‘Diary of a CEO’ host Steven Bartlett to be headline speaker at 2024 BFA conference

With this year's theme being ‘Innovation – Driving Business Success’, Bartlett will be discussing leveraging digital advancements to build brand values across networks

Steven Bartlett to be headline speaker at 2024 BFA conference

Entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author, founder of Flight Group and host of the UK’s No.1 Podcast ‘The Diary of A CEO’, Steven Bartlett, has been named as the headline speaker at the 2024 BFA Conference, sponsored by Citation and Evolve.

Formed in 1977, the BFA (British Franchise Association) is widely recognised as the hub of franchising in the UK. And with its mission statement of ‘Discover Your Tomorrow with the BFA’, is a source  of education and inspiration for ethically led, professional business model franchising.

The event will be held on 7th November 2024 at the Telford International Centre in Shropshire.  Tickets are available from https://www.thebfa.org/bfa-annual-conference/. It is open to BFA members and non-members. 

Other speakers will include  BFA CEO Pip Wilkins QFP and Paul Thompson QFP, chair of the BFA and founder and chair of Water Babies, the world’s number one baby swimming school, who will host a fireside chat offering his perspective on leadership and insight.

CEO Pip Wilkins said: “We are delighted to reveal the line up of our 2024 conference generously sponsored by Citation and Evolve, bringing together as it will, franchising professionals from across the UK. We are of course thrilled to have Steven as our headline speaker this year; his business acumen and success need no introduction and with this year’s them of ‘Innovation – Driving Business Success’, I know the franchise community will be eager to hear his thoughts and strategies on growing brand values via digital advancements across networks.”

Wilkins added: “The opportunity to network with fellow franchisors is often the highlight of the event for many; the new connections made, the opportunities to collaborate with each other gained and the support offered, should never be underestimated, and are at the heart of our great franchising sector. Tickets are on sale now and the team and I look forward to meeting friends old and new for a vibrant conference in 2024.”

Across the day multiple expert-led breakout sessions will address topics such as digital innovation and customer-centric strategies. 

Interactive sessions will be held to fuel creativity and reveal fresh perspectives.  Also, a clinic run by the BFA’s Legal Committee will provide updates and an opportunity to ask legal advice on subjects delegates are concerned about.

The evening will feature the 2024 BFA HSBC UK British Franchise Awards. Known as the Oscars of the franchising world; recognising the best of the best in franchising, it will be a black-tie event. 

For more information:   https://www.thebfa.org/bfa-annual-conference/

Martin Morris
Martin Morris