We’ve compiled the ultimate list of franchise industry events for 2023. Make sure your schedule is blocked off and get your airfare booked for these events! The mix of events we’ve compiled include both franchisor and industry insider events offer valuable information, insights, and connections as well as leading events to connect potential franchisees with leading franchise opportunities.
Don’t miss out on these opportunities – start exploring now!
Our list includes top global events in date order. If we’ve missed an event that should be included, please let us know. We’ll be happy to update our list. If you’d like to jump to a specific month, choose from the links below:
IFA Annual Convention
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: 26 February -1 March
The International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention is the world’s largest gathering of franchising professionals, providing an invaluable opportunity to stay ahead of emerging trends and engage with other industry experts. Attendees are offered three days of educational sessions, workshops, and networking events with prominent speakers covering topics such as business strategy, expansion, marketing, legal developments, technology trends and more – making this a can’t-miss event for anyone in the franchising sector!
For More Information – https://www.franchise.org/convention
International Franchise Fair
Location: – Mexico City, Mexico
Dates: 2-4 March
The International Franchise Fair is one of the most important franchise events in Latin America, providing exhibiting companies and entrepreneurs alike with a platform for successful business. Attendees can benefit from education sessions, workshops, networking events, special discounts on equipment and more – making it an essential gathering for anyone in the franchising sector. Don’t miss out – watch our video to learn more!
For More Information – https://www.fif.com.mx/
Franchise Expo Paris
Location: Paris, France
Dates: 19-22 March
The Franchise Paris event is France’s leading franchise exhibition and brings together franchisors, entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts to explore the business opportunities offered by the franchise sector. This four-day event features a variety of activities such as panel discussions, matchmaking sessions, workshops and seminars to help attendees take their businesses to the next level. With its wide range of exhibitors from different sectors, Franchise Paris gives everyone a chance to learn something new and get inspired by the latest trends in franchising!
For More Information – https://www.franchiseparis.com/en
Location: Park City, UT
Dates: 22-24 March
The Franchise Unconference is the premier event for franchise professionals, entrepreneurs and investors looking to collaborate, innovate and take their business to the next level. Featuring interactive panel discussions, lectures and workshops, attendees will gain crucial insight into successful franchising strategies, new opportunities for growth and how to stay ahead of the competition. This event is designed to be an immersive learning experience that will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing franchise landscape.
For More Information – https://franchiseunconference.com/
Franchise Expo West
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Dates: 31 March – 1 April
The Franchise Expo West is the leading franchising event on the West Coast, bringing together thousands of prospective franchisees and franchisors from across North America. With onsite seminars, industry specific workshops and networking opportunities, attendees will gain insight into the latest trends in franchising, learn about new business models and strategies for success, as well as discover potential opportunities in the field. Franchise Expo West is an ideal event for newcomers and experienced professionals alike who are looking to take their franchising career to new heights.
For More Information – https://www.franchiseexpo.com/west
CFA National Convention
Location: Ontario, Canada
Dates: 1-3 April
The Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) Annual Convention is the leading franchise event in Canada, offering attendees the chance to network and learn from industry professionals. Visitors will be able to discover new franchising opportunities, hear stories of success from existing franchisees and sample exciting new products. With comprehensive panel discussions, keynote speakers and industry updates, this event is sure to provide invaluable insights into the world of franchising for both newcomers and established professionals alike.
For More Information – https://cfa.ca/events/convention/
The International Franchise Show
Location: London, United Kingdom
Dates: 14-15 April
The Franchise Show UK is the premier event for aspiring and existing franchisees in the UK. With seminars discussing franchising basics as well as advanced strategies, visitors can gain insight into the opportunities available to them and learn how to bring their ideas to life. There will also be a range of exhibitors at the show, with those offering both established and emerging franchises on display. This event is ideal for anyone looking to explore new business models or establish their own franchise business.
For More Information – https://www.thefranchiseshow.co.uk/
Multi-Unit Franchising Conference
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates: 25-28 April
The Multi-Unit Franchising Conference is the premier event for experienced franchisees, offering insights on how to scale up your business and manage a larger franchise system. This event features interactive sessions and panels dedicated to essential topics such as marketing, operations, finance and technology. With experts from some of the country’s top multi-unit franchisors presenting their top strategies, this conference is an invaluable opportunity for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to learn more about growing their business.
