Emerging Franchisor Conference | International Franchise Association

SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Emerging Franchisor Conference - November 7 - 9, 2018 // Hilton Miami Downtown // Miami, FL


Emerging Franchisor Conference

Designed for franchisors looking to connect, innovate and evolve their brands to the next level, the Emerging Franchisor Conference is a must-attend. You’ll leave with valuable information and insights from leading franchisors that you will bring back to your business to help you grow and succeed in the future.

Who Should Attend and Why:

Franchise Operations Executives, CEOs, COOs, Presidents, franchise development executives, franchise marketing experts, franchise relations specialists and anyone looking to grow their business!

You will earn 300 Education Credits towards the completion of the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) accreditation by attending the IFA Emerging Franchisor Conference.

NOTE: This event is for Franchisors and Franchisees ONLY. Supplier companies are only permitted to attend if they are sponsoring the event.


  • Discovering opportunities unique to your growing franchise system
  • Being a part of an interactive learning atmosphere where attendees are engaged with one another
  • Putting your skills to the test by taking part in a case study to showcase best practices learned and make your brand go big



Check back soon to see our 2018 speakers!


1:00 pm – 6:00 pmRegistration Desk Open

1:30 pm – 3:00 pmBonus Pre-Conference Session

3:30 pm – 4:30 pmWelcome and General Session

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmProblem Solving/Team Building Exercise

8:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Desk Open

8:00 am – 8:30 amContinental Breakfast with Table Top Exhibitors

8:30 am – 9:30 amGeneral Session

9:45 am – 10:45 amGeneral Session

10:45 am – 11:00 amRefreshment Break with Table Top Exhibitors

11:00 am – 12:00 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:45 pmLuncheon and Featured Presentation

2:00 pm – 3:00 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions

3:00 pm – 3:30 pmRefreshment Break with Table Top Exhibitors

3:30 pm – 4:30 pmGeneral Session

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmReception with Table Top Exhibitors

7:30 am – 2:45 pmRegistration Desk Open

7:30 am – 8:00 amContinental Breakfast with Table Top Exhibitors

8:00 am – 9:00 amGeneral Session

9:00 am – 9:30 amRefreshment Break with Table Top Exhibitors

9:30 am – 10:30 amGeneral Session

10:45 am – 11:45 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:45 pmBoxed Luncheon with Roundtables

1:45 pm – 2:45 amClosing General Session

2:45 pmIFA's 2018 Emerging Franchisor Conference Officially Adjourns

Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

The 2018 Emerging Franchisor Conference will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, FL; located on the Biscayne Bay and only minutes from South Beach. IFA has reserved a block of rooms at the hotel for a rate of $219/night for a single or double standard room. You may reserve your hotel room by calling 800-445-8667 or clicking the below link. The deadline for making a reservation is October 7, 2018 by 5:00pm, or when the IFA room block is filled, whichever is first. Once the room block is sold out, reservations will be accepted on a space availability basis at the group rate.




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

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