4 Franchise Conferences to Attend in 2024
Choosing the right franchise conferences to attend can be a pivotal decision for entrepreneurs and franchisors alike. In 2024, MFV Expositions is set to help ambitious entrepreneurs and franchisors connect and find their franchise opportunities with a series of must-attend events geared to help them connect, learn, and inspire. Each event is a unique platform designed to showcase emerging trends, foster unparalleled networking opportunities, and offer educational sessions.
These sessions are designed to help you start or expand your business. You'll have the chance to learn from industry leaders, connect with experienced advisors, and gain valuable insights into the world of franchising. Engaging in these sessions not only provides valuable knowledge but also creates opportunities to meet like-minded individuals. Be active in discussions and approach speakers or attendees afterward for further conversation
Here's your guide to the franchise conferences that should be marked in red on your calendar for 2024.
No. 1: Franchise Expo West
Scheduled for April 12 – 13 in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, Franchise Expo West stands as a beacon for franchise industry professionals. With over 200 franchise brands spanning legal services to hardware, this event is a comprehensive showcase of the franchising world's diversity and potential. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with IFA Women's Franchise Chair Robin Gagnon, iFranchise Group CEO Mark Siebert, and other luminaries like Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Professor of Marketing and Journalism Dr. John Hayes, and MSA Worldwide Senior Consultant Andrew Seid, ensuring a deep dive into the franchising universe's intricacies.
The Emerging Pavilion is set to be a highlight, offering new brands a spotlight in the Los Angeles market. Meanwhile, the morning round-table discussions promise to be a knowledge goldmine for both seasoned and aspiring franchisors. Meanwhile, the business resource center will be a great one-stop-shop for finding suppliers. Lastly, for a blend of entertainment and insight, don't miss the recorded podcast interviews on the expo floor for WEST Unplugged.
No. 2: International Franchise Expo
As summer 2024 gets underway, from May 30 – June 1, the International Franchise Expo in New York City will offer franchising opportunities from around the globe. With 300 franchise brands, including those specializing in senior services and vending/kiosks, this franchise conference is a great showcase of the variety of businesses and business opportunities franchising has to offer. The event's educational programs and seminars are a cornerstone, providing actionable insights with an agenda to be announced.
No. 3: Franchise Expo South
Come Sept. 6 – 7, Ft. Lauderdale's sun-kissed shores will be the backdrop for Franchise Expo South. Here, over 200 franchise brands will gather, and the expo will provide a platform for a range of presentations and workshops from industry experts. "Level Up! Leadership. Influence. Legacy." led by IFA Vice President of Education Sandra Curtis, and "The A to Z's of Buying a Franchise" with Dr. John Hayes, are just a taste of the sessions that await. The franchise conference will also feature valuable discussions on digital marketing and the significance of diversity in franchising, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.
No. 4: Franchise Expo Austin
The year's series of franchise conferences will culminate in the dynamic city of Austin on Nov. 15 – 16, 2024. Franchise Expo Austin promises a congregation of over 100 franchise brands from industries as varied as coffee to specialty retail. With more than 24 workshops, attendees can anticipate a schedule packed with educational and networking prospects, set against the backdrop of one of America's most entrepreneurial cities.
Each MFV Exposition event in 2024 is more than just a conference; it's an incubator for growth and a nexus for connections. Whether you're looking to franchise your existing business, find new franchisees, or step into the world of franchising, MFV Expositions provides the arenas where ambitions meet expertise. The lineup for 2024 is designed to cater to a wide array of interests and industries, ensuring that no matter where you fit in the franchising equation, you'll find value and opportunity. As you plan your professional journey for 2024, consider the potential impact that attending these franchise conferences could have on your business or entrepreneurial aspirations. With the blend of franchise brands, speakers, and educational opportunities, each MFV Exposition event is poised to offer you the insights and connections needed to thrive in the evolving world of franchising.
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