Global event organiser Comexposium group has announced the appointment of Martin Joksimovic (pictured) as president of MFV Expositions, its subsidiary specialising in franchise trade shows in the United States.
MFV Expositions has managed leading trade shows and events for over 30 years, including the International Franchise Expo (IFE), the largest annual franchising expo in the world, Franchise Expo West, the largest annual franchise expo in the Western United States and Franchise Expo South, the largest annual franchise expo in the Southern United States.
Joksimovic combines strong expertise in the exhibitions industry with an extensive knowledge of Comexposium and the team. He joined the company nearly 10 years ago as an operations manager. Since 2018, he was named Group Operations Director in the US and has managed 14 trade shows annually bringing together over 2,000 exhibitors to major venues in the United States.
“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge and responsibility, and I am very proud to take the lead of a great team,” said Joksimovic. “Our primary focus is hosting the IFE in New York City, a vibrant hub filled with entrepreneurial spirit. We look forward to welcoming attendees from around the globe to this event and providing them with the resources and knowledge they need to succeed in going into business for yourself but not yourself.”
With the franchising industry expected to add 254,000 jobs and grow financially to $860.1 billion in 2023, IFE is bringing current and aspiring business owners from around the world to New York City at the Javits Center on 1-3 June, 2023 to capitalise on the growth.
The flagship expo showcases a wide range of franchise brands – providing exclusive insight into rising trends and growth plans for the future of franchising. IFE brings together attendees from 120+ countries, 300+ franchise brands and 70+ educational seminars.