ifa 2020

Annual Convention

IFA's Annual Convention is franchising's biggest event for business development and personal growth. Whether you're a franchising veteran or just starting out, there are sessions designed for everyone. This is your chance to network and chart the future of the industry.
CFE Credits Available
Yes
February 08 - 11, 2020
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8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821
United States

Franchising's Future Starts with Us

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4K+
Attendees
50
Educational Sessions
350
Supplier Partners

Speakers

Speaker

Agenda

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

6:30 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office 

8:00 am – 10:00 am      

ICFE Registration Desk

9:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

11:00 am – 4:00 pm        

Franchising Gives Back*

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm        

Finance Committee Meeting

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm        

Franchisor Forum Meeting

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm        

Women’s Franchise Committee Meeting

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm        

Diversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting

4:30 pm – 6:15 pm        

Membership Committee Meeting

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm        

IFA New Board Members' Orientation 

 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

6:00 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office

7:00 am – 7:30 pm        

Registration Desk 

7:00 am – 8:30 am        

VetFran Caregivers Task Force Meeting

7:30 am – 8:15 am        

Past Chairs’ Council Meeting

7:30 am – 10:30 am    

Golf Outing*

7:45 am – 1:00 pm    

NextGen Orientation & Accelerator Session (for winners & advisors)

8:00 am – 10:00 am        

ICFE Registration Desk

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Franchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

International Lounge

8:30 am – 12:30 pm      

IFA Board of Directors’ Meeting

9:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

10:00 am – 5:15 pm        

Foundation Scholarship Winners’ Meeting 

11:30 am – 5:30 pm         

Annual Leadership Conference*

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm        

VetFran Committee Meeting

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm        

Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp* (open to the first 500 Franchisors with 100 units or less)

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm        

Supplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting     

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm        

Marketing & Innovation Committee Meeting

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm        

Franchisee Forum Meeting (open to all Franchisees)

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm        

Supplier Forum Open House (open to all Suppliers)

4:45 pm – 6:30 pm        

Franchising in the Social Sector Task Force Meeting

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        

New Member & First-Time Attendee Workshop (open to new IFA members and first-time attendees only)

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm        

NextGen Reception (by invitation only)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm      

Franchisee Open House Reception (open to all Franchisees)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm        

New Member & First-Time Attendee Reception (open to new IFA members and first-time attendees only)

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm        

The Buzz 

 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

6:00 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office

6:00 am – 7:00 am        

Morning Yoga*

7:00 am – 7:00 pm                      

Registration

7:00 am – 8:15 am                      

Prayer Breakfast* (buffet breakfast available at 6:30 am)

7:00 am – 8:30 am                      

Supplier Forum Advisory Board & Membership Meeting

7:30 am – 9:30 am        

IFA Executive Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Franchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

International Lounge

8:30 am – 10:30 am                    

Intensive Summits 

8:30 am – 11:30 am        

C-Suite Think Tank & Forum Exchange (limited to Franchisor c-suite executives from systems of all sizes)

8:45 am – 11:45 am                    

NextGen Competition—Round One

9:15 am – 10:30 am        

Specialty Seminars

10:40 am – 12:05 pm                  

Mini Super Sessions

11:45 am – 12:30 pm                        

FranPAC VIP Event (by invitation only)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                    

Opening General Session with Luncheon (doors open at 12:15 pm with lunch service at 12:30 pm)

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm        

Learning Labs

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm                      

Chairman’s Reception with Exhibitors

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm                      

CFE Celebration w/ Graduates (by invitation only)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                      

International Committee Meeting

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm                      

International Reception

 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

6:00 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office 

6:00 am – 7:00 am        

Fitness Bootcamp Class*

7:00 am – 8:00 am    

Franchise Relations Committee Meeting

7:00 am – 6:00 pm         

Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am     

Super Session with Continental Breakfast (breakfast available from 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Franchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

International Lounge

10:15 am – 11:30 am        

Learning Labs

10:15 am – 11:45 am        

Exhibit Hall Open for Appointments

11:30 am – 1:00 pm        

ICFE Board Meeting

11:45 am – 2:45 pm         

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

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm        

International Attendees Networking Event

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                      

Legal Legislative Committee Meeting

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm        

IFA Foundation Board of Trustees 

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm        

Exhibit Hall Open for Appointments

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm        

Business Solution Roundtables

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm        

Reception with Exhibitors

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm        

The Bash 
 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

6:30 am – 1:00 pm        

IFA Office 

7:30 am – 12:00 pm        

Registration

8:00 am – 9:45 am    

Business Solution Roundtables with Continental Breakfast (breakfast available from 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

10:15 am – 12:15 pm    

Closing General Session (doors open at 9:45 am)

12:15 pm            

Convention Officially Adjourns

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

6:30 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office 

8:00 am – 10:00 am      

ICFE Registration Desk

9:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

11:00 am – 4:00 pm        

Franchising Gives Back*

12:45 pm – 2:30 pm        

Finance Committee Meeting

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm        

Franchisor Forum Meeting

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm        

Women’s Franchise Committee Meeting

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm        

Diversity Institute Advisory Board Meeting

4:30 pm – 6:15 pm        

Membership Committee Meeting

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm        

IFA New Board Members' Orientation 

 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

6:00 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office

7:00 am – 7:30 pm        

Registration Desk 

7:00 am – 8:30 am        

VetFran Caregivers Task Force Meeting

7:30 am – 8:15 am        

Past Chairs’ Council Meeting

7:30 am – 10:30 am    

Golf Outing*

7:45 am – 1:00 pm    

NextGen Orientation & Accelerator Session (for winners & advisors)

8:00 am – 10:00 am        

ICFE Registration Desk

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Franchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

International Lounge

8:30 am – 12:30 pm      

IFA Board of Directors’ Meeting

9:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Concurrent ICFE Special Sessions*

10:00 am – 5:15 pm        

Foundation Scholarship Winners’ Meeting 

11:30 am – 5:30 pm         

Annual Leadership Conference*

12:45 pm – 2:45 pm        

VetFran Committee Meeting

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm        

Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp* (open to the first 500 Franchisors with 100 units or less)

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm        

Supplier Forum Executive Committee Meeting     

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm        

Marketing & Innovation Committee Meeting

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm        

Franchisee Forum Meeting (open to all Franchisees)

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm        

Supplier Forum Open House (open to all Suppliers)

4:45 pm – 6:30 pm        

Franchising in the Social Sector Task Force Meeting

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        

New Member & First-Time Attendee Workshop (open to new IFA members and first-time attendees only)

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm        

NextGen Reception (by invitation only)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm      

Franchisee Open House Reception (open to all Franchisees)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm        

New Member & First-Time Attendee Reception (open to new IFA members and first-time attendees only)

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm        

The Buzz 

 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

6:00 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office

6:00 am – 7:00 am        

Morning Yoga*

7:00 am – 7:00 pm                      

Registration

7:00 am – 8:15 am                      

Prayer Breakfast* (buffet breakfast available at 6:30 am)

7:00 am – 8:30 am                      

Supplier Forum Advisory Board & Membership Meeting

7:30 am – 9:30 am        

IFA Executive Committee Meeting

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Franchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

International Lounge

8:30 am – 10:30 am                    

Intensive Summits 

8:30 am – 11:30 am        

C-Suite Think Tank & Forum Exchange (limited to Franchisor c-suite executives from systems of all sizes)

8:45 am – 11:45 am                    

NextGen Competition—Round One

9:15 am – 10:30 am        

Specialty Seminars

10:40 am – 12:05 pm                  

Mini Super Sessions

11:45 am – 12:30 pm                        

FranPAC VIP Event (by invitation only)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                    

Opening General Session with Luncheon (doors open at 12:15 pm with lunch service at 12:30 pm)

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm        

Learning Labs

4:30 pm – 7:30 pm                      

Chairman’s Reception with Exhibitors

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm                      

CFE Celebration w/ Graduates (by invitation only)

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                      

International Committee Meeting

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm                      

International Reception

 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

6:00 am – 6:00 pm        

IFA Office 

6:00 am – 7:00 am        

Fitness Bootcamp Class*

7:00 am – 8:00 am    

Franchise Relations Committee Meeting

7:00 am – 6:00 pm         

Registration

8:00 am – 10:00 am     

Super Session with Continental Breakfast (breakfast available from 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

Franchisee Hospitality Lounge (open to all Franchisees)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm        

International Lounge

10:15 am – 11:30 am        

Learning Labs

10:15 am – 11:45 am        

Exhibit Hall Open for Appointments

11:30 am – 1:00 pm        

ICFE Board Meeting

11:45 am – 2:45 pm         

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

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm        

International Attendees Networking Event

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm                      

Legal Legislative Committee Meeting

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm        

IFA Foundation Board of Trustees 

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm        

Exhibit Hall Open for Appointments

3:00 pm – 4:45 pm        

Business Solution Roundtables

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm        

Reception with Exhibitors

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm        

The Bash 
 

*A separate registration and/or fee applies

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

6:30 am – 1:00 pm        

IFA Office 

7:30 am – 12:00 pm        

Registration

8:00 am – 9:45 am    

Business Solution Roundtables with Continental Breakfast (breakfast available from 7:30 am - 9:00 am)

10:15 am – 12:15 pm    

Closing General Session (doors open at 9:45 am)

12:15 pm            

Convention Officially Adjourns

Early Bird IFA Member Franchisor or Supplier
800to1000
Register
Early Bird Franchisee
550
Register
Early Bird Non-Member Franchisor or Supplier
2300
Register

Location & Travel

The 2020 IFA Annual Convention will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott. IFA has reserved a block of rooms at this hotel for a rate of $269/night for a single or double standard room. You may reserve your hotel room by clicking the link in the FAQ section below or calling 855-999-0496 and referencing the IFA Convention. The deadline for making a reservation is January 15, 2020, 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 and rate availability basis.

The IFA has also secured an overflow block at the SpringHill Suites - Marriott Village Orlando, approximately 2.5 miles from the World Center, at a rate of $199/night for a single or double standard room. IFA will provide limited shuttle bus service between the SpringHill Suites and the World Center, beginning on Friday, February 7. To book a room at this hotel, visit the FAQ section below or call 888-789-3090 and and reference the IFA Convention. The deadline for making a reservation is January 15, 2020, 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 and rate availability basis.

FAQs

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

How can I book a hotel room?

What are the future dates of IFA's Annual Convention?

Where can I find resources from previous IFA Conventions?

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.