Franchising Expo


New look for the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo in 2020

The industry’s premier event for prospective franchisees, the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, will have a fresh new look in 2020 plus new open days and new workshops.

Researching a business opportunity can feel overwhelming if you’re faced with pages and pages of search engine listings – what you really need is someone knowledgeable to explain it to you personally.

That’s why people have been coming to the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo for over 30 years, to discover business ideas and meet the experts face to face.

“It’s important to do some research online, but nothing can replace meeting real people who can explain the ins and outs of their business venture,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey. “And visitors are often inspired by business ideas in industries they had never even considered!”

Held in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne, the first Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo for 2020 opens 20-21 March at ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour.

“ICC Sydney is a stunning venue, and we are looking forward to an action-packed show,” says Stacey. “Being at Darling Harbour means there are many options for public transport and parking, and the exhibition facilities are second to none.”

Visitors to the show will not only benefit from meeting franchisors and franchisees on the stands, but also from listening to experts and advisors speaking in the free seminar program. 2020 will also see the introduction of new ‘be your own boss’ workshops.

The Franchisee Success panel sessions presented by the Franchise Council of Australia are always popular, featuring successful franchisees and franchisors.

“Hearing from franchisees in person gives a great insight into the challenges and opportunities of owning a franchise,” adds Stacey. “They are very frank about their experiences – what has worked well for them, and what hasn’t!”

Sydney’s show will be followed by Franchising & Business Opportunities Expos in Perth 3 May, Brisbane 19-20 June and Melbourne 21-22 August. For more information go to

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