Today, MFV Expositions announced it has promoted Sheila Fischer to lead the company as Senior Vice President. MFV Expositions, part of the Comexposium Group produces the world’s leading events for the Franchise community connecting Franchisors to potential Franchisees.
Ms. Fischer has been with MFV for over 27 years, holding a variety of positions during her time with the company. Most recently Ms. Fischer was Vice President of Development, a position she earned after being the Sales Leader for several years.
In addition to leading MFV in sales, in 2019 she was awarded the Global Sales Leader Award of Comexposium, MFV’s parent company. That prestigious award is given to one person throughout Comexposium’s global business which covers over 135 exhibitions in 15 industries in 30 countries.
As one of the world’s largest exhibition companies, Comexposium recognizes talent and leadership, acknowledging Ms. Fischer with those two attributes.
“This promotion is a long time coming and so well deserved. Sheila has been such a big part of this company for so long and possesses all the institutional knowledge and passion to take the company to new heights” said Tom Portesy who served as President and CEO of MFV for over 25 years.
Steve Corrick, CEO of Comexposium North America, said “this promotion assures not only continuity within the company but also positions MFV for explosive growth. We have tremendous faith in Sheila’s leadership and are excited about its future as we head into the new year”.
In accepting the position, Ms. Fischer said, “this is a tremendous honor, and I am looking forward to leading the professional team at MFV and working even closer with The International Franchise Association, who have been amazing partners for over 30 years!”
MFV is the world’s largest producer of franchise expos. Known for its highly successful franchise events, produced throughout the U.S. and around the world. The company offers high-quality face-to-face opportunities for prospective franchisees to meet franchisors looking to grow their brand. Each franchise expo features franchise concepts from every industry & every investment level along with a robust conference program for attendees and franchisors.
Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organizers. Globally, it hosts more than 135 B2B and B2B2C events across many different sectors, significantly in agriculture, construction, fashion, food, health, leisure, real estate, retail, security, students, tourism, and works council. With events in over 30 countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors and 48,000 exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium’s employees and sales network operate in 20 countries.