Expo Focuses on Franchising Success
Success stories abounded at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo this year with eager visitors keen to find out more about being in business for themselves.
“Our exhibitors reported that the vast majority of visitors were well informed and asking all the right questions,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey. “What these visitors discovered was a huge range of business ideas to suit their interests, their skills and their budget.”
Stacey adds there was no shortage of successful franchisees willing to participate in panel sessions and on exhibitor stands, sharing their stories of franchising success.
“I think it is so valuable for visitors to meet face to face with franchisors and current franchisees to find out all nitty-gritty details of the business,” she says. “Some people might then decide that owning an enterprise is not for them, but for others, it’s just the start of their successful and profitable small business journey.”
Next year the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo will be held in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne, featuring a wide range of international, national and local business opportunities.
Exhibitors this year ranged from household names like Subway, Poolwerx, Jim’s Group and Clark Rubber, to newer concepts such as Eco Laundry Room, Pepper Lunch, Pattysmith’s Burgers, Plumbing Bros., Solar Run and Quantum Blast.
Once again there was a very informative and entertaining seminar program featuring memorable presentations from Jim’s Group founder Jim Penman, Poolwerx’s CEO John O’Brien, entrepreneur and coach Andrew Morello and the Franchise Council of Australia’s CEO Mary Aldred.
“The shows proved once again that the Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo is the best place to take the first steps towards being your boss, or growing your business,” says Stacey. “It’s also an event where the industry comes together to educate, inform and network – the place where you can turn your ambition into action.”
“We are now getting ready for another exciting series of shows next year, returning to ICC Sydney in March. It’s time to start planning to turn your dreams into reality!”
Diary dates 2020
Sydney: 20-21 March, ICC Sydney Darling Harbour
Perth: 3 May, Crown Perth
Brisbane: 19-20 June, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne: 21-22 August, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
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