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 3 or 4 franchise expos which are run in most capital cities. 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 2019/20, the following schedule of event has been announced for Australia and New Zealand:


City Date Location
Sydney March 2020 International Convention Centre Darling Harbour, Sydney
Perth 2020 Returning in 2020 at a new exciting venue.
Adelaide not yet known  
Brisbane 1-2  June 2019 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank.
Melbourne 24-25 August 2019 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf


In 2019, the following schedule of some key events has been announced for International Franchise Expos:


City Event Date Location
Singapore, Singapore Franchising & Licensing Asia  24-26 October 2019
Las Vegas Nevada, USA IFA Convention February 2020 .Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

New York New York, USA

International Franchise Expo May 30 -  June 1 2019 THE JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK, NY


United Kingdom

The International Franchise Show 5th - 6th April 2019 ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London


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