Perth Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo

By Sarah Stowe | 02 Nov 2015 View comments

The Perth Franchising and Business Opportunities Expo is this weekend and along with the Franchisee Success Panels and Advice Centre, there will be number of new and established systems on display, ready to answer all your questions.

Held this weekend, 26 and 27 May, at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, the expo will offer potential franchisees the chance to not only get a feel for what's on offer in the west, but also a deeper understanding of the franchising industry and how it operates. The two day event will feature the Franchise Success Panels, where visitors will have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with successful franchisees and franchisors from a range of systems.

Participants will include Irene and Ian Hughes, PoolWerx's 2010 West Australian Franchisees of the Year and 2011's Multi-Unit Franchisees of the Year, as well as Lisa and Nathan Merrett from Bakers Delight, who last year claimed the Western Australia Franchisee Community Service Award at the FCA's Excellence in Franchising Awards.

Exhibition director, Gaye Murray, says "Uniquely the Franchise Success Panels will provide a forum for people to ask the tough questions direct to franchisees, without input from the franchisor themselves. We believe this will provide a very honest representation of the leading franchise brands."

The Franchising Seminar Theatre will feature a series of information rich seminars for people in the early stages of their franchising journey. This year, McDonald's Australia's franchising manager, Bert Cotte will be hosting the 'Become a key ingredient in our success: Franchising with McDonald's' seminar, where he will discuss the secrets of the fast food giant's franchising model and what it takes to be a sucessful member of the McDonald's team.

Attendees will also have the chance to discuss their potential new business opportunities with qualified specialist franchise and small business bankers and lawyers at the Franchising Advice Centre, and of course, there will be a number of franchise systems on display with representatives on the stand to answer your questions.

Franchising magazine spoke to a number of Perth exhibitors about what they'll be doing at the show and what they can offer potential franchisees. They include:

Other exhibitors include Crust Gourmet Pizza Bars, Crazy Johns, Franchise Selection, Lollypotz, Jim's Diggers, Minuteman Press International, PostNet, The Franchise Shop and Shed Boss.

The Perth Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo will be held at the Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth on Saturday May 26 (10am-5pm) and Sunday May 27 (10am-4pm).

For the full exhibitors list and more information visit