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Event Date Wed Feb 10 EST - Thu Feb 25 EST (10 months ago)
Location Virtual
Region Americas

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.

Ignite innovation and prepare for a year of explosive growth at IFA's Virtual Annual Convention. You'll leave this event feeling empowered and inspired to control the destiny of your brand. This year, it's all about providing attendees critical content around the business and economic impacts of franchising, policy updates and what they mean for your business, franchise development tactics, marketing in this digital age and much more. The networking opportunities available allow you to meet key contacts, reunite with your franchise family and create long-lasting relationships. Franchising's premier event is slated to be better and more accessible than ever before — don't miss out!


2021 Speakers


Seth Godin
Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Blogger and Podcaster

Jimmy John Liautaud
Founder & Former Chair, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops

Nadja West
44th Army Surgeon General and former Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command

Jay Shetty
Purpose Coach, Podcaster and Best-Selling Author

Jeffrey Mortimer
Director of Investment Strategy, BNY Mellon Wealth Management


Susan Boresow
President, TITLE Boxing Club

Jo Kirchner
CEO, Primrose School Franchising Company

Cheikh Mboup
President & COO, Edible Arrangements

Catherine Monson

Meg Roberts
CEO & President, The Lash Lounge

Chris Rondeau
CEO, Planet Fitness

Steve Stone
Owner/Operator, TITLE Boxing Club of Syosset, NY

David Barr
Chairman, PMTD Restaurants LLC; Managing Director & Partner, Franworth; Immediate Past Chair, IFA

Sarosh Nayar
Owner, FASTSIGNS of Northeast Dallas

Slade Dye
Owner/Operator, Edible Arrangements of Savannah, GA

Aziz Hashim
Founder & CEO, Franklin Junction & Founder, Managing Partner, NRD Capital

Geoff Alexander
President, CEO, Wow Bao

Barry Thomas
Global Customer Leader, The Coca-Cola Company

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Exhibitors

• Paychex Inc.
• Edible Arrangements
• Express Pros
• FranchiseFilming
• Lathrop GPM
• Location3
• Pepsico
• Enspire for Enterprise
• Xero
• Scorpion
• ServiceTitan
• Bank of America
• CareerPlug
• Cassels Brock Blackwell LLP
• Citrin Cooperman
• Constant Contact
• Consumer Fusion
• CoreLogic
• Dispatch
• Duskin
• Fish Consulting
• Hoffer Adler
• Huntington Learning Centers
• Hunton AK
• Listen360
• Plante Moran
• Qiigo
• SOCi
• Ziebart
• Inkbench
• Littler
• The Martec Group
• Second Street
• V Digital Services