Best Franchisee of the World

December 2019 • Florence, Italy

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MFV Expositions Acquires Rights to the Long-Running “Best Franchisee of the World”

Industry Leader Set to Enhance Global Franchise Event and Celebrate Franchisee Contribution Worldwide

NEW YORK (January 28, 2019)– MFV Expositions, the world’s largest producers of franchise expos, has acquired the rights of the Best Franchisee of the World, a global event highlighting the best franchisees with the most innovative ideas who add value to their brands. Today, MFV Expositions is pleased to announce the official opening of the nominee applications for the “Best Franchisee of the United States” award. The award gives franchisors the opportunity to recognize the driving force behind the franchise industry – its franchisees.

Nominations are to be submitted directly by franchisors, each allowed to submit up to five nominations. The application consists of a brief questionnaire relating to the franchisee’s background, successes, how franchising positively impacted their family, their future, and the community they serve.

The individual awarded with the title “Best Franchisee of the United States,” along with representation, will then be sent to Florence, Italy, where all expenses will be paid, to represent the United States at the formal Best Franchisee of the World Gala, taking place December 2019. Soon, nominee applications will be open in the handful of other countries participating in the worldwide contest.

Once the application period closes, MFV Expositions will then work to determine the winner with the help of its official judges: Amy Cheng, Partner of Cheng Cohen, LLC; Eric Stites, CEO and Managing Director of Franchise Business Review; Dr. John Hayes of Titus Franchising Center; Stan Friedman, President of FRM Solutions; and Therese Thilgen President and Chief Content Officer of Franchise Update Media Group.

“I’m eager for our team to receive the applications that will soon pour through which will tell the stories of so many entrepreneurs – not only their journey in franchising but also the tale of how the industry impacted their lives for the better,” said Tom Portesy, President and CEO of MFV Expositions. “So often we hear only the stories of the extraordinary franchisors along with their best business insight to attracting impeccable franchisees. I’m excited that the “Best Franchisee of the United States” award allows us to spotlight the most important and successful franchisees in today’s franchise space.”

MFV Expositions recently acquired the rights of the Best Franchisee of the World global event highlighting the best franchisees with the most innovative ideas who add value to their brands. The “Best Franchisee of the World” is a celebration of values of the franchise industry and network. Franchisees are the driving force behind the entire industry and this event is designed to acknowledge and reward them for their continuous efforts.

“I have worked with MFV for many years, mostly in the international development aspect of business, and have also been closely associated with the “Best Franchisee of the World” project from its inception,” said Fabio Scocimara, Project Director of MFV Expositions. “That’s why I can confidently say that MFV’s involvement and unique understanding of franchising events will only elevate this program and grow it to new heights as the franchise industry continues to gain tremendous momentum.”

The official “BFW” award is given to the best franchisees in their respective countries on a yearly basis. The competition focuses on franchisees who demonstrate professionalism and dedication to the values of the franchisor’s network. The illustrious event is known to showcase some of the biggest names in franchising while celebrating franchisees significantly contributing to the growth and success of their franchise systems. 

For more information on The Best Franchisee of the World, please visit https://www.bestfranchiseeoftheworld.com/.

About MFV Expositions

MFV Expositions, owned by Comexposium, is the world’s largest producers of franchise expos. Known for its highly successful U.S.-based franchise events and overseas shows, the company offers high-quality face-to-face opportunities for franchisees and franchisors looking to grow the industry. Each franchise expo features franchise concepts from every industry and every investment level. Today, MFV utilizes its global online franchise directory BeTheBoss.com, the latest technology and search metrics to provide a cost-effective way to market franchise businesses. For more information about MFV Expositions, please visit www.mfvexpo.com.  

For more information on The Best Franchisee of the World, please visit https://www.bestfranchiseeoftheworld.com/.

About MFV Expositions

MFV Expositions, owned by Comexposium, is the world’s largest producers of franchise expos. Known for its highly successful U.S.-based franchise events and overseas shows, the company offers high-quality face-to-face opportunities for franchisees and franchisors looking to grow the industry. Each franchise expo features franchise concepts from every industry and every investment level. Today, MFV utilizes its global online franchise directory BeTheBoss.com, the latest technology and search metrics to provide a cost-effective way to market franchise businesses. For more information about MFV Expositions, please visit www.mfvexpo.com.  

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