Why You Should Attend the 2019 National Franchise Exhibition

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Whether you’re a seasoned franchisee looking for your next venture, an existing business owner considering expanding through franchising, or just starting to explore the possibility of becoming a franchisee, the 2019 National Franchise Exhibition is a must-attend.

Gather essential information, network with industry experts, and leave inspired to kick-start your franchise journey.

Get access to a huge range of franchise brands

On October 4-5 at the NEC in Birmingham, you’ll have the opportunity to meet more than 100 different franchise brands of all sizes from a range of industries: food and drink, fitness, healthcare, and property. You can also meet franchisors who have set up low-cost and home-based businesses. The franchise brands in attendance range from world-famous restaurant brands like McDonald’s to smaller, yet highly successful businesses like Kare Plus and Platinum Property Partners.

Even more, you'll also be able to meet the faces behind the brands, spending time with the franchisors who launched the business and the franchisees who can tell you about their day-to-day operations. This will be an invaluable experience as you’ll have a chance to gain a much deeper understanding of franchise businesses than you would if you were to simply browse their websites.

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Plus, attendees can rest assured they’ll only see genuine business format franchises at the National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham because the event is exclusively supported by the British Franchise Association (BFA) — the UK's franchise industry’s self-regulatory body that accredits every exhibiting franchise brand.

Meeting with potential franchisors and fellow franchisees in-person can be helpful when it comes to deciding whether to join a business. Although a franchise may appear perfect on paper, if you don't think you'd get on with the franchisor or if you feel your personalities would clash, you have a chance to walk away before getting too far along.

You’ll also be able to pick up information booklets and supplementary material to aid you in deciding which franchise opportunities are right for you and to gain a deeper understanding of the entire process.

Attend informative talks and seminars

To help you make an informed decision about your next steps, you’ll also have the chance to attend free presentations and workshops throughout the event. The exhibition hosts more than 60 talks, all led by franchisors, industry experts, and BFA representatives on a range of topics including:

  • The fundamentals of franchising: what to look for in a franchise brand, what questions to ask, and how to identify your perfect match
  • Essential skills to help you build and sustain a successful business in the "Growing Your Own Business Conference"
  • Brand-specific insight sessions from globally recognised names including McDonald’s and Vodafone
  • Raising finance for your new venture and the legal considerations you need to take into account before you take the plunge

One-to-one advice is also available from high-street banks, franchise lawyers, consultants, finance providers, BFA representatives, and more!

Every aspect of the National Franchise Exhibition is about giving you free professional advice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions: this is the best way to learn about what franchising can offer you.

Plan your visit ahead of time to get the most out of the day

The event is open from 10am to 5pm on Friday 4th October and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 5th October. This means you'll have plenty of time to swot up on the latest franchising news and opportunities. Conveniently located in the heart of the UK, the event takes place at the NEC Birmingham, just minutes away from both Birmingham International station and Birmingham Airport and boasting over 16,000 pre-bookable parking spaces.

With so much to see and do, you’ll want to ensure you make the most of your visit by planning ahead. Browse the event preview for a thorough overview of what’s going on and who’s going to be there.

Attend for free!

Joining a franchise and starting your own business requires making a significant investment, whether it's £2,500 or £250,000. The good news: attending the National Franchise Exhibition won’t cost you a penny — as long as you book in advance here.

Get FREE tickets with promo code PNT1

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