IFA2017: THE BIGGEST FRANCHISE EVENT OF THE YEAR

The Wait is Over…Registration Now Open!

IFA Members can now register online by September 14 to take advantage of our early bird special and save $50 off our standard registration fees. IFA's Convention—specifically designed by a committee of IFA members for franchisors of all sizes, single and multi-unit franchisees, and our supplier partners— is the premiere forum to build relationships and foster new ideas for growth. IFA's Convention features top-flight speakers willing to share their best practices, war stories and learnings throughout the four days we’ll be in Las Vegas. Filled with 50+ educational sessions, interactive roundtables, in-depth summits and game-changing mini-super sessions, #IFA2017 will give you the latest trends, news and inside tips in the areas of franchise relations, management and leadership, marketing financing, multi-unit growth, international growth, franchise development, social media and more! This is the largest event in franchising…one you cannot afford to miss! We’ll see you in Las Vegas.

WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE

  • Network with over 4,000 of your peers
  • Nearly 50 educational sessions
  • Access to 300+ supporting companies

SPONSORS

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Check out our world-class featured speakers!

Marcus Buckingham

Four-Time New York Times Best-Selling Author and Leading Business Consultant (Wednesday General Session Speaker)


Dave Mortensen and Chuck Runyon

Anytime Fitness Co-Founders (Tuesday Super Session Speaker)


SCHEDULE

8:00 am – 10:00 amICFE Registration Desk

9:00 am – 5:00 pmConcurrent ICFE Special Sessions (5)

11:00 am – 4:00 pmFranchising Gives Back

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

1:30 pm – 4:30 pmNextGen Session Orientation (Part 1) – for winners & advisors

5:30 pm – 6:30 pmNextGen Reception (by invitation only)

7:00 am – 7:30 pmRegistration

7:30 am – 10:00 amFinance Committee

8:00 am – 10:00 am VetFran Committee

8:00 am – 10:00 amMembership Committee

8:00 am – 10:00 amLegal Legislative Committee

8:00 am – 10:00 amMarketing & Tech Committee

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

8:30 am – 10:30 am Women’s Franchise Committee

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions (5)

10:00 am – 12:00 noon Franchise Relations Committee

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

10:00 am – 12:00 noon IFA Executive Committee Meeting

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

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Leadership Conference Lunch

11:30 am – 5:45 pmAnnual Leadership Conference

12:00 noon – 5:00 pmIFA Board of Directors’ Meeting

1:00 pm – 4:30 pmNextGen Session Orientation (Part 2) – for winners & advisors

2:00 pm – 3:30 pmBoard of Directors Orientation Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSupplier Forum Orientation

4:15 pm – 5:45 pmAnnual Leadership Conference Reception

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmNew Member Orientation

5:30 pm – 6:30 pmNew Member Reception

6:30 pm – 8:00 pmThe Buzz Kick-Off Reception

7:00 am – 7:00 pmRegistration

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

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

7:15 am – 8:45 amPrayer Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 amFranchisor Forum

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Digital Marketing & Tech Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Elements of Successful Franchising

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Financial Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Franchise Development/Sales Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Franchisee Leadership Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Franchise Relations Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 noon International Summit – Track One

9:00 am – 12:00 noon International Summit – Track Two

9:00 am – 12:00 noon Operations Summit

9:00 am – 12:00 noon NextGen FranShark Round One

9:00 am – 11:00 am Past Chairmen’s Council

10:30 am – 12:00 noon MINI SUPER SESSIONS (3)

11:30 am – 12:30 pm FranPAC VIP Reception

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

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm18 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:45 pm – 4:15 pmNextGen Winners Prep for Final FranShark – open to all

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmCFE Graduates Celebration and Orientation

4:30 pm – 6:30 pmInternational Committee Meeting

4:30 pm – 8:00 pmChairman’s Reception w/ Exhibitors

8:00 pm – 9:30 pmInternational Reception

7:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration

8:00 am – 10:00 amSuper Session w/ Continental Breakfast (breakfast available at 7:30 am)

Franchisor Spotlight:  Anytime Fitness // Dave Mortensen and Chuck Runyon

10:15 am – 11:45 am 18 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

12:00 noon – 2:30 pm Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Franchisee Forum

1:00 pm – 2:30 pmEF Board of Trustees & Strategic Planning

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm International Delegations Meeting

2:45 pm – 4:45 pmBusiness Solution Roundtables

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception with Exhibitors

8:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Bash

7:30 am – 12:00 noonRegistration

8:30 am – 10:00 amICFE Board Meeting

8:30 am – 10:15 am Continental Breakfast w/ Roundtables (breakfast available at 8:00 am)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm Closing General Session with Brunch

Find Your Edge: Win at Work  // Marcus Buckingham

1:00 pm Convention Officially Adjourns

1:30 pm – 4:30 pmEmerging Franchisor Bootcamp (post-convention workshop offered by CFE)

(Open to franchisors with 100 units or less only. Additional sign-up required)

LOCATION
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

We’re excited to have you join us at the Mandalay Bay, a premier hotel in the heart of Las Vegas! IFA has reserved room blocks at the Mandalay Bay and Delano Las Vegas both on the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino complex.

More Information

FUTURE DATES

IFA’s 58th Annual Convention
February 10-13, 2018
Phoenix Convention Center & Sheraton Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

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

CONTACT US

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

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