1) Franchise market size in value in South Korea

Franchise market size reached USD 101.6 billion in South Korea in 2015, with an expected annual growth rate of 6% over 2016-2019.

2) No. of franchise stores in Korea


1) Korean Consumers

Supported by a growing range of international resources and a relatively high degree of travel experience, Korean consumers are familiar with a developed, globalized market. They readily try new products and consistently seek out new trends and experiences, as well as ways to improve their lifestyle.

2) Capitalize on the benefits of global network

Inviting the highest profile global investors and progressive entrepreneurs through global network of Reed Exhibitions and Coex, we bring them face-to-face with franchisors and owners of world famous brand to deliver effective business expansion solutions.

Show Overview

Show Name     IFS - Int'l Franchise Seoul Show in Seoul 2020 Autumn

Venue               Hall A+B, Coex, Seoul

Date                  October 8(Thur) - 10(Sat), 2020 / 3 days

Host                   Korea Franchise Association

Organizer         Coex, Reed Exhibitions Korea

Major Participant

Master Franchisor – Examining domestic and overseas franchise brand

Multi–unit franchisees – Considering additional store investment

Retiree – Preparing for a second life

Young Founder – Choosing foundation instead of finding a job (Above University students)

Owner Operator – Investigating industry trends and items for industry transformation

Headquarters of Franchise – Investigating industry trends and doing pre-investigation to participate in next show

Host and Organizer

Korea Franchise Association

Korea Franchise Association(hereinafter “KFA”) is the largest franchise economic organization(licensed under the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, 2013-43) established in 1998 with 6 national branches and 1 overseas branch in LA and 1,000 members. KFA complies with ethical management principles for win-win cooperation and mutual growth between franchisors and franchisees and aims to mutual increasement of welfare and sound development of franchise industry through education training, common logistics, training programs etc. KFA’s final goal is to contribute to members’ economic position improvement and balanced development of national economic.

Especially, KFA has been holding the best franchise show in Korea from 1999 to 2017. And in the future, the collaboration with professional MICE company ‘Coex’ and the world’s leading exhibition organizer ‘Reed exhibitions’ will make IFS the representative franchise show in Asia beyond Korea as it launches IFS Seoul/Busan.


Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading exhibition organizer with a growing portfolio of over 500 exhibitions in 30 countries, and a staff of 3,700 exhibition specialists. Reed has over 50 years unsurpassed experience in developing, marketing, selling and organizing exhibitions and Reed’s exhibitions serve 43 key industry sectors and brought together over 7 million active exhibition participants to drive sales, network and learn.

Reed is a global exhibition organizer with 40 branches worldwide and it is growing fast especially in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Middle East. Reed will continue to share the global assets meaning the professionality of exhibition industry and experience in each region for the development of visitors and exhibitors all over the world.


After Coex was opened in March, 1979, it has been in key position of Asia Mice industry as a exhibition center and a tourism attraction that have global business infrastructure and provide global networking opportunity by opening many global exhibitions and conferences. It has not only world-class hardware but also mice industry experts that have various experiences and knowhow for 30 years.

Coex is organizing many exhibitions globally certified by UFI and Ministry of Trade. Also it is a Korean best organizer holding exhibitions in other overseas countries like Vietnam, China etc.


A powerful cluster of events to satisfy bold franchising businesses across Africa, Asia and Europe, the Reed Exhibitions global franchise portfolio brings together 1,200+ brands and 117,000+ investors all over the world each year. The round-the-world reach of shows like Franchise Expo Paris, International Franchise Seoul, Johannesburg’s ‘Buy a Business’ Expo and Franchise Expo Jakarta is an unmatchable way to achieve bold business ambitions. The region-specific events convene the highest profile global investors and progressive entrepreneurs, bringing them face-to-face with franchisors and owners of world famous brands to deliver effective business expansions solutions.

Franchise Expo Paris
17th-20th March 2019

Every year, the show is gathering 585 exhibitors with 36 000 entrepreneurs and investors. In order to succeed in your project, Franchise Expo Paris offers you the opportunity to get advice from the entire franchise community including consultants, lawyers, bankers, franchise associations, real estate developers. All converge in Paris to exchange ideas create new relationships and discuss franchise business opportunities. Thanks to this offer this 4 days show & forum will provide all the information you need about master franchise and network development so that you can maximize your one-to-one meetings.


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Website https://www.franchiseparis.com/en/Home/

Contact business@franchiseparis.com

L’observatoire de la Franchise

Since 1997, the website Observatoire de la franchise connect current employees, students, investors or simple project holders with hundreds of networks that wish to develop. 2.5 million visits and 55 000 qualified leads sent per year. The website is approved by the French Federation of the Franchise and also publish content about the franchise market and a white paper updated each year.


Website https://www.observatoiredelafranchise.fr/

Contact contact@observatoiredelafranchise.fr

Shop & Store Vietnam
27-29 March 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Shop & Store Vietnam 2019 is a leading international CONFEX event for franchise and retailing community in Vietnam which perfectly combines conference and exhibition together to inspire both local and overseas participants from Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, etc. and make their dreams of being business owners come true. With eye-opening, thought-provoking knowledge from experiences of gurus who will speak at the conference and connections with solution providers and peers, the event could be the door to a brighter future where you will see your shops and store branch out and grow.


Website https://www.shopandstorevietnam.com/

Contact https://www.shopandstorevietnam.com/

Franchise License Expo Indonesia
13 – 15 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Website http://www.franchise-expo.co.id/Home/