IFA 2022 Annual Convention

Labor Issues Summit: Challenges & Opportunities for Franchising February 27, 2022 1:45-3:30pm Industry/Trends Track


Panel 1: Federal/State/Local Issues

As America recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, franchising faces new proposals to enact sectoral bargaining, independent contractor and joint employer liability regimes in Washington, state legislatures and the courts – all while franchise businesses continue to navigate a nationwide labor shortage

Financing Strategies for Franchise Development February 27, 2022 1:45-3:30pm, Finance Track
This session will offer best practices for financing new franchisees with an emphasis on financial products that best fit based on Item 7 investment requirements. Process and pre-qualification will be discussed, along with development schedules, expansion, and resale transaction tips.


Changing Legacy Processes and Systems February 28, 2022, Industry/Trends Track
This session is for mature brands who have legacy processes and systems that are difficult to change. Franchisees are used to the process or system that has been in place, and it is often hard to justify the change to franchisees. Mature franchisors and industry experts will discuss how they tackled changing a legacy process or system ultimately with success.

Meet our Experts

Edith Wiseman


Meet with Edith

Ritwik Donde

Senior Consultant

Meet with Ritwik

Christina Niu

Research Analyst

Meet with Christina

Thought Leadership Roundtable: How to Recruit & Manage Multi-Unit Franchisees
February 28, 2022 Round 1 3:55pm and Round 2 4:40pm

Shanshan Ni

Senior Advisor, Strategy and Development

Meet with Shanshan

TJ Wagman

Research Analyst

Meet with TJ

2022 Economic Impact Report

FRANdata and the IFA just release the latest Economic Outlook Report for 2022. Learn more about the 2021 franchise recovery here –

Learn More

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.

Download it

Client Testimonials

Read why our clients love FRANdata.

Learn More

Interested in learning more?

Have a problem you need solved? Place your request for information here and one of our client advisors will respond to you shortly

    By supplying my contact information, I authorize FRANdata to contact me with custom communications about franchise solutions and updates.

    By clicking submit you agree to the FRANdata's Terms and Privacy Notice.