Summit attire is business casual.

Summit Logistics

Thursday, August 11th: Welcome Cocktail/Networking Reception

Friday, August 12th - Summit Day 1:

Location: The University Club 'Laureate Room' 750 B St #3400, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 234-5200

  • 8am - 8:45am: Summit Registrations & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45am - 10:30am: Summit General Session
  • 10:30am - 11am: Networking Break
  • 11am - 12pm: Summit General Session
  • 12:15pm - 1:30pm: Networking Luncheon
  • 1:30pm - 3pm: Shark Tank Session
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm: Networking Break
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm: Group Mastermind Session
  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm: Cocktails - Declan Suites Sky Lobby Lounge, 12th Floor
  • 7pm - 9pm: VIP Networking Dinner & Strategy Session (VIP Registrants Only)

Saturday, August 13th - Summit Day 2:

  • 8:30am-12pm: Small Group Strategy Session covering prioritization of action items, group discussion and mastermind. Available to all Summit registrants. Meet at Declan Suites Sky Lobby Bar Lounge.
  • 12pm-2pm: Networking Luncheon (meet at Declan Suites Sky Lobby Bar) - We'll split the bill among those people that can make it to this luncheon.

'Shark Tank' Style Session

"Shark Tank” style format Presentation & Expert Feedback Mentoring Session. Limited to 4 Franchise Supplier concepts who will be presenting their company’s products and services to a panel of leading Franchise Executives, IFX’s management team and all Supplier Summit audience attendees in order to receive valuable strategic feedback inclusive of specific action items and direct-connect potential customer introductions and investor opportunities.

Exclusive VIP Dinner and Personalized Strategy Session

Personalized Small Group Mastermind and Strategy Session with Dan Martin, CFE. Selection based on first 30 registered attendee executives that sign up for the Summit’s “VIP Package”.

Note: Non-VIP Executive Package Attendees Dinner Anywhere: An opportunity to establish further networking opportunities with other Summit Attendees on your own and at the restaurant of your choice. Make new contacts, develop strategic alliances and share strategies from Day 1 of the Summit!

Additional Information

Bring: Each year we give away some fantastic door prizes throughout the Summit. Door prizes are typically donated by IFX, Summit sponsors and attendees.

Everyone gets involved! Gift cards; iPads; wireless speakers; iPhones; golf balls; branded clothing & accessories; gift certificates are donated by all attendees.

Special prizes for participating, asking questions and not falling asleep. Please bring 1-2 gifts to donate with you on Thursday morning, August 11th and we will credit/embarrass you personally.

Bring: questions; challenges; goals; issues; exit strategy?

Questions/Emergencies: Text Dan Martin's Cell: 858-254-8360 or email

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Key Supplier Strategies Covered

Dramatically alter the course of your company's future by attending this remarkable Executive Level "Blueprint for Success" event designed exclusively for current or potential Franchise Suppliers.

The C-Level Summit is perfect for companies interested in marketing their products and services to franchise organizations throughout North America and abroad.

An Event Like No Other. Advice from Today’s Top Franchise Suppliers and Franchise Executives. Expert tips, techniques and advice that will make a difference in how you approach your current fiscal year and beyond. Two days of powerful and affordable Franchise Supplier Marketing and Management strategies that you can take with you and immediately integrate into your business model to:

  • Increase Revenues
  • Maximize Exposure
  • Increase Market Share
  • Reduce Costs
  • Truly Leverage the Franchise Channel

Perfectly suited for both established and start-up supplier organizations, IFX’s Supplier Summit is also ideal for those entrepreneurial suppliers who may be considering entering into the franchise channel for the very first time.

An “A to Z” Takeaway Guide covering specific strategies and solutions that will help you avoid the pitfalls inherent in franchising, while maximizing your opportunities. These are real world applications that virtually any size supplier organization can implement immediately after attending the Summit's unique and exclusive sessions.

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