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 Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria Detailed Event Information For Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria
Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria -- Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Computer Services, Food Processing/Packaging Eq., Franchising, Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Packaging Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Trucks/Trailers/Buses
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Location/Date: Cleveland, OH, United States 08/13/2013 - 08/16/2013
Event Summary:
Nigerian-USA Chamber of Commerce and the US Dept. of Commerce are hosting a Certified Trade Mission to Nigeria. Main location will be Lagos and will include comprehensive market briefings, VIP attendees, networking events, and pre-screened business matchmaking appointments. Nigeria is one of the fastest growing markets and a gateway to Africa. It is a highlighted market in for the "Doing Business in Africa" campaign and the National Export Initiative. An increasing number of companies in various industries can find success in Nigeria if they are willing and able to put in the time and effort to pursue the market.

Contacts:
Amy Freedman, Cleveland
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 216 522-4750
Amy.Freedman@trade.gov
Chuck Nnabuife, Nigeria- USA Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 440 777 9776
chuck@nusacc.us
Janelle Weyek, Lagos
Commercial Officer
Phone: +234-1-460-3618
Janelle.Weyek@trade.gov