This week: International Franchise Expo
Those interested in learning more about franchising and becoming a franchisee should note the following event in their diaries: the International Franchise Expo (IFE) is being held this week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. March 20-22, 2009.
According to the organizers, the event will be showcasing hundreds of franchises that wish to expand both nationally and internationally. Besides featuring the best franchise opportunities – be they traditional favorites or interesting new franchise concepts – there will also be a series of free educational seminars held by internationally-recognized consultants.
The IFE has become a premiere event for both foreign and domestic investors: last year, 10,929 visitors from 85 countries attended the IFE to explore the 327 stands. Opening times this year are: Friday, March 20, 2009, 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday, March 21, 2009, 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, March 22, 2009, 11:00am - 4:00pm. Further information about the event is available at www.ifeinfo.com. (kbp)