Franchise Expo South to hold its sixth annual exhibition
The sixth annual Franchise Expo South is set to return to South Florida on January 20-22, 2012, which will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see what the future in franchising holds.
The exhibition will feature guidance on all aspects of franchising from the basics to buying a franchise to launching a brand internationally. The organisers of the event are aiming to attract thousands of entrepreneurs, current franchise owners, and returning veterans interested in owning their own franchise business.
Franchise Expo South is sponsored by the International Franchise Association and will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It will feature educational seminars and conferences that have all been approved for Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) accreditation in addition to the franchisor exhibits on the tradeshow floor.
Tom Portesy, President of MFV Expositions, producers of Franchise Expo South, said: “Franchising is very important to South Florida’s economy, as it creates business opportunities for entrepreneurs and more local jobs, especially for the thousands of American troops who will be re-entering the workforce next year. In fact, more than 825,000 franchises support 18 million US jobs and contribute $2.1 trillion to our nation’s economy, proving that franchising has a significant impact.”
Franchise Expo South has been designed specifically to allow prospective franchise owners to discover which types of businesses match their needs. The tradeshow is a forum for potential candidates to do their research in person and meet with franchisors to ensure their potential investment is an ideal match. The exhibition floor will feature more than 200 exhibitors from food to professional service franchises including CiCi’s Pizza, Hardee’s, The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co, Baskin-Robbins, EmbroidMe, Lucille Roberts, Sign-a-Rama, United Franchise Group and Wireless Zone.
Portesy added: “Franchise Expo South offers the chance for franchise businesses to differentiate themselves from the rest of the competition as they connect with potential new small business owners across South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. We welcome members of the community to explore the many different franchise opportunities available to them and learn about the benefits of owning a franchise business at the Franchise Expo South.”