8 janvier 2018
Every year, Franchise Expo Paris champions the development of franchise networks both in France and internationally by making it easier for thousands of entrepreneurs to fulfil their dream to start a business. Organised by the French Franchise Federation and Reed Expositions France, Franchise Expo Paris is a pioneer in the world of franchising and the segment's leading show, connecting more than 35,000 investors, start-ups and retailers with some 480 French and international brands representing 90 industry sectors.
"Today there are 1,900 franchise networks in France. They represent 71,508 outlets and almost 619,000 jobs, and annual revenue is increasing constantly. This highly effective, flourishing economic model offers numerous opportunities not only for brand networks but also for individuals wanting to embark on an entrepreneurial adventure either as part of a career change or because they want to start or expand a business.” Sylvie Gaudy, Director, Franchise Expo Paris
"Franchising is attracting more and more people every year because of the model’s many advantages. It allows people to become entrepreneurs while enjoying the support of a trusted, well-known brand. Latest figures show that 44% of French people wanting to start their own business are the franchise approach.” Chantal Zimmer, Director, French Franchise Federation
HELPING ENTREPRENEURS PUT THEIR PLANS INTO ACTION
Over 550 exhibitors representing 90 different industry sectors will be attending Franchise Expo. At the show, tomorrow's entrepreneurs will benefit from the experience and advice of many industry professionals and experts (banks, lawyers, accountants, consultants, the French Franchise Federation, international and sector-specific franchise federations, and more), who will be running free talks and workshops. Future franchisees can also receive personalised support through the new online program “My franchise” which allows them to plan their visit and meetings based on their profile and so optimise their time at the show. Meanwhile, franchisors will be able to identify start-ups that fit their positioning. Another new feature will be personal advisors at the entrance to help visitors plan their visit based on their project. Visitors will receive advice on the brands they should meet and talks they should attend. And on the subject of talks, one of the show’s major themes will be career change, which is especially fitting in today’s context where two out of every three French people are looking to switch professions. A full day will be devoted to this trend that is gaining ground among French workers. Lastly, Franchise Expo Paris is reaffirming its position as a leading international show by hosting more than 25 different nationalities that will account for almost 20% of exhibitors. Countries present will include Peru, Serbia, the Netherlands and the United States, not to mention Italy and Spain, which are always strongly represented.
"By presenting successful international franchise networks covering 90 industry sectors, we are truly at the forefront of the latest trends. Our on-point, broad-ranging offer attracts visitors to Franchise Expo Paris from all around the world: 3,000 visitors and investors will be coming from some 100 countries!” Sylvie Gaudy
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