Following its successful launch last year, Franchise Opportunities Live 2013, the unique franchise event, will take place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow on 6 and 7 September 2013

Visitors are able to pre-book meetings with franchisors through the innovative booking system. This enables visitors, as well as the franchisors, to make the most of their day by arranging to speak in detail with the businesses that most appeal to them and fit their criteria.

Franchise Opportunities Live is ideal for those who are looking seriously at a future as a franchisee, giving them the chance to discuss opportunities available to them in a comfortable atmosphere.

The format proved popular with the many visitors last year. Hinky Tsang, a director of an IT services company in Hong Kong, was typical of many visitors last year when he said: “This format and place create a mood that makes it comfortable for the exhibitor and visitor to have serious longer conversations. There is a very co-operative attitude and not a hard-sell.”

Franchises available at Franchise Opportunities Live this year span sectors including property, food and drink, finance, home care, travel sectors and many others. Some of the companies taking part include: Caremark, Driver Hire, Guinot, La Pataterie, Minuteman Press, McDonald’s, Nature’s Purest, Revive!, Servicemaster, The Zip Yard and many others.

As well as meeting with franchise businesses, visitors can extend their research by attending a range of seminars throughout both days hosted by successful franchise businesses and the British Franchise Association (bfa). The programme covers topics such as how to choose the right franchise as well as important legal and financial advice. There will also be the bfa Franchising Panel Seminars on buying a franchise.

Speaking at some of the franchise talks will be experts from Caremark, The Best Of, Platinum Property Partners and Franchise Finance.

For those with a bigger budget, the High Investment Franchise Panel taking place throughout both days will include headline sponsors Platinum Property Partners as well as Sign a Rama, Mail Boxes Etc and Papa John’s.

Franchise Finance will facilitate the Finance Clinic, a designated space which allows visitors to find solutions to their financial queries in private. Real Franchise Stories is a chance each day to hear first hand personal experiences from existing franchisees about how they achieved their success. The Franchise Hub will once again be available for networking opportunities.

Adrian Goodsell, Franchise Exhibitions Manager at Venture Marketing Group, the organisers, comments: “This targeted event is of real benefit for those seriously considering a career in franchising – the proof was in last year’s success. We are hoping to repeat the success again this year, and we have really made sure that both days run as efficiently as possible to make this memorable and worthwhile for everyone involved.”

The bfa supports the event, which means all the franchise businesses have met the bfa’s code of ethics, and so visitors can have full confidence in all the businesses taking part at Franchise Opportunities Live.

Franchise Opportunities Live takes place 6 and 7 September at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow. For further information please call +44 (0)20 8394 5100 or email[email protected]