2016 Conference Overview


Get The Education You Need To Succeed From The People Who Know It Best

The International Franchise Expo (IFE) provides a forum for one of the most comprehensive learning experiences about franchising to be conducted anywhere - a place to learn from the foremost experts in franchising.

2015 Free Seminars for Prospective Franchsees & Franchisors (similar topics will be presented in 2016):

  • Something-for-everyone educational experience
  • Basic how-to sessions
  • Advanced, in-depth presentations
  • everything you need to know about buying a franchise
  • Sessions for those looking to franchise an existing business

2015 Free Seminars for Current Franchisors (similar topics will be presented in 2016):

  • Something-for-everyone educational experience
  • Basic how-to sessions
  • Advanced, in-depth presentations

2015 Free Specialty Seminar (similar topics will be presented in 2016):

  • For veterans
  • For women
  • For diverse communities

2015 Multi-user Special Events (separate fee required) (similar topics will be presented in 2016):

  • How multi-unit owner differ from single unit franchisees
  • For prospective multi-unit owners
  • Growing to 10-15 units
  • Growing beyond 20 units

2016 Workshops (separate fee required)

  • Detailed instruction
  • Presented by some of the most respected and experienced professionals in the franchise industry
  • The most up-to-date practical, legal, strategic and financial issues
  • How to avoid potential pitfalls
  • Providing knowledge necessary to successfully achieve one’s objectives

The International Franchise Expo is pleased to announce that Workshops 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 have been approved for CFE accreditation. To learn more about CFE credits, click here.

Track Overview

Each track is focused on providing information that is specific to a particular segment of the Expo audience. Read the following descriptions to identify the track that best addresses your needs and refer to the accompanying symbol as you plan your Workshops and/or Seminar schedule.

Buying a Franchise

This track is for those who are just getting started with their research, as well as those who are close to making a decision to buy a franchise.

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Franchising Your Business

If you are thinking about expanding your current business through franchising or seeking professional guidance, this track will provide the opportunity to learn from experts in this field.

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Master Franchising

This track is for those who wish to learn about acquiring franchise rights for a region of a country or an entire country, as well as for franchisors who are exploring advantages of this franchise system structure.

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Franchisors Seeking Growth

As franchising continues to grow, the time is ripe for franchisors to explore expansion. This track will explain the crucial business and legal considerations that may affect where and when franchisors should go and how to operate most effectively.

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Non-U.S. Franchisors: Entering the USA

For the foreign franchisor that has enjoyed success in their domestic region and is now interested in expanding into the United States. The focus will be on the legal, structural, financial, and cross-cultural issues in developing a franchising business plan and the strategy for entering the U.S. market.

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Small Business Growth and Development

This track covers the necessary information that help small businesses grow. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how to invest in their businesses' growth.

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