The British & International Franchise Exhibition 20 & 21 January 2017

Join us at the show this January and achieve your goals in 2017

Get your FREE tickets by visiting this link and use code GLO1.

What do you want to achieve in 2017?

As the New Year approaches, many of us will review our personal and business goals.

Do you desire more control over your working life? Do you dream of proving yourself in the business world? Perhaps you just hope to spend more time with the people you love.

On 20 & 21 January, London’s largest international franchise exhibition, The British & International Franchise Exhibition, will showcase over 100 business opportunities, including McDonald’s, Anytime Fitness (event sponsor and number one global franchise), Gautier, Bo Concept, Platinum Property Partners, Go Cruise and Esquires Coffee.

The wide range of sectors, combined with extensive free advice resources, make this an essential event for anyone considering investing in a franchise.

Franchising offers an ideal opportunity for those with an entrepreneurial flair to run their own business, whilst avoiding many of the risks associated with building a business from scratch. Franchises also offer more opportunities for flexible working than most commercial roles, making them an attractive prospect for anyone looking to work part time.

Who's attending?

At the exhibition, brands like art K, Local Appliance Rentals and Tutor Doctor will reveal how choosing their brands can make this goal a reality.

When investing in any business, it is important to conduct thorough research. To this end, the event facilitates free access to professional advisors with experience in legal matters, finance, franchise consultancy, banking and international trade.

The British & International Franchise Exhibition is also the only London franchise exhibition to be supported by the industry’s sole regulatory body: the British Franchise Association (bfa). This gives visitors peace of mind by ensuring that only quality franchise brands are allowed to exhibit.

Conferences at the show

In addition to the professional advisors, crucial content about franchising is delivered via three comprehensive conferences: the core seminar and panel programme, the International Conference and the Growing Your Own Business Showcase. The core programme is comprised of an exciting mix of exhibitor-led sessions, interactive panels and introductory seminars run by the British Franchise Association and expert consultants.

Attending presenations run by the brands themselves is a brilliant way to get to know a business, and many of these sessions are highly popular. For example, the McDonald’s Insight Sessions are usually standing room only (places can be booked online in advance).

At a time when speculation about the future of the global economic landscape is at its peak, the widely renowned International Franchising Conference will shed much needed light on the subject. Expert advisors will discuss the key considerations visitors should be focusing on when thinking about international expansion, master franchising or investing in a global brand. Presentations include “The do’s and don’t of international expansion” and “The UK is open for business!”

And finally 

The Growing Your Own Business (GYOB) Showcase will be headlined by a number of inspiring entrepreneurs – including The Apprentice winner (2015) Joseph Valente. The GYOB Showcase adds another interesting dimension to the event, providing prospective business owners with the tools they need to build successful businesses. Over the two-day event, visitors can attend interactive skills-based training workshops on PR, sales techniques, digital marketing and a carefully planned programme of topics tailored around the latest business trends.

If you want to be your own boss next year, why not come along to the best event in the business?

Venue and Opening times

Olympia Central, Level 1,
Hammersmith Road
London W14 8UX

Friday 20 January 2017 – 10:00 – 17:00

Saturday 21 January 2017 – 10:00 – 16:00

To book free tickets (saving £15 on the door) visit and use code GLO1.

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