For More Information – https://www.multiunitfranchisingconference.com/
Franchise Young Conference
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Dates: 10-12 May
The Franchise Young Conference is the perfect opportunity for young innovators in franchising to come together, exchange ideas and gain key strategies to remain competitive in a world of rapidly changing technology. If you’re looking to keep up with the latest trends and create your own innovative solutions, this conference is perfect for you. Experienced franchisees are joined by CEOs of various ages seeking insight on cutting-edge concepts from those who understand them best – younger peers and even employees! Join us before it’s too late and be part of the next generation of entrepreneurs.
For More Information – https://franchiseyoungconference.com/
National Franchise Convention
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Dates: 15-16 May
Get ready for the largest franchise event in Australia – National Franchise Convention (NFC). This comprehensive two-day professional development conference will be held at the Star Gold Coast from 15-16 May, 2023 and is your chance to get insight into best practices, network with industry professionals and learn how you can develop successful franchises. Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities are now available, so don’t miss out! Download the NFC23 Sponsorship and Exhibition prospectus today.
Location: Madrid, Spain
Dates: 18-20 May
Get ready for the Expo Franquicia – the leading international event for franchising professionals in Sap! This three-day expo, which takes place from 6 to 8 October 2021 in Madrid, is an excellent opportunity to expand your franchise network and meet with knowledgeable experts from all over the world. Attendees will have access to a variety of activities, including meetings with international franchise representatives, conferences, workshops and exhibitions. Don’t miss out on this unique chance to network, learn and grow your business!
For More Information – https://www.ifema.es/en/expofranquicia
Shanghai International Franchise Exhibition
Location – Shanghai, China
Dates – 29 May – 1 June
Get ready for the SFE Shanghai International Franchise Expo – a full-format chain franchise event established in 2005! Sponsored by the Shanghai Chain Store and Franchise Association, Shanghai Ibison Exhibition Co., Ltd. and Shanghai UBM International Exhibition Co., Ltd., this expo is an important platform to promote the standardized and orderly development of the franchise industry as well as facilitate market information exchange between professionals. This two-day event is ideal for anyone looking to learn more about franchising, network with businesses and get up to date on the latest trends in franchising. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make valuable connections!
For More Information – https://www.sfeshow.com/
International Franchise Expo
Dates: 1-2 June
Get ready for the International Franchise Expo! This large-scale event will be taking place in New York City from June 15-17. It is an opportunity for those interested in franchising to gain valuable insights into the industry, network with other involved parties, and learn about potential franchise opportunities. Attendees will have access to panel discussions, workshops, presentations and one-on-one meetings with key decision makers. Don’t miss out on this exciting event!
For More Information – https://www.franchiseexpo.com/ife/
The British and International Franchise Exhibition
Dates: 9-10 June
Get ready for the British & International Franchise Exhibition! Taking place at Olympia London on June 9 & 10 2023, this event will be an incredible opportunity for those interested in franchising to learn about the industry and explore potential business opportunities. Attendees will have access to exhibitors, seminars, and presentations from some of the leading names in franchising. Don’t miss out on this chance to gain valuable insights into the world of franchising!
For More Information – https://www.franchiseinfo.co.uk/exhibitions-across-the-uk
Franchise Expo Guadalajara
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Dates: 30 June-1 July
Get ready for the Expo Franquicias Guadalajara! This exhibition will provide you with a great opportunity to get informed about franchising and explore potential business opportunities in Mexico. Attendees will have access to exhibitors, seminars, and presentations from some of the leading names in franchising. Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to gain valuable insights into the world of franchising!
For More Information – https://www.expofranquiciasguadalajara.com/
Franchising and Licensing Asia 2023
Dates: 17-19 August
Get ready for Franchising and Licensing Asia! This event will be an incredible opportunity to learn about the franchise and explore potential business opportunities throughout Asia. Attendees will have access to exhibitors, seminars, and presentations from some of the leading names in franchising.
At Franchise License Asia, you’ll have the chance to network with international franchise players and emerging businesses, learn about franchising trends in different countries across Asia, and share insights from experts through interactive sessions. Don’t miss out on this chance to gain valuable insights into the world of franchising!
For More Information – https://franchiselicenseasia.com/
Franchise Expo South
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Dates: 8-9 September
Get ready for Franchise Expo South! This event will be a great opportunity to learn about franchising opportunities in the South of the United States and meet face-to-face with some of the top franchise brands in attendance. Attendees can expect to get up close and personal with franchise representatives, hear success stories from franchise owners, and discover financial and branding services available. This is your chance to gain valuable knowledge on what it takes to become successful in Franchising! Don’t miss out!
