Skip to main content

IFE24

International Franchise Show

Loading
  1. Room 1CO3

    THIS SESSION IS FOR INTERNATIONAL DELEGATES ONLY 

    Industry experts share tips to better organize and structure communications with franchisors.  The program is designed for international contacts and investors wishing to invest and diversify through the franchise business model.

  2. Room 1BO2

    People are inspired by and desire to be like great leaders yet become overwhelmed by the perceived knowledge needed to learn the skill of leadership. Success is: Knowing your purpose in life; growing to your maximum potential; sowing the seeds that benefit others. It is a rather simple recipe yet requires awareness, study, practice and mentoring to achieve. Participants will be able to create the strategy and implement actions necessary to:

    • Relate well with others
    • Identify areas of improvement within their attitude
    • Equip others with the proper skill sets for positive communications and relationships
    • Lead others through experience

    CFE program participation is not required in order to register and attend this session; This session is open to anyone interested in professional development courses/workshops in franchising!

    3 IFA LIVE Learning Credits (Formerly Participation Credits) / PRICE $399 

    REGISTER HERE Session held May 29th

  3. Room 1CO3

    Industry specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service present information, tips, and strategies for U.S. franchisors interested to expand to markets that are developing countries or post-conflict markets.

    SPONSORED BY U.S. & FOREIGN COMMERCIAL SERVICE

  4. Room 1BO3

    Learn about the practical issues involved in preparing a plan for franchise development. This session is appropriate for business owners, corporate executives, lawyers, accountants and business consultants considering expanding a business through franchising, . This symposium will explore the basics of franchise system, design, development, expansion, franchise law, and will provide an understanding of the timing and cost to become a franchisor. 

    WORKSHOP FEE $150

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

     

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE
  5. Room 1BO3

    Learn about the practical issues involved in preparing a plan for franchise development. This session is appropriate for business owners, corporate executives, lawyers, accountants and business consultants considering expanding a business through franchising. This symposium will explore the basics of franchise system, design, development, expansion, franchise law, and will provide an understanding of the timing and cost to become a franchisor. 

    WORKSHOP FEE $150

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE
  6. Room 1BO2

    Join U.S. Commercial Service staff to review trade development, finance, and website optimization services available to U.S. franchisors to enhance visibility and access to global contacts. 

    SPONSORED BY U.S. & FOREIGN COMMERCIAL SERVICE

  7. Theater

    Join leaders from the IFA Foundation for an introductory session on the world of franchising. During this session, franchise executives will outline what the franchise business model is, how far it reaches, and why it is uniquely suited for people of color, underrepresented communities, women, veterans, and more. Attendees will learn why many franchise companies are eager to identify, recruit, support, and advance a more diverse pipeline of talent throughout their brands and how the IFA Foundation can help you explore the franchise opportunities available as a prospective franchisee. This will be a lively, open discussion with lots of interaction from the audience, so bring your questions!

  8. Theater

    Before you grow your business or make your next investment, gain a better understanding of the economic landscape for franchising -- what do we see happening in 2024? How will this affect your plans for growth? What is happening with franchise lending? Dive into the IFA and FRANdata's latest research on the franchising outlook for 2024. Discover how the franchise community has defied economic uncertainties, exceeded growth projections for 2023 and is forecasted to continue its upward trajectory in 2024.

    SPONSORED BY FRANDATA

  9. Room 1BO3
    SPONSORED BY THE SBA
  10. Room 1CO3

    If you're looking for no-nonsense, cut-to-the-quick, how to evaluate franchises so that I can buy one that's right for me . . . this is the workshop you need. This is the perfect workshop for people who are just getting started with their research, as well as those who are close to making a decision to buy a franchise.

    WORKSHOP FEE $125

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

     

  11. Room 1CO3

    If you're looking for no-nonsense, cut-to-the-quick, how to evaluate franchises so that I can buy one that's right for me . . . this is the workshop you need. This is the perfect workshop for people who are just getting started with their research, as well as those who are close to making a decision to buy a franchise.

    WORKSHOP FEE $125

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  12. Room 1BO2

    Learn how to create a user-friendly Operations Manual with key content to expand on the documentation of your business' processes and procedures.

    WORKSHOP FEE $150

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE
  13. Room 1CO3

    Are you ready to grow but don’t know which strategy is best for you? Franchising is not right for everyone. This seminar will help you understand various growth alternatives and whether franchising should be a part of your long-term plan. Alternatives examined will include company-owned growth, business opportunities and licensing, joint ventures, dealers and distributorships, and franchising.

    SPONSORED BY iFRANCHISE GROUP

    SPONSORED BY iFRANCHISE
  14. Theater

    This 45 minute workshop will guide you through the power of storytelling and how to use video to sell more franchises, shorten your sales cycle and hit your goals. You'll walk away with a printed workbook (just for YOU!) to take back to your leadership team to start implementing right away. 

