Since our last issue, the team traveled to Las Vegas to attend the highly anticipated IFA Convention in Las Vegas. We also held our 2023 Global Franchise Magazine Awards, which recognizes excellence in our industry, at the event.
Winners were announced during a ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, attended by many well-known faces in the franchising industry.
The evening celebrated the key players in our field and their incredible achievements in what has been a very tough economic climate in recent times. Many of the stories we heard on the night prove that, despite external challenges, franchising still remains a robust and very viable business proposition worldwide.
The Global Franchise Awards has grown consistently to become the industry’s most prestigious accolade, shining a light on international franchising’s elite and celebrating the achievements of those going above and beyond within their sectors.
Once we received all the entries, they were short-listed by an independent and international panel of key, impartial, industry judges who worked to the criteria created by the Global Franchise team.
Using our criteria as a guide, the judges selected the franchisors from each category that they felt best demonstrated the values that Global Franchise is looking to celebrate.
Entries were reviewed by an esteemed judging panel made up of Alisdair Gray, executive director of the European Franchise Federation, Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchise Association, Jennifer Brandeen, chief revenue officer of the International Franchise Association, Sherry McNeil, president and CEO of the Canadian Franchise Association and Mary Aldred, CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia.
Thank you to everyone who attended, our judges and sponsors – The Franchising Centre, FranFund, Location Bank, and Recognition Express. It was lovely to catch up with familiar faces and meet new ones!