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Speaker Biographies


Mike Melvin

Michael(Mike) Melvin

McInnes Cooper

Mike Melvin is a Partner with the law firm of McInnes Cooper and specializes in franchise and trade-mark law.  Mike is recognized in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directories as a Leading Practitioner in the area of franchise law and is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association’s Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on franchise law matters and is a registered trade-mark agent.  Mike advises both franchisors and franchisees on their obligations under franchise legislation, prepares and reviews franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents and other franchise documentation and assists with matters of corporate structuring and restructuring and with all types of franchise transactions.


Steve Collette

Steve Collette

East Brands

Steve Collette is a true Franchise expert, not only being the founder of East Brands, a national Franchise Development Firm.
He is also a Franchisor a franchisee, as well as sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Franchise Association.


Scott McCarthy

Scott McCarthy

Franchise Marketing System

Scott has extensive experience in the Canadian franchise landscape working with some of the most well-established brands in Canada and the United States. Scott began his career at Tim Hortons as a multi-unit franchise owner/operator. After ten years with Tim Hortons, Scott expanded his horizons and joined Kelsey’s as a Franchisee owner/operator.

Scott made a deliberate move to apply his talent and knowledge to corporate operations, joining companies such as Sunoco, McDonald’s, Medicine Shoppe/Rexall Inc., Luxottica Retail and Pearle Vision Canada. From 2014 to 2017, Scott held the position of Vice President of Operations at Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters.