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Upcoming IFA Conferences Schedule

When you’re planning out how you want to tackle next year, whether it is for professional training or business development, IFA has an educational and networking event to sharpen your skills and get you out in the field, ready to face whatever comes your way.
January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2025 12:00AM - 11:59PM
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Upcoming IFA Conferences

IFA hosts many conferences each year to provide world-class education to the franchise community. Below is a list of our standard conferences with any upcoming and future event dates. As conference start dates get closer, links to the specific conference's webpage will become available.

 

Legal Symposium

Practical, real-world programming aimed at franchise lawyers addresses the latest business and franchise law developments. Connect with knowledgeable law practitioners and franchise executives while learning how to approach today’s legal landscape.

2024 Legal Symposium: May 5-7, 2024, Washington, DC

Future Event Dates: May 4-6, 2025, Washington, DC

 

IBA/IFA Joint Conference

Each year, IFA partners with the International Bar Association's Franchising Committee to develop a program for some of the world's leading practitioners and franchise legal counsel. Experienced legal counsel will share invaluable information regarding the latest developments in international law and their importance to franchising.

2024 IBA/IFA Joint Conference: May 7-8, 2024, Washington, DC

Future Event Dates: May 9-10, 2025, Washington, DC

 

International Franchise Expo

Partnership event with MFV Expositions/Comexposium

The International Franchise Expo (IFE®) is the world's leading event where potential franchisees can network and connect with large, medium-size, and emerging franchise brands. IFE brings together attendees, exhibitors, expert speakers from 50 states and, in partnership with the US Department of Commerce, delegates from over 75 countries and sponsors for information sharing, education, business development, and a bit of fun! 

2024 International Franchise Expo: May 30-June 1, 2024, New York, NY

Future Event Dates: May 29-31, 2025, New York, NY

 

Franchise Customer Experience Conference (FCXC)

Partnership event with Franchise Update Media

An annual industry conference that brings together CEO’s, Presidents and leaders of Marketing, Operations and Technology, for a powerful event filled with interactive workshops, exciting presentations and top-notch networking. Be a part of a ground-breaking new space for the ideas, inspiration and networking for franchise leaders charged with improving the experience and outcomes for all customers, including consumers, businesses, franchisees, and employees.

2024 FCXC: June 18-20, 2024, Atlanta, GA

Future Event Dates: June 24-26, 2025, Atlanta, GA; June 16-18, 2026, Atlanta, GA; June 15-17, 2027, Atlanta, GA

 

Franchise Expo South

Partnership event with MFV Expositions/Comexposium

Franchise Expo South is the premier event covering the franchise industry for the southern United States, and serves as the industry’s one-stop shop for prospective franchisees.

2024 Franchise Expo South: September 6-7, 2024, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Future Event Dates: September 5-6, 2025, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

IFA Advocacy Summit

Be an advocate for your business! Learn the latest legislative and policy updates impacting franchising and then move to Capitol Hill, joining other members of the franchising community, to meet with your representatives in Congress to discuss these impacts. IFA will set up the meetings and prep and guide you beforehand. This event is open to IFA and FAN Members only. 

2024 IFA Advocacy Summit: September 9-11, 2024, Washington, DC

Future Event Dates: TBA

 

Franchise Leadership and Development Conference (FLDC)

Partnership event with Franchise Update Media

An exclusive, annual conference designed for CEOs, Presidents, Franchise Sales, & Development Executives who are seeking inspiration and guidance on how to better grow their businesses. This conference has become a must-attend event for all those who value staying on top of trends, as well as those looking to generate new ones.

2024 Franchise Leadership and Development Conference: October 16-18, 2024, Atlanta, GA

Future Event Dates: October 7-9, 2025,  Atlanta, GA; October 6-8, 2025,  Atlanta, GA

 

Franchise Expo Austin

Partnership event with MFV Expositions/Comexposium

NEW LOCATION! Franchise Expo Austin is the premier event covering the franchise industry for the Greater Austin Area, and serves as the industry’s one-stop shop for prospective franchisees.

2024 Franchise Expo Austin: November 15-16, 2024, Austin, TX

Future Event Dates: November 14-15, 2025, Austin, TX

 

Emerging Franchisor Conference

Join other Franchise leaders and innovators to discover the latest way to take your franchise to the next level. Hear from development experts, speak with operations gurus, discover next-generation opportunities. Gather with industry leaders who are building the long-term success that creates real wealth for franchisor and franchisee. Whether you are trying to kick-start your franchise system or take it to the next level, IFA’s Emerging Franchisor Conference was designed for entrepreneurs like you.

2024 Emerging Franchisor Conference: November 18-20, 2024, Austin, TX

Future Event Dates: TBA

 

IFA's Annual Convention

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. 

2025 Annual Convention: February 10-13, 2025, Las Vegas, NV

Future Event Dates: February 22-25, 2026, Las Vegas, NV; February 21-24, 2027, Las Vegas, NV

 

CFE Special Sessions

Becoming a Certified Franchise Executive is an important step in your franchise career.  Knowledge is POWER and the course requirements necessary to complete your CFE provide you with POWERFUL knowledge. During the two-day Special Sessions, you're in store for a wealth of knowledge through engaging courses. By attending sessions on both Friday and Saturday, you can earn up to 500 CFE credits. Whether you're a new CFE Candidate or a current CFE working towards recertification, IFA is here for you!

2025 CFE Special Sessions: February 9-10, 2025, Las Vegas, NV

Future Event Dates: February 21-22, 2026, Las Vegas, NV; February 20-21, 2027, Las Vegas, NV

For more information on the CFE Designation, please click here

 

Franchise Expo West

Partnership event with MFV Expositions/Comexposium

Franchise Expo West is the premier event covering the franchise industry for the western United States and serves as the industry’s one-stop shop for prospective franchisees.

2025 Franchise Expo West: February 28 - March 1, 2025, Los Angeles, CA

Future Event Dates: TBD

 

International Franchise Show London

Partnership event with MFV NSE

IFA is proud to now serve as the exclusive and title sponsor of the International Franchise Show London, expanding the association’s reach around the globe and bringing new franchise opportunities and education to the United Kingdom. Come meet hundreds of the best franchise opportunities from around the world - The International Franchise Show is host to the UK's biggest selection of the most exciting global franchise opportunities!

2025 International Franchise Show London: April 11-12, 2025, London, England

Future Event Dates: TBA