ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2016) — The 2016 Snap-on Franchisee Conference, held recently in Orlando, attracted more than 8,700 registered Snap-on Tools attendees who came to see the latest in product innovations, business seminars and programs to enhance their success.
“Snap-on Tools annual SFC is our most extensive opportunity to demonstrate the depth of support for our franchisees and their success,” said Tom Kassouf, president of Snap-on Tools Group.
“More than 1,000 associates and suppliers were on hand, meeting with franchisees face-to-face to demonstrate new products, teach new methods and expose franchisees to the latest in technology to run their businesses,” he said.
“Our SFC goal is for every franchisee to refresh their knowledge of the many initiatives in support of the profitable growth of their franchise business; to experience the exceptional range of products available to their customers; and to share experiences with thousands of their fellow franchisees.”
The conference centered around a 144,000-sq.-ft. product expo displaying thousands of different products, including the newest offerings in hand tools, tool storage, power tools, diagnostics, and shop and tech. In addition to a booth focusing on productivity and profitability, franchisees could learn from five different business seminars, ranging from hands-on diagnostics to a panel of fellow franchisees sharing best practices.
A scale-version LEGO Snap-on mobile store and a custom tool storage aquarium by the creators of Animal Planet's “Tanked” were on display after being finished on site.
As a part of the weekend events, Snap-on reserved the Universal Studios Florida theme park exclusively for franchisees and their guests during a special Snap-on Saturday Night. Country music stars Thompson Square performed and guests had an opportunity to participate in drawings and giveaways held throughout the night. Among those items available to win was a 1969 custom Camaro pool table in Snap-on red with working lights, real chrome, stainless steel bumpers, steel rims and a professional slate playing surface.
Snap-on Tools is a subsidiary of Snap-on Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as for customers in industries such as, agriculture, construction, technical education, aviation and aerospace.
For additional information, visit www.snapon.com.