Franchise Expo


Franchising Expo an ideal forum for new ideas

The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo in Brisbane next month will see a host of new ideas, with plenty of first-time exhibitors and fresh business concepts.

‘I think it goes to show how resilient and vibrant this industry really is,’ says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey. ‘Despite the bad behaviour of a few that has come to light, there are still many franchise companies offering a fair go, and in turn there are plenty of everyday Aussies who are keen to find out more about being their own boss.’

In Brisbane, visitors will be able to see new brands such as Concrete Doctor, OKAMI Japanese Restaurant, Living Concepts, Good Bean Espresso Bar, Hello Harry Burger Joint, PTC Phone Repairs, Regus with flexible office space, and many more.

There will also be many renowned brands exhibiting such as Poolwerx, Aussie, Red Rooster, Mailboxes Etc., Oporto, Chicken Treat, Fully Promoted, Minuteman Press International, Subway, Snap, Wendy’s Milk Bar, The Lott and Anytime Fitness.

‘The Brisbane Franchising Expo, and the one to follow in Melbourne in August, will once again offer visitors a forum to compare and research a diverse range of franchise opportunities,’ says Stacey.

One of the most popular features of the Franchising Expo is the free seminar series at the centre of the show. At the Sydney show in March, these seminars featured speakers such as Snap Franchising’s CEO Peter Sinodinos, Andrew Morello from Yellow Brick Road and Rod Young, Chairman of DC Strategy.

Dean Lightfoot from Baskin-Robbins exhibited at the show in Sydney for the first time, saying: ‘We were very pleased with the calibre of people. They were genuinely interested and asking the right questions – they were well informed.’

International franchise Broaster, with 11,000 outlets worldwide, also made its debut in Sydney. Salah Dib says, ‘It’s our first time exhibiting, and I can see that most of the enquiries are serious and genuine.’

Stacey adds that for over 30 years the Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo has been best place to take the first steps towards being your own boss, or growing your business.

‘It’s also an event where the industry comes together to educate, inform and network – the place where you can really turn your ambition into action.’

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For information about exhibiting in the 2019 Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, contact Fiona Stacey by email or by phone (03) 9999 5464.

Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo 2019:

Brisbane: 1–2 June at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

Melbourne: 24–25 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, South Wharf