IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 211, Level 2

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Challenges and pitfalls of franchising and distribution in Latin America

Tuesday 1 November (0930 - 1045)

Room 211, Level 2
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International Franchising Committee (Lead)


This session will explore common challenges franchise and distribution companies face when conducting business in Latin America. This session will cover several Latin American countries. Among the issues that will be covered are franchise disclosure and registration requirements, currency restrictions and foreign exchange risk, product importation, multi-concept franchise owners and distributors, and enforcement.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Alan R Greenfield Greenberg Traurig, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Secretary, International Franchising Committee
Cristobal Porzio Porzio Rios Garcia, Santiago, Chile; Website Officer, International Franchising Committee


Ignacio Astete Drake Food Service International, Miami, Florida, USA
Michael Nilevsky KFC Global and Pizza Hut International, Plano, Texas, USA
Mauricio Paschold MP Consulting, Santiago, Chile