2021 Upcoming IFA Conferences Schedule
*As conferences get closer to the start date, links to the specific conference's webpage will become available.
Sept. 20-22, 2021 - Franchising Leadership Summit & Franchise Action Network (FAN) Annual Meeting (Virtual for all IFA members & Invite-Only for in-person, Washington, DC)
Be an advocate for your business during the FAN Annual Meeting! Learn the latest legislative and policy updates impacting franchising.
Oct. 4-5, 2021 - Operations Conference (In-person - InterContinental Chicago, Chicago, IL)
Packed with powerful content, this annual event for Franchise Operations executives and practitioners will connect you with successful brands who will share their tips and strategies for exceptional operational structure, smart communications, build solid franchisee relationships with those on the front lines of your brand.
Oct. 27-28, 2021 - Franchise Development & Marketing Conference (In-Person - Houston, TX)
The latest proven lead generation strategies and sales process best practices are on display during the Franchise Development Conference, while the Marketing Conference focuses on practical solutions in marketing and innovation. We bring both groups together to amplify the interwoven relations between the two roles in the franchise system.
Nov. 16-18, 2021 - Emerging Franchisor Conference (In-person - Royal Sonesta New Orleans, New Orleans, LA)
The Emerging Franchisor Conference brings together emerging franchisors with experienced leaders in the community to answer a variety of burning questions. During this event, some of the leading experts in franchising will come together to help trailblaze the future of your business-- sharing stories and sound advice on areas such as communications, infrastructure and culture, keeping your reinvesting in the business (how and when), and more.
Feb. 26- March 1, 2022 - IFA's 2022 Annual Convention (In-person - San Diego Convention Center & Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA)
Kickstart your year with IFA's Annual Convention where members of the franchising community will come together to expand their knowledge, share proven solutions, network with other business leaders and get the latest news and updates to advance their brands in 2022 and beyond. This event is designed for franchisors, franchisees and supplier partners who serve the franchise community.