Day One - Monday 25 February← At-a-glance
09:00 - 12:00
Denton’s Franchise Workshop: Top tips for negotiating franchise agreements
Babette Marzheuser-Wood – Partner, Dentons
Babette is rated as a top 10 global franchise lawyer. She heads up the European Franchise team at Dentons. She specialises in international franchise and concession agreements and IP-driven joint ventures.
Babette has transactional experience in over 100 countries. Recent deals include work in all major emerging markets (Russia, India, China, Brazil and South Africa) as well as in the Middle East and Africa. She also advises clients on franchise agreements and other innovative structures for international expansion in the global marketplace.
Babette has particular expertise in the restaurant, hotel, leisure, retail and sectors. She is dual qualified in Germany and the UK. She is recognised as one of Europe’s leading experts in hotel and leisure franchising with a particular emphasis on German speaking Europe. Babette is recognised as a leading expert in international franchising by Chambers Global which says she is “highly regarded for her experience in the hotel and leisure industry”. She is also recommended by The International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, Chambers UK and Legal 500 for her franchise expertise. She is listed as a recommended country expert for Germany in Chambers Global.
Babette’s research on the role of franchising in the European hospitality industry has attracted widespread media attention. Babette is the author of “International Protection of a Franchisor’s System”, Vancouver 2004. She has written the European section of Butterworth’s Franchise Laws.
She lectures regularly around the world on franchise law and was part of a team of lawyers that advised the Russian Government on the use of franchising to kick-start small businesses. She is an associated editor of the Franchise Law Review.
Babette is a member of the ABA Forum on Franchising, the IBA Franchise Committee and the IFA.
She is dual qualified in both Germany and the UK.
09:00 - 12:00
Restaurant Marketing Workshop
Restaurant brand and development strategist, James Hacon and guests will share the latest restaurant marketing trends and tools, giving examples from around the world.
James Hacon – Managing Director, THINK Hospitality
Managing Director, THINK Hospitality
James Hacon is a tenacious restaurant leader based in the UK, specialising in growth, development and brand strategy. Having built up considerable experience working with more than fifty companies in the hospitality, tourism and leisure sector in six countries, he is now Brand Strategy Director at Thai Leisure Group and continues to work with a select group of investors and operators. His brand experience includes some of the biggest and best names in the restaurant sector from independent Michelin-starred properties to national and international groups.
Learn more about THINK Hospitality
10:00 - 11:30
Case Study Circl by ABN Amro: A Focus on Sustainability
Incorporating sustainable and circular principles into your business model, values and planning. How is it becoming increasingly essential and how do you make it work financially?
Stef Driessen – Sector Banker Leisure, ABN AMRO Bank
Sector Banker Leisure, ABN AMRO Bank
12:30 - 18:00
18:00 - 21:00