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World Franchise Council

Are you looking to expand your brand to international markets?

The World Franchise Council (WFC) is a not for profit, non-political association of national franchise associations. Many WFC members offer services and resources that can assist you in your expansion plans in their respective countries.

As a founding member of the WFC, the Canadian Franchise Association is an international leader in promoting excellence in franchising. CFA has played an instrumental part in helping WFC achieve its many milestones, including:

  • Unidroit- the WFC secured a common position on proposals for a Model Law on franchising.
  • Principles of Ethics- the WFC reached consensus on the principles that should be followed by franchise associations in developing their Code of Ethics.
  • Recognition of One Association per Country- the WFC stood by its commitment, which prompted the amalgamation of associations in the Philippines and the emergence of a single recognized association in Korea.
  • Legislative Support- the WFC wrote to the President of Mexico making representation in relation to a proposal to enable franchisees over a certain proportion to take ownership of their brand.

For more details on the WFC, visit www.worldfranchisecouncil.net

Click the country name below for details on the WFC member franchise association.


Argentinean Franchise Association (AAMF)
Mr. Lucas Secades / Executive Director
Av. Del Libertador 184 11° D, (1001)
Capital Federal, Argentina
Tel: +(54 11) 4311-4009 / 8107
+(54 11) 4312-2030
E-mail: info@aamf.com.ar | lsecades@aamf.com.ar | administracion@aamf.com.ar
Web: www.aamfranchising.com.ar

Franchise Council of Australia (FCA)
Mr. Michael Paul / Chairman
Mr. Kym De Brytt / Chief Operating Officer

PO Box 2195
Level 1, 307-313 Wattletree Road
Malvern East VIC 3145
Tel: +(61-3) 9509 5100
Fax: +(61-3) 9509 5159
E-mail: info@franchise.org.au | kym.debritt@franchise.org.au
Web: www.franchise.org.au

WFC’s Vice Secretariat for Communications
MS. Victoria SCOTT
WFC’s Website Coordinator
Tel: +61 3 9508 0888
E-mail: Victoria.scott@franchise.org.au

Austrian Franchise Association (OFV)
Mr. Andreas Schwerla / Chairman
Ms. Susanne Seifert / Managing Director
Ms. Karin Helm / Customer Relations/Office

Campus 21, Liebermannstraße A015
A-2345 Brunn am Gebrige
Tel: +43 (0)2236 31 11 88
Fax: +43 (0)2236 31 13 43
Mobile: +43 (0)664 240 78 78
E-mail: susanne.seifert@franchise.at | oefv@franchise.at
Web: www.franchise.at

Belgian Franchise Federation (BFF)
Mr. Didier Depreay / Chairman
Mr. Gilbert Lardinois / Secretary General
Ms. Laeticia Fraiture / Assistant

Chaussée Romaine 572 (IBIS Hotel Building)
B-1853 Brussels, Belguim
Tel: + (32-2) 523-9707
Fax: + (32-2) 523-3510
E-mail: info@fbf-bff.be | gilbert.lardinois@fbf-bff.be
Web: www.fbf-bff.be

Brazilian Franchise Association (ABF)
Mrs. Maria Cristina Franco / President
Mr. Luiz H do Amaral / Legal Director Director
Mr. Ricardo Camargo / Executive Director
Ms Vanessa Fiabane / International Affairs

Av. das Nacoes Unidas, 10.989 – 11th floor – 112
Sao Paulo – SP Brazil, CEP 04578-000
Tel: + (55-11) 3020-8800
Fax: + (55-11) 3020-8802
E-mail: diretores@abf.com.br | amaral@dannemann.com.br | rcamargo@abf.com.br | vanessa.fiabane@abf.com.br
Web: www.abf.com.br

Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
Ms. Lorraine McLachlan / CEO & President
116-5399 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON M9C 5K6 Canada
Tel: +1 (416) 695-2896 Ext.226
Toll Free: + 1 (800) 665-4232
Mobile: + 1 (647) 282-8505
Fax: + 1 (416) 695-1950
E-mail: lmclachlan@cfa.ca | info@cfa.ca | jdonnelly@cfa.ca
Web: www.cfa.ca
Chain-Store & Franchise Association (CCFA)
Mrs. Guo Geping/ President
Mr. Pei Liang / Secretary General
Ms. Lucy Wu Rui Ling / Vice Secretary-General International Director

