Franchising ideas and inspiration on show in Sydney
The Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo will be more vibrant and exciting than ever, with the return of the Malaysian Pavilion, plus a host of new exhibitors.
Opening in Sydney 27-29 March 2015 at the Royal Hall of Industries Moore Park, the Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo is the first of three shows to be held in 2015.
“This Expo and the ones to follow in Brisbane and Melbourne, are must-see events for advice, inspiration and information about the latest life-changing franchising opportunities,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey.
Stacey adds that a highlight of the Sydney show will be the Malaysian Pavilion; showcasing a number of different companies seeking Australian franchisees. Located right at the entrance to the show, visitors may meet representatives from industries including hairstyling, health food, greeting cards, wedding accessories and Malaysian cuisine.
Other international opportunities include Dream Doors from New Zealand, The Kase from Singapore, Tutor Doctor from USA and Caffe Bene from South Korea.
“This really brings the Sydney show onto the world stage,” she says. “I can’t think of a better endorsement for the Franchising Expo than the fact that international companies are eager to be involved.”
Visitors keen on joining the hospitality industry will have a wide range of businesses to investigate, including The Coffee Emporium, Xpresso Café, La Porchetta, Zambreros, Nutrition Station and The Coffee Club.
The beauty and wellbeing sector will also be well represented at this year’s show.
New and returning exhibitors include Ella Baché and Endota Spa, offering exciting opportunities in these growth industries.
Ella Baché’s CEO Pippa Hallas will be one of the speakers at the Expo seminars. She will be joined by an impressive lineup of industry players including John O’Brien from Poolwerx, Sara Pantaleo from La Porchetta, and Jason Zickerman, past president of the International Franchise Association.
“The free seminars are always a popular feature of the Expo,” says Fiona Stacey. “It’s a good idea to check the seminar program on our website before you attend, to make sure you’re in time to hear from any speakers who particularly interest you.”
Stacey adds that the impressive list of exhibitors from varied industries will give all visitors the opportunity to compare and research a diverse range of franchise opportunities, with investment levels from under $10,000 to more than $500,000.
“Some visitors come with specific businesses in mind, while others are open to new ideas, in industries they had never previously considered,” says Stacey. “That’s the magic of the Expo, you never know quite what you’ll find!”
For exhibitors, Stacey adds, the advantages go above and beyond recruitment. “Exhibiting is a great tool for building brand awareness and building relationships with both potential investors and with others in the franchising industry,” she says.
“Nothing can replace meeting someone face to face to discuss their needs and concerns. Being at the Expo is the best way to meet people who are serious about franchising and to show you are a serious player in the marketplace.”
Stacey says there is still some availability to exhibit at the Sydney show, and now is also a good time to lock in space for Brisbane in July and Melbourne in August.
The Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo is on 10am-5pm Friday 27 March – Sunday 29 March 2015 at the Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park.
Pre-register at franchisingexpo.com.au for a discounted entry fee.
Brisbane 18-19 July 2015 at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne 21-23 August 2015 at Melbourne Exhibition Centre
For more information and pre-registration go to www.franchisingexpo.com.au