Expo to showcase top Melbourne franchising opportunities

By Nick Hall | 21 Aug 2019 View comments

More than 100 exhibitors will be on-hand this weekend at the Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, eager to showcase their models to a wave of inspired entrepreneurs.

For prospective business owners looking to take the first step towards being their own boss, the Melbourne franchising expo brings together a collection of a new and established franchise brands in one immersive event.

Tim Collett, event director said this year’s expo has all the expert advice and information to help kickstart a career in small business.

“If you want to break away from working for others, then you will find everything you need to take the leap at this event,” he said.

“You can talk to experts, compare the options, eyeball the people behind the brands and ask the hard questions, all under one roof.”


In addition to the wealth of interesting models on display, event-goers are also treated to a series of free seminars running continuously over the weekend.

There will be keynote speeches from Jim’s Group founder, Jim Penman and inspiring entrepreneur and winner of The Apprentice, Andrew Morella from The Entourage.

Other speakers include the Victorian Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell; franchise specialist Brian Keen on how to franchise your own business; and Mary Aldred, CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia.


While event-goers can come along and see well-known industry favourites, such as Jim’s, Poolwerx, Noodle Box, Aussie and Signarama, there will also be a number of emerging brands on display.

Fresh concepts Plumbing Bros, Solar Run and Quantum Blast will be on stand to share their unique view on franchising success.

Fiona Stacey, exhibition manager said the Melbourne Franchising Expo was a great family day out, with free show bags for the first 100 visitors each day.

“This is a show with something for everyone. Some visitors come with specific businesses in mind, while others are open to new ideas, in industries they had never previously considered,” she said.

“We also attract entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business through the franchising model. They come because the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo is the country’s leading event to find information and inspiration to start, build or grow your own business.”

Melbourne Franchising Expo special offer

The Melbourne franchising expo follows successful showings in Brisbane and Sydney that have seen numbers steadily growing.

Inside Franchise Business is offering an exclusive deal for this event. Readers can skip the usual $10 ticket price and register for FREE here by using code FMG.

Head to www.franchisingexpo.com.au to purchase or buy for $20 at the door.

Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, 10am – 5pm, Saturday August 24 – Sunday August 25, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank.