FNB Franchise Summit 2015 - Plan for the future

Planning for the future was the focus of the fourth annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit supported by Franchising Plus.

Seldom has the future seemed as interesting, albeit unpredictable, than at the close of 2015. Yes, business and consumer confidence are at 16-year lows, but there are signs that the bottom has been reached. South Africa’s expected GDP growth for 2015 of just above 1% is, as FNB Chief Economist Sizwe Nxedlana noted, considerably better than many other major economies whose fortunes are similarly linked to China’s growth story. At the same time, the political and business worlds in South Africa are experiencing disruption from unexpected directions and on a scale seldom previously seen.