Media Release

Successful Expo signals surge in entrepreneurial enthusiasm!

Sydney recently played host to a dynamic gathering of aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders at the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, a pivotal event that showcased the robust potential of the franchising landscape. The expo, held in August, witnessed an inspiring influx of visitors, with queues of enthusiastic individuals forming early each day, eagerly anticipating the wealth of opportunities on offer.

Exhibitors, including prominent names like Rebecca Turnor from Plumbing Bros, Damien Boehm from Urban Clean and Doug Downer from Franchise Ready, shared their insights on the event's remarkable success. Rebecca remarked, “The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo allowed us to showcase and talk about our brand to people whom we would not otherwise be able to reach. The quality of the conversations and enquiries we had at the show was exceptional.”

Doug, from Franchise Ready echoed the sentiment, highlighting the expo's role in fostering meaningful conversations with engaged and aspiring business owners. “This was the best show in the past 5 years; we had multiple stands and can report that our business and our clients all had an amazing result from exhibiting at this show.”

Damien, from Urban Clean claimed, “It was a great show for us. We are continuing conversations and having meetings with many strong candidates.”

Exhibitors and visitors alike were encouraged by the opportunity to engage face-to-face, a hallmark of this highly successful expo. This interactive atmosphere fostered lively discussions, contributing to a surge of enthusiasm that resonated across the industry.

Sam from Rashay's encapsulated the sentiment, stating, "We have had a great event with lots of genuine interest." Carmelina from ANZ Mobile Lending concurred, expressing enthusiasm about the multitude of eager conversations. Peter from the Franchise Council of Australia fittingly summarised the atmosphere, highlighting the revived buzz that characterised the event.

Diversity was a feature of this year's expo, with a range of franchises showcased, including first-time exhibitors like ANZ Mobile Lending, Gradi Group, Korb, Nullspace Robotics and Tint World.

A notable highlight of the event was the presence of Dr Jana Pittman, a renowned keynote speaker, who drew significant crowds to the seminar theatre on both days. The seminar program, bolstered by impactful speakers like Dr Jana Pittman, contributed to the expo's overall success, captivating attendees with valuable insights.

Fiona Stacey, Exhibition Manager, was enthused about the event's success, comparing it favourably to Melbourne's expo. Stacey said, "Sydney has been as good, if not better, than Melbourne’s expo. It was great to see busy aisles and franchisors not able to draw breath till mid-afternoon."

“The seminar program has been very strong and very popular, and it has been wonderful to have an inspirational speaker such as Dr Jana Pittman.”

Besides the franchising and business opportunities, visitors reaped the benefits of expert guidance in legal and financial matters associated with business ventures. The seminar series emerged as a cherished feature of the expo, providing valuable insights. From 'conversations with franchisees' panels to sessions on 'Is franchising right for you,' attendees could learn from experienced franchisees, promoting knowledge and motivation as pivotal assets.

Additionally, the 'Start Your Own Business Workshop' attracted over 150 attendees, offering sound advice on business ownership from industry experts. This workshop, presented by Kyriae Simpson and Graham Fitzpatrick, was undoubtedly a highlight of the event.

Looking forward, the expo continues to nurture industry growth and exploration. As plans for 2024 take shape, businesses interested in exhibiting are encouraged to secure their spot early. The franchise sector's vibrant future will again be on display at the Sydney and Melbourne expos in 2024.

The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo embodies the essence of business innovation, networking, and growth, consistently serving as a beacon for aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders. For more details, Contact Fiona Stacey ph. 03 9999 5464 or

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