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Tom Portesy

Tom has been with MFV Expositions for over twenty years. He has been president for over ten years and added CEO to his title in 2009. During this time, MFV Expositions has taken on many forms, adapting to the ever changing market place.

Tom oversees a staff of over thirty professionals, currently producing three franchise events in the United States, two franchise events in Mexico (including one of the worlds largest) and franchise events in the United Kingdom and Grand Bahama. Tom is responsible for the global network of partners involved in MFV’s growing international online business. Tom works closely with the International Franchise Association and many franchise associations around the world and has participated as a panelist and moderator in countless seminars and symposia.

Prior to joining MFV, Tom owned an advertising and PR firm and was a founder and Group VP of an instant printing franchise.


Tom Portesy's Recent Articles

  • Get a job, or buy a franchise?
    Franchising wasn’t designed as a job replacement strategy, but as an opportunity for people who want to own a business, and possibly even multiple businesses. Even so, many people who cannot find a job, or a job that they desire, i.e. one that ... Read Full Article
  • Franchise Royalties Are Forever. But Are They Worth It?
    A very successful franchisee of a real estate brokerage was paying his monthly royalty fee one day when someone asked him, “Is it worth it?” The franchisee had just written a five-figure number on his royalty fee check and he didn’t look happ... Read Full Article
  • Maybe You’d Rather Buy An Existing Franchise?
    Franchising represents a huge percentage of America’s business community – one of every 12 businesses in the USA is a franchise! Could that mean that one of every 12 businesses for sale in the USA is a franchise? Possibly, but by any count fran... Read Full Article
  • Free Tickets Means No Lines For You at the IFE
    The International Franchise Expo–the premier franchise event in the world, and America’s most popular franchise conference and expo –will occur June 18-20th at the Javits Center in New York City. With 400+ franchise exhibitors, franchisee se... Read Full Article
  • The Best Franchisee Is An Educated Franchisee
    For every one person who buys a franchise, thousands more wonder if they should. They don’t because they don’t feel comfortable. That is, they don’t believe they know enough about franchising to make a wise decision.“What people don’t know abou... Read Full Article