February 10, 2020 The Print Authority

2020-2021 Franchise Trade Show Calendar

Trade shows serve as an exhibition for companies showcasing new products and services.

Usually, these trade shows cater to a specific industry and are not open to the public. Franchise expos often feature hundreds, or even thousands, of business owners with franchise opportunities.

Incidentally, franchise trade shows and conventions happen year-round in many locations all over the world.

In this article, you can get a glimpse of all trade shows happening in the United States, Canada, and internationally in 2020 and 2021. Each franchise trade show and franchise convention are listed alphabetically by city name.

Find out which franchise expos you would like to make an appearance at in this comprehensive list!

2020 United States Franchise Trade Shows and Conventions

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The United States has a wealth of franchise trade shows nationwide. Pack your bags and prepare for the following franchise conventions!

International Franchise Association (IFA)Feb 8-11Orlando World Center Marriott | Orlando, Florida
The Great American Franchise Expo DallasFeb 15-16Irving Convention Center| Dallas, Texas
The Franchise Show New York/New JerseyFeb 15-16New York/New Jersey Meadowlands Expo Center | Secaucus, New Jersey
Franchise Expo SouthFeb 20-22The Miami Beach Convention Center | Miami, Florida
IFA’s 61st Annual ConventionFeb 21-24Mandalay Bay Convention Center | Las Vegas, Nevada
The Great American Franchise Expo HoustonFeb 22-23Stafford Centre | Houston, Texas
The Franchise Show AustinFeb 29-Mar 1Austin Convention Center | Austin, Texas
The Franchise Investment ConferenceMar 9-11Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel | Plano, Texas
The Great American Franchise Expo TampaMar 14-15Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, Florida
Franchise Expo NashvilleMar 20-21Music City Center | Nashville, Tennessee
The Franchise Show ChicagoMar 28-29Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont, Illinois
The Franchise Show PhiladelphiaApr 4-5Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Multi-Unit Franchising ConferenceApr 14-17Caesars Forum | Las Vegas, Nevada
The Great American Franchise Expo OrlandoApr 18-19Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, Florida
The Franchise Show SeattleApr 25-26Greater Tacoma Convention Center| Tacoma, Washington
IFA Legal SymposiumMay 3-5Grand Hyatt | Washington, DC
36th Annual IBA/IFA Joint ConferenceMay 5-6Grand Hyatt | Washington, DC
The Great American Franchise Expo AtlantaMay 6-7Cobb Galleria | Atlanta, Georgia
The Franchise Show Washington DC/VirginiaMay 16-17Dulles Expo Center | Chantilly, Virginia
International Franchise ExpoMay 28-30The Javits Center | New York, New York
The Franchise Show OrlandoJun 6-7Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, Florida
Franchise Expo WestSep 10-12Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, Arizona
The Franchise Show San FranciscoSep 18-19Alameda County Fairgrounds | Pleasanton, California
The Great American Franchise Expo San AntonioSep 19-20Henry B. González Convention Center | San Antonio, Texas
Franchise Expo HoustonOct 2-3George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas
The Great American Franchise Expo MiamiOct 3-4Miami Airport Convention Center | Miami, Florida
The Franchise Show TampaOct 9-10Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, Florida
The Franchise Show BostonOct 23-24Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center | Marlborough, Massachusetts
The Franchise Show DallasNov 6-7Dallas Market Hall | Dallas, Texas
The Franchise Show AtlantaNov 13-14Cobb Galleria | Atlanta, Georgia

2020 Canada Franchise Trade Shows and Franchising Conventions

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Take a trip across the border and network with franchisees in the American and Canadian markets at these upcoming franchise expos.

The Franchise Expo HalifaxFeb 8–9Halifax Convention Center | Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Franchise Expo WinnipegMar 7-8RBC Convention Centre | Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Franchise Expo LondonMar 28-29RBC Place London | London, Ontario
The Franchise Expo VancouverApr 4-5Vancouver Convention Centre | Vancouver, British Columbia
The Franchise Expo MontrealApr 25-26Palais des Congrès | Montreal, Quebec
The Franchise Expo TorontoSep 12-13The International Centre | Toronto, Ontario
The Franchise Expo QuebecSep 19-20ExpoCité, Centre de Foires | Quebec City, Quebec
The Franchise Expo EdmontonSep 26-27Edmonton Expo Center | Edmonton, Alberta
The Franchise Expo OttawaOct 24-25EY Centre | Ottawa, Ontario
The Franchise Expo CalgaryNov 14-15TELUS Convention Centre | Calgary, Alberta

2020 International Franchise Trade Shows and Franchising Conventions

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Take your endeavors abroad to a new market and an even larger audience at an international trade show.


The 3rd Azerbaijan International Franchise ForumMar 4-5Boulevard Hotel Baku | Baku, Azerbaijan
Japan International Franchise ShowMar 4-6Makuhari Messe Event Hall | Chiba, Japan
Feria Internacional de FranquiciasMar 5-7World Trade Center Mexico City| Mexico City, Mexico
Franchising & Business Opportunities ExpoMar 20-21ICC Sydney Darling Harbour | Sydney, Australia
Franchise Asia PhilippinesMar 25-29SMX Convention Center | Manilla, Philippines
Seoul International Sourcing FairApr 2-4COEX Convention Center | Seoul, South Korea
International Franchise ShowApr 3-4ExCel London | London, England
Franchising & Business Opportunities ExpoMay 3Crown Perth | Perth, Australia
Franchising & Business Opportunities ExpoJun 19-20Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | Brisbane, Australia
SAITEX AfricaJun 21-23Gallagher Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa
Franchising & Business Opportunities ExpoAug 21-22Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre | Melbourne, Australia

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