The International Reception was held at the IFA Convention in Orlando last Sunday night. The event was co-hosted by Franchise Direct, one of the best franchise opportunity websites in the world, and was a rousing success.
The IFA Convention is one of the most exciting events on the calendar for those involved in franchising as the entire industry comes together to discuss how franchised businesses can grow and succeed. With the explosion of franchising in developing economies like China, India and Brazil, an international presence has become integral for many of America’s top franchises. The International Reception was thus an essential event for anyone at the Convention trying to develop franchising outside of America.
Franchise Direct has made a major commitment to international franchising. It operates offices in Atlanta and Dublin has a major footprint in franchising beyond America’s shores. It runs franchise opportunity websites in Europe’s top economies - the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Ireland – and recently launched portals for the Mexican and South African franchise markets.
The International Reception was a fun, successful and well-attended event. Franchise Direct raffled off two bottles of premium Irish whiskey on the night. Edwards Global Services was the other sponsor of the event, and all told, the reception was a delightful event at another memorable IFA Convention.
Below you'll find a photo of Franchise Direct CEO Sean McGarry (right) with the winner of one of the whiskey bottles. Note his very international tie.