This is your opportunity to not only network with individual franchise owners, but also to potentially develop relationships with entire franchise associations with large and active memberships.
If you provide products or services to franchise owners, then you’ll want to be a part of the AAFD’s Annual Meeting and Leadership Summit. We aim to be the largest gathering of franchisee associations in the world. This is your opportunity to not only network with individual franchise owners, but also to potentially develop relationships with entire franchise associations with large and active memberships.
We offer you several different ways to participate in our meeting. You can attend as a vendor and take part in our Market Power Tradeshow and Suppliers Showcase and/or you can gain even more visibility by sponsoring one of our signature events.
Market Power Tradeshow
Put up your booth and interact directly with our meeting attendees at this small and intimate tradeshow. We are not scheduling any competing sessions during the tradeshow hours, so you’ll get direct, un-interrupted access to our meeting attendees. Tradeshow space is limited, so you won’t have to compete with hundreds of other booths to make an impression. Remember, our attendees each represent an entire franchisee association, giving you exponential access and exposure.
As a vendor, you’ll get the opportunity to directly present your products and/or services to a captive audience during our suppliers showcase. This is your opportunity to distinguish yourself and communicate directly with our attendees and the franchise associations they represent.
Total Quality Franchising Awards Banquet and Gala
The AAFD’s Total Quality Franchising Awards are basically the franchising version of the Oscars. To present these much sought-after awards, we throw a big, fun gala and banquet that usually draws a majority of our attendees, as well as some of the biggest names in franchising.
Ice Cream Social and Drawing
One of our most beloved signature events is our ice cream social and drawing. The Ice Cream Social takes place on the first full day of the conference and is one of your first opportunities to make an impression with our attendees. A great way to sponsor this event is to provide a valuable prize for the drawing.
The Official AAFD Annual Meeting Program
This physical program booklet will be given to every meeting attendee as a resource and guide throughout the meeting.