Our International Partners

European Franchise Federation

The European Franchise Federation (EFF) is an international non-profit association constituted in 1972. Its members are national franchise associations or federations established in Europe. The EFF also accepts associate members who are non-European franchise associations or federations. 

     The aims of the EFF are to:

  • Promote franchising in Europe 
  • Protect the franchise industry by promoting the European Code of Ethics 
  • Influence and encourage the development of franchising in Europe 
  • Represent the interests of the franchise industry to international organisations such as the European Commission and  the European Parliament 
  • Promote and represent the European franchise industry and its members world-wide 
  • Exchange information and documentation between national associations or federations in Europe and in the world 

World Franchise Council

The World Franchise Council (WFC) is the global organisation of franchise associations from all continents except Antarctica. Currently, 43 members support the development and protection of franchising and promote a collective understanding of best practices in fair and ethical franchising world-wide. 

The WFC’s vision is:


To be the leading source of credible information for and about the global franchise community, as well as being the pre-eminent forum for promoting collaboration and cooperation between national franchise associations.  


WFC members meet twice a year with a national association volunteering to act as host. It is at these meetings where much of the work – and the invaluable exchange of information between associations – takes place. Associations find that hosting up to 50 of the leading figures in franchising from around the world has a very beneficial and positive impact on franchising in their country – at both a governmental and business levels. 


All associations provide up-to-date information on the profile of franchising in their country, against economic and legislative developments. This is particularly valuable because it helps WFC national associations’ members – i.e. franchising companies and their representatives – who are seeking to export. The fraternal relationships between member associations can also play an important role by providing personal introductions to the key people in those countries.  

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