The National Franchise Exhibition took place on 20 and 21 February, seeing great success, and the British and International Franchise Exhibition is set to follow next month (at London's Olympia, on 13 and 14 March). These exhibitions are carried out in conjunction with the British Franchise Association, and therefore visitors can rest assured that the hundreds of franchises on display – from a wide range of industries including food, caring, retail and cleaning – are well-established and of the highest standard.
As well as helping aspiring franchisees, the International Franchise Exhibition will also provide experienced business owners with a chance to research franchising as a route to expansion.
The exhibition will include:
- An extensive international franchise conference with information on how to expand your brand abroad or how to invest in an international franchise.
- Over 100 franchise brands including McDonald's, Kare Plus, Cafe2U, Rush Hair and MACC.
- Inspiring keynote presentations from successful entrepreneurs, including Edd Read, the co-founder of the online snack company Graze, who will tell his story with the speech 'From Bedroom to International Business'.
- Over 70 free seminars with expert advice on how to choose and finance your franchise, and how to avoid risk.
Further details of the timetable and who else will be speaking can be found in the British and International Franchise Exhibition brochure.
Adrian Goodsell, director of franchise sales at Venture Marketing Group, commented: “These events offer an all-encompassing experience enabling you to get advice, do all your research and see how franchising has successfully worked in the past for others. This past year has seen huge success and growth within the franchise industry, which shows no sign of slowing down.”
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