Room 811, 8th floor,
Foreign Economic & Trade Plaza,
No 22 Fuchengmenwai STR, Xicheng District
Beijing. P.R. China, 100037
Tel: + 86 (010) 68784930/ 1
Fax: + 86 (010) 68784934
E-mail: lucywu@ccfa.org.cn | bx@ccfa.org.cn
Web: www.chinaretail.org
www.ccfa.org.cn

Croatian Franchise Association (CAF/FIP)
Prof. Ljiljana Kukecs / Chairman

Vodnikova 8
10 000 ZAGREB
Tel: +385 1 4813177
Fax: +385 1 4851526
E-mail: udruga@fip.com.hr | lkukec@inet.hr
Web: www.fip.com.hr

Czech Franchise Association (CAF)
Mr. Jan Gonda / Chairman
Mrs. Petra Ritschelova / Managing Director

TESNOV 5
Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 513 691
GSM: +420 728 948 479
E-mail: caf@czech-franchise.cz
Web: www.czech-franchise.cz

Denmark Franchise Association (DFA)
Mr. Thomas Hanke / Chairman
Paul Neale / Secretariat
Toke Allentoft / Advisor to Board

Niels Hemmingsensgade 10, 5. 1153
København K
Tel: + 45 3330 0330
Mobile: + 45 3145 4516
Fax: + 45 39 15 80 10
E-mail: th@chemdry.dk | pn@nhglaw.dk | toke@franchise-consult.dk
Web: www.franchiseforeningen.dk

Asociación Ecuatoriana de Franquiciadores (AEF)
Mr. Julio Bonilla / Director

Diego de Almagro 2033, y Whymper, Edificio Torres Whymper, Oficina 502, Quito Ecuador
Tel: (593 2) 510 63 69 / 256 72 63
E-mail: info@asofrangqicias.com | jbonnilla@frontconsulting-ec.com
Web: www.asofranquicias.com

Egyptian Franchise Develop. Assoc. (EFDA)
Mr. Mohamed Tarek Tawfik / Chairman
Mr. Hussein Abou El Fath / Secretary General
Mr. Hatem Zaki / Executive Board Member
Mrs. Dina Antoine Dimitri / Executive Manager

49 Albatal Ahmed Abd El Aziz SE Mohandeseen, Giza, Egypt
Tel: (20-2) 3346-43 06 or 33021105
Fax: (20-2) 3345-82 92
E-mail: info@efda.org.eg
Web: www.efda.org.eg

Mr. Guy Gras (FFF)/ Chairman
Mrs. Carol Chopra / Executive Director

179 Avenue Louise (b. 14)
B 1050 Brussels – Belgium
Tel: + (32-2) 520-1607
Fax: + (32-2) 520-1735
E-mail: info@eff-franchise.com
Web: www.eff-franchise.com

Finnish Franchising Association (FFA)
Mr. Henri Hayrinen / Chairman
Mr. Juha Vastamaki / Executive Director

Lönnrotinkatu 22 A 2
FI-00120 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: + 358-9-586 5847
E-mail: office@franchising.fi
Web: www.franchising.fi

France Franchise Federation (FFF)
Mr. René Prevost / Chairman
Mr. Guy Gras / Vice Chairman Int. Affairs
Ms. Chantal Zimmer / Director General

29 Boulevard de Courcelles
Paris 75008, France
Tel: + (33-1) 53-75-22-25
Fax: + (33-1) 53-75-22-20
E-mail: c.zimmer@franchise-fff.com | info@franchise-fff.com
Web: www.franchise-fff.com

Germany Franchise Association (DFV)
Dr. Dieter Fröhlich / Chairman
Mr. Rolf Kirst / Board Member for Int’l Affairs
Mr. Torben L. Brodersen / Managing Director

Deutscher Franchise-Verband e.V.
Luisenstr. 41
10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel: + (49-30) – 278 9020
Fax: + (49-30) – 278 90215
E-mail: brodersen@franchiseverband.com | r.kirst@franchise-fff.com
Web: www.franchiseverband.com

Greece Franchise Association (GFA)
Mr. Petros Petridis / Chairman
Mr. Sotris. Yanakakis / Director General

7 vouliagmenis Str
11636 Athens
Tel: +(30) 210 330 49 70
Fax: +(30) 210 924 46 62
E-mail: franchiseassociation@franchising.gr
Web: www.franchising.gr

