Calendar

CALENDAR

February 21 to 24
IFA
Location: virtual

https://www.franchise.org/convention

About the event: Annual Convention of the International Franchise Association, brings together specialists in business networks, economics, retail, shopping centers and various other segments, linked to the franchise system, revealing the main trends and innovations worldwide. There are more than 4 thousand people and at least 50 keynote speakers from the business, marketing franchise and economy areas. In 2021 the event will be virtual.

April 06 and 13
International Orientation: United States
Location: Virtual

About the event: special orientation on business internationalization to the United States. Learn about the legal and bureaucratic processes and how to prepare your business plan to expand to that country. Have the opportunity to talk with Brazilian market experts and businessmen already operating in the United States. Event divided into two sessions: the first takes place on April 6 and the second on April 13. The registration and information will be disseminated through the ABF media.

April 20th
Guatemalan presentation and workshop: present your brand to entrepreneurs in Central America
Location: Virtual

http://www.guatefranquicias.org/

About the event: ABF was invited to participate in a virtual event of the Guatemalan Franchise Association on April 20 and will present Brazilian companies to this association, its associates and entrepreneurs. If you are interested in expanding to Guatemala and other Central American countries and would like to participate in this event, please contact [email protected]

June 21 to 25
NRF Big Show
Location: Virtual

www.nrfbigshow.nrf.com

About the event: The largest retail event in the world, promoted by the National Retail Federation, brings together the most important North American chains. The event has a solid conference and workshop agenda with at least 20 names of retailers from around the world, space for business round tables and a fair with technology and solution providers. The event brings together 40,000 industry professionals, approximately 18,000 people from 96 countries (United States, Brazil, China, Japan, France, Mexico, United Kingdom, etc.).

July 07-14
International Orientation: United Arab Emirates
Location: Virtual

About the event: special orientation action on business internationalization for the United Arab Emirates. Learn about the legal and bureaucratic processes and how to prepare your business for expansion in this country full of opportunities for Brazilian brands. Have the opportunity to discuss the market and learn about cases of Brazilian businessmen who already operate in the USA. Event divided into two sessions: the first takes place on July 7 and the second on April 14. The registration and the information will be disseminated by the ABF media. Event for ABF members.

August 31 to September 03
Multi-Unit Franchise Conference
Location: Las Vegas, USA

https://www.multiunitfranchisingconference.com/

About the event: The Multi Unit Franchise Conference – MUFC is the largest multi-franchise event in the United States. It receives close to 2,000 guests, has more than 200 exhibitors from countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 100 hours of content. This is an important conference with the participation of the main franchisee groups. The congress has a wide agenda of conferences and workshops, networking spaces and a fair where franchisors and suppliers expose their brands and services. Participation at the stand, technical visits to the American market players and the scheduling of meetings with potential partners present at the event are expected to encourage networking and promotion of the Brazilian franchise sector.

August 31 to September 03
Multi-Unit Franchise Conference
Location: Las Vegas, USA

https://www.multiunitfranchisingconference.com/

About the event: The Multi Unit Franchise Conference – MUFC is the largest multi-franchise event in the United States. It receives close to 2,000 guests, has more than 200 exhibitors from countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 100 hours of content. It is an important conference with the participation of the main franchisee groups. The congress has a wide agenda of conferences and workshops, networking spaces and a fair where franchisors and suppliers expose their brands and services. Participation at the stand, technical visits to the American market players and the scheduling of meetings with potential partners present at the event are expected to encourage networking and promotion of the Brazilian franchise sector.

September 26 to 29
Franchise Expo Paris
Location: Paris, France

https://www.franchiseparis.com/en-gb.html

About the event: Presence of Brazilian brands at the stand of the Franchising Brazil project at Franchise Expo Paris, a leading franchise fair in Europe, which has more than 350 exhibitors, 35 thousand visitors, 100 workshops and conferences, and brands and visitors from countries Europeans such as France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Spain, Italy and countries in the Middle East and Africa. In addition to participating in the stand, business round tables and a networking event are planned at the Brazilian embassy in Paris to encourage alliances and international promotion of Brazilian franchises.

Date to be defined
Buyer project
Location: Virtual

About the event: The buyer project invites potential investors and international franchise operators from Latin America to individual meetings with Brazilian entrepreneurs. Priority will be given to the guests and relevant names in the sector of the target markets, mainly in the Latin American markets, the main focus of the companies participating in the project. The aim is to encourage networking and encourage business partnerships.

Date to be defined
Award: International Franchise Certificate
Location: Virtual

About the event: The International Franchise Certificate is a seal granted by ABF that allows the member companies to be classified in terms of the level of maturity in internationalization based on the number of units opened abroad and presence in different countries. The International Franchise Certificate will be, in 2021, in its 3rd edition and is delivered to the registered brands that register during the campaign and meet certain requirements. The information will be disclosed in the ABF and Franchising Brasil media.

Date to be defined
Outstanding Internationalization Award
Location: Virtual

About the event: In 2021, the second edition of the Internationalization Outstanding Award aims to establish and recognize the networks that, through participation in promotion and training actions of the Franchising Brazil program, have undertaken an internationalization process. The physical trophies are given to the brands that have undergone an evaluation process by the project’s steering committee. Interested brands that meet certain requirements must submit internationalization cases for this evaluation. Winners are defined by committee vote following criteria previously disclosed to all.

Date to be defined
Dubai Internationalization Mission
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

About the event: Business mission to recognize the local market with the objective of commercial development, promotion, networking and internationalization of Brazilian franchises to Dubai specifically, but with the objective of exploring the full potential of the Arab market. Along with the mission, we will visit Expo Dubai 2020, a global exhibition organized by Bureau International des Expositions that will take place between October 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022 and which will receive brands and representatives from 192 countries. The mission foresees a complete calendar of technical visits to local partners and thematic workshops on the functioning of the market, legal, financial and technical aspects in the area of ​​franchise operations, etc.