The international franchise show

From 13 to 16 March 2009, Porte de Versailles Hall 7.2

Franchise Expo Paris is the international hub connecting investors from 92 countries with the most renowned franchisors looking to expand their concept worldwide.

Franchise Expo Paris is recognised as the world leading and most diversified franchise exhibition with more than 400 franchisors and more than 30 000 ready-to-invest entrepreneurs.

The entire international franchise community including consultants, lawyers, bankers, franchise associations, retail real estate developers converge in Paris to exchange ideas, create new relationships and discuss franchise business opportunities

About Franchise Expo Paris

Franchise Expo Paris is the international franchise and business network recruitment and development exhibition.

An original event, the franchise exhibition presents over 400 franchise concepts from more than 20 countries and spans some 75 activity sectors, from fine foods to fashion, auto repairs, estate agents, toys, beauty salons, stationers and swimming pools.

30,000 entrepreneurs with plans to start up their own franchising business are also expected to attend.

The leading source of information on the current state of the market in France and globally, with all the latest market trends, Franchise Expo Paris benefits from input from renowned professionals and leading experts. Each year, these experts offer vital advice and information on franchise selling: contracts, obligations, code of ethics, the Doubin Law requiring the franchisor to provide various items of information (the content of which is laid down by decree) to the future franchisee so that the latter can make a fully informed decision. Advisors from the French Franchise Federation and members of the Experts College offer free consultations at the exhibition. There are also numerous talks and workshops open to everyone and covering every aspect of franchising and business start-ups.

Rising attendance each year confirm Franchise Expo Paris as the leading event for the French and international franchise market. The event s growing success reflects that of a booming business sector. Export-focused and attracting international investors, it is the perfect financial springboard for breaking into international markets!

New in 2009

Friday, international franchise day!

Franchise Expo Paris is becoming increasingly international, with 14 per cent of visitors from outside France in 2008. To meet the needs of international investors, franchisors and master franchises, the international franchise day will be dedicated to them.

At the 2009 exhibition, there will be simultaneous interpreting into English at the Franchise Expo Paris opening ceremony and for a special programme of talks. The theme will be Franchising: forecasts and trends in France and globally (subject to change).

11.00 12.45
Opening ceremony and international talk with speakers who are members of the World Franchise Council:

  • Representative from the ABF
  • Brazil, Artur Grynbaum, new CEO of the World Franchise Council
  • Representative from Austrade
    Embassy of Australia, Karine Cupial
  • Guy Gras, Legal Advisor, Yves Rocher group, President of the FFF, a leading figure in the French franchise world.

2.00 2.45 pm Talk by a franchisee
3.00 3.45 pm Talk by a franchisee
4.00 4.45 pm - Entrepreneurs trail

Master Franchise School!

Each afternoon during the 4 days of the show, the Master Franchise School will offer 2 hours of free training in English. You will be given a presentation on Franchise Expo Paris to ensure you:

  • make the most of your visit and don t miss out on anything
  • meet the maximum number of franchisors
  • ask the right questions before embarking on a franchise venture.
  • The Master Franchise School is dedicated to
  • foreign franchisors wishing to find partners - master franchisees in France
  • International investors wishing to invest in French or international brand and become a master-franchisee in their own country.

The World Franchise Council Meeting in Paris! The annual summit of the World Franchise Council will bring together all the member associations of the WFC before and during the show.

Brazil will be the guest of honour in 2009. ABF, the Brazilian Franchise Association, is teaming up with Franchise Expo Paris to present a pavilion of brands seeking to export to France and elsewhere.

There will also be meetings with Brazilian investors.

The annual Franchise Business Award will be presented to an international franchisor. In 2009, it will focus on a Brazilian concept since Brazil will be guest of honour. This joint initiative by Franchise Expo Paris, the French Franchise Federation and Reed Expositions France, aims to encourage brands to develop beyond their borders.

New international pavilions. In 2009, in addition to the usual Spanish, Australian and Italian pavilions and the International Village, Franchise Expo Paris will feature a Danish Pavilion sponsored by the Danish franchise association and the Danish embassy in France.

Exhibition highlights

Personalised welcome and tailor-made exhibition visit for international delegations.

A special day dedicated to French Chambers of Commerce and Industry, with visits by delegations of retailers. The Franchise Academy which each day will provide free training to 40 prospective franchisees through a unique and original programme. A series of talks in French aimed at French entrepreneurs and Franchise professionals.

The HSBC international business club, a meeting place and business platform.

Franchise Expo Paris is a French Franchise Federation event, organised by Reed Expositions France.

Franchise Expo Paris from 13 to 16 March 2009

Venue: Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles - Hall 7.2

Opening times
Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March: 9.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Monday 16 March: 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.