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.
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.
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Key Global Franchise Activities
Please take a look at our calendar of events listed here.
For additional information on these events, contact your local Franchise Trade Specialist listed above.
|South Korea - Familiarization to Export -- Aviation Services, Biotechnology, Construction Eq., Defense Industry Eq., Drugs/Pharmaceuticals, Education/Training Services, Franchising, Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Medical Eq., Pollution Control Eq.|
|Pre-Register for this event|
The U.S. Commercial Service in St. Louis will be hosting a webinar on doing business in South Korea. Vital information for any company looking to expand into the market. This is a condensed, but full scope presentation with opportunity to ask questions from in-country commercial officers and industry experts.
This is the final webinar scheduled for this summer to highlight fast growing markets for U.S. goods and services.
|Les Wielgos, St. Louis|
International Trade Specialist