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Franchising Expo

Find the new you at the Franchising Expo

Come to the show that brings together franchisees, franchisors, small businesses and industry players in a forum like no other.

The Expo has been running for over 30 years and plays an integral role in nurturing and growing Australia’s dynamic franchising and small business industry.

For exhibitors, it provides the chance to meet face to face with quality visitors looking to join a franchise system or jump into a small business of their own.

Visitors wondering about the best way to start their own business often find the support and structure of a franchise is the key to success. You’ll be able to speak to franchisors and franchisees from all types of businesses, attend free seminars and meet small business advisors and experts – all under one roof.

This popular Expo gives you a chance to learn more about working for yourself, and how franchising can make it happen. Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey says it’s a matter of finding the right people to help you on your journey – be they franchisors, lawyers, consultants, accountants or other advisors.

“All those people are available at the Expo, and more than willing to answer all your questions,” she says. “Entering a franchise agreement is a serious business, and it is crucial to do your research. The Franchising Expo is a great place to start, or dig deeper into a concept you’re considering.”

Stacey added that the Melbourne Franchising Expo running 20-21 August is typically the biggest show of the year and she is expecting over 100 exhibitors, including new faces such as Aussie Outdoor Blinds, Carv’n It Up, Cone Apetit, Dymocks, Handyman of Melbourne, Kwik Kopy, Mad Mex, Mobile Outfitters and Thumbs Up Franchising.

Organisers have announced that the Brisbane Expo will now be running at the Brisbane Convention Centre from 8-9 October 2021. Stacey says this is later than usual but perfectly timed to meet the demand from Queenslanders to run their own business.

She adds: “we were unable to run any shows last year but are now overwhelmed by interest from exhibitors and visitors. These dates will enable us to run a busy and safe show for everyone”.

In addition to meeting exhibitors, visitors find great benefits in attending the free seminars held as part of the show. New this year is the Start Your Own Business workshop which runs on the Saturday morning from 9am, delivering tips and information to start you on your journey to becoming your own boss.

It’s the perfect place to begin your new business search or finalise your decision-making process. Turn your ambition into action today!


For more information go to If you are interested in exhibiting, contact Fiona Stacey on 03 9999 5464 or email

  • Melbourne 20-21 August at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Brisbane 8-9 October at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Sydney & Perth return in 2022

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