Richard Chatten QFP, International Support Officer at TaxAssist Accountants will be sharing his experience of providing support to a global network of franchisees, as a guest speaker at the International Franchising Symposium on 16th-17th March.
Hosted by The British & International Franchise Associations with the European Franchise Federation, the event will be held at the prestigious Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.
With almost a decade of experience in the international franchise industry, Richard will talk about the challenges of supporting franchisees around the world and explain how TaxAssist Accountants successfully overcame them to continue growing its network in Australia and the Republic of Ireland.
Richard said: “As well as having to understand the different tax legislations and business cultures, international markets require comprehensive and dedicated support to grow a network of successful franchisees.
“I am looking forward to sharing this experience when I take part in the Interactive Q&A Panel on 17th March.”
The Symposium will showcase speakers from the USA, Europe and the UK and there will be discussions on topics from the future of digital marketing, to the nuts and bolts of different markets, worldwide trends in regulation and challenges facing franchising in the future.
In the UK, 38% of home-grown franchisors now expand internationally and TaxAssist Accountants is one of them, with franchise operations in the Republic of Ireland and Australia with further expansion planned to Canada and the USA.
Among those joining Richard as guest speakers at the event will be Aziz Hashim, International Franchise Association Immediate Past Chair, Managing Partner, NRD Capital, LLC who will be talking about Franchising, Leadership and Global Growth. Gavin Hewitt, BBC News Chief Correspondent, will be providing the after-dinner speeches at the Gala Dinner.
To find out more about International Franchise Week and to book your place, visit www.thebfa.org/InternationalFranchising