Nework Partners



Main Partner

The German Franchise Association

The Deutscher Franchiseverband is the umbrella organisation for Germany’s franchise industry. It was founded in 1978 and is based in Berlin. This quality community represents both franchisers and franchisees. The Deutscher Franchise Verband provides its mor than 320 members with numerous services and benefits. The association’s core concern is economic, social and political representation of the franchise industry’s interests, which includes supporting its members’ expansion plans.

In 2017 some 970 franchise systems in Germany, together with approximately 123,000 franchise partners and 707,000 employees earned turnover of around 112 billion euros.

Network Partners

Franchise Campus Weilburg

As the first and only institution of its kind in Germany, the Franchise Campus has successfully trained a high number of franchise experts since its launch in 2006. Our cooperation with top companies enables us to provide our students with excellent education, unique practical experience and a wide network of businesses and entrepreneurs. The high amount of top-notch guest speakers as well as the practical courses, offered by representatives of franchise businesses, ensures a natural  transmission of franchise-related know-how to the next generation. The training lasts four semesters (or two years) and after a successful final exam, students obtain the degree "Staatlich geprüfter Betriebswirt" (Federally Certified Business Manager).

We offer:

  • College training without the “Abitur” diploma
    - High amount of practice
    - Individual support
    - Great business opportunities
    - Wide network of companies and entrepreneurs
    - Strong cooperation partners
    - Modern venues

To the Franchise Campus website


BNI® was founded in 1985 by business consultant Dr. Ivan Misner in Arcadia (US) and is now present in 71 countries on all 5 continents with 8,211 business teams. In 2017, 227,000 entrepreneurs generated a business volume of 12 billion euros (as of 01.01.2018). The declared goal: More business through new contacts and business referrals. The key features of the proven platform include: Orientation towards measurable results, exclusivity of the regionally represented professions, no commission and annual requalification through activity and performance. BNI is an absolutely neutral and independent business network.

BNI – interesting for all professions

At BNI, entrepreneurs come together in teams, each of which consists of around 20 to 60 representatives of different fields of expertise – from architects to lawyers, roofers, photographers and IT specialists. The most important pillar of the BNI system is composed of binding weekly breakfast meetings, which start at seven o'clock in the morning. These meetings are clearly structured and focus on short presentations by the members, building relationships and passing on business referrals leading to more business.

To the BNI website

The Austrian Franchise Association

The Austrian Franchise Association (ÖFV) is the representative of the Austrian franchise economy. As integrated driving force of the franchise world in Austria the association represents the interests of its members and accelerates the discourse between economy, science, politics, and the public to ensure a sustainable franchise quality control in the country. This is possible through the ÖFV system check that all members have to pass at least once. After a system passes the test it is entitled to carry the ÖFV quality seal as a „verified member“. This communicates the systems quality as well as a high degree of satisfaction amongst its franchise partners to potential, new franchisees. The Austrian Franchise Association is a well established communication platform and continuously focuses on the expansion of the image and awareness level of franchising. Additionally, it functions as a link between franchise systems and potential franchise partners and provides its members with access to a comprehensive network of experts. The wide range of member offers of the association also includes topic oriented events. The ÖFV is located in Brunn am Gebirge and is home to around 135 members.

To the Österreichischer Franchise-Verband website

Syncon International Franchise Consultants

are constantly on the move EU- and worldwide. We see ourselves as competent consultants in all fields concerning franchise know-how. With over 25 years of successful consultancy, we have built up SYNCON to its position as market leader in the German-speaking countries. We may currently look back on more than 1,200 franchise projects which we have handled to the fullest satisfaction of our customers. More and more franchisors rely on our support in their international expansion as well. During recent years, SYNCON has also developed competence in the field of Social Franchising.
In september 2014 Waltrud Martius organized the 1st Social Franchise Forum in Vienna  - hosting high potentials on the podium and more than 120 participants.

To the Syncon website

The U.S. Commercial Service

  • 1,400+ trade professionals
  • 109 domestic offices
  • 128 commercial offices located in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in more than 75 countries
  • 800-USA-TRADE call center
  • Advocacy Center

What we do

  • Support U.S. businesses with customized solutions, and a joint European approach

How we do it

  • Trade Counseling
  • Market Intelligence
  • Business Matchmaking
  • Advocacy and Commercial Diplomacy
  • Trade Promotion Programs

To the U.S. Commercial Service website

Franchise Business Club

The Franchise Business Club is the largest interactive franchise community in German-speaking countries. Everyone who feels connected to the franchise and/or licensing business meets in the club. Communication connects is the motto of the Franchise Business Club! Nothing is more important than the right communication between the franchise centres, their employees and franchise partners, consultants, the many people interested in franchising and start-ups. Our aim is to advise our clients across industries and target groups and to optimise or sometimes even make communication possible in the first place. Further information about the club and the services can be found on our homepage or at XING in the franchise group.

To the Franchise Business Club website