2024 IFA Annual Convention

Hear from the Experts

Labor Summit: Joint Employer

Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

President Joe Biden has continued his pledge to be the “most pro-labor president” in U.S. history. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has once again proposed a new ‘joint employer’ rule, which stands to move the JE standard back, and even further than, the former rule under the Obama administration. This, coupled with a dramatic increase in activity from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are various state legislatures have the franchise business model in the cross-hairs across multiple levels of government. All of this bookended by a continuing labor shortage across the country. In this hourlong program, you will learn everything you need to be current on the labor and employment policy landscape – and hear how IFA is fighting for your business.
GR Summit: SBA Lending 101 For Franchise Businesspeople

Monday, February 19, 2024 | 9:00am – 10:00am

New to franchise finance? Hear directly from a U.S. Small Business Administration expert and other finance experts in this program on the SBA and conventional loan landscape for your start-up or build-out needs. You’ll also learn the latest economic forecast modeling for the franchise community as you plan and budget for the future.
Financial Summit: Understanding How Your Franchisees Get Funded-The Inside Baseball Edition

Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Ever wonder what actually happens when you send your candidates and franchisees off to get funding? Our panel of experts will take away the mystery and give you a peek behind the curtain. Perspectives from a loan officer, former lender, current multi-unit franchisee, and a franchise business intelligence expert will help you more fully understand the finance process from beginning to end.


Edith Wiseman


Meet with Edith

Dallas Kerley

Managing Director

Meet with Dallas

Darryn McAuliffe

CEO FRANdata Australia

Meet with Darryn

Paul Santomauro

Director of Lending & Risk Products

Meet with Paul

Thought Leadership Roundtable
Sunday Feb 18, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Kan Simon

Client Advisor

Meet with Kan

IFA Amabassador Meet at the New Member & First Timer Reception
Saturnday Feb 17, 3:15 – 4:15 PM

2024 Economic Impact Report

Franchising continues to outpace the U.S. economy – even exceeding projections for 2023 in the face of ongoing economic uncertainty. The report forecasts that in 2024, franchises will grow an additional 1.9 percent, adding 15,000 units, totaling 821,000 units in the U.S., and 221,000 jobs totaling 8.9 million employees. Find out more on state-by-state growth, top ten states for franchising and key trends driving growth.

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Getting to yes! A Checklist for Success

FRANdata has worked with thousands of franchise brands and the largest franchise lenders in the US. We have
compiled a best practice checklist for growth-focused Franchisors looking to jumpstart their franchisees’
access to capital.

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