• March 17-20 2019
  • Paris, porte de versailles
  • Franchise Expo Paris

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Mars 2019

FRANCHISE EXPO PARIS 2019 : A DYNAMIC EDITION !

Franchise Expo Paris, which ended on Wednesday evening, confirmed its status as the world's must-attend franchising model event. The show, organised by Reed Expositions and the Fédération française de la franchise from the 17th to the 20th March, Porte de Versailles, attracted over 35,000 visitors and 572 exhibitors, thanks to the quality of its contact opportunities. Franchise Expo Paris also cemented its international focus, with 155 international exhibitors and around 3,000 international visitors, representing 101 different nationalities !
 
- 35 000 visitors
- 100 workshops & conferences to help them create their business and become a franchisee with almost
8 000 attendees
- 572 exhibitors
- 500 brands from 90 sectors of activity
- 155 international exhibiting brands representing 27 nationalities outside of France, namely with pavilions from Italy, Malaysia, Canada, United Kingdom, the USA, Brazil, Russia, Lebanon ...
- 23 members of the ''Collège des Experts from the FFF
- 8 banks
- 30 institutional partners from the world of business start-ups, alternative and lowal government

" Despite a challenging economic climate, the franchising model has proven its staying power. Once again, the show's aisles were packed this year, demonstrating that this business model has broad appeal ! Franchising has a bright future ahead of it ! " Sylvie Gaudy, Directrice de Franchise Expo Paris.
 
WHO VISITED FRANCHISE EXPO PARIS 2019 ?
 
While  Franchise  Expo  Paris has established itself as the largest franchising event in the world, it is also  the largest event in France, with 48% of visitors coming from outside Paris. The top regions is Hauts-de-France, followed by Auvergne- Rhône-Alpes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Grand Est  and Pays de la  Loire.
 
Over 2,800 international visitors (representing 101 different  nationalities  !)  made  it  to  Franchise  Expo Paris. National delegations from Belgium, Morocco, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Algeria, the US and Senegal came also to the show.
 
Project innovators included 63,5  %  active employees or job seekers looking to change career,  30  %  sole traders or existing franchisees. 70 % of visitors want to set up their  own  business  as  a franchise.
 
75 % stated they are ready to launch their project within 1 year, and 32 % within the newt 6 months ! Around 57 % had less than €50,000 of investment capacity, while 15% (an increasing figure) had secured investment capacity of over €150,000.
 
Interesting facts : 28 % of respondents plan to open an international franchise and over 6 % of visitors were there to become a franchisor : these are the brands of the future !
 
 
RESTAURANTS, SERVICES AND FOOD SHOPS
 
The Food & Beverage sector is still one of the most dynamic and attract almost 31% of visitors. The services (B2B and B2C services combined) too. Followed by food shops (30%), specialised outlets (23%), beauty, health and fitness (19%), home decor and household goods (15%) ...
 
AWARD CEREMONIES
 
Awards and competitions are designed to highlith the standout brands of the moment, as key sources of inspiration for franchisee networks and franchisees. They attracted the panel with their passion, innovation and audacity !
 

LES RÉVÉLATIONS DE LA FRANCHISE : WOK TO WALK®

This award recognises and supports emerging franchise networks whose retail or service concepts are the most effective and innovative on the market. Among the 30  pre-selected  brands,  Wok  to  Walk®,  a pioneer  in  urban  Asian  fast  food  in  Europe,  impressed  the  panel  with  its  professionalism,  and     beat the two other finalists: L'Alsacien and Cuisines Venidom.
The contest is organised by the Fédération française de la franchise with its ''Collège des Experts'', in partnership   with Franchise Magazine, Reed Expositions Franche (Franchise Expo Paris and l'Observatoire de la franchise), and Crédit du Nord.
 

THE MOST AUDACIOUS FRANCHISOR CONTEST : MELTDOWN ESPORT BARS

The award for the most audacious franchisor has been given to Meltdown eSport Bars, a concept specialised in  cafés  dedicated  to  e-sport  enthusiasts.  The  panel's  special  award  went  to  the  Plus  que Pro network, while the international growth award went to Guinot.
This contest has been co-organised by L’Officiel de la Franchise, Territoires & Marketing, KPMG, Simon Associés, Franchise Management, l’Observatoire de la Franchise, Point de Vente and Gan Assurances.
 

LES COUPS DE CŒUR DE LA FRANCHISE – 11TH EDITION

Each year, these awards celebrate franchise networks for their strategy and performances.
  • « Coup de cœur » for Sustainability and Managed Growth : Eléphant Bleu
  • « Coup de cœur » for Best Wrowdfunded Network : Aquila RH
  • « Coup de cœur » for New Franchising Concept : Bye Bye Nits
  • « Coup de cœur » for Best Export Strategy : Piscines Desjoyaux
  • « Coup de cœur » for Best International Brand in France : Tom & Co
 
This award is co-organised by L’Express and l’Observatoire de la franchise, in partnership with Banque Populaire
 

START-UP FRANCHISING DAY : SHOKI

This brand new competition rewards the best franchise network digitalisation tools developed by start-ups. Out of 30 candidates, 6 start-ups were given 7 minutes to pitch their business, in front of the Franchise Expo Paris audience. SHOKI, a start-up specialised in online branding, won  the  Start-up  Franchising  Day  award.


Franchise Expo Paris 2020
From the 22nd to the 25th March 2020, Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles, Hall 2 and 3, Paris


www.franchiseparis.com
A Fédération française de la franchise event organised by Reed Expositions France
 
 

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