Mr. Sotris Yanakakis
Tel: + 30 210 6985 001-3
Mobile: + 3069322 00468
Fax: +30 210 6985 004
E-mail: soyanlaw@ath.forthnet.gr | soyanlaw@otenet.gr

Guatemala Franchise Association (AGF)
Ms. Fiorella Domenica Perini / Board President
Mr. Stanley Dardon / Board Vice-Presidet
Mr. Julio César Loarca / Board Secretary
Mrs. Martha Regina Castillo / Admin Manager

5 Avenida 5-55 zona 14, Torre I, Nivel 2
Europlaza World Business Center, 01014
Guatemala Centroamérica.
Tel: (502) 2386-8809
Fax: (502) 2386-8800
E-mail: presidencia@guatefranquicias.com | vicepresidencia@guatefranquicias.com | gerencia@guatefranquicias.com | infoguatefranqicias@guatefranquicias.com
Web: www.guatefranquicias.com

Hong Kong Franchise Association (HKFA)
Ms. Charlotte Chow / General Manager

c/o Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC)
22/F Unit A United Centre
95 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel: + (852) 2529-9229
Fax: + (852) 2527-9843
E-mail: hkfa@franchise.org.hk | charlotte@chamber.org.hk
Web: www.franchise.org.hk

Hungary Franchise Association (HFA)
Mr. László Murányi / Chairman
Dr. Katalin Mandel / Managing Director

POB. 446 / Budapest H-1537, Hungary
Tel: + (36) 1 212 4124
Fax: + (36) 1 212 5712
E-mail: ceo@franchise.hu | info@franchise.hu
Web: www.franchise.hu

Franchise Association of India (FAI)
Mr. C. Yoginder Pal / National President FAI
Mr. Rajeev Manchanda / Vice President

609, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22 Bhulabhai Desai Road
Numbai 400026, India
Tel: + 91 98 20057519 | + 91 98 110 55240 | + 91 11 40 560000
Fax: + 91 11 40 560099
E-mail: cypal@renfronindia.com | rejeev@inventureindia.com
Web: www.fai.co.in

Indonesian Franchise Association (AFI)
Mr. Anang Sukandar / Chairman

Jl. Darmawangsa X No. A 19, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan 12150 Indonesia
Tel: (6221)7395577
Mobile: 0815 926 8330
Fax: (6221)7234761
E-mail: sukandar@indo.net.id
Web: www.franchiseindonesia.org

Italian Franchise Association (AIF)
Mr. Graziano Fiorelli / Chairman
Mr Italo Bussoli / General Secretary

Viale Melchiorre Gioia, 70
IT- 20125 Milano – Italy
Tel : + 39 02.29.00.37.79
Fax: + 39 02.65.55.919 | + 39 02 36 56 94 63
E-mail : italobussoli@assofranchising.it
Web: www.assofranchising.it

Japan Franchise Association (JFA)
Mr. Atsushi Sakuada / Chairman
Mr. Tomoyuki Kimura / Managing Director
Mr Keiichi Sakura / International Affairs
Ms Naomi Obinata / International Communication

2nd Akiyama bldg.
Toranomon 3-6-2, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
Tel: + 81-3 5777-8701
Fax: + 81-3 5777-8711
E-mail: tkimura@jfa-fc.or.jp | ksakuka@jfa-fc.or.jp | n_obinata@jfa-fc.or.jp
Web: www.jfa-fc.or.jp

Korean Franchise Association (KFA)
Mr. Cho Dong Min / Chairman
Mr. Hahm, Jung Hoon / General Manager

8F, Gwangmyeong Building
237-11 Neung-dong, Gwangjin-gu
Seoul, Korea 143-848
Tel: + 82-2 3471 8135
Fax: +82-2 3471 8139
E-mail: master@ikfa.or.kr
Web: www.ikfa.or.kr

Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA)
Mr. Charles Arbid / President
Mr. Zeina Abou Zaki / Communciation Officer
Mr. Raja Habre / General Manager

Chamber of Commerce Commerce bldg,
13th floor Sanayeh, Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: + 961 1 742 134 | + 961 71 400 533
Fax: + 961 1 744 162
E-Mail: info@lfalebanon.com | president@lfa.com | rhabre@lfalebanon.com
Web: www.lfalebanon.com

Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA)
Mr. Abdul Malik Abdullah / Chairman
Mr. Mohd Shukri Salleh / Secretary General
Mr. Ahmad Faizal / General Manager Executive
Ms. Nurul Asyiha / Senior Executive-Liaison

