New exemption status for franchisors at the International Franchise Expo

The 2012 International Franchise Expo will be taking place in New York City, USA on the 15-17 June.

The exhibition will host hundreds of US and international franchise opportunities, as well as attracting thousands of visitors looking for a new business venture.


For the first time, franchisors looking to exhibit at the event have the opportunity to apply for Trade Show Exemption status. This means that franchisors can exhibit at the IFE without formal registration with the state of New York and promote their opportunity on the exhibition floor during trade show hours, however, actual sales agreements must take place after the company has registered.

Jim Mastandrea, Group Show Director of MFV Expositions, the company responsible for organising the IFE, said: “The exemption opportunity is making the show much more significant this year. We’ve always had a great turnout at the IFE, but this year we’ve really gone all out. We are making sure that the attendees will have every opportunity at their disposal to make connections locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.”