Calendar of Franchise Meetings and Conferences



September 12-13 (IFA) - Franchisee Power Summit, Washington DC - (in conjunction with the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting & Fall Leadership Meetings)
The IFA Franchisee Power Summit will feature programming specific to the  need of franchisees that will help you learn the latest innovations and best practices to evolve your business. There will also be several networking opportunities for you to build strategic partnerships that will benefit the growth of your system. We all know that business success depends on strong partnerships so mark your calendars now for an exciting new professional development opportunity you won't find anywhere else!

September 13-14 (IFA) - Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting, Washington DC -
This meeting gives you the opportunity to meet with your representatives in Congress to discuss regulations that can affect your business. IFA will set up the meetings and prep you and guide you beforehand. Make your voice heard and help stop the attack on the franchise industry by taking action.

September 28-30 (Franchise Update) - 2016 Franchise Leadership & Development Conference, Atlanta GA -
This exclusive event is designed for CEOs, Presidents, Franchise Sales, & Development Executives. This conference has become a must-attend event for all those who value staying on top of trends as well as those looking to generate new ones. This year’s theme Amplify Your Growth ties into last year's, Super Structure Your Growth, as it incorporates many of the tried-and-true sales skill programs along with several new additional programs.

October 5 (IFA) - Franchise Development Seminar Series, Denver CO -
IFA’s Franchise Development Seminar Series has been completely re-tooled to focus more on networking with peers and sharing personal experiences and lessons learned. Come hear from leading franchise executives offering development solutions and best practices based on real-world scenarios.

October 6-8 (MFV) - West Coast Franchise Expo, Denver CO -
Get to the West Coast Franchise Expo, the largest franchise expo in the west — and join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners. Meet and speak face-to-face with representatives of hundreds of proven franchise opportunities — full-time and part-time, in every industry, at every investment level.

October 25-27 (IFA) - FranTech Conference, Austin TX -
This conference is designed to help marketing, communications, and information technology franchise professionals navigate the maze of digital marketing and technology solutions available to franchises today. We will bring together leading experts in cloud computing, security, mobile marketing, lead generation and much more!

November 2-4 (ABA) - 39th Annual Forum on Franchising, Miami, FL -
Don’t miss the 39th Annual Forum on Franchising in Miami on November 2 - 4, 2016. The ABA’s annual three-day conference, this year in Miami, offers the best in franchise educational programs and collegial social events. CLE and networking opportunities are unparalleled.

November 14-16 (Franchise Times) - Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, Las Vegas NV -
The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference is all about the “business” side of the restaurant business and is a must-attend event for restaurant company owners and executives. The conference is known as the restaurant “dealmakers” event—you will find the best networking in the industry there.

November 16-18 (IFA) - Emerging Franchisor Conference, New Orleans LA -
Join us in New Orleans, LA, November 16-18, 2016 for IFA’s fourth annual Emerging Franchisor Conference. Designed for franchisors looking to connect, innovate and evolve their brands to the next level, this conference is a must-attend. You’ll leave with valuable information and insights from leading franchisors that you will bring back to your business to help you grow and succeed in the future.


Dates TBA - Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference -
Franchise Times’ Annual Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference is franchising’s premier franchise lending and dealmaker’s conference.

January 12-14 (MFV) - Franchise Expo South, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas TX  -
Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at the FRANCHISE EXPO SOUTH, the premier franchise expo serving the Southwestern US, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Meet hundreds of proven franchised businesses. Every investment level.

January 29-February 1 (IFA) - IFA Annual Convention, Las Vegas NV -
We are expecting more than 4,000 franchise executives to join us for this program. Our annual convention will be packed with educational sessions, roundtables, summits and mini-super sessions, all to give you the latest trends and information in the areas of franchise relations, management and leadership, financing, multi-unit growth, international growth, franchise development, social media and more.

February 17-18 (MFV) - The Franchise Show, ExCel, London, UK -
The largest franchise show in the UK, with plenty of useful and interesting features for all visitors. Whether you are looking for free, impartial advice, 121 appointments with funding or legal experts, want to find out about franchising your business, or even chat to existing franchisees across different industries - this show has it all.

March 9-11 (MFV) - Feria Internacional de Franquicias, World Trade Center, Mexico City, Mexico -
The International Franchise Fair is the meeting point of Mexican and foreign companies seeking an investor to expand their brand and business entrepreneurs seeking to invest their money and time.

April 23-26 (Franchise Update) - 2017 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, Las Vegas NV -
Join us for the 17th Annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference! This is the only event of its kind that focuses on the critical concerns of today's franchisees. This conference is designed to help you identify ideas, take action, and create successful growth.

May 7-9 (IFA) - 50th Annual Legal Symposium, Washington, DC -
Mark your calendar! This symposium is a "must attend" event for all attorney interested in franchise law; in-house counsel; franchise CEOs; franchise development and sales executives; franchise legal and compliance officers; paralegals; franchise administrators; franchisees interested in learning more about the legal and business aspects of franchising; and all others concerned with franchising's legal, regulatory and business issues.

May 9-10 (IBA/IFA) - 33rd Annual IBA/IFA Joint Conference, Washington, DC -
Mark your calendars for the 33rd Annual IBA/IFA Joint Conference – May 9-10, 2017, at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC.

June 15-17 (MFV) - International Franchise Expo, New York, NY -
Join thousands of entrepreneurs and future business owners at the International Franchise Expo, the largest franchise expo in the country. Meet face-to-face with over 400 proven franchise opportunities. Every industry. Every investment level. Full-time and part-time.

June 19-21 (Franchise Update) - Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference, Atlanta GA -
The 2017 Franchise Consumer Marketing Conference is two days of the discussion focused on topics of importance to franchise consumer marketers today. You'll network and learn from the franchise industry's best and brightest marketing executives.