Becoming a franchise operator can take you — and your career — to exciting new places. But how do you become one? What are the best new franchise opportunities for you? And what can you learn from other successful franchisors? The answers can be found at franchise conventions throughout the United States and Canada.
Check out our list of the best franchise conventions for 2015 and start making your travel plans today.
Montreal, January 17–18, 2015; Calgary, February 7–8, 2015; Toronto, February 21–22, 2015
With three distinct shows in three distinct locations, The Franchise Show is a great opportunity to explore the best franchise opportunities in Canada, no matter where in Canada you live. You can learn more about individual companies and franchising overall, while meeting face-to-face with owners from more than 100 franchise systems. There are also free learning seminars and presentations.
Las Vegas, February 15–18, 2015
The International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention brings together thousands of current and aspiring franchise operators every year, making it a great place to network and learn.
This year’s event will feature professional development sessions focusing on different aspects of franchise ownership, including legal, development, finances related to franchising, marketing and technology and many others.
Keynote speakers include Mike Duke, former CEO of Wal-Mart, and Salim Ismail, former vice president of Yahoo. The event also features an extensive exhibit hall with more than 300 interactive booths.
Chicago, May 16–19, 2015
More than 44,000 attendees gather every year for the National Restaurant Association Show, and if you are interested in learning more about franchising in the food services industry, you should be one of them.
You can explore the latest trends and innovations in food service franchising and enjoy great networking opportunities both inside the conference center and outside in the city of Chicago.
New York, June 18–20, 2015
The biggest event for current and future franchise operations, the International Franchise Expo gives you the chance to meet with representatives from more than 450 top franchise systems and advance your knowledge through 70 free seminars.
The range of franchise operations and opportunities are extremely diverse and include international franchises, single units, area developments, master franchises and more – throughout every industry you can think of.
Houston (South), February 5–7, 2015; Anaheim (West), November 12–14, 2015
Featuring the same format as the International Franchise Expo but on a smaller, local scale, these regional expos are great for exploring franchise opportunities closer to your home.
There are hundreds of concepts, from all industries and with all investment levels, on display.
Atlanta, Feb. 8–10, 2015
Though it may not be on the size and scale of some of the other franchise conventions on this list, we think that Bin There Dump That’s annual Business Development Conference is a can’t-miss event. We bring together our franchise operators in a great city like Atlanta for several days of learning, networking and fun.
We also invite franchise recruits to attend and participate in one day of our conference. Here are some advantages to attending:
Together, we make one another — and our franchise — more successful year after year. Want to secure your invitation to The Bin There Dump That Annual Conference and take the next step in becoming a Bin There Dump That franchise operator?Learn more about the process today!