Franchise Expos - Are they for you?


A franchise expo may well be the place many potential franchise owners begin their quest to find the right franchise for them and their family.

For franchisors with a large number of franchises still to be sold they are an excellent way to get your idea out in front of thousands of potential franchise owners.

As someone who may be looking to buy a franchise, do not expect to see many of the major franchisors chains. They have often very limited numbers of franchises still for sale, and will not see expo's as a cost effective way of targeting buyers for those limited opportunities.

In Australia there are five franchise expos which are run in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. All of these expos except Adelaide are endorsed by the Franchise Council of Australia, you will also find The Franchise Shop at most of these expos.

In 2018, the following schedule of event has been announced for Australia and New Zealand:


City Date Location
Sydney 17-18 March 2018 International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney
Perth 6 May 2018 Crown Perth, Astral Ballroom, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA
Adelaide 25-26 May 2018 Adelaide Showground
Brisbane 21-22  July 2018 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne 25-26 August 2018 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


In 2016/7, the following schedule of some key events has been announced for International Franchise Expos:


City Event Date Location
Singapore, Singapore Franchising & Licensing Asia  18-20 October 2018 Marina Sands, Singapore
Las Vegas Nevada, USA IFA Convention 10-13 February 2018 .Phoenix Arizona USA

New York New York, USA

International Franchise Expo May 31 -  June 2 2018 THE JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK, NY


United Kingdom

The Franchise Show 16th - 17th February 2018 ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London


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