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2013 Annual Convention
Sunday, February 17, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013


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Join us in Las Vegas, February 17 - 20,  to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in franchising!! Thousands of your peers will be there...shouldn't you?


Pre-registration for the Annual Convention is now closed.  Onsite registration fees now apply:


You may register with onsite pricing for this meeting using your login.  If you do not know your password, click here.  You may also come to the Onsite Registration Desk at the MGM Grand Conferences Center, Pre-Grand Function area to register on arrival.

IFA members - $1,090 each

Member Exhibitor - $790 each

Member Exhibitor Badge (access limited to exhibit hall) - $350

Non IFA members - $2,350

WFC Leadership Conference (for fully registered attendees only) - $200 each

Prayer Breakfast - No fee to participate; registration required.

Franchising Gives Back - Registration for this OPTIONAL event during convention is now at maximum capacity.  Please send an email to Jodi McCray if you would like to be put on a waiting list to participate in Franchising Gives Back.



In addition to the International, Technology, New Markets and Financial Summits traditionally offered during the Annual Convention, IFA is hosting the first Franchisee Leadership Summit, Monday, February 18. There is no additional registration fee for any Attendees who are fully registered to attend the Convention. 

Members who are not fully registered to attend Convention may register to attend the Franchisee Leadership Summit for $300.  In addition to the Summit, paid Franchisee Leadership Summit registrants may also attend the Convention Opening General Session, Monday's afternoon breakout sessions and the Monday Chairmen's Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Click here to register for the Franchisee Leadership Summit if you do not plan to register for the entire convention.


Hotel Reservations: The deadline to make your reservation at the IFA negotiated rate has passed. You may make your reservations at our host hotel, the MGM Grand, by calling 1-888-646-1203 however,  rooms will be offered at the IFA convention rate only if available.

Booking through the IFA room block also allows you to receive a discounted resort fee of $10 per night which includes:

• Complimentary high speed internet access (in-room)

• Daily newspaper available for pick up

• $15 beverage credit per room per stay applicable at any MGM Grand owned bar/lounge

• Complimentary printing of boarding passes, copies and faxes up to 5 pages (excluding color), notary services at the Business Center

• Unlimited local and toll free calls

• Complimentary daily access to Cardio Fitness room

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a $50 administrative fee) will be granted for cancellations received in writing by January 17, 2013. Cancellations received after that date are subject to a 50% penalty plus a $50 administrative fee.  No refunds are permitted for cancellations requested after February 1, 2013.  Substitutions are permitted at any time with a $50 substitution fee.

If you believe you are eligible for a complimentary registration, do not complete our online form.  Please call Jodi McCray at 202/662-0763.