All U.S. and international franchisors can now apply for this "Trade Show Exemption" status to exhibit at the upcoming International Franchise Expo. The exemption form can be downloaded through the Attorney General’s Website and requires a $450 fee.
The exemption clearly states that non-registered franchisors can participate in IFE and promote their franchise opportunity only during trade show hours and only on the trade show floor during these dates. The sale of a franchise is still prohibited until formal registration with the state takes place.
This exemption is specific to the IFE and covers U.S. franchisors that are not registered to offer their franchise in the State of New York, as well as international franchisors that do not have the required Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) to offer their franchise in the U.S. and/or to submit for state registrations.
The three-day event, which is moving to New York this summer after being held in Washington D.C. for more than 20 years, uniquely showcases hundreds of franchise companies offering a wide range of opportunities at virtually every investment level. Tens of thousands of prospective investors from across the country and overseas have attended the show.
The franchise industry is a major contributor to the U.S. economy, employing more than 20 million people and contributing over $2 trillion in economic activity, according to the International Franchise Association, the show’s sponsor.
“We are thrilled that the opportunity is now extended to so many new businesses,”
Portesy also added, “We are extremely grateful to Shery Christopher of Shery Christopher Consulting for conceiving this three-day exemption and bringing it to fruition through her sustained efforts in collaboration with the Office of the New York State Attorney General."
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