General Sessions
10:00am – 12:00pm

General Session 

Location: Roselle Simpor Ballroom, Sands Expo Level 4
Franchising and Best Practices in International Growth

Franchising is the primary model used by restaurants expanding internationally, including by companies that do not franchise domestically. The International Franchise Association is the oldest and largest franchise association in the world. Hear from global leaders about best practices in international growth, including:

-Market Analysis
-Development Strategies
-Finding Partners
-Maximizing Success and Avoiding Mistakes 


PMTD Restaurants

President, International and Chief Development Officer
The Wendy's Company

International President
FOCUS Brands

Presented By:
International Franchise Association
Social Enterprise Grand Prize Drawing

Vice President, Industry Affairs | Honorary Co-chair
The Coca-Cola Company

Director - International Business Development | Honorary Co-chair

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company
The GRLC International Power Panel

Given this extraordinary conclusion to an unprecedented gathering of global industry leaders, do not miss the final conversation at GRLC: an assembly of four of the world’s smartest, most accomplished restaurateurs, interviewed by a highly-regarded hospitality and restaurant executive. These visionary leaders will share what’s driving their respective companies’ growth as it relates to international opportunities and provide actionable insights they’ve garnered in their collective decades of leadership and foodservice success. Each highly respected panelist will provide compelling imperatives for global growth through the power of partnership in the future.


CEO, Executive Chairman of Competitive Foods Australia and Founder, Hungry Jack's

President of International
Taco Bell

Chief Executive Officer
Jollibee Foods Corporation

Founding Partner
The Passionality Group

Group Managing Director
Commonwealth Capital

Presented By: