Although the year just started, it's not too early to spotlight a couple of big events happening next month.
In addition to IFA’s annual convention held in New Orleans next month is another exciting opportunity to connect with franchising pros. Regional in nature, Franchise Expo South kicks off earlier in the month from February 6-8 in Houston, Texas with a focus on franchising within south western areas of the U.S. as well as Latin American and Caribbean markets.
With the IFA convention taking place on February 22-25, prospective franchisees and existing industry professionals can avail themselves of two events focused on networking and research in the same month in major southern cities. Potential franchisees can look into various franchise segments, get to know potential franchisors, and learn more about what franchising has to offer at various investment levels.
From seminars to symposia, Franchise Expo South features a full three days worth of franchise info sharing, including hot topics related to veterans joining franchises, multi-unit ownership and how it works, legal and financial tips related to franchise operation, and info on how to franchise your existing business. The ability to discuss questions face to face with potential franchisors and research detailed subjects makes this expo an excellent way to build on a basic understanding of franchising or expand into more complex areas of operation.
Taking franchise systems outside the U.S. to expand in various territories is one of the most discussed topics today and this expo will highlight specific franchising opportunities within various Latin American cities and Caribbean islands. Brand expansion topics and four specific tracks offer attendees a slice of what best serves them, from buying a franchise, franchising your business, master franchising, and franchisors seeking growth. Some of the industries featured include senior care, various food franchises, B2B franchises, and many more.