February 24-27, 2019 // Mandalay Bay // Las Vegas, NV

THE PREMIER EVENT FOR FRANCHISE PROFESSIONALS 

Early bird registration open now for IFA members. Register by September 28 and SAVE $50! IFA’s mission for our 2019 Convention is to deliver real-world positive messages through high-quality content that will propel franchising forward and further unify our great community. The 2019 Convention will provide attendees with new, exciting and inspirational sessions and events, including unique and new General Session presentation formats, as well as top-tier, must-see industry and business leaders.

 

What You'll Experience:

  • Dynamic keynote speakers
  • 50+ educational sessions
  • Exhibit hall with 350+ supplier partners

SPONSORS

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Gary Vaynerchuk

Chairman of VaynerZ, CEO and Co-Founder of VaynerMedia, Keynote Speaker


Shep Hyken

Chief Amazement Officer, Shepard Presentations, Mini Super Session Speaker


Mark Levy

Founder, Levy Innovation LLC, Mini Super Session Speaker


Todd Davis

Chief People Officer, FranklinCovey, Mini Super Session Speaker


SCHEDULE

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

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

For more information on these sessions and how to register, please click here!

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

12:00 pm – 2:00 pmFinance Committee Meeting

12:00 pm – 2:00 pmFranchisor Forum Meeting

2:30 pm – 4:30 pmIFA Executive Committee Meeting

5:15 pm – 6:15 pmIFA New Board Members' Orientation

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

7:00 am – 7:30 pmRegistration Desk Open

7:30 am – 9:00 amDiversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pmInternational Lounge

8:00 am – 5:00 pmFranchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 9:00 amPast Chairman's Council Meeting

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

8:30 am – 4:30 pmNextGen Orientation & Accelerator Session (for winners & advisers)

9:00 am – 1:00 pmIFA Board of Directors' Meeting

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

For more information on these sessions and how to register, please click here!

10:00 am – 12:00 pmVetFran Committee Meeting

10:00 am – 4:30 pmNextGen Scholarship Recipient's Meeting

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

1:30 pm – 2:30 pmSupplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting

1:30 pm – 5:15 pmEmerging Franchisor Bootcamp* (open to the first 500 Franchisors with 100 units or less)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pmSupplier Forum Orientation

3:00 pm – 5:00 pmMarketing & Innovation Committee Meeting

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmNew Member & First-Time Attendee Workshop

5:00 pm – 6:00 pmNextGen Reception (by invitation only)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pmNew Member & First-Time Attendee Reception

5:30 pm – 6:30 pmFranchisee Open House Reception (open to all Franchisees)

6:30 pm – 8:00 pmThe Buzz

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

7:00 am – 7:00 pmRegistration Desk Open

7:00 am – 8:15 amPrayer Breakfast*

7:00 am – 8:30 amSupplier Forum Advisory Board & Membership Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pmInternational Lounge

8:00 am – 5:00 pmFranchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Summits

Elements of Successful Franchising

Financial Summit

Franchise Development/Sales Summit

Franchise Relations Summit

International Summit - Track One

International Summit - Track Two

Joint Employer Issues Summit

Marketing & Innovation Summit

Operations Summit

8:45 am – 11:45 amNextGen Competition - Round One

9:15 am – 10:30 amSpecialty Seminars

10:40 am – 12:00 pmMini Super Sessions

10:45 am – 12:30 pmMembership Committee Meeting

11:15 am – 12:45 pmLunch Buffet Available

12:00 pm – 12:45 pmFranPAC VIP Event (by invitation only)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pmOpening General Session (doors open at 12:30 pm)

3:15 pm – 4:30 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

4:30 pm – 7:30 pmChairman's Reception with Exhibitors

4:45 pm – 5:45 pmCFE Graduates' Celebration (by invitation only)

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

6:00 pm – 8:00 pmInternational Committee Meeting

6:30 pm – 7:30 pmIFA Educational Foundation Reception (by invitation only)

8:00 pm – 9:30 pmInternational Reception

 

*Separate registration and/or fee applies.

7:00 am – 6:00 pmRegistration Desk Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pmInternational Lounge

8:00 am – 5:00 pmFranchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 10:00 amSuper Session with Continental Breakfast (breakfast available from 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

10:15 am – 11:30 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions

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

11:45 am – 2:45 pmNetworking Lunch with Exhibitors (lunch available from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm)

12:30 pm – 2:30 pmFranchisee Forum Meeting (open to all Franchisees)

1:15 pm – 2:15 pmInternational Attendees' Networking Event

1:15 pm – 2:45 pmICFE Board Meeting

3:00 pm – 4:45 pmBusiness Solution Roundtables

5:00 pm – 7:00 pmReception with Exhibitors

8:00 pm – 11:30 pmThe Bash

7:30 am – 12:00 pmRegistration Desk Open

8:00 am – 9:45 amBusiness Solution Roundtables with Continental Breakfast (breakfast available from 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

8:00 am – 9:45 amFranchise Relations Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 9:45 amFranchising in the Social Sector Task Force Meeting

10:15 am – 12:15 amClosing General Session with Brunch (brunch available from 9:45 am - 11:15 am)

12:15 pmIFA's 2019 Annual Convention Officially Adjourns

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

IFA has reserved room blocks at two hotels within the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino complex - Mandalay Bay and Delano Las Vegas. The room rates at each hotel are as follows: Mandalay Bay: Thursday, Feb. 21-Tuesday, Feb. 26: $189/night; Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 28: $129/night // Delano Las Vegas - Thursday, Feb. 21-Tuesday, Feb.26: $246/night; Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 28: $186/night. Make your reservations at either hotel, by calling 877-632-9001 or by visiting the below link. The deadline for booking your room at all Convention hotels is January 30, 2019 (or when the room blocks sell out, whichever comes first).

FUTURE DATES

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

Please Note: NO third party vendors are authorized to sell our Annual Convention attendee list, and NO third party vendor is authorized to book hotel rooms through our room block. Be sure to book your reservations for IFA’s Convention through the website and phone number listed towards the bottom of this web page, or directly through the hotel of choice. Don’t be fooled by offers from third party sources indicating that they are officially booking rooms or selling attendee lists for the IFA Convention - they are NOT affiliated with IFA or our Convention. Buyer beware, many of these offers are fraudulent attempts to solicit money from you for a non-existent reservation or list.

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

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