From October 18th through 24th, 2015 a U.S. Franchise Trade Mission sponsored by IFA and Franchise Times visited Norway, Sweden and Finland. 8 IFA members joined the mission: CKE Restaurants, FASTSIGNS International, Home Instead Senior Care, McDonald’s, Signal 88 Security, Sky Zone, United Franchise Group and Wing Zone. Mission participants received market briefings, went on site visits and participated in matchmaking meetings with pre-screened prospective franchisees.
The Trade Mission gathers at Villa Otium, the US Ambassador’s residence in Oslo
Magnus Dagestad of McDonald’s addresses a reception at the residence of the US Ambassador to Norway.
Jonas Ideström, Past Chair of the Swedish Franchise Association and Founder of FranchiseArkitekt visits with IFA Director of International Affairs Josh Merin in Oslo
Johan Martinsson, CEO of the Swedish Franchise Association gives a briefing in Stockholm
Mission participants visit Gamla stan (The Old Town) in Stockholm
Charles Adams Jr., US Ambassador to Finland welcomes the Mission to Helsinki
Marc Mushkin of CKE Restaurants presents Carl’s Jr. in Helsinki
Matchmaking meetings at the US Embassy in Finland
The Mission on a hardhat tour of an extension of Iso Omena mall near Helsinki