    We will be discussing social proof, testimonials and the content funnel - all which plays into YOU selling more franchises and changing more lives. 

    SPONSORED BY Franchise Filming

  15. Room 1BO3

    This seminar explores responsibilities expected of both prospective franchisees (buyers) and franchisors (sellers) as well as others who could be involved in the franchise acquisition process. It’s important to understand what franchising is all about, how franchisees succeed, and what makes the most sense for you if you become a franchisee. This seminar will show you how franchisors are required to follow government regulations when they sell franchises and it also explores the steps you can take to make sure you protect your interests when you buy a franchise. Franchising is the greatest methodology for business ownership and building wealth generationally but it’s important that you take advantage of all the regulations and make the most of your time as you consider buying a franchise. The seminar is taught by Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, who leads the Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

  16. Theater

    We invite you to a value-packed educational seminar with top experts in the industry that will provide valuable information on how Minorities can profit and build generational wealth as a Franchisee or a Franchisor. During this session, you will learn emerging trends, the leading players in the franchising industry, how technology is affecting growth, getting access to capital, and understanding the regulatory environment.

     

    SOCIALLY BUZZ
  17. Room 1BO2

    Join us for this informative session on how to properly set up your franchise transactions for a strong start and resilient future.

    SPONSORED BY PLAVE KOCH

  18. Room 1CO3

    The biggest question most people have when exploring a franchise is simply "How Much Money Can I Make?" In this highly interactive session, we'll take a deep dive into the financial side of investing in a franchise business. You will learn the basics of various business models, learn about the average income of franchise business owners, and what it takes to be financially successful. This session will provide you with the financial knowledge and tools you need to build a realistic business plan: how to accurately forecast revenues, expenses, and profits; and how to compare the long-term return of different franchise investments. 

    SPONSORED BY Franchise Business Review

  19. Room 1BO3

     

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA
  20. Theater

    Join us for a conversation on how women in franchising are changing the franchise landscape. Join us and learn:

    • The basics of franchising: What is franchising, the roles of a franchisor and franchisee
    • Why women make great franchisees and franchisors
    • The importance of teamwork in franchising
    • Building a community of women to support you in franchising 
    • Tips for women thinking about franchising a concept, joining a franchise system or working in the franchise industry 
    • Why franchising helps you attain work/life balance whether you are a ‘zor, a ‘zee or supplier to the industry" 
    • Where to get information and education about franchising 
    • The benefits of a CFE or Certified Franchise Executive designation

    SPONSORED BY IFA WOMENS FRANCHISE NETWORK

  21. Room 1BO2

    This seminar covers the ins and outs of franchising your business. From launch to growth, strategies to expand your brand, and how to set up your franchisees for success. We will also touch on having the “end in mind” with keys to adding investors to exit with a Sale to Private Equity.

    SPONSORED BY SMB FRANCHISE ADVISORS

  22. Room 1CO3

    This 45 minute workshop will guide you through the power of storytelling and how to use video to sell more franchises, shorten your sales cycle and hit your goals. You'll walk away with a printed workbook (just for YOU!) to take back to your leadership team to start implementing right away. 

    We will be discussing social proof, testimonials and the content funnel - all which plays into YOU selling more franchises and changing more lives. 

    SPONSORED BY Franchise Filming

  23. Room 1BO3

    You believe the time is ripe to expand your operation to multiple locations but don’t know which strategy is best for you – an internally-managed expansion or franchising. This session will explore expansion strategies, the right growth vehicle, and determine if you should consider franchising. This session will offer decision points to help analyze your company’s growth options, including raising equity.

    SPONSORED BY iFranchise Group

  24. Room 1BO2

    This seminar explores responsibilities expected of both prospective franchisees (buyers) and franchisors (sellers) as well as others who could be involved in the franchise acquisition process. It’s important to understand what franchising is all about, how franchisees succeed, and what makes the most sense for you if you become a franchisee. This seminar will show you how franchisors are required to follow government regulations when they sell franchises and it also explores the steps you can take to make sure you protect your interests when you buy a franchise. Franchising is the greatest methodology for business ownership and building wealth generationally but it’s important that you take advantage of all the regulations and make the most of your time as you consider buying a franchise. The seminar is taught by Dr. John P. Hayes, CFE, who leads the Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

  25. Theater

    This seminar covers the ins and outs of franchising your business. From launch to growth, strategies to expand your brand, and how to set up your franchisees for success. We will also touch on having the “end in mind” with keys to adding investors to exit with a Sale to Private Equity.

    SPONSORED BY SMB FRANCHISE ADVISORS

  26. Room 1BO3

    Are you ready for international expansion? How do you put together a pro-active plan? What support needs to be in place? Where should you go first and what results can you expect? This and so much more will be discussed in this lively session.

