Starting the latter half of this weekend on Sunday morning, the Franchise Expo Paris is ongoing at the Porte de Versailles in France with today set as the last day of a four-day event featuring a diverse meet-greet-and discover atmosphere for franchise professionals from around the globe.
The leaders and representatives of 450+ franchise business concepts from within France and other international origins will meet alongside potential franchise partners and various industry professionals from a huge variety of sectors. The first of its kind in Europe, the expo has been running for over 30 years and continues to attract thousands of visitors annually.
Present to not only celebrate franchising but of course to focus on expanding businesses and to enter into new partnerships for development efforts, attendees each year represent more than 80 different countries. With the aim of furthering education and support for the franchise business model, the expo offers segments developed to help start-ups and incoming potential franchise professionals on their journey.
Three “villages” entitled Entrepreneurs Village, Experts Village, and Finance Village offer distinct areas where professionals can obtain detailed support in the various aspects of starting and managing franchise businesses. Talks also cover support for budding businesses outside of franchising and discussions in areas such as accountancy, law, and banking, to name a few, are offered.
In the Experts Village, the Fédération Française de la Franchise, the creator of the expo annually held every March, is presenting an Expert Board to offer advice without cost in both French and English in key areas, from insurance questions to marketing to legal issues. The Entrepreneurs Village provides a list of helpful tools to brainstorm and assist aspiring or longstanding businessmen and women.
Two expanding global brands founded in France, Groupe Casino, foremost ranked brand founded outside the U.S. landing in the #10 spot of this year’s Top 100 Global Franchises, and Carrefour, ranked a close second at #13 on the list, are also featured on the exhibitor list at the expo.
To find out more about the expo, please visit here.