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 Experience America - Mangalore Detailed Event Information For Experience America - Mangalore
Experience America - Mangalore -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Apparel, Cosmetics/Toiletries, Computer Software, Education/Training Services, Foods - Processed, Franchising, General Consumer Goods, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Travel and Tourism Industries
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Location/Date: Mangalore, India 03/01/2013 - 03/04/2013
Event Summary:
The American Consulate General, Chennai and the U.S. Commercial Service, South India proposes to organize a joint USG Experience America event in Mangalore in the State of Karnataka. The objective of the Experience America event is to promote U.S. educational, cultural and commercial interest that will showcase some of the world's best known American brands. The U.S. Commercial Service in India invites interested U.S. companies to participate and make use of this unique opportunity to explore business opportunities in one of India's fastest growing cities in the southern State of Karnataka.

Contacts:
Antappa Badigair, Bangalore
Commercial Assistant
Phone: +91 80 2220 6403
Antappa.Badigair@trade.gov
James P. Golsen, Rangoon
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 01195 1 536 509
James.Golsen@trade.gov
Anuradha Kannan, Chennai
Administrative Assistant
Phone: +91 44 2857 4477 Direct: 2857 4191
Anuradha.Kannan@trade.gov
Manjushree Phookan, Bangalore
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +91 80 2220 6404
Manjushree.Phookan@trade.gov
Leonard Roberts, Bangalore
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 91-80-2220 6402
Leonard.Roberts@trade.gov