International Visitors

The International Franchise Expo (IFE) will provide you, the International Investor, an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the most exciting franchise brands from the United States and around the world. Once again the IFE has been selected for 2016 by the U.S. Department of Commerce as one of a limited number of expos in the world to participate in its International Buyer Program. Sponsored by the International Franchise Association, the International Franchise Expo will be promoted in over 120 countries worldwide.

The IFE continues to gain recognition as a first-class international show, where foreign attendees have a chance to make one-on-one contacts with the top brands in franchising and develop dynamic business relationships. The International Buyer Program assists international visitors in meeting with targeted exhibitors, to cultivate partnerships and promote the sale of U.S. products and services.

If you are planning to visit the International Franchise Expo as a representative of a qualified company*, you are automatically eligible to attend under the auspices of the U.S. Commercial Service as part of an official Embassy/Consulate Delegation - even if you prefer to travel alone. International delegates to the show can take advantage of many benefits not offered to foreign visitors at other trade shows. If you are interested in becoming a member of a delegation, please contact your delegate leader (see below) for the assigned DISCOUNT CODE before registering. If your country is not currently listed, contact Corali Romero at or via telephone at +1-201-881-1662.

* Qualified companies are firms that do business outside the United States and whose purpose in attending this trade show is to find U.S. suppliers of goods or services.

Here are just some of the Benefits Available to Delegation Members:

  • Free show admission to exhibits
  • 50% off admission to workshops
  • Free Matchmaking
  • Free assistance arranging and scheduling appointments with U.S. exhibitors and companies before and during the show
  • Access to the Global Business Center including rooms to meet with exhibitors
  • Assistance with travel and hotel bookings
  • Free assistance with logistics at the show

2016 Show Dates & Hours

Show Dates:
Show Hours:
International Registration Hours:
Wednesday, June 15
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday, June 16
10:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, June 17
10:00am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday, June 18
10:00am - 4:00pm
8:30am - 4:00pm


Click here to view a list of current IFE Exhibitors


Click here to view the Educational Programs


Please be sure to check the current requirements and restrictions for traveling to the US from your country. The recommended first source of up-to-date visa information is or

Contact Corali Romero to learn more about joining an official embassy/consulate delegation and how the U.S. Commercial Service in your country can help you.  Corali can be reached via email at or via telephone on +1-201-881-1662.

The following countries are promoting the IFE event overseas:

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