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.
|International Marketing Strategies for Export & Franchising -- Automobile/Light Truck/Vans, Education/Training Services, Foods - Processed, Food Processing/Packaging Eq., Franchising, General Consumer Goods, General Services, Household Consumer Goods, Hotel/Restaurant Eq., Telecommunications Services|
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Georgia companies operating across industries are being presented with an export seminar covering a range of advanced marketing strategies designed to help companies develop more lucrative brands for export and financing. Attendees will leave the seminar with knowledge and know-how to package and market concepts for global franchise development.
|Eric Johnson, Atlanta|
Senior International Trade Specialist