January 2009: Franchise Exhibition in Miami
Franchise Expo South, the franchise exhibition held in Miami, is one of the most rapidly expanding franchise fairs in the USA as far as the number of exhibitors and visitors are concerned. This year, the fair attracted just under 9,000 visitors and around 300 exhibitors.
Large franchise chains from the USA and from abroad have already registered to take part in next year’s event including well-known names such as Subway, 7-Eleven, Cartridge World, Glamour Secrets and the Poolwerx Corporation.
With 39 different countries taking part in the 2008 event, this exhibition also puts much emphasis on international development especially development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Guest country last year was Spain, which proved to be a great success, and next year both Spain and Mexico have been invited to be the guest countries.
According to the information provided, 75% of the visitors to the event are potential franchisees and 13% potential franchisors. 46% of the visitors said that they intended to invest at least $100,000 in a franchise and 7% more than $1,000,000. The next Franchise Expo South is being held at the Miami Beach Convention Center from 9th to 11th January 2009. (kbp)