FBR Summit 2022
Published July 11, 2023

Building Bridges and Sharing Insights: The Executive Summit Experience

John Francis, franchisee and advisor for ZorForum, offers a behind the scenes look at what you can expect at the FBR Summit

Last year, I had the privilege of participating in the Executive Summit at FBR’s operations event in Nashville. As I reflect on the valuable connections made and the insightful discussions shared, I am thrilled to announce my participation in this year’s upcoming Executive Summit session, part of the FBR Summit 2023, on Thursday October 26th. The anticipation is high, and I look forward to another engaging session filled with knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Setting the Stage

The Executive Summit is an exclusive gathering of top executives from franchise brands who come together to discuss pressing issues, share experiences, and explore innovative solutions. It serves as a platform for collaboration, networking, and knowledge-sharing among leaders who are shaping the future of their respective industries.

John Francis will be one of the facilitators for the Executive Summit at the FBR Summit in Austin, TX, October 25-26. The Executive Summit is exclusively for C-level and VP operations executives to work through strategies and tactics to support FBCs and franchisee support teams. Seats are limited to 20.

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Last Year’s Success

Recalling the Executive Summit last year in Nashville, I am reminded of the electric atmosphere filled with anticipation and excitement. Esteemed CEOs, industry veterans, and thought leaders brought their diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise to the table, creating an engaging discussion and sharing of best practices and top ideas.

The discussions spanned a wide range of topics, from industry trends and disruptive technologies to leadership challenges, vendor insights, and strategies for sustainable growth. The atmosphere was one of mutual respect and openness,  great ideas and comments were shared, and good connections were made.

Benefits of the Executive Summit

1. Networking opportunities: The Executive  Summit provided an exceptional opportunity to network with high-profile individuals from various franchise brands. Building relationships with other leaders expands our professional network, opening doors to new relationships and friendships.

2. Insightful discussions: Engaging with fellow CEOs and industry experts in open discussions enabled us to gain fresh perspectives and insights.

3. Knowledge exchange: Sharing experiences and best practices is invaluable. The Executive Summit allowed participants to learn from each other’s successes and failures, providing practical takeaways that could be implemented within our own organizations.

Looking Forward

With the success of last year’s Executive Summit still fresh in my mind, I eagerly anticipate this year’s gathering. The chance to connect with fellow executives and engage in insightful discussions holds great value for me as a leader. The upcoming session promises to be even more enriching, with new faces and fresh perspectives.

Participating in the Executive Summit at the FBR Summit is an enriching and fulfilling experience that has the potential to shape not only our own leadership journey but also the future of our brands. The connections formed and the knowledge shared can lead to valuable outcomes. Together, we can continue to drive innovation, improve results, and create a better future for all. SEE YOU THERE!

ZorForum is a Mastermind Group designed exclusively for emerging franchise leaders. Learn more  at zorforum.com.

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About the Author: John Francis

With more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience in the franchise industry, John Francis has served as a franchisee, franchisor, investor and Board Member for organizations such as Sports Clips, Office Pride, Seva Beauty and the International Franchise Association. John's exposure to franchising began when he was just a child in his family’s hair salon system, "The Barbers," which was the 1,000-plus unit organization that franchised the brands Cost Cutters, City Looks and We Care Hair. He later joined the family business, playing a major role in the integration and merger of The Barbers into Regis Corporation in 1999. Today, John shares his perspective and expertise as a consultant, advisor and keynote speaker to help franchise professionals “see what they don’t see” and achieve their highest levels of success. https://www.johnnyfranchise.com/
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