1st Floor, Wisma Motor
339, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
50100 Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia
Tel: (60-3) 2697-1557
E-mail: wfc.affairs@mfa.org.my | faizalmn@mfa.org.my | liason@mfa.org.my | asyiha@mfa.org.my | Shukri@franchise-channel.com
Web: www.mfa.org.my | www.facebook.com/mfa.org.my

Mexican Franchise Association (AMF)
Mr. Diego Elizarraras / Chairman
Mr. Carlos Roberts / Representative WFC
Mr. Jorge Alva / Director General

Insurgentes Sur 1783, #101
Mexico 01020, D.F., Mexico
Tel: (52-2) 661 0655
Fax: (52-2) 663 2178
E-mail: presidencia@franquiciasdemexico.org | international@franquiciaisdemexico.org | Jorge@franquiciaisdemexico.org
Web: www.franquiciasdemexico.org

Moroccan Franchise Association (FMF)
Mr. Sghir Bougrine / Chairman
Contact: Miss Btissam Omari

Résidence Kacimi, 2ème étage, appt. 9 – Bourgogne – Casablanca – Morocco
(Angle rue Ain Taoujtate et rue Ain Yafren)
Tel: + 212 22 48 58 10
Mobile: + 212 77 05 70 03
E-mail: sbougrine@venezia-ice.com
Web: www.fmf.ma

Netherlands Franchise Association
Mr. Will Van den Hoogen / Chairman
Mr. Jos Burgers / Executive Director

Boombergerlaan 12
NL-1217 RR Hilversum, The Netherlands
Tel: + (31-35) 624 2300
Fax: + (31-35) 624 9194
E-mail: info@nfv.nl | franchise@nfv.nl
Web: www.nfv.nl

Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ)
Mr. David Foster / Chairman
Mr. Graham Billings / Executive Director

PO Box 217145, Botany Junction,
Auckland 2164, New Zealand
Unit 27, Bishops Gate Business Centre,
2 Bishop Dunn Place
Botany South, Auckland 2013, New Zealand
Tel: + (64-9) 274 2901
Fax: + (64-9) 274 2903
Mobile: + (64) 21 345 234
E-mail: graham@franchise.org.nz | David@harristate.co.nz
Web: www.granchiseassociation.org.nz

WFC Secretariat

Philippines Franchise Association (PFA)
Mr. Robert Trota / Chairman
Ms. Ma. Alegria S. (“Bing”) Limjoco / Vice Chairman
Ms. Elizabeth Pardo-Orbeta / President
Ms. Chit Estrada / Executive Director

Unit 701 OMM-CITRA Building, San Miguel Avenue
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1600
Tel: + (63-2) 687 0365 up to 67
Mobile: + (63) 917 832 0732
Fax: + (63-2) 687 0635
Email: pfa@pfa.org.ph | international@pfa.org | exec.dir@pfa.org.ph
Web: www.pfa.org.ph

Polish Franchise Organisation (PFO)
Ms. Monica Dabrowska / President
Mr. Michal Skubiszewski / Managing Director

Polska Organizacja Franczyzodawcow
16 ul. Brazownicza St.
01-929 Warsaw, Poland
Tel: +48 22 560 80 35
Fax: +48 22 560 80 21
E-mail: pfo@franchise.org.pl | mskubizeewski@franchise.org.pl
Web: www.franchise.org.pl

Portuguese Franchise Association (APF)
Mr. Paulo Antunes / Chairman
Ms. Christina Matos / Vice Chairman

Sintra Business Park Edifício 1, 2D
2710-089 Sintra, Portugal
Tel: + 351 219 112 720 | + 351 210 960 700
Fax: + 351 219 112 729
E-mail: pantunes@ldc.pt | geral@apf.org.pt | geral@ldcgroup.pt
Web: www.apfranchise.org

Russian Franchise Association (RFA)
Mr. Merab Ben-El Elashvili / Chairman & President
Mr. Yury Mikhaylichenko / Managing Director

22-1 Marksistskaya str.
208A Moscow, Russia
Tel/Fax: + 7 (495) 670-76-23
E-mail: ceo@rusfranch.ru
Web: www.rusfranch.ru

Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA)
Ms. Karen Eisdvik /Chairman
Mr. Albert Kong / Board Member, Intl Development

