Sharing Franchising’s Economic Significance with Members of Congress



Be part of the anticipated 500-plus franchise industry representatives to make the case for franchising’s ability to create jobs and spur economic recovery during the 2012 Public Affairs Conference this fall.  On Sept. 10-11 in Washington, D.C., the International Franchise Association’s annual fly-in will provide members of the franchise industry—franchisees, franchisors and suppliers—with the opportunity to educate federal lawmakers about issues affecting the ability of franchise businesses to contribute to local communities through job creation. 

Issues of priority for the franchise business community will focus on:

  • Access to capital
  • Labor
  • Health care

Franchise business leaders will gather and hear from policymakers, congressional leaders and IFA staff to learn more about policy issues in Washington, which are critically important in a presidential election year. Following sessions designed to prepare attendees to meet with their respective legislators, these franchise leaders will visit their members of Congress to provide their personal perspectives on what makes franchising work.

2011 Public Affairs Conference at a Glance:

In addition to the discussion of priority issues will be a session on the status of comprehensive tax reform measures and expect a lively exchange among a panel of reporters who make Capitol Hill their beat.

The event will also showcase the association’s selection for its Legislator of the Year Award, which is presented annually to a member of Congress who has promoted legislation that protects, enhances and promotes franchising. 

ADP is the founding sponsor of IFA’s Public Affairs Conference and is the proud sponsor of the Franchisee of the Year Awards, which are presented during the conference to the industry’s most innovative and best performing franchisees.

There is no registration fee for this event, so mark your calendar now and plan to join us this September in Washington, D.C. Various IFA committee meetings are also scheduled Sept. 9, 10 and 12. 

IFA’s Public Affairs Conference earns 100 participation credits for Certified Franchise Executives’ candidates and CFEs seeking recertification credits.

IFA will share additional program and registration information as they become available.  In the meantime, visit for details.