Media Release

New dates announced for Franchising Expo

Organisers of the annual Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo have announced that the Sydney show scheduled for November will be postponed until March next year.

Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey said “the business outlook is definitely improving and there has never been more interest in connecting – but remaining concerns around travel and public gatherings mean we simply cannot run the event at full strength.

The popular show will now run from 26-27 March at the International Convention Centre. Visitor and exhibitor registrations will rollover to the new dates.

Fiona says “we have been overwhelmed by the interest from visitors and the ongoing support of exhibitors. There is no doubt the pandemic has generated massive interest in lifestyle changes including the freedom of working for yourself.”

Organisers have used this opportunity to announce the full calendar for next year. The shows will now run in Sydney from 26-27 March, Perth 16 May, Brisbane from 18-19 June and Melbourne from 20-21 August. For the first time the Melbourne expo will run alongside the FCA convention.

CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia Mary Aldred said the live shows had been missed this year but she was pleased to hear they would be coming back soon.

“Getting into your own business is a big decision. These events give everyday Australians a chance to take those first steps. Our team will be there to talk about how franchising can be a very effective way to make this happen with a support structure around you.”

Fiona said visitors could still meet exhibitors on the show website. It was recently upgraded to include more videos and downloadable content. There is also an education centre with helpful tips on how to find a business opportunity and making sure it is right for you.

For more information on visiting or exhibiting go to or call the show team on 03 9999 5460.

Media information:

Sally Cross
Specialised Events
Tel 03 9999 5460