Aspiring and existing business owners alike will have the opportunity to explore the lucrative world of franchising at The British & International Franchise Exhibition this summer.
Returning to Olympia London on 17 & 18 June, this free event enjoys the exclusive support of the British Franchise Association (BFA) and is an unmissable opportunity to meet a wide range of franchise brands and to tap into a wealth of expert advice – all under one roof.
For would-be entrepreneurs, investing in a franchise offers the freedom and flexibility of running a business with the backing of an established brand and a proven business model.
The British & International Franchise Exhibition will showcase brands from a wide range of business sectors including food & drink, home-based, fitness, low-cost, care and property. Visitors will have the opportunity to speak to the teams behind homegrown and international franchise brands including Getir, Tutor Doctor, Little Caesars Pizza, Visiting Angels and Platinum Property Partners to find the right franchise to suit their budget, interests and ambitions.
To help attendees take the next steps on their franchise journey, the event will offer access to a wealth of inspiration, education and practical advice.
The BFA, the industry’s regulatory body, will deliver a series of independent seminars to provide a gateway to the industry. Sessions include ‘An introduction to franchising’, ‘How to evaluate franchise opportunities’ and ‘Taking your next steps in franchising’.
These invaluable presentations sit within an extensive programme of over 50 free educational presentations and workshops covering all aspects of franchising. Gain an in-depth insight into franchise trends, learn more about specific franchise models and discover the level of support you can expect as a franchisee during franchisor-led seminars.
Saturday’s visitors will be treated to a keynote presentation by Tim Lowther, General Manager for Europe & Russia at Carl’s Jr., who will share his expertise on the future of fast-food franchising, a sector which has evolved rapidly over the past two years.
Attendees will also benefit from first-hand accounts from successful franchisees who have ‘been there, done that.’ During the Real Franchise Stories Q&A sessions taking place on each day of the event, attendees will learn why panellists chose to invest, what they have learnt along the way, and their top tips for prospective investors.
Existing franchisees looking to expand their portfolios will gain invaluable insights from the Multi-unit Franchise Forum & Networking Lunch, sponsored by HSBC, on Friday 17 June. This industry-leading event provides an invaluable opportunity for ambitious franchisees to learn from and mingle with highly successful multi-unit operators and industry experts. Brands represented include Starbucks, Pret a Manger, Domino’s Pizza and KFC.
All attendees will be able to tap into a wealth of expert advice from industry professionals. Advisors at the event include specialist lawyers, funding providers, careers experts, franchise consultants and the BFA – all offering complimentary one-to-one advice.
Tracy Shah, Senior Commercial Director at Venture Marketing Group, the event organisers, comments: “The British & International Franchise Exhibition has helped thousands of visitors find their perfect franchise opportunity. This summer’s event promises to be equally successful.
“We are delighted to be in the heart of the capital at Olympia London to showcase leading franchise brands alongside unparalleled educational content to help aspiring business-owners to unlock the potential of this lucrative business model.”
Tickets to the event are free. Pre-book yours online for fast-track entry. For more information about what’s going on and to book your free ticket, visit FranchiseInfo.co.uk.