New look for 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.
Event Director Tim Collett says it is a great time to refresh the event, which has been running successfully for 32 years. He says, “the industry has had a tough year, and if anything it reinforces the need for an independent platform like the expo to provide advice and information to potential franchisees”.
“Next year we are moving the show to a Friday and Saturday to attract a better mix of professionals and families. We are also introducing ‘be your own boss’ workshops to attract a broader audience”.
Collett adds that the Perth Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo returns to Crown Perth in 2020 for a one-day boutique event on Sunday 3 May.
The most recent Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo in Melbourne held in August was one of the strongest shows in many years, with queues running down the foyer of the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre.
A number of companies used the event to launch new franchise concepts in Victoria. They included Plumbing Bros, Pattysmiths Handcrafted Premium Burgers, The Great Greek, Quantum Blast Technologies, Solar Run and Eco Laundry.
Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey says that strong results from shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this year have spurred many exhibitors to rebook immediately for 2020.
“There can be no greater endorsement than the number of companies that are keen to have a presence at the show,” she says.
“Companies exhibit because it is the best place to find engaged and investment-ready people who are keen to be their own boss, while visitors come because it is the best way to research the latest business ideas, find legal and financial experts, and meet the people behind the brands. It is a win-win for everyone and there’s no better time to get involved.”
Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo 2020:
Sydney: 20-21 March at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
Perth: 3 May at Crown Perth, Burswood
Brisbane: 19-20 June at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank
Melbourne: 21-22 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, South Wharf