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2023 IFA Annual Convention

The IFA Annual Convention provides opportunities to explore every aspect of the franchising world. Attendees experience franchise-specific business development ideas, strategies for personal growth, and unique networking situations. You get all the franchise-focused education, all the franchise-centric community building, all in one place.​
CFE Credits Available
No
February 26 - March 01, 2023
|

Las Vegas, NV
United States

All in. All here.

Coming together as an industry to collaborate will boost business for everyone in franchising. That’s why the IFA Annual Convention is critical to your success. We’re all in, linked by hard work, talent, creativity and grit.

 

For a complete list of registration fees, including group discounts visit this page.

 

Agenda

Saturday, February 25
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
World Franchise Council
Session Summary

All day program to include breakfast and lunch

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
7 CFE Special Sessions
Session Summary

Breakfast, breaks, and lunch served

For more information on CFE Special Sessions being offered during the 2023 Annual Convention, click here!

Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Education Advisory Board Meeting
Time Start
01:00 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Membership Committee Meeting
Time Start
01:00 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Committee Meetings
Session Summary
  • Finance
  • Diversity Institute: Pride & Black Franchise Leadership Councils
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Sunday, February 26
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
International Lounge
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Hospitality
Session Summary

Open to all Franchisees

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Board of Directors’ Meeting
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
11:00 am
Session Title
Women's Franchise Committee Meeting
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
6 CFE Special Sessions
Session Summary

Breakfast, breaks, and lunch served

For more information on CFE Special Sessions being offered during the 2023 Annual Convention, click here!

Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchise Relations Committee Meeting
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Annual Leadership Conference
Session Summary

Program ends at 3pm; reception 3-3:45pm

Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
Forum Meetings
Session Summary
  • Supplier  
  • Franchisee                 
  • Franchisor 
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
IFA Committee Meetings
Session Summary
  • Legal Legislative 
  • Legislative Action Group (LAG)
  • Marketing & Innovation 
  • VetFran 
  • Social Sector Task Force Mtg
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
IFA Executive Committee Meeting
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
New Member & First Time Attendee Briefing
Time Start
04:45 pm
Time End
05:15 pm
Session Title
New Member & First-Time Attendee Reception
Time Start
05:15 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Opening Reception
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
New Member & First Time Attendee Dine Arounds with Board Members
Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
09:00 pm
Monday, February 27
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
06:00 am
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Prayer Breakfast
Session Summary

Breakfast available starting at 6:00am

Time Start
06:30 am
Time End
07:45 am
Session Title
International Lounge
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Hospitality
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
10:15 am
Session Title
Morning Break in Registration Lounge
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Opening General Session
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors (Community Service Project Begins)
Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
01:45 pm
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
01:45 pm
Time End
02:45 pm
Session Title
Beverage Break
Time Start
02:45 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Thought Leadership Roundtables
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
Networking Reception with Exhibitors (Community Service Project Continues)
Time Start
04:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
CFE Celebration with Graduates
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Veterans' Reception
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
International Committee Meeting
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
International Committee Reception
Time Start
07:30 pm
Time End
08:30 pm
Tuesday, February 28
Session Title
Franchise Fitness Time
Time Start
06:00 am
Time End
07:00 am
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors (Community Service Project Continues)
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
09:00 am
Session Title
International Lounge
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Hospitality
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Past Chairs Meeting
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
09:00 am
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
C-Suite Think Tank & Forum Exchange
Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
Foundation Community Service Project & Morning Break
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Thought Leadership Roundtables
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
FranPAC VIP Event
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
01:30 pm
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Forum Speaker Series
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Afternoon/Beverage Break
Time Start
02:30 pm
Time End
02:45 pm
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
02:45 pm
Time End
04:15 pm
Session Title
IFA Exhibit Hall Block Party
Time Start
04:15 pm
Time End
06:15 pm
Session Title
Franchisee of the Year Celebration
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
FranPAC Happy Hour
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
IFA Unplugged
Time Start
09:00 pm
Time End
12:00 am
Wednesday, March 1
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
11:30 am
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
Morning Break
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Closing General Session
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
Convention Officially Adjourns
Time Start
12:00 pm
Saturday, February 25
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:30 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
World Franchise Council
Session Summary

All day program to include breakfast and lunch

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
7 CFE Special Sessions
Session Summary

Breakfast, breaks, and lunch served

For more information on CFE Special Sessions being offered during the 2023 Annual Convention, click here!

Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Education Advisory Board Meeting
Time Start
01:00 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Membership Committee Meeting
Time Start
01:00 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Committee Meetings
Session Summary
  • Finance
  • Diversity Institute: Pride & Black Franchise Leadership Councils
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Sunday, February 26
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
International Lounge
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Hospitality
Session Summary

Open to all Franchisees

Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Board of Directors’ Meeting
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
11:00 am
Session Title
Women's Franchise Committee Meeting
Time Start
08:30 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
6 CFE Special Sessions
Session Summary

Breakfast, breaks, and lunch served

For more information on CFE Special Sessions being offered during the 2023 Annual Convention, click here!

Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchise Relations Committee Meeting
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
Time Start
11:00 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Annual Leadership Conference
Session Summary

Program ends at 3pm; reception 3-3:45pm

Time Start
11:30 am
Time End
03:45 pm
Session Title
Forum Meetings
Session Summary
  • Supplier  
  • Franchisee                 
  • Franchisor 
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
IFA Committee Meetings
Session Summary
  • Legal Legislative 
  • Legislative Action Group (LAG)
  • Marketing & Innovation 
  • VetFran 
  • Social Sector Task Force Mtg
Time Start
03:30 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
IFA Executive Committee Meeting
Time Start
04:00 pm
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
New Member & First Time Attendee Briefing
Time Start
04:45 pm
Time End
05:15 pm
Session Title
New Member & First-Time Attendee Reception
Time Start
05:15 pm
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Opening Reception
Time Start
06:00 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
New Member & First Time Attendee Dine Arounds with Board Members
Time Start
07:00 pm
Time End
09:00 pm
Monday, February 27
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
06:00 am
Time End
06:00 pm
Session Title
Prayer Breakfast
Session Summary

Breakfast available starting at 6:00am

Time Start
06:30 am
Time End
07:45 am
Session Title
International Lounge
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Hospitality
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp
Time Start
07:45 am
Time End
10:15 am
Session Title
Morning Break in Registration Lounge
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Opening General Session
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:30 pm
Session Title
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors (Community Service Project Begins)
Time Start
12:30 pm
Time End
01:45 pm
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
01:45 pm
Time End
02:45 pm
Session Title
Beverage Break
Time Start
02:45 pm
Time End
03:00 pm
Session Title
Thought Leadership Roundtables
Time Start
03:00 pm
Time End
04:30 pm
Session Title
Networking Reception with Exhibitors (Community Service Project Continues)
Time Start
04:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
CFE Celebration with Graduates
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Veterans' Reception
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
International Committee Meeting
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
International Committee Reception
Time Start
07:30 pm
Time End
08:30 pm
Tuesday, February 28
Session Title
Franchise Fitness Time
Time Start
06:00 am
Time End
07:00 am
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
07:00 am
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors (Community Service Project Continues)
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
09:00 am
Session Title
International Lounge
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
Franchisee Hospitality
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
05:00 pm
Session Title
IFA Past Chairs Meeting
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
09:00 am
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
C-Suite Think Tank & Forum Exchange
Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
Foundation Community Service Project & Morning Break
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Thought Leadership Roundtables
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
FranPAC VIP Event
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
12:45 pm
Session Title
Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
Time Start
12:00 pm
Time End
01:30 pm
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Forum Speaker Series
Time Start
01:30 pm
Time End
02:30 pm
Session Title
Afternoon/Beverage Break
Time Start
02:30 pm
Time End
02:45 pm
Session Title
General Session
Time Start
02:45 pm
Time End
04:15 pm
Session Title
IFA Exhibit Hall Block Party
Time Start
04:15 pm
Time End
06:15 pm
Session Title
Franchisee of the Year Celebration
Time Start
05:30 pm
Time End
06:30 pm
Session Title
FranPAC Happy Hour
Time Start
06:30 pm
Time End
07:30 pm
Session Title
IFA Unplugged
Time Start
09:00 pm
Time End
12:00 am
Wednesday, March 1
Session Title
Registration
Time Start
08:00 am
Time End
11:30 am
Session Title
Education Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Time Start
09:00 am
Time End
10:00 am
Session Title
Morning Break
Time Start
10:00 am
Time End
10:30 am
Session Title
Closing General Session
Time Start
10:30 am
Time End
12:00 pm
Session Title
Convention Officially Adjourns
Time Start
12:00 pm
Member Franchisor & Supplier
1199
$
Register
Non-Member Franchisor & Supplier
6499
$
Register
Franchisee
599
$
Register

Location & Travel

IFA has reserved room blocks at two hotels within the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino complex - Mandalay Bay and Delano Las Vegas. Please review the details of each hotel and then book your reservation using the reservation links below.
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Mandalay Bay IFA discounted room rate:

Monday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 24 & Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Thursday, March 2: $158/night
Saturday, Feb. 25 - Monday, Feb. 27: $198/night

Mandalay Bay is a 43-story luxury resort offering elegant rooms that all have 42-inch flat-screen TVs, seating areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and soaking tubs; upgrades include living areas, wet bars and/or Bose sound systems. For more information about Mandalay Bay, visit www.mandalaybay.com.
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Delano Las Vegas IFA discounted room rate:

Friday, Feb. 24 & Wednesday, March 1: $198/night
Saturday, Feb. 25 - Tuesday, Feb. 28: $238/night

Delano Las Vegas is on the north side of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino complex. This hotel offers chic, modern suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, separate living rooms and luxe bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in showers. All have flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. For more information about Delano Las Vegas, visit www.delanolasvegas.com.
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Booking through the IFA room block also allows you to receive a discounted resort fee of $25 +tax per night which includes:
• Complimentary high-speed internet access.
• Complimentary daily access to the Cardio Center (Bathhouse Spa usage included for Delano guests.)
• Complimentary printing of boarding passes and outgoing faxes at the Hotel Business Center.
• Complimentary self-parking for guest vehicles for duration of stay.
• Daily newspaper available for pick up.
• Unlimited local and toll-free calls.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

FAQs

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

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PASS?

WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY?

I AM HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING INTO MY IFA MEMBER ACCOUNT TO REGISTER, WHO DO I CONTACT?

HOW DO I REGISTER A LARGE GROUP?

I’M NOT AN IFA MEMBER. HOW DO I JOIN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICING?

HOW CAN MY COMPANY SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT AT THE IFA CONVENTION?

How many CFE credits will I receive by attending?

WHERE CAN I FIND RESOURCES FROM LAST YEAR’S IFA CONVENTION?

WHAT ARE THE FUTURE DATES OF IFA'S ANNUAL CONVENTION?

BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT COMMUNICATIONS

Please Note: NO third party vendors are authorized to sell our 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.

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