Trade show season is in full swing! Here are the top five reasons why you should attend a franchise trade show as part of your franchise search:

  1. Discover franchise opportunities that best match your needs

At a trade show, you’ll find representatives from franchise systems in a variety of different industries. Some of these industries include but are not limited to: restaurants, commercial services, health, mobile business, hair/nail salons and real estate. Trade shows make it easy to find an organization that relates to your interests and needs.

  1. Talk one-on-one with experts

Get the chance to talk to leading industry experts. Many trade shows include the opportunity to sit down with experienced franchisors, consultants, lawyers and financial experts to help answer all of your questions and provide advice about the franchising industry.

  1. Free informational seminars to help you learn about the industry

Seminars are a great part of trade shows because they are tailored for specific franchise topics to help give you more insight into the franchise industry. Some examples of seminar topics include how to choose the right franchise, the legal aspect of acquiring a franchise and customer service.

  1. Conduct your due diligence, ask your questions and ensure your potential investment is a perfect match

Deciding to invest in a franchise is a big commitment. In order to make sure you have all the information you need, it’s important to meet with the franchise and ask your questions. Trade shows make it easy to establish a connection with the franchise as well as plan follow up meetings to continue on your path to becoming a franchisee.

  1. Make invaluable business connections

Franchise trade shows give you the opportunity to meet with franchise system contacts face-to-face. Whether you want to join a pre-existing franchise system or are looking to franchise your own business, having connections in the industry is incredibly helpful.

Interested in visiting a franchise trade show? The Franchise Show exclusively showcases members of the Canadian Franchise Association, making it Canada’s most-trusted exhibition of franchise opportunities. For more information about upcoming shows, visit