For More Information – https://www.franchiseexpo.com/south
Middle East Franchise Fair(Rescheduled for 2024)
Location: Doha, Qatar
Dates: 12-14 September(2024)
Don’t miss the Middle East Franchise Fair (MEFF)! This event is the first regional and itinerant franchise exhibition in the Middle East, hosted by Silvertrade and Al Maraya Public Relations. It will take place in Qatar during September 2024, with subsequent events to be held in Abu-Dhabi, Riyadh, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman between 2025-2029.
At MEFF you will have the chance to network with franchise brands of all sizes from across the region and interact with expert speakers from multiple industries. Make sure to check out this incredible opportunity!
For More Information – https://meff24.com/
The Dutch National Franchise Expo
Location: Nijkerk, Netherlands
Check out the National Franchise Fair in the Netherlands! This fair is dedicated to potential franchisees and investors, offering them a wealth of opportunity to engage in the world of franchising. Throughout the day, attendees will be able to participate in interactive seminars and workshops, speak with experts on franchise law and taxation, network with franchisors and gain valuable insight into the Dutch franchise industry.
Come for a day of learning and growth at this incredible event!
For More Information – https://denationalefranchisegids.nl/franchise-expo/
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dates: 27-29 September
Attend the Franchise Springboard event to gain invaluable insight into the world of franchising! This is an amazing opportunity to connect with professionals, learn from seminars and workshops, receive advice on franchise law and taxation, and network with franchisors. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event focused on emerging franchise brands.
For More Information – https://franchisespringboard.com/
The National Franchise Exhibition
Location: Birmingham, UK
Dates: 6-7 Oct
Check out the National Franchise Exhibition! This event is an amazing opportunity to learn about franchising and explore new business ideas. Attendees will get the chance to connect with industry leaders, discover more about franchising through informative seminars and workshops, take advantage of free advice from advisors, and network with franchisors. Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to kickstart your business journey!
For More Information – https://www.franchiseinfo.co.uk/exhibitions-across-the-uk
Franchise Leadership and Development Conference
Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: 18-20 Oct
Attend the Franchise Development Conference, an exclusive event designed for CEOs, Presidents, Franchise Sales, & Development Executives. The conference has experienced tremendous growth since its introduction 24 years ago and is now a must-attend event for all interested in staying on top of trends and generating new ones. Gain valuable insight into franchising, connect with business professionals, participate in interactive seminars and workshops, get free advice from experts and network with franchisors to explore new business opportunities. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
For More Information – https://www.franchisedevelopmentconference.com/
International Franchise Expo
Location: Manila, Philippines
Dates: 27-29 October
Attend the International Franchise Expo Philippines for a powerful learning experience! Hear from industry professionals and engage in interactive workshops, panel discussions and more to hone your franchising skills. With free consultation and analysis on investment opportunities available, it’s an opportunity not to be missed by business owners who want to take their venture to the next level! Discover innovative approaches to franchising, learn from the experts and develop trends in the industry all under one roof.
For More Information – https://www.franchiseasiaph.com/
Emerging Franchisor Conference
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Dates: 2-4 November
Don’t miss out on the Emerging Franchise Conference! This event is an invaluable opportunity for young brands to network and learn from seasoned franchise executives. With a carefully planned format and topics that are always tailored to the audience, this event is one you don’t want to miss. Be sure to add it to your must-attend list!
For More Information – https://www.franchise.org/events/efc
Franchise Expo Germany
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Dates: 9-11 November
Don’t miss the FEX23 Franchise Fair! This is the only franchise fair in Germany, a real fair in Frankfurt held over three days. Here you will have the opportunity to explore over 150 different brands and open up a professional new chapter with your visit. Learn about the latest trends in the industry, gain valuable insights and make connections – this expo offers something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Make sure to attend FEX23 for an unforgettable experience!
For More Information – https://www.franchise-expo.com/
BFA Annual Conference
Location: Birmingham, UK
Attend the BFA Annual Conference! Franchisors and leaders in the industry can come together for an inspiring two days of education, collaboration and networking. By attending, people can benefit from experts’ knowledge and explore new ideas to stay updated with the latest trends in franchising. In addition, participants have a great chance to connect with senior executives and influential figures in the industry, benefit from tailored workshops for business growth or visit various exhibitors. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
For More Information – https://www.thebfa.org/bfa-annual-conference/
In conclusion, attending industry events like these can help both franchisors and franchise owners stay ahead of emerging trends while providing them access to invaluable resources typically found nowhere else but through attending big ticket conferences like those listed above.
By staying current on what’s happening within the ever-changing global marketplace and making connections with other industry professionals, anyone aiming for success in franchising surely won’t regret taking advantage of these opportunities!