Dan Archer named as the Key Speaker at the International Franchise Association Event


The International Franchise Association (IFA) announces that Dan Archer, UK CEO of in-home care franchise Visiting Angels, will be one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming International Market Entry seminar. Taking place at ExCel London on 11 April, this seminal event precedes the International Franchise Show (IFS) and aims to shed light on the multifaceted world of franchising opportunities between the US and the UK.

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Dan Archer, UK CEO – Visiting Angels

With an interesting track record of transforming the British social care sector, Dan represents the pinnacle of franchise success, having adapted and expanded the Visiting Angels’ carer-centric model to nearly 70 locations in the UK in just six years. His innovative approach and in-depth industry knowledge make him the perfect speaker to discuss the collaborative spirit and potential of franchising.

“Franchising is one of the greatest pathways to business ownership and brand expansion. One of the things people are surprised to see when they first enter the world of franchising is the collaboration between competing brands and the opportunities that are available around the world – and this is no different when it comes to the social care sector. This event will act as a hub for franchisors and prospective franchisees in a new market to share their expertise, form new partnerships and solidify existing friendships,”

said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of IFA.

At the heart of the seminar, Dan will share his unique insights and the Visiting Angels’ success story, encapsulating the transition of core values from the US to the UK market. His session is set to inspire and offer practical strategies for those looking to challenge industry norms and achieve franchise excellence.

“I’m honoured to contribute to this pivotal forum. Having been in franchising for three decades in various sectors, I’ve seen first-hand the power it has to transform lives. The conversations we will have at this event are going to open doors for many to join the rewarding world of franchising,” – Dan Archer

The event will include franchising, legal and financial experts to highlight the opportunities and challenges across both international markets. Established franchisors who have navigated both markets will share their stories from the hospitality, social care and children’s services sectors.

IFA invites current franchisors and businesses interested in exploring franchising opportunities to connect with the IFA team and gain further insight into this dynamic field. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Katelyn Russell at krussell@franchise.org

Following the seminar, IFA will continue its leadership role as the headline sponsor of the IFS at ExCel London from 12-13 April, showcasing more than 250 franchises and hosting educational sessions from top global brands. Last year’s event set a new record, attracting over 11,000 visitors from 46 countries.

Registration is free and available here.

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