32 Maxwell Road, #02-14
Maxwell Chambers
Singapore 069115
Tel: + (65) 6333 0292
Fax: + (65) 6333 0962
E-mail: albert@asiawidefranchise.com.sg | enquiry@flasingapore.org
Web: www.flasingapore.org.sg

Slovenian Franchise Association (SFA)
Mrs. Barbara Humar Gerbec / Chairperson
Mr. Igor Pavlin/ CEO

Dimiceva 13,
SI – 1000 Lijubljana – Slovenia
Tel: + (386) 1 56 82 331
Fax: + (386) 1 56 82 775
E-mail: igor.pavlin@franchise-slovenia.net
Web: www.franchise-slovenia.net

South Africa Franchise Association (FASA)
Mr. Jan Davel / Chairperson
Mrs. Vera Valasis / Managing Director

Postnet #256, Private Bag X4
Bedfordview 2008 – South Africa
Physical address:
3rd floor, H Santos Building, 30 Arena Close,
Bruma, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: + (27-11) 615 03 59 | + (27-11) 615 03 68
Fax: + (27-11) 615 36 79
E-mail: vera.valasis@fasa.co.za
Web: www.fasa.co.za

Swedish Franchise Association (SF)
Mr. Jonas Ideström / Chairman
Mr. Anders Svensson / Managing Director

Mässans gata 18
Box 5243
SE-402 24 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: + (46-31) 405 510
Fax: + (46-31) 811 072
E-mail: anders@svenskfranchise.se | info@svenskfranchise.se
Web: www.svenskfranchise.se

Swiss Franchise Association (SFV)
Christoph Wildhaber / CEO

Stockerstrasse 38
CH-8002
Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: + (41) 44 208 25 55
Fax: + (41) 44 208 25 26
E-mail : franchise@franchiseverband.ch
Web: www.franchiseverband.ch

Office in French-speaking Switzerland:
Marc Häsler
Ms. Barbara Kehl / Assistant
Rues des Vignerons 1A, Case postale 359,
CH – 1110 Morges
Tel: + 41 44 208 25 55
Fax: + 41 44 208 25 26
E-mail: franchise@franchiseverband.ch

Association of Chain and Franchise Promotion, (ACFPT)
Tom HSU – Chairman
Sherry Chen – Executive Vice President

7Fl. No 82, Sec 1, Zhong Shan N. Rd,
Taipei City 104, Taiwan
Tel: + (886)-2-2523-5118
Fax: + (886) 2 2523 4215
E-mail: aftp@franchise.org.tw | 108@franchise.org.tw | windrosec@gmail.com
Web: www.franchise.org.tw

Turkish Franchise Association (UFRAD)
Dr. Mustafa Aydin / Chairman
Mr. Gurkan Donat / Vice Chairman
Ms. Irem Arman / Communication Coordinator
Ms. Ayse Altan / Assistant to Chairman

Besyol Mah. Inonu Cad. No.40 Sefakoy 34295
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: + 90 212 599 1784
Fax: + 90 212 425 5759
E-mail: ufrad@ufrad.org.tr | mustafaaydin@bil.com.tr | gurkandonat@motta.com | iremarman@ufrad.org.tr | aysealtan@anadolubil.edu.tr
Web: www.ufrad.org.tr

BRITISH Franchise Association (BFA)
Mr. Michael Eyre / Chairman
Mr. Brian Smart / Director General

Centurion Court, 85f Milton Park,
Abingdon OX14 4RY, UK
Tel: + 44 (0) 1235 820 470
Fax: + 44 (0) 1235 832 158
E-mail: mailroom@thebfa.org | BSmart@theBfa.org
Web: www.thebfa.org

WFC’s Vice Secretariat for Finances
Ms. Alison Ellins
Finance Officer
E-mail: AlisonEllins@thebfa.org

International Franchise Association (IFA)
Mr. Steve Romaniello / Chairman
Mr. Stephen J. Caldeira / President and CEO

1501 K Street, NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: + (1-202) 628-8000 or 622-0780
Fax: + (1-202) 628-0812
E-mail: cbond@franchise.org | scaldeira@franchise.org
Web: www.franchise.org

Cámara Venezolana de Franquicias (CVF)
Mr. Alfonso Riera / Officer of International Affairs

Calle Nueva York, Edif. Ferán, Piso 3, Ofic. 32, Las Mercedes
Tel: + (58-212) 992 3397
Mobile: + (58-414) 272 4129 | + (58-416) 605 5595
E-mail: ariera@frontconsulting.com
Web: www.profranquicias.com