More than 3,000 attended annual convention in Orlando, and the mood was giddy
A general session at the 2012 Intorrnation Franchising Association Conference.
Ladies and gentlemen, it may be time to celebrate. At least, that was the feeling in Orlando recently when the International Franchise Association held its annual franchise industry conference.
This year’s IFA Conference was the highest attended in history. There are still some grim economic realities and the economy still has a long way to go, but it is clear that the franchise industry is expecting to see growth across all sectors in 2012.
“We’re seeing a lot of new concepts coming on board,” says Jania Bailey, president of FranNet. “That had died down for a few years, but now we’re seeing people venture back out and start franchising concepts.”
Bailey and vice president of operations, Todd Bingham, were at the conference as ...