Today is the last day of the 50th International Franchise Association’s annual convention. This year, the convention takes place in San Antonio, Texas and plays host to a number of speakers from across the franchising and entrepreneurship world, along with key speaker, former US President – George W. Bush.
The convention also features an awards ceremony, honoring those who are deemed to have contributed significantly to the international franchise community, along with a tribute to the lifelong contribution of Russell J. Frith, former member, treasurer and chairman of the IFA .
The convention is a great networking opportunity, and attendees at this year’s convention also have the chance to meet with representatives from many franchises available across the US including such recognizable brands as 7-Eleven Ltd., Ben & Jerry’s, Build-A-Bear Workshop, ComForcare Senior Services, McDonald’s, Subway and NexCen Brands who are responsible for some of the most successful food franchises including Great American Cookies and Maggie’s Moos IceCream. Some of these franchises ranked very high in our recent Top 100 Global Franchises, and have a lot to offer in terms of advice to new and growing franchises. The convention should prove a wonderful opportunity for those franchises looking to expand their franchise network across the US.
Franchise Direct representatives Jill Ptacek and Chaz Williams along with Marie Andrée Maurice are currently attending the convention so we’ll be sure to provide you with an update of all that went on when they return…and recover!