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.
|Franchising in the UK: The Challenges U.S. Brands Face and How to Overcome Them -- Franchising|
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The U.S. Commercial Service in London is pleased to host an informational webinar for U.S. franchisors on Thursday November 14, 2013 at 10am EST. Please join us to hear from UK industry experts in the fields of Banking, Commercial Property, and Franchising Law. Each expert will speak about the challenges U.S. brands face in the UK and how these challenges can be mitigated and overcome to enter and to thrive in the United Kingdom. Adrian Goodsell of Venture Marketing Group will also speak to attendees about the benefits of exhibiting at the British and International Franchising Show. Taking place in March 2014, the British and International Franchising Show has been granted Trade Fair Certification by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
|Chrystal Denys, London|
Phone: +44 20 7894 0432
|Elaine Evans-Lombe, London|
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7894 0419
|Sara Jones, London|
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7894 0451
|Jennifer Loffredo, Pontiac|
Senior International Trade Specialist