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 four franchise expos which are run in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. All of these expos are endorsed by the Franchise Council of Australia, you will also find The Franchise Shop at these expos.

In 2017, the following schedule of event has been announced for Australia and New Zealand:


City Date Location
Sydney 26-27 March 2017 International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney
Perth 7 May 2017 Crown Perth, Astral Ballroom, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA
Adelaide 26-28 May 2017 Adelaide Showground
Brisbane 22-23  July 2017 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne 26-27 August 2017 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 2016 13-15 October 2017 Marina Sands, Singapore
Las Vegas Nevada, USA IFA Convention 29 - 31 January 2017 Mandalay bay Resort, Las vegas.

New York New York, USA

International Franchise Expo 15 - 17 June 2017 THE JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK, NY


United Kingdom

The Franchise Show 17th-18th February 2017 ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London


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