Welcome to our international Franchise page. It provides the most recent market research, trade leads and event information. Our worldwide team of Franchise Specialists is prepared to assist in increasing your presence overseas. Franchise Trade Specialists (see right) are available to discuss your international business needs.

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Franchising Facts

The Franchising industry and businesses employs 21 million people and generates $2.3 trillion of economic activity. A new franchise business opens every 8 minutes of every business day.

Like the United States, franchise businesses around the world have seen steady growth in the past decade, particularly in Brazil, China and Mexico. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), their members are eyeing overseas expansion as an important way to diversify their portfolios. For instance, a survey of IFA members last Summer, revealed that 61 percent of respondents currently franchise or operate in international locations, and 16 percent generate between 25 percent and 30 percent of revenue from international activities. Almost three fourths of respondents said they plan to start or accelerate international ventures.  

Want more on Franchising?

  • Utilize the Commercial Service to help you find franchisees abroad or to learn the basics on exporting. Contact a Franchise Trade Specialist (see right).
  • Take a look at IFA’s website ( for expert advice and tips. 

Key Global Franchise Activities

Please take a look at our calendar of events listed here.

Trade Events:

  • IFA Convention in Las Vegas, NV (February 15-18)
  • British and International Franchise Expo - London (March 14-15)
  • Franchise Trade Show - Paris (March 23-26)
  • Expo Franquicia Trade Show – Madrid (April 23-25)
  • International Franchise Expo – New York, NY (June 18-20)
  • China and Taiwan Trade Mission (August)
  • Central America Trade Mission (September)
  • Nordic Region Trade Mission (October)

For additional information on these events, contact your local Franchise Trade Specialist listed above.

Detailed Event Information For Feria Internacional de Franquicias 2014 Detailed Event Information For Feria Internacional de Franquicias 2014
Feria Internacional de Franquicias 2014 -- Franchising
Location/Date: Mexico City, Mexico 03/06/2014 - 03/08/2014
Event Summary:
The Feria Internacional de Franquicias considered the most important Franchise Fair in Latin America hosting over 300 franchise concepts and receiving over 30,000 visitors during a three day show. The Feria Internacional de Franquicias is the perfect place to network with entrepreneurs from Mexico seeking for innovative concepts.

Martha Sanchez, Mexico City
Commercial Assistant
Phone: 52-55-5140-2621
Tom Portesy, MFV GROUP

Phone: 201-881-1662
Rebecca Torres, Tel Aviv
Deputy Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 972-3-519-8509