed it for the actual cost per person for meals, vendor show and activity. The cost to bring an all – inclusive additional attendee is $1,900. This includes all meals, activity and gift item. Our goal is to cover our costs, not make money on additional attendees.
For those not involved in the business and attending only select dinners/activities, you can register them using the personal guest form. We have various packages available, and the cost we are charging is the actual cost for food from the hotel:
Additional Attendees Packages
All Inclusive $1,900
All Dinners $775
Vendor Show Only $125
Sunday Dinner $250
Monday Dinner $250
Tuesday Off Property Dinner $275
Franchisees who own 25 or more stores qualify to bring additional attendees who are key operators/employees for a participation fee of $200 each.
- 25-49 stores- 1 additional attendee
- 50-74 stores- 2 additional attendees
- 75-99 stores- 3 additional attendees
- 100 and more- 4 additional attendees
The above additional attendees should be people who work within the business and are not meant for personal use.
Children are welcome, but as in the past, they are not allowed at all events. At this year’s Conference, children are only allowed at breakfasts, Opening Reception on Sunday and Dinner on Tuesday.
The fee for children 5-12 is $500/child, this is the actual foods cost charged by the hotel. Children 0-4 are complimentary for those specific events where children are allowed.
Use personal guest form to register children, as everyone is required to wear a name badge while attending any conference events.