The International Franchise Expo (IFE), now in its 20th year, is the official franchise exhibition of the Franchise Association of South Africa. As the country's only dedicated Franchise show, the International Franchise Expo showcases a wide range of business sectors from fast food to automotive products; from home services to education; from business-to-business services to entertainment and leisure; from retail to real estate. With small business and franchising such an important component of the South African economy, the International Franchise Expo remains the leading and most authentic franchise exhibition in the country featuring well-known franchise brands and serving as a springboard for many new and emerging concepts, both local and international. As a dedicated franchise expo, IFE targets and attracts thousands of serious entrepreneurs who want to own their own businesses, are looking for investment opportunities or who want to find out more about the successful format that is franchising. With over 100 exhibitors representing small business opportunities, franchises and the many supporting services, the International Franchise Expo (IFE) remains the most important business event in the year's calendar. The 2016 International Franchise Expo takes place from the 8th to the 10th of April 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information on exhibiting or visit the IFE website www.ife.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FASA Awards for Excellence in Franchising, held annually since 1990, remain a highlight of the year's calendar and bring together the association's members and their guests in honouring the top achievers in the field of ethical franchising and business practices. Eight categories of franchising are honoured: Franchisor of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, Franchisor: Leading Developer of Emerging Entrepreneur, Newcomer Franchisor of the Year, Brand Builder of the Year, Job Creator of the Year, Field Service Consultant of the Year and Hall of Fame award all reflecting the diversity of franchising and allowing all sectors of the franchise industry to participate. The awards give franchisors, franchisees and service providers a welcome opportunity to network in a social atmosphere whilst celebrating the success of the business method.
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