Australian franchisors head to US for IFA convention

Sarah Stowe

The IFA convention in the US will be attended by 30 Australians in the FCA delegation. Image: hdwallpapersfit.comWhat is the future of franchising? That’s what keen franchisors from around the world are hoping to discover at this year’s International Franchise Convention in San Antonio.

Keynote speakers include Sheryl Connelly, manager of global trends and futuring at Ford Motor Company, and the former Commander of US and International Forces in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal.

This three day event includes a leadership summit, a franchisee stream, an international summit, and awards.

This year the FCA will be leading a delegation of 30 members to attend the IFA Convention.

Among the delegation are the two Australian winners of the NextGen in Franchising Global Competition, Jai Hobbs, co-founder Paleo CafŽ, and Jacob Foster, managing director FCF Fire and Electrical.

Hobbs and Foster will participate in the NextGen in Franchising Summit while at the Convention. The FCA has sponsored Jai and Jacob’s trip to fly the flag for Aussie innovation on the global stage.