More Content, More Accessibility, More Reasons to Attend the IFA Virtual Convention

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Message from IFA's Chair

In 2020, franchising lost approximately 20,000 units and shed over 212k jobs. The good news: A quick recovery is expected. According to data in the 2021 Franchise Economic Outlook, franchising is expected to recover more quickly than other small businesses.

Franchise Performance Index 2021 Forecas

Get the latest FranData predictions at the IFA 2021 Virtual Convention, including:

  • By the end of 2021, franchising will have fully recovered to pre COVID levels.
  • Look for 26k units and almost 300k new jobs in the economy.
  • Hot returns in the fourth quarter, when the FRANchise Performance Index will surpass the pre-COVID peak at the end of 2019.

More Reasons to Attend

The 2021 IFA Virtual Convention is 9 days of empowering content, 190 educational and networking sessions and 10 general sessions with outstanding keynote speakers! This means a ton of great information for you and your team. Expect to take away: 

  • What a new administration means for your business
  • How to overcome and manage through this pandemic crisis.
  • A host of authentic, engaging speakers including Jimmy John’s Founder Jimmy John Liautaud; authors, bloggers and podcasters Seth Godin and Jay Shetty; and retired Lieutenant General Nadja West.
  • New ways to network, ie: more instant messaging and less intimidation
  • Supplier solutions in the Virtual Expo Hall

Get closer to achieving your 2021 goals by attending the IFA Virtual Convention in February. After a year like no other, the conversations that come up during the Coffee Talk Sessions and CEO Panels and Hot Topics at IFA's 2021 Virtual Annual Convention will include essential information you can only get from franchise industry insiders.

Join us for a fully online experience. Franchisors, franchisees, suppliers and solution finders from all over the world will attend.

Register Now

More Accessible Event

Get the same great content, feel the same positive energy, and have the same opportunities to meet new people and connect with your franchise family at the IFA Virtual Convention.

Most of us are busy so we’ve made it possible for you to stream the content when it works for you. Once you are registered, all of the speakers, roundtable sessions and workshops at IFA 2021 will also be available on-demand for 3 months so you can absorb the stories and ideas on your schedule.

How do you register? Tune in to IFA from your office, home or favorite vacation spot. Register now and you can attend from wherever you are, no questions asked.

More Affordable Event

Finally, a convention and chance to connect with the franchise industry for one flat fee instead of adding on flights, hotels, food and Ubers. Use the money you saved and treat one of your most potential-filled employees or your standout star to two weeks of the best kind of franchising insight. 

  • Lower registration fee
  • No travel costs
  • A budget with room for more people

Sign up today and take advantage of our low rate — which will remain low all year. With a lower registration fee and not having to pay for travel and hotel expenses, there really is no reason to miss the IFA 2021 Virtual Convention.

More Bonus Sessions

Do you work for an emerging franchise brand (a franchisor with 100 or fewer locations)?  If so, the Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp is designed just for you, to teach you all the best practices to grow your brand to and above “royalty self-sufficiency”. Add the Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp to your IFA Registration here. Problem-solve real issues. Learn from leaders who have been in your shoes and hear solutions from some of the most successful experts in franchising. The Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp is open to franchisors with 100 units or less. Wednesday, February 10 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET.  

Same for you, leaders. Attend the Annual Leadership Conference as a bonus session to get as much as you can out of IFA. Learn to Be an Effective Leader with The Power of Resiliency: Leading Forward Thursday, February 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET. Additional registration & fee applies.

Get Closer to Your Goals

Register now for IFA's 2021 Virtual Annual Convention for 2 weeks to learn, connect and solve problems. The core dates are Feb 16-18 and Feb 23-25, with additional Bonus Sessions for Emerging Franchisors and the Annual Leadership Conference. 

We're bringing the franchise community to you, the same excellent connections, advice and ideas, all at your fingertips. Join me and thousands of your peers for franchising's premier event, IFA's Annual Convention, only happening this February!