What are the benefits of attending a franchise show in 2021?
Most of us are familiar with researching information virtually on the move. However, for some, a visit to a Franchise show could be an inspiring first step.
Franchise shows can be a good source of information for first-time franchise seekers or entrepreneurs looking to franchise a successful, proven business. The benefits of attending a franchise show include education opportunities, the opportunities to listen to keynote speakers from the world of business, attend workshops, and meet franchise professionals face-to-face to discuss options. Considering investing in a franchise requires consideration and may take many months to find the right opportunity for you. However, by attending a show, you may find that you can focus a little easier on the correct business type for your skills.
All set to start the journey into Franchising?
The next item on the agenda is to select the show you would like to attend. The two October 2021 franchise exhibitions will be held this weekend; 1 – 2 October 2021 opening hours are 10.00 -16.00 for each show.
The International Franchise Show, venue London, ExCeL, This is the largest international franchise show, according to The International Franchise Show website. The International Franchise Show is organised by MFV Expositions, Comexposium, a global name in exhibitions & sponsored by Xero, the online accounting software providers.
The International Franchise Show claims to have 250+ exhibitors, 60+ speakers hosting a program of seminars throughout the event. The International Franchise Show is expecting to welcome over 10,000 visitors throughout the event.
ExCeL, The home of world-leading events, is equipped to host exhibitions, is accessible via rail, and with 3,070 parking bays available, across three car parks, should you choose to travel by car. With London City Airport on the doorstep and other international airports close by, ExCeL is a well-connected venue for international exhibitors. For more information on how to get to ExCeL, including a journey planner, click here https://www.excel.london/visitor/getting-here.
ExCeL, London Covid has a robust Covid safety policy in place to protect the health of visitors. Click here to view the plan https://www.excel.london/visitor/your-safety
Free tickets are available for both shows for budding entrepreneurs keen to find out more.
The National Franchise Exhibition, Venue NEC, Birmingham. Supported by the British Franchise Association. Hall Six is where to head for The National Franchise Show. Highlights of this show include the chance to meet premier franchise brands, educational seminars, careers clinics, and much more.
NEC has excellent transport links for exhibition visitors, whether traveling by Air, Car, or train. In addition, the NEC has 16,500 car parking bays that can be pre-booked for added convenience.
Before you travel, check the NEC Reconnect with Confidence Covid policy link here https://thenec.co.uk/visitors/plan-your-visit/
Attending a show is, for many, the first step on the road to self-employment. As with any business opportunity, take your time, ask questions, check out the core business and the success of existing franchisees before you commit. Then, plan your show visit, to maximise your time, arrive in plenty of time to relax and enjoy the educational seminars & workshops, these events prove popular among exhibition visitors.
Understandably, many Franchise seekers may not feel entirely comfortable attending any indoor event right now. However, there is no reason to miss out. The UK’s first & largest virtual franchise show goes live 8-10 Nov 2021. The Virtual Franchise & Business Opportunity Show organised by CBO Group & sponsored by The Quality Franchise Association. The purpose of the virtual exhibition is such online attendees to meet with Franchisors, attend seminars in the online Auditorium, and access downloadable franchising content from the comfort of home. For further information on The Virtual Franchise & Business Opportunity Show, click here https://www.virtualfranchiseshow.co.uk/