Franchise Expo South

Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at FRANCHISE EXPO SOUTH, the premier franchise expo serving the Southwestern US and Latin America. Meet hundreds of proven franchised businesses. Every investment level. Every industry.

FRANdata attendees: Sharon Dietrich


February 10-13

International Franchise Association Annual Convention 2018

IFA’s mission for the 2018 Convention is to deliver real-world positive messages through high-quality content that will propel franchising forward and further unify our great community. This year’s Convention will provide attendees with new, exciting and inspirational sessions and events, including unique and new General Session presentation formats, as well as top-tier, must-see industry and business leaders. They will also be bringing back their very popular Emerging Franchisor Bootcamp.

FRANdata attendees: To be announced soon!




For many new franchisors, franchising represents an entirely new landscape. Your prior business experience does little to illuminate a path in franchising. You can’t rely on your instincts and street smarts to guide you, because franchising involves a complicated web of relationships that all need to be in tune at the same time. You need to have great relationships with franchisees, vendors, the community, state regulators and customers to truly succeed.

State of Emerging Franchise Brands- Listen to the results of IFA research performed by FRANdata before its released to the public on how emerging brands go from start-up to operational franchisors, the challenges they face, what resources they need to succeed, and how FASB will affect their business.


FRANdata Speaker: Edith Wiseman


November 13-15

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference is all about the “business” side of the restaurant business and is a must attend event for restaurant company owners and executives. The conference is known as the restaurant “dealmakers” event—you will find the best networking in the industry there.

FRANdata Attendees: Sheila Lamb-Cohen, Edith Wiseman


November 13-15

Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders

This year’s fifth annual conference will be held September 13th – 15th, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Orlando, Florida and has already sold out! This year’s conference will host a cross section of attendees from various industry institutions throughout the state of Florida. The annual conference will include general sessions, keynote addresses, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with other colleagues and SBA officials.

FRANdata Attendees: Mark Kren