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UK Franchise Expos To Attend in 2018

Posted: 18 Feb 2018
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Franchise shows and exhibitions are a great way to meet a range of franchisors in one place.

UK Franchise Expos To Attend in 2018

As well as meeting face to face with brands looking to recruit franchisees, attendees can also take advantage of the seminar programmes most exhibition organisers run in tandem with the main event.

The subjects are covered by industry experts, many of whom allow the audience to ask questions at the end of their seminars.

To get the most out of your visit to a franchise exhibition, plan ahead.

To avoid the queues, register for your ticket to the event in advance via the organiser’s website.

While you’re on the site, confirm which franchisors are exhibiting and get more details of the seminar programme on offer.

It’s a good idea to prepare a list of questions you want to ask each franchisor you plan to meet.

Give yourself plenty of time at the exhibition - and don’t forget to plan in a couple of coffee breaks and time for a lunch stop if necessary.

Here are details of some of the franchise exhibitions planned for 2018:

The International Franchise Show
ExCeL, London
February 16-17

Visiting the International Franchise Show will give you a broad view of the opportunities available in the UK.

Many of the franchisors at the show offer one-to-one appointments. Around 160 brands are exhibiting and there are 80 seminars planned over the two days.

The National Franchise Exhibition
NEC, Birmingham
February 16-17

As well as a comprehensive exhibitor list, The National Franchise Exhibition features over 40 free seminars, finance and careers clinics, plus a panel session where you can put your questions to a selection of franchisees from exhibiting brands.

The British & International Franchise Exhibition
Olympia, London
March 9-10

Access McDonald’s insight sessions, a banking zone, a vehicle-based showcase and a multi-unit franchise conference at this event.

A matched meeting service is also on offer, where you can have private meetings with franchise brands, which are facilitated on-site by a dedicated meetings coordinator.

The Northern Franchise Exhibition

EventCity, Manchester
June 22-23

Visitors can find out about different franchises in a range of sectors, plus get the inside track on how to raise finance for a franchise and why investing in a proven franchise brand can significantly reduce the risk of business failure.

The Irish Franchise Show
RDS, Dublin
September 7-8

In addition to the franchise companies exhibiting, you can get free impartial advice at the Franchise Advice Zone, take advantage of the master licensing matchmaking service at the event, access the franchise funding clinic and make valuable new contacts in the facilitated networking sessions.

The National Franchise Exhibition
NEC, Birmingham
October 5-6

The second National Franchise Exhibition of 2018 follows a similar format to the one that traditionally takes place at the start of the year.

The tried and tested combination of proven franchise brands and an extensive seminar programme have proved a winning formula for attendees over the years.

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