The Franchise Show

Date: FEB 21st, 2008

Topic: Franchise News

February 21, 2008 - TORONTO – Many people dream of starting their own business and every year, thousands of Canadians consider franchising as a way to realize their entrepreneurial dreams. For over a decade, The Franchise Show has helped Canadians discover the many rewarding franchise opportunities that are available.

As Canada’s most trusted franchise-only tradeshow, The Franchise Show provides prospective franchisees with the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with some of the most accomplished franchise systems, attend informational seminars and learn more about the franchise industry. The Franchise Show runs this weekend, February 23 and 24, at the Toronto Congress Centre.

The Franchise Show is a bi-annual tradeshow produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). The show exclusively features franchise systems, several of which are the biggest names in a variety of industries from retail and restaurants to automotive repair and real estate. As the National Voice of Canadian Franchising, CFA provides potential franchisees with guidance and valuable, up-to-date information on ethical franchising in Canada through resources such as The Franchise Show.

“The Franchise Show is the best venue to discover which type of business matches your needs,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. “This tradeshow allows potential franchisees to do their due diligence and provides a place where they can meet with franchisors and ask questions to ensure that their potential investment is a perfect match.”

The Franchise Show is designed to assist prospective franchisees learn more about franchise opportunities and the franchise industry. Seminar attendees will obtain practical knowledge on what it takes to get started and be successful in franchising. Specialists in the franchise industry present free seminars throughout the weekend event. Seminars include “Learn from a Franchisor”, “Signing on the Dotted Line: Legal Issues” and “Is Franchising For You?”

Potential franchisees have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading experts in the franchise community through Ask the Experts. In addition, the CFA Resource Booth will be available to provide guidance to those hard-to-answer questions.

The Franchise Show

Dates: February 23 and 24, 2008

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road in Toronto, Ontario.

Admission: One day pass - $10 Weekend pass - $15

No advance ticket sales. Tickets must be purchased at the door.

About the Canadian Franchise Association

With more than 430 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada’s best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the National Voice for Canadian Franchising and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes ethical franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence.