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Come and join nearly 4,000 of your peers at this event designed specifically to address your challenges and provide solutions that will make a difference for your business. This will be our greatest year yet as franchise professionals unite to make our industry bigger, better and stronger… because together, we are franchising.

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What You'll Experience:

  • Access to thousands of franchise executives and partners
  • More than 50 content-rich educational sessions to move your brand forward
  • Networking time to develop strategic partnerships and make deals at our 350+ Exhibit Hall

SPONSORS

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 pm

4 Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

For more information on the ICFE sessions being offered on Friday, please click here!

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 pm

3 Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

For more information on the ICFE sessions being offered on Saturday, please click here!

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 Meeting

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

7:00 am – 8:30 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

8:30 am – 10:00 am3 Specialty Seminars

8:30 am – 11:30 amDigital Marketing & Technology Summit

8:30 am – 11:30 amElements of Successful Franchising

8:30 am – 11:30 amFinancial Summit

8:30 am – 11:30 amFranchise Development/Sales Summit

8:30 am – 11:30 amFranchise Relations Summit

8:30 am – 11:30 amInternational Summit - Track One

8:30 am – 11:30 amInternational Summit - Track Two

8:30 am – 11:30 amJoint Employer Issues Summit

8:30 am – 11:30 amOperations Summit

8:30 am – 11:30 amNextGen Competition

10:00 am – 11:30 am3 Mini Super Sessions

11:15 am – 12:30 pmLunch Buffet Available

12:00 pm – 12:45 pmFranPAC VIP Reception*

1:00 pm – 2:45 pmOpening General Session

(doors open at 12:30 pm)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm14 Concurrent Sessions

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

4:45 pm – 5:45 pmCFE Graduates' Celebration

(by invitation only)

4:45 pm – 6:15 pmLegal Legislative Committee Meeting

4:45 pm – 6:30 pmInternational Committee Meeting

8:00 pm – 9:30 pmInternational Reception

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

 

7:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Open

7:30 am – 9:00 amPower Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 5:00 pmInternational Lounge

8:00 am – 5:00 pmFranchisee Hospitality Lounge

9:20 am – 11:30 amSuper Session with Music Paradigm

(doors open at 9:00 am)

11:45 am – 1:15 pmNetworking Lunch with Exhibitors

11:45 am – 1:15 pmFranchisee Forum Meeting

11:45 pm – 1:15 pmEducational Foundation Board of Trustees & Strategic Planning Meeting

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm14 Concurrent Sessions

3:20 pm – 5:05 pmBusiness Solution Roundtables

5:15 pm – 6:15 pmInternational Delegations Meeting

5:15 pm – 7:15 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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