Paris Porte de Versailles
Once a year
Paris - Paris Porte de Versailles
1 Place de la Porte de Versailles
Métro : Arrêt Porte de Versailles (ligne 12)
Tramway : Arrêt Porte de Versailles (T3a / T2)
Bus : n°80 et 39
FRANCHISE EXPO PARIS, THE INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE MARKETPLACE
FRANCHISE EXPO PARIS 2019: A DYNAMIC EDITION!
Franchise Expo Paris, which ended on Wednesday evening, confirmed its status as the world’s must-attend franchising model event. The show, organised by Reed Expositions and the Fédération française de la franchise from the 17th to 20th March, Porte de Versailles, attracted over 35,000 visitors and 572 exhibitors, thanks to the quality of its contact opportunities. Franchise Expo Paris also cemented its international focus, with 155 international exhibitors and around 3,000 international visitors, representing 101 different nationalities!
“Despite a challenging economic climate, the franchising model has proven its staying power.
Once again, the show’s aisles were packed this year, demonstrating that this business model has broad appeal! Franchising has a bright future ahead of it!” Sylvie Gaudy, Director of Franchise Expo Paris
35 000 visitors
100 workshops & conferences to help them create their business and become a franchisee with almost 8 000 attendees.
500 brands from 90 sectors of activity
155 international exhibiting brands, representing 27 nationalities outside of France, namely with pavilions from Italy, Malaysia, Canada, United Kingdom, the USA, Brazil, Russia, Lebanon…
23 members of the “Collège des Experts” from the FFF
30 institutional partners from the world of business start-ups, alternative finance and local government
WHO VISITED FRANCHISE EXPO PARIS 2019?
While Franchise Expo Paris has established itself as the largest franchising event in the world, it is also the largest event in France, with 48% of visitors coming from outside Paris. The top regions is Hauts-de-France, followed by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Grand Est and Pays de la Loire.
Over 2,800 international visitors (representing 101 different nationalities) made it to Franchise Expo Paris. National delegations from Belgium, Morocco, Switzerland, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Algerie, the USA and Senegal came also to the show.
Project innovators included 63.5% active employees or job seekers looking to change career, 30% sole traders or existing franchisees. 70% of visitors want to set up their own business as a franchise.
75% stated they are ready to launch their project within 1 year, and 32% within the next 6 months! Around 57% had less than €50,000 of investment capacity, while 15% (an increasing figure) had secured investment capacity of over €150,000.
Interesting facts: 28% of respondents plan to open an international franchise and over 6% of visitors were there to become a franchisor: these are the brands of the future!
RESTAURANTS, SERVICES AND FOOD SHOPS
The food & Beverage sector is still one of the most dynamic and attract almost 31% of visitors. The services (B2B and B2C services combined) too. Followed by food shops (30%), specialised outlets (26%), beauty, health and fitness (19%), home decor and household goods (15%)…