OVERVIEW

Government Lobbying

AFF co-ordinates member feedback for compilation and representation to the government on relevant franchising issues, providing a strong voice for the sector to promote legislation and policy favorable to a strong and growing franchise sector. Members save time, energy and money making representations to government by channeling their feedback through the AFF. Regular Member Meetings AFF has regular meetings and events. These events feature speakers discussing the latest breaking issues in franchising, as well as case studies presented by the franchisors themselves on the development of a part, or all, of their system. Members enjoy free entry at some of these meetings. Networking Functions In addition to member meetings, the AFF frequently conducts networking functions over cocktails and / or dinner, which provide ideal networking opportunities to develop important personal and professional contacts in the franchise sector.

Franchise Communications

AFF is dedicated to delivering up-to-date franchise information. Members receive online updates and AFF's quarterly publication, Franchising Focus. Franchising Focus provides franchise news and topics contributed by industry professionals. Members are constantly updated with notices pertaining to franchising.

Franchise Workshop

AFF organizes regular franchise workshops. These workshops have been initiated to provide the franchise industry with training and development needs. Members receive a discount on such education programs.

Website Directory Listing

The AFF website is the internet gateway to franchising in India. This high-profile site attracts a large number of visitors with specific interests in franchising from within India and around the world. AFF members get basic complementary listing on this site.

National Franchising Awards

Indian Franchising Awards recognise outstanding successes in different categories under franchising each year. Nationally, they consist of Franchisor of the Year, Franchisee of the Year, Woman in Franchising and many more.

Conferences

AFF holds annual regional and national conferences, which are a focus of tremendous information-sharing and networking. These events are the largest of their kind and an annual "must attend" on the calendar of virtually all members. AFF members enjoy discounted rates on delegate registration fees.

Franchise Exhibitions

AFF has organized and endorsed a series of Franchising Exhibitions in various parts of India; these are coordinated by outsourced exhibition organizers. These exhibitions provide franchisors with perfect opportunities to come face to face with many thousands of potential franchisees around India. Discounts are offered on exhibition space to AFF members.

Franchising Public Relations

AFF undertakes public relations activities to continually reiterate the positive aspects of franchising, and to create a public image of franchising conducive to its continued growth in India.

International Expansion Assistance

AFF can tap into the vital information for its members when they are considering expansion into foreign markets or becoming franchisees for international franchisors.

Use of AFF logo

Franchisor members are entitled to identify themselves as "Members of the Asian Franchise Federation." They are permitted and encouraged to use the AFF logo to identify themselves as members on all marketing and trade information.

Subsidized rates in different franchising platforms.

As member of AFF you enjoy subsidized rates in websites and publications of committee members organization.