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Free franchise expo to offer expert advice and industry connections

Huge event in Vancouver this weekend has 11 educational seminars and wide array of exhibitors including most major franchise brands
Canada Franchise Association show expo
Vancouver Franchise Canada Show. Image via Canada Franchise Association's YouTube show video

A massive, free-to-attend expo on all things franchise is taking place this weekend, November 2 and 3, at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building.

The 2019 Vancouver Franchise Canada Show aims to give those looking to own their own business an opportunity to connect with franchisors from wide-ranging sectors and learn tricks of the trade from expert panels.

The Canadian Franchise Association said in a press release that B.C. was a particularly strong-performing province in this sector, with franchise growth in 2019 at four times the level of 2018.

Sherry McNeil, Canadian Franchise Association president and CEO, said, “The B.C. franchise industry continues to impress, contributing $10 billion a year to our $100-billion Canadian franchise industry. With a strong economy and low unemployment, we’ve been thrilled to see a jump in the number of franchises in the province and diverse franchise offerings.”

The association has signed up a huge array of franchises of all stripes to exhibit at the show, including those from the restaurant, education, fitness and homecare sectors, among many others.

The expo offers 11 seminars across the weekend; six on Saturday and five on Sunday:

Saturday November 2

11:30am-12:00pm: Preparing To Be a Franchisee – Are You Ready?

12:10pm-12:40pm: Secrets to Successful Franchise Research – How to do Your Homework & Get Approved by the Franchisor

12:50pm-1:20pm: How to finance your franchise

1:30pm-2:00pm: Key Conditions to Expect to see in a Franchise Agreement

2:10pm-2:40pm: Building Your Financial Model By Asking the Right Questions

2:50pm-3:20pm: Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES

Sunday November 3

11:45am-12:15pm: Key Attributes of a Successful Franchisee

12:30pm-2:00pm: Franchise Finance

1:15pm-1:45pm: The Confessions of a Franchise Lawyer – Top 10 Legal Tips for Franchisees

2:00pm-2:30pm: 5 Rockstar Questions You Should Ask Before Joining A Franchise

2:45pm-3:15pm: Off Balance Sheet Funding Within the Hospitality Industry

The Vancouver Franchise Canada Show is free to attend if you pre-register, or $10 on the door during the show. Click here to register and get more information.