Hispanic Latino Franchise Leaders to Speak at Franchise EXPO South in Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 9
Miami, Florida, Aug. 30, 2022 – Leaders of the Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council - IFA, the network for Hispanic franchise leaders representing communities across the United States, will speak at the annual Franchise Expo South Convention in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sept. 9-10, on franchise opportunities for Hispanic entrepreneurs. The event is open to media and panelists will be available for interviews.
The event will feature a series of Spanish-language panels on entrepreneurship and franchising with the goal of increasing awareness of the opportunity and benefits of franchising as well as the overall diversity of the franchising community, including traditionally underrepresented groups.
Featured speakers include:
- Elena Dolinski, Corporate Business-Franchise Advisor & Advisor to the Council of the Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council - IFA
- Ericka Garza, President of Bon Au Pain and Chair of the Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council – IFA
- Elizabeth Porth, Leader of the Arcos Dorados Women Network - McDonald's Latam
- Eduardo Torres, South Florida Director of the US Department of Commerce
- Carolina Viera, Leader of the Hispanic Star Miami
- Armando Conde, Founder - CEO of Franquiciate.com
- Soraya Rivera-Moya, Executive Director Ronald McDonald House of Charities of South Florida
Franchise Expo South is the premier franchising exposition featuring well-known and emerging brands as well as aspiring entrepreneurs interested in franchising in the Southeastern United States, Central & South America, and the Caribbean. The event, sponsored by the International Franchise Association, will take place September 9-10 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.
The Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council - IFA was created earlier this year to grow awareness of the value and opportunity of franchising and to advance global diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) commitments with a focus on Hispanic entrepreneurs in the United States.
“This panel is our first initiative to attract franchisees who represent the composition of the communities they serve. IFA and the HLFLC are taking a step forward in fostering an environment where equitable opportunity is part of the lived experience for all our communities.” said Elena Dolinski.
To RSVP or view more details on the panel discussion “Franchise = Opportunity for Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the USA,” visit https://www.franchiseexpo.com/south/.
For over 30 years, MFV has been bringing franchise concepts together with the most qualified entrepreneurs seeking to own their own business. Our expos help franchisors expand their brand with face-to-face opportunities as well as online directories. Please visit www.franchiseexpo.com for more info.
Celebrating 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.
The International Franchise Association (IFA) and the IFA Foundation launched the Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council, a new network for Hispanic franchise leaders from all across the country.
The Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council adds to the IFA Foundation’s Diversity Institute and will provide uniquely Hispanic perspectives to franchisees and franchisors through discussions and networking to engage on the personal and professional level. The Council will also highlight the opportunities afforded to the Hispanic community through the franchise business model, amplifying the success of current franchise owners and engaging future franchisees.