AN INVITATION TO ATTEND FASA’S ‘FRANCHISING IN AFRICA’ CONFERENCE

Franchising has come to a crossroad as it looks back at the last year of upheaval and prepares for future recovery. The board of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) is calling on its members, its stakeholders and the public to join them in this key conference that will serve to review and reboot the sector. The team of directors who make up the FASA executive, under the chairmanship of Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO of InspectaCar invite all those in the franchising space to join them on the 25th and 26th August for this crucial virtual conference.

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AGENDA

Wednesday 25th August 2021 agenda’s

DAY 1 – Wednesday 2021
09h45 – 09h55 Welcome by FASA Chair: Pertunia Sibanyoni, CEO, InspectaCar
10h00 – 10h45 The World and South Africa beyond 2021The latest Flags, Scenarios and Probabilities:   Clem Sunter, Futurist
10h45 – 10h55 TEA BREAK
Theme 1: Restaurant and Quick Service Restaurant Sector
11h00 – 11h40 Waking up to a new world –  Post Apocalypse – Mike Said – Mike Said What
11h45 – 12h20 Changes & Challenges due to Covid-19 – Wendy Alberts – CEO RASA
12h25– 12h55 Trends & Innovation going forward – Val Nichas, Spur Corp/Tarun Lal, KFC
13h00 – 13h25 Panel discussion – Moderator & speakers fielding questions
13h30 -13h55 LUNCH BREAK
Theme 2: Consumer Services
14h05 – 14h45 Changes & Challenges due to Covid-19 – Chris Wheeler, PostNet
14h50 – 15h20 Trends & Innovation going forward International Franchisor Frank Milner – Tutor Doctor
15h25 – 16h15 Panel discussion – International guest, – Chip Brekken , Director – Global Development (Europe, Africa, Middle East) for Re/Max/ Nigel Topliss, Bardon Group above speakers fielding Q & A with Sean Goldberg as moderator.
THE PRINCIPLES OF FRANCHISING – Break away room topics:

DAY 1 – 25th AUGUST 2021

09h45 – 09h55 Welcome by Moderator/MC – Elana Koral
10h00 – 10h20 Franchisors Reboot & Rise –  Lindy Barbour, Franchise Firm
10h25 – 10h45 Panel Discussion:  Moderated with invited panel & delegates
10h45 – 10h55 TEA BREAK
11h00 – 11h40 Legal changes/lessons learnt from Covid-19 – Ian Jacobsberg/Eugene Honey/Alex Christodoulus/Maria D’Amico
11h45 – 12h20 Panel Discussion – Moderated with invited panel & delegates.
12h25  – 12h55 The Franchise Link in Business – Sasha-Lee le Bod – Franchising Plus
13h00 – 13h30 Panel Discussion – Moderated  with invited panel & delegates
13h30 -13h55 LUNCH BREAK
14h05 – 14h30 The Franchisor/Franchisee Dynamic –   Elana Koral, Franchise Coaches
14h35– 15h00 Panel Discussion – Moderated  with invited panel & delegates
15h05 – 15h35 Transformation Goals/Compatibility between government and private sector DTI/Small Business Ministry OR Franchising in Africa – Report from Afreximbank Survey or Ian Lourens of OneLogix on the challenges of doing business in Africa
15h40 – 16h15 Panel Discussion – Moderated with invited panel & delegates

Thursday 256th August 2021 agenda’s

DAY 2 –  Thursday 26th August
09h45 – 09h55 Welcome by Absa:  James Noble, Absa
10h00 – 10h45 Economic outlook – Miyelani Malulani – Absa Economistt
10h45 – 10h55 TEA BREAK
Theme 1: FMCG (Grocery, DIY & Hardware, Pharmacies & General)
11h00 – 11h20 Industry overview – Consumer Goods Council of SA
11h25 – 11h55 Changes & Challenges  due to Covid-19 – Tony da Fonseca, OBC Group
12h00 – 12h40 Trends & Innovations  going forward – Gareth Ackerman, Chairman  – Pick n Pay 
12h45 – 13h25 Panel discussion – above speakers fielding Q & A.
13h30 -13h55 LUNCH BREAK
Theme 3: Automotive (Dealerships, Aftermarket & Fuel)
14h02 – 14h40 Industry overview  – Representative from NACS (USA or Europe)
14h45 – 15h05 Changes & Challenges due to Covid-19 – Reggie Sibiya – FRA
15h10 – 15h40 Trends & Innovation emerging from Covid-19 – Jakkie Olivier – CEO, RMI/Osman Arbee, CEO,  Motus Aftermarkets Group
15h45 – 16h15 Panel discussion  – Moderator & speakers fielding Q & A.

DAY 1 – Wednesday 2021
09h45 – 09h55 Welcome by Moderator/MC – Sean Goldsmith
10h00 – 10h20 Getting Franchisees back on track – Lindy Barbour, Franchise Firm/Infinity
10h25 – 10h45 Panel Discussion: Moderated with invited panel & delegates.
10h45 – 10h55 TEA BREAK
11h00 – 11h40 Role of banking in the future of franchising – James Noble – Absa
11h45 – 12h20 Panel Discussion – Moderated with invited panel & delegates
12h25– 12h55 Rising from the Ashes –The Future of Franchising – Eric Parker, Franchising Plus
13h00 – 13h30 Panel Discussion – Moderated with invited panel & delegates.
13h30 -13h55 LUNCH BREAK
Theme 2: Consumer Services
14h00 – 14h40 Technology takes the lead post Covid-19  – Ian Pierce, RAiN
14h45 – 15h15 Panel Discussion – Moderated with invited panel & delegates/International
15h20 – 16h15 Franchise Associations Chat (US, Canada, Malaysia) 

Panel Discussion – Moderated by Sean Goldsmith with invited panel & delegates

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