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Please make sure to mark your calendar for #IFA2018, February 10-13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona!

 

IFA2017: THE BIGGEST FRANCHISE EVENT OF THE YEAR 

Thank you for attending #IFA2017! We hope you walked away with countless, valuable tips, tricks and next steps to help you succeed.

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The IFA Annual Convention Experience Provides:

  • Access to thousands of franchise executives and partners
  • The Opportunity to learn from experts hosting more than 50 content-rich educational sessions to move your brand forward
  • Networking time to develop strategic partnerships and make deals inside and outside our 350+ Exhibit Hall

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Check back for the announcement of our world-class #IFA2018 speakers!

SCHEDULE

7:30 am – 10:00 amICFE Registration Desk Open

9:00 am – 5:00 pm4 Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

11:00 am – 4:00 pmFranchising Gives Back*

11:30 am – 1:30 pmICFE Special Sessions Lunch*

3:30 pm – 4:30 pmNextGen Session Orientation

(for winners & advisors)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pmNextGen Reception

(by invitation only)

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

 

7:00 am – 7:30 pmRegistration Open

7:30 am – 9:00 amFinance Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pmInternational Lounge

8:00 am – 5:00 pmFranchisee Hospitality Lounge

8:00 am – 9:30 amFranchisor Forum Meeting

8:00 am – 10:00 amDiversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting

8:00 am – 10:00 amMarketing & Innovation Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 10:00 amMembership Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 10:00 amVetFran Committee Meeting

8:30 am – 10:30 amWomen's Franchise Committee Meeting

9:00 am – 12:00 pmNextGen Accelerator Session

(for winners & advisors)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm4 Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

9:30 am – 11:30 amIFA Executive Committee Meeting

10:00 am – 12:00 pmFranchise Relations Committee Meeting

10:00 am – 12:00 pmFranchising in the Social Sector Task Force

10:00 am – 5:00 pmNextGen Scholarship Winners Meeting

11:30 am – 12:45 pmPast Chairmen's Council Meeting

11:30 am – 1:30 pmICFE Special Sessions Lunch*

11:30 am – 5:45 pmAnnual Leadership Conference*

1:00 pm – 4:30 pmNextGen Accelerator Session (continued)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pmIFA Board of Directors' Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSupplier Forum Orientation

4:15 pm – 5:15 pmNew Member Orientation

5:15 pm – 6:15 pmNew Member & First-Time Attendee Reception

6:30 pm – 8:00 pmThe Buzz

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

 

7:00 am – 7:00 pmRegistration Open

7:00 am – 7:30 amSupplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting

7:15 am – 8:45 amPrayer Breakfast*

7:30 am – 9:00 amSupplier Forum Advisory Board & Membership Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pmInternational Lounge

8:00 am – 5:00 pmFranchisee Hospitality Lounge

9:00 am – 12:00 pmDigital Marketing & Technology Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 pmElements of Successful Franchising

9:00 am – 12:00 pmFinancial Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 pmFranchise Development/Sales Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 pmFranchise Relations Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 pmInternational Summit - Track One

9:00 am – 12:00 pmInternational Summit - Track Two

9:00 am – 12:00 pmJoint Employer Issues Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 pmOperations Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 pmNextGen FranShark

10:30 am – 12:00 pm3 Mini Super Sessions

11:30 am – 12:30 pmFranPAC VIP Reception*

12:30 pm – 2:30 pmOpening General Session & Luncheon

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm14 Concurrent Sessions

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmCFE Graduates' Celebration

(by invitation only)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pmLegal Legislative Committee Meeting

4:30 pm – 6:30 pmInternational Committee Meeting

4:30 pm – 8:00 pmChairwoman's Reception with Exhibitors

8:00 pm – 9:30 pmInternational Reception

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

 

7:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pmInternational Lounge

8:00 am – 5:00 pmFranchisee Hospitality Lounge

8:00 am – 10:00 amSuper Session with Continental Breakfast

(breakfast available at 7:30 am)

10:15 am – 11:45 am 14 Concurrent Sessions

12:00 pm – 2:30 pmNetworking Lunch with Exhibitors

12:30 pm – 2:30 pmFranchisee Forum Meeting

12:30 pm – 2:30 pmEducational Foundation Board of Trustees & Strategic Planning Meeting

1:15 pm – 2:15 pmInternational Delegations Meeting

2:45 pm – 4:45 pmBusiness Solution Roundtables

5:00 pm – 7:00 pmReception with Exhibitors

8:00 pm – 11:00 pmThe Bash

7:30 am – 12:00 pmRegistration Open

8:00 am – 9:45 amContinental Breakfast with Business Solution Roundtables

(breakfast available at 7:30 am)

8:30 am – 10:00 amICFE Board Meeting

10:15 am – 12:15 pmClosing General Session with Brunch

(brunch available at 9:45 am)

12:15 pmConvention Officially Adjourns

12:45 am – 4:30 pmEmerging Franchisor Bootcamp*

(open to the first 500 franchisors with 100 units or less to sign up)

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

 

LOCATION
Phoenix Convention Center
100 North 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004

The majority of Convention 2018 events will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center. Some evening events and committee events will take place at our Headquarters Hotel, the Sheraton Grand Phoenix. IFA has secured rooms at three hotels conveniently located near the Phoenix Convention Center. For more information on those hotels and to book, please click on the link below.

FUTURE DATES

IFA’s 59th Annual Convention
February 24-27, 2019
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

IFA’s 60th Annual Convention
February 8-11, 2020
Orlando World Center, Orlando, FL

IFA’s 61st Annual Convention
February 21-24, 2021
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

IFA’s 62nd Annual Convention
February 26 - March 1, 2022
San Diego Convention Center, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

CONTACT US

To contact the IFA Conferences Department please email events@franchise.org or call 202-662-0763 .

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