Conferences and trade shows provide us with valuable opportunities – more then just a chance to get out of the office, to go somewhere warm and attend parties.
The true value in conferences and why we attend them is to meet likeminded professionals – the other companies and professionals in your industry who are driving it forward. To absorb new ideas from industry peers, and gain a deeper understanding of the industry you represent. Conferences and trade shows provide us an opportunity to expand both knowledge and network. It’s also an opportunity to celebrate and share – to reflect on the great opportunities of an industry, enjoy quality time with industry partners and clients.
At ServiceBridge, we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of the upcoming International Franchise Association 2018 Conference taking place February 9 – 13 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Our team will be sponsoring Booth #825 as well as participating in educational sessions and meeting with other franchise industry leaders throughout the event.
(Full disclosure: As a Chicago-based company, we are very excited to go to Phoenix in the middle of February, in addition to the great educational and networking opportunities at IFA 2018).
Why IFA 2018?
The IFA is well known to all involved in the franchising space at any level – franchisees, franchisors, suppliers, franchising consultants, legal experts and more make up the membership of the IFA. But how impactful there are can not be understated – the International Franchise Association promotes, educates, and assists over 733,000 franchise establishments which have created 7.6 million direct jobs and produce $675 billion in economic output.
As a member of the IFA, ServiceBridge joins over 680 leading franchise consultants and vendors, who work alongside 1,349 franchisors and almost 14,000 franchisees to drive the franchise world forward.
IFA 2018 represents the largest conference in the world focused on the franchise space, with between 5,000 and 10,000 franchise professionals expected to visit over the course of 5 days. These 5 days are jam-packed with opportunities, from the trade show floor to intimate breakdown sessions focused on franchise operations, to events and parties allowing franchise professionals to network and learn from each other. Attendance is a no-brainer for anyone involved in the franchising industry.
Why You Should Stop By
With so much to see and do at IFA 2018, it can be hard to hit every booth and session you’re interested in. It’s a competitive landscape with the best in breed out on the floor, showing off the latest solutions. So, why should you visit ServiceBridge at Booth 825?
1. Space Invaders – Join us for a game of the classic arcade game Space Invaders and aim for the high score! Prizes will be given to the top scorers and featured on the leaderboard.
2. Space Ice Cream – Phoenix can be pretty warm, and ice cream doesn’t travel to outer space all that well. So we’re giving you what our astronauts at ServiceBridge eat – freeze-dried space ice cream in a variety of flavors!
3. Astronauts – It’s going to be pretty hard to get a photo with an astronaut, considering there’s no space station in Phoenix. But, you can meet our astronauts from ServiceBridge with magic ‘moon shoes’ instead, and meet the franchise technology leaders that are shooting for the moon.
4. Learn – We’re not all fun and games at ServiceBridge – we’re serious about helping service franchise companies reach new heights and grow their business. We’ll have plenty of information and talented experts ready to discuss how ServiceBridge helps franchise networks achieve growth, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
In short – you’ll have a blast visiting ServiceBridge at IFA 2018. We’ll be in the trade show floor Sunday Night (2/12) 4:30 PM – 8 PM and Monday (2/12) 7:30 AM – 7:15 PM. Click here to view the exhibit hall floor map – ServiceBridge is to the right of the food court.
In addition, look for our ServiceBridge shirts, blue moon shoes, and Astronauts around all areas of IFA 2018 – we’ll be in sessions learning with other franchising leaders, out on the town, and visiting our partners’ booths including Intuit Franchise Program (Booth #413) and ProfitKeeper.
Wherever you find us – be sure to say hello!
Heading to IFA 2018? Join ServiceBridge in Booth #825 to learn about how we’re helping franchise networks reach new heights – and enjoy some fun surprises and treats!