Franchising

Franchising

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 (www.Franchise.org) for expert advice and tips. 

Key Global Franchise Activities

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

Trade Events:

  • New Orleans IFA Convention (February 22-25)
  • London British and International Franchise Expo (March 14-15)
  • Iraq Trade Mission Baghdad and Erbil (March 16-20)
  • Paris Franchise Trade Show (March 23-26)
  • New York International Franchise Expo (June 19-21)

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


Detailed Event Information For Franchising Opportunites in the Middle East Detailed Event Information For Franchising Opportunites in the Middle East
Franchising Opportunites in the Middle East -- Franchising
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Cairo, Egypt 12/12/2012 - 12/12/2012
Event Summary:
Looking to expand your franchise to the Middle East? Wondering if your brand will work in Qatar? Will investors in Jordan understand your concept? Is Egypt the next big market for your service? Join US Commercial Service in-country industry specialists to hear about the latest franchise opportunities in this dynamic region. Local specialists will present an overview of the franchise industry in each of their markets and enlighten you on the best market prospects for their countries. You will also be briefed on upcoming trade events (trade mission, trade shows, etc.) being coordinated to help you maximize your Middle East partnership search.

Contacts:
Jennifer Loffredo, Pontiac
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 248-452-2254/586-469-6447
Jennifer.Loffredo@trade.gov
KL Fredericks, Harlem
USEAC Director
Phone: 212-860-6200
KL.Fredericks@trade.gov