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U.S. Master Showcase:
Service Brands and Master Franchise Opportunities

September 30, 2014
London, United Kingdom

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) in London has partnered with Daltons Business, FieldFisher, and the International Franchising Centre to host an event for U.S. franchisors. This one-day seminar will bring together qualified investors from Europe and U.S. service franchises seeking to award Master Licenses. Investors will primarily be from the United Kingdom, however, the event will also be promoted by the U.S. Commercial Service throughout Europe. Both U.S. franchisors and international investors must apply and be approved to participate.

For this event, service brands are defined as franchises that do not have a substantial retail property requirement.

 

Event Details

Date:

Tuesday September 30, 2014

Time:

9:30 am until 5:00 pm

Location:

FieldFisher

Riverbank House

2 Swan Lane

London EC4R 3TT

United Kingdom

Please note:

Registration is closed.

 

Partners

The U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to work with the following UK partners on the planning and delivery of this event:

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Seminar Agenda

9.30

Registration & Refreshments

10:00

Welcome (U.S. Embassy)

10:10

Master Franchising (International Franchising Centre)

What is it? What should I look for in a Master Franchise? What makes a good Master Franchisee?

10:30

Franchise Concepts (3 U.S. Franchisor presentations)

11:00

Case study – The Alternative Board

A U.S. service brand will share their experience of successfully entering the UK market.

11:25

Refreshment Break

11:40

Legal Issues for Master Franchisors (FieldFisher)

Master Franchisors are in the unique position of being both a franchisee and a franchisor. What are the legal considerations and issues they face?

12:00

Franchise Concepts (3 U.S. Franchisor presentations)

12:30

Building a Franchise Network (Daltons Business)

The changing role of media in building a franchise network.

12:50

Franchise Concepts (3 U.S. Franchisor presentations)

13:20

Closing Remarks (U.S. Embassy)

13:30

Networking Buffet Lunch

Investors, franchisors, and event partners will have the opportunity to network with one another over lunch.

14:00

Matched Appointments Begin

Each U.S. franchisor and event partner will have a total of 12 appointment slots available, lasting 15 minutes each. This is an opportunity for one-on-one discussions between U.S. franchisors and potential investors.

17:00

Event Officially Ends

Download the agenda (PDF version)

 

Contact Information

For more information or to apply to participate, please contact our Franchising Specialist:

Chrystal Denys, Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Embassy London
24 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 6AH
United Kingdom
Direct Tel: +44 (0)20 7894 0432
Email: Chrystal.Denys@trade.gov

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