    WORKSHOP FEE $200

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    SPONSORED BY MSA WORLDWIDE
  27. Room 1BO2

    Let’s explore three ways to achieve success in the midst of challenging times: (1) How to maneuver through times of difficulty and adversity, (2) Effectively battle distractions during times of crisis and stress, and (3) Adopt successful thinking habits to think your way through any crisis. Participants will be able to identify, hardships and difficult environments to implement, and recommend practical principles and strategies to lead and navigate successful outcomes.

    CFE program participation is not required in order to register and attend this session; This session is open to anyone interested in professional development courses/workshops in franchising!

    3 IFA LIVE Learning Credits (Formerly Participation Credits) / PRICE $399

    REGISTER HERE Session held May 29th

  28. Theater

    Franchising can indeed lead to economic independence for women. An opportunity to run her own business with the support and guidance of an established brand is enticing .

    Franchising offers a proven business model, training, marketing support, leveraging other franchisees to lean on for advice and collaboration. It's important for women considering franchising to research one that aligns with their interests, values, and financial goals.

    Conducting due diligence, seeking advice from professionals can help assure success.

    SPONSORED BY NJSBDC RAMAPO

  29. Room 1BO2

    This workshop will explore business planning topics, featuring a panel of franchising experts, professionals and executives of overseas franchisors who have successfully developed franchising programs in the United States. Our focus will be on pragmatic and truly useful information with an emphasis on war stories and case studies.

    WORKSHOP FEE $200

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    SPONSORED BY GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP
  30. Room 1CO3

     

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA

    TOPFIRE MEDIA
  31. Room 1CO3

    This course will provide an overview of the financial performance representation regulations; the pros and cons of making a financial performance representation; the vulnerability of the sales process without a financial performance representation; penalties for making an illegal financial performance representation; and tips for drafting effective financial performance representations.

    SPONSORED BY PLAVE KOCH

  32. Theater

    A panel of SCORE expert business mentors outlines key steps to starting your business, providing information and resources that you can put to use even before you open the door to your franchise. From marketing to finance to hiring best practices the more informed you are the more successful your business will be.

    SPONSORED BY SCORE NYC

  33. Room 1BO2

    This seminar is for Emerging Brands who need better sales strategies and results.  This includes a basic plan to sell your first 100 franchise units.

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA

    SPONSORED BY TOPFIRE MEDIA
  34. Theater

    Join us to learn about the resources available to entrepreneurs in establishing a business.

    SPONSORED BY SBA

  35. Room 1BO3
  36. Room 1CO3

    Are you ready to grow your business but don't know which strategy is best for you? This seminar will help you understand various growth alternatives and whether franchising should be a part of your long term plan. Alternatives examined will include company-owned growth, business opportunities and licensing, joint ventures, dealers and distributorships, and franchising.

    SPONSORED BY iFranchise Group

  37. Room 1CO3

    This seminar covers the ins and outs of franchising your business. From launch to growth, strategies to expand your brand, and how to set up your franchisees for success. We will also touch on having the “end in mind” with keys to adding investors to exit with a Sale to Private Equity

    SPONSORED BY SMB FRANCHISE ADVISORS

  38. Room 1BO3

    With a robust collective GDP of USD 3.6 trillion and a population exceeding 685 million, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an economic juggernaut, surpassing India’s economic output in 2022. This dynamic region has seen its GDP more than doubled since 2009, presenting a fertile ground for franchising. Leading this growth are fast emerging economic powerhouses Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. US franchisors have a golden opportunity to tap into this vibrant region by mastering the unique market dynamics of ASEAN. Discover the strategies that can help your franchise thrive in one of the world’s most rapidly expanding economic zones.

    SPONSORED BY VF Franchise Consulting

  39. Theater

    When transitioning from an employee to an entrepreneur, it's a journey from paycheck security to following your passions, building skills, seeking assistance, understanding markets, and leveraging your strengths to build and earn greater rewards. The right franchise provides you with a proven business model from which to build success, that requires courage, resilience, and the ability to heighten your own satisfaction and greater financial impact. Mr. Vicari will present relevant topics and no cost services.

    SPONSORED BY NJSBDC RAMAPO COLLEGE

  40. Theater

    Do you have what it takes to be a great franchisee? Sure, your franchisor will give you support and training, but it’s up to you to make your business succeed. Join us for an impactful session to learn:

    • The essential qualities of a great franchisee
    • How to choose the right brand for you 
    • Tips and tricks from top-performing franchisees

    SPONSORED BY FRANCHISE WIRE

  41. Room 1BO3

    This panel featuring expert professional advisors will deliver a high-level overview of the most important legal and tax considerations franchisors, franchisees, licensors, and licensees need to be mindful of when expanding internationally and how a global alliance can serve as your international expansion team. Our focus will be on providing practical information such as IP, competition, data privacy and foreign taxes. Supporting case studies will bring this session to life. 

    SPONSORED BY: ALLIOTT GLOBAL ALLIANCE