Franchising

Franchising

Welcome to our international Franchise page. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information. Our worldwide team of Franchise Specialists is prepared to assist in increasing your presence overseas. Franchise Trade Specialists (see right) are available to discuss your international business needs.

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Franchising Facts

The Franchising industry and businesses employs 21 million people and generates $2.3 trillion of economic activity. A new franchise business opens every 8 minutes of every business day.

Like the United States, franchise businesses around the world have seen steady growth in the past decade, particularly in Brazil, China and Mexico. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), their members are eyeing overseas expansion as an important way to diversify their portfolios. For instance, a survey of IFA members last Summer, revealed that 61 percent of respondents currently franchise or operate in international locations, and 16 percent generate between 25 percent and 30 percent of revenue from international activities. Almost three fourths of respondents said they plan to start or accelerate international ventures.  

Want more on Franchising?

  • Utilize the Commercial Service to help you find franchisees abroad or to learn the basics on exporting. Contact a Franchise Trade Specialist (see right).
  • Take a look at IFA’s website (www.Franchise.org) for expert advice and tips. 

Key Global Franchise Activities

Please take a look at our calendar of events listed here.

Trade Events:

  • IFA Convention in Las Vegas, NV (February 15-18)
  • British and International Franchise Expo - London (March 14-15)
  • Franchise Trade Show - Paris (March 23-26)
  • Expo Franquicia Trade Show – Madrid (April 23-25)
  • International Franchise Expo – New York, NY (June 18-20)
  • China and Taiwan Trade Mission (August)
  • Central America Trade Mission (September)
  • Nordic Region Trade Mission (October)

For additional information on these events, contact your local Franchise Trade Specialist listed above.


Detailed Event Information For Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show 2013 Detailed Event Information For Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show 2013
Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show 2013 -- Foods - Processed, Food Processing/Packaging Eq., Franchising, General Consumer Goods, Hotel/Restaurant Eq., Travel and Tourism Industries, Trade Promotion Services
Location/Date: Las Vegas, NV, United States 03/19/2013 - 03/21/2013
Event Summary:
The Nightclub & Bar (NCB) Show—branded as one of the top U.S. trade shows—attracts more than 30,000 bar and nightclub owners, operators, bartenders and other professionals in the industry. Innovative products, informational tools, unique demonstrations (don't miss “Shake It Up!” the largest mixologist competition in the U.S.) and special events on the exhibit floor and non-stop evening events will keep you energized for the entire show. Attendees walk away with specific tools to grow their businesses, compete and succeed in this competitive industry. Sponsored by Nightclub & Bar Magazine—leader of the on-premise market—this event is a must for anyone in the hospitality industry.

Contacts:
Tony Pu, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 2024820905
Tony.Pu@trade.gov

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