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Iraq: CLDP and ITA Partner to Expand U.S. Franchises at IFE


From June 1 to 3, CLDP, in collaboration with ITA and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad will provide franchise consultations to an Iraqi Private Sector delegation set to attend the Annual International Franchise Expo (IFE) in New York. The IFE is an annual industry exposition of U.S. and global franchise brands that aim to attract prospective investors in new markets. It is one of the premier industry events that gathers internationally renowned franchise experts, brands, leaders, and executives, providing an opportunity for the delegation to attract franchise opportunities to Iraq. In preparation of the delegation’s participation in the IFE, CLDP and ITA will host a franchise workshop on May 30 and 31. The workshop will be hosted under the auspices of the Akerman Law Firm and provide essentials on understanding the legal and commercial considerations of the franchise negotiation process. Through the workshop, participants will have gained the skills and tools that will amplify their participation at the IFE and increase their probability of attracting U.S. franchises.