Embassy Hosts Networking Reception with the International Franchise Association

Delegation (Photo: U.S. Embassy)
A delegation of American franchise companies, IFA, Virke and FranchiseArkitekt gathered at Villa Otium for a networking reception on October 19, 2015.

On October 19-20, the Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo hosted a trade mission together with the International Franchise Association and  participating U.S. franchise brands including Carl’s Jr., Wing Zone, Home Instead Senior Care, Signal 88, Fast Signs, United Franchise Group, McDonalds and Sky Zone.

The Embassy coordinated a range of activities and events for the trade mission, including a seminar with Virke, (the Enterprise Federation of Norway) and FranchiseArkitekt on October 19. With more than 100 attendees present, the U.S. companies gave 10 minute elevator pitches and held one-on-one meetings in their search for a partner to establish their businesses through a Master Franchise for Norway. In addition, the Embassy hosted a large networking reception at Villa Otium.