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!
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2020 United States Franchise Trade Shows and Conventions
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 8-11||Orlando World Center Marriott | Orlando, Florida|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Dallas||Feb 15-16||Irving Convention Center| Dallas, Texas|
|The Franchise Show New York/New Jersey||Feb 15-16||New York/New Jersey Meadowlands Expo Center | Secaucus, New Jersey|
|Franchise Expo South||Feb 20-22||The Miami Beach Convention Center | Miami, Florida|
|IFA’s 61st Annual Convention||Feb 21-24||Mandalay Bay Convention Center | Las Vegas, Nevada|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Houston||Feb 22-23||Stafford Centre | Houston, Texas|
|The Franchise Show Austin||Feb 29-Mar 1||Austin Convention Center | Austin, Texas|
|The Franchise Investment Conference||Mar 9-11||Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel | Plano, Texas|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Tampa||Mar 14-15||Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, Florida|
|Franchise Expo Nashville||Mar 20-21||Music City Center | Nashville, Tennessee|
|The Franchise Show Chicago||Mar 28-29||Donald E. Stephens Convention Center | Rosemont, Illinois|
|The Franchise Show Philadelphia||Apr 4-5||Pennsylvania Convention Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Multi-Unit Franchising Conference||Apr 14-17||Caesars Forum | Las Vegas, Nevada|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Orlando||Apr 18-19||Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, Florida|
|The Franchise Show Seattle||Apr 25-26||Greater Tacoma Convention Center| Tacoma, Washington|
|IFA Legal Symposium||May 3-5||Grand Hyatt | Washington, DC|
|36th Annual IBA/IFA Joint Conference||May 5-6||Grand Hyatt | Washington, DC|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Atlanta||May 6-7||Cobb Galleria | Atlanta, Georgia|
|The Franchise Show Washington DC/Virginia||May 16-17||Dulles Expo Center | Chantilly, Virginia|
|International Franchise Expo||May 28-30||The Javits Center | New York, New York|
|The Franchise Show Orlando||Jun 6-7||Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, Florida|
|Franchise Expo West||Sep 10-12||Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, Arizona|
|The Franchise Show San Francisco||Sep 18-19||Alameda County Fairgrounds | Pleasanton, California|
|The Great American Franchise Expo San Antonio||Sep 19-20||Henry B. González Convention Center | San Antonio, Texas|
|Franchise Expo Houston||Oct 2-3||George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, Texas|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Miami||Oct 3-4||Miami Airport Convention Center | Miami, Florida|
|The Franchise Show Tampa||Oct 9-10||Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, Florida|
|The Franchise Show Boston||Oct 23-24||Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center | Marlborough, Massachusetts|
|The Franchise Show Dallas||Nov 6-7||Dallas Market Hall | Dallas, Texas|
|The Franchise Show Atlanta||Nov 13-14||Cobb Galleria | Atlanta, Georgia|
2020 Canada Franchise Trade Shows and Franchising Conventions
Take a trip across the border and network with franchisees in the American and Canadian markets at these upcoming franchise expos.
|The Franchise Expo Halifax||Feb 8–9||Halifax Convention Center | Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|The Franchise Expo Winnipeg||Mar 7-8||RBC Convention Centre | Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|The Franchise Expo London||Mar 28-29||RBC Place London | London, Ontario|
|The Franchise Expo Vancouver||Apr 4-5||Vancouver Convention Centre | Vancouver, British Columbia|
|The Franchise Expo Montreal||Apr 25-26||Palais des Congrès | Montreal, Quebec|
|The Franchise Expo Toronto||Sep 12-13||The International Centre | Toronto, Ontario|
|The Franchise Expo Quebec||Sep 19-20||ExpoCité, Centre de Foires | Quebec City, Quebec|
|The Franchise Expo Edmonton||Sep 26-27||Edmonton Expo Center | Edmonton, Alberta|
|The Franchise Expo Ottawa||Oct 24-25||EY Centre | Ottawa, Ontario|
|The Franchise Expo Calgary||Nov 14-15||TELUS Convention Centre | Calgary, Alberta|
2020 International Franchise Trade Shows and Franchising Conventions
Take your endeavors abroad to a new market and an even larger audience at an international trade show.
|The 3rd Azerbaijan International Franchise Forum||Mar 4-5||Boulevard Hotel Baku | Baku, Azerbaijan|
|Japan International Franchise Show||Mar 4-6||Makuhari Messe Event Hall | Chiba, Japan|
|Feria Internacional de Franquicias||Mar 5-7||World Trade Center Mexico City| Mexico City, Mexico|
|Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo||Mar 20-21||ICC Sydney Darling Harbour | Sydney, Australia|
|Franchise Asia Philippines||Mar 25-29||SMX Convention Center | Manilla, Philippines|
|Seoul International Sourcing Fair||Apr 2-4||COEX Convention Center | Seoul, South Korea|
|International Franchise Show||Apr 3-4||ExCel London | London, England|
|Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo||May 3||Crown Perth | Perth, Australia|
|Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo||Jun 19-20||Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | Brisbane, Australia|
|SAITEX Africa||Jun 21-23||Gallagher Convention Centre | Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo||Aug 21-22||Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre | Melbourne, Australia|
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