British Franchise Association (“bfa”), International Franchise Symposium, March 2017
I participated at the bfa’s International Franchise Symposium in London at the end of last week. The presentations were of an unbelievably high standard with inspiring key note addresses from Aziz Hashim, a franchisee who became Chairman of the International Franchise Association and Paul Thompson, founder of Water Babies talking about his international expansion. There were great workshops with Adam Thompson Managing Director of InXpress being particularly inspiring on how he expanded a franchise internationally. Having said all of that, the star “turn” for me was Brian Smart’s insightful and fascinating presentation on expanding internationally.