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
For additional information on these events, contact your local Franchise Trade Specialist listed above.
|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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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.
|Antappa Badigair, Bangalore|
|Anuradha Kannan, Chennai|
Phone: 91-44-2857 4477 Direct: 2857 4191
|James P. Golsen, Chennai|
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: 91 44 2857 4059
|Leonard Roberts, Bangalore|
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 91-80-2220 6402
|Manjushree Phookan, Bangalore|
Phone: 91-80-2220 6404