Franchise Solutions at The 20th Annual IFE- Record Attendance is Anticipated for this Premier Franchising Event
Franchise Solutions will be among the exhibiting companies at the 20th annual International Franchise Expo (IFE), being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on April 1 – April 3, 2011. The IFE, which is sponsored by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the franchise industry’s premier annual event, showcasing hundreds of franchise concepts and franchise-related companies.
Organizers of the 20th annual IFE are expecting record turnout from both exhibitors and franchisee candidates at this year’s event. With the economy rebounding and the credit marketing thawing, significant growth is anticipated in the franchising industry.
The number of new franchise units industry-wide is projected to grow 2.5 percent in 2011 (as compared to an increase of 0.3 percent from 2009 to 2010), according to a recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, on behalf of the International Franchise Association.
Franchising companies at the IFE come from a vast array of industries and offer concepts at all investment levels. Exhibiting at the IFE provides franchisors with considerable competitive advantages. Having a presence at the IFE can play a powerful role in the lead generation process, as it provides franchisors with the chance to meet face-to-face with prospective franchisees that are actively pursuing franchise ownership.
The IFE is the most comprehensive conference program offered on franchising. Over the past 20 years, the IFE has been the meeting place for domestic and international franchisors, franchisees, prospective franchisees, suppliers and industry publications.
Tens of thousands of prospective investors from across the country and overseas have attended the show throughout the past two decades, and the conference continues to attract a vast audience. The IFE is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and promoted worldwide as part of their International Buyers Program. More than 150 U.S. Embassies through their Foreign Commercial Service Offices actively promote the IFE within their regions and bring official escorted delegations from all around the world to the Nation’s capital for the franchising industry’s premier event.
Over 40 educational sessions aimed at various audiences, focusing on numerous pertinent topics, including franchising basics and financing options, will be offered during the three-day event. The 2011 IFE promises to continue the tradition of being the premier, one-stop franchise event for current industry professionals and those interested in becoming part of the dynamic franchising business.
Come Meet us at The IFE!
Come meet the Franchise Solutions’ sales team at the IFE. We’ll be at Booth #467. If you’re a current client, we’d love to meet you in person and help you to further reach your development goals. If you’re new to Franchise Solutions, we can show you how our services can fit your needs and budget.