Franchisor Membership Benefits | International Franchise Association

Franchisor Membership Benefits



INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION Since 1960, the International Franchise Association has represented the leaders of more than 60 industries that use franchising as a method of distribution.  As a member of IFA, you join an organization that provides exclusive networking and educational opportunities to help you grow your franchise system and operate under the highest standards.


IFA’s mission is: protect, enhance and promote franchising. Your membership in IFA strengthens the power of franchising in the marketplace and in the representation of franchising in the federal and state governments. As an IFA member, you’ll receive:


CREDIBILITY- IFA members are viewed by franchising experts as the leaders and the quality companies within the franchising community.


EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT- Opportunities for your company’s key staff to learn, develop skills, network and trade ideas on how to grow your franchise system and run it more effectively. Our development opportunities include:


International Franchise Convention

Legal Symposium

Franchise Business Network

Opportunity to Serve on IFA Committees

Professional Certification for Franchise Executives


GOVERNMENT RELATIONS- IFA’s Government Relations team is actively working to ensure that the interests of franchising are represented fairly and objectively. IFA acts on behalf of all franchisors and franchisees to address laws that affect everyone in franchising.


INFORMATION, RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS- This includes industry magazines and studies, access to custom research, and member discounts on more than 70 different franchising publications, videos, and reports.


EXPOSURE- Including discounts for exhibiting at the following IFA sponsored expos:


International Franchise Expo (IFE) - Held in New York, NY each Spring the IFE attracts over thousands of attendees showcasing hundreds of exhibiting franchisors.


Franchise Expo South (FES) - Serves the southeastern United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Along with a comprehensive conference program, FES brings together the leading concepts in franchising and the Southeast’s most qualified audience.


Franchise Expo West (FEW) - Brings together hundreds of leading franchise concepts along with thousands of entrepreneurs interested in starting a business, from California plus a dozen western states.


International Franchise Association Convention- Discounts on IFA’s essential annual convention.


Regional Franchise and Financing Expos - No matter what your level of investment, or what industry you're in, if you're looking to expand these upcoming Franchise & Financing Expos are where you need to be.


INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES- IFA partners with, and assists many, international franchising groups in conducting conferences and trade shows. IFA provides you with technical assistance and information plus educational and networking opportunities, to help you develop and expand your system globally.


ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES- Reach decision makers in the $1.64 trillion franchise industry by partnering with the IFA.  For more info, click here.

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