If you are thinking about investing in a franchise, The Economist’s online Franchise Fair provides a unique opportunity to meet a variety of franchisers and consultants in real time. The fair is hosted by Economist Online Fairs and takes place on June 28th and 29th 2011. Admission is completely free, but space is limited so register in advance.
The Franchise Fair will feature over a dozen leading franchises and consultant firms that can offer free tips and advice to attendees, whether multi-franchisees or first-time investors. Exhibitors include Nationwide, Maid Brigade Valpak, Yogurtland and many more. For a full list of exhibitors, visit the registration site.
Fair attendees can join topical chat sessions, access testimonials and download resources. There will also be informational webinars hosted by franchise experts, where attendees can interact and ask questions, including:
- International Franchising: What to Look For When Purchasing a Franchise
- Why Buy a Franchise?
- Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company: An Opportunity for Entrepreneurs
The state-of-the-art online fair interface is modeled after a traditional tradeshow. Attendees can log in from their home or office computers and browse virtual exhibitor booths at their leisure. The fair will be open for a full 48 hours. There will also be several live sessions during this 48-hour period where exhibitors will be available to chat live.
Franchise Fair Live Sessions:
- June 28: 9:00 AM EST to 1:00 PM EST (1pm GMT to 5pm GMT)
- June 28: 4:00 PM EST to 8:00 PM EST (9pm GMT to 12am GMT)
- June 29: 12:00 PM EST to 4:00 PM EST (4pm GMT to 8pm GMT)
Questions or comments can be e-mailed to CustomerSupport-OnlineFairs@economist.com.