In November: Franchising Exhibition in China
The international franchise exhibition, "Franchising China", has been held regularly since 1998. This year, it is taking place in Shanghai (8th & 9th November), Guangzhou (12th & 13th November) and Peking (15th & 16th November). According to the organizers, Global Source, the event is expected to attract around 24,000 visitors. Well-known franchise systems will be exhibiting including KFC and the sandwich chain Subway and all sectors will be represented such as retailing, restaurants, education, training, services and the building branch.
Information provided by the organizers reveals that the exhibition provides foreign franchise brands with an excellent opportunity to find business partners in China. A new franchise law and the general economic growth in the country both mean that the franchise economy is expanding in China. "Franchising China" is being supported by the International Franchise Association (IFA), the Franchising and Licensing Association of Singapore (FLA) and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade). More information about "Franchising China" can be found at http://franchise.ceconline.com/HOME_EN.HTM.