Trade shows serve as exhibitions 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.
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 2021 and 2022. Each franchise trade show and franchise convention is listed by date.
Also, keep in mind that in-person conferences may have COVID-19 safety measures in place, including smaller numbers of attendees, mask requirements, or virtual options for attendance. Check the convention’s website before registering to verify their safety measures.
Find out which franchise expos you would like to make an appearance at in this comprehensive list!
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2021–2022 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!
|The Great American Franchise Expo Orlando||Oct 9–10, 2021||Orange County Convention Center / Orlando, Florida|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Houston||Oct 16–17, 2021||Stafford Center / Houston, Texas|
|The Franchise Show Boston||Oct 16–17, 2021||Royal Plaza Trade Center / Boston, Massachusetts|
|The Franchise Development & Leadership Conference||Oct 19–21, 2021||InterContinental Buckhead Hotel / Atlanta, Georgia|
|The Franchise Show Atlanta||Nov 5–6, 2021||Cobb Galleria / Atlanta, Georgia|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Dallas||Nov 6–7, 2021||Irving Convention Center / Dallas, Texas|
|The Franchise Show Raleigh||Nov 20–21, 2021||North Carolina State Fair Expo Center / Raleigh, North Carolina|
|The Franchise Show Dallas||Jan 21–22, 2022||Dallas Market Hall / Dallas, Texas|
|The Franchise Show New York-New Jersey||Jan 29–30, 2022||Meadowlands Expo Center / Secaucus, New Jersey|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Houston||Feb 19–20, 2022||Stafford Center / Houston, Texas|
|International Franchise Association Annual Convention||Feb 26–March 3, 2022||San Diego Convention Center / San Diego, California|
|Franchise Expo West||March 18–19, 2022||Phoenix Convention Center / Phoenix, Arizona|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Dallas||March 19–20, 2022||Irving Convention Center / Dallas, Texas|
|The Franchise Show Philadelphia||March 25–26, 2022||Pennsylvania Convention Center / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Orlando||March 26–27, 2022||Orange County Convention Center / Orlando, Florida|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Miami||April 9–10, 2022||Miami Airport Convention Center / Miami, Florida|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Tampa||April 23–24, 2022||Tampa Convention Center / Tampa, Florida|
|The Franchise Show Washington, D.C./Virginia||May 7–8, 2022||Dulles Expo Center / Chantilly, Virginia|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Atlanta||May 14–15, 2022||Cobb Galleria / Atlanta, Georgia|
|The Franchise Show Houston||May 21–22, 2022||NRG Center / Houston, Texas|
|The Franchise Show Orlando||June 4–5, 2022||Hyatt Regency Orlando / Orlando, Florida|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Charlotte||June 11–12, 2022||Charlotte Convention Center / Charlotte, North Carolina|
|The Franchise Marketing & Leadership Conference||June 20–23, 2022||InterContinental Buckhead Hotel / Atlanta, Georgia|
|Franchise Expo South||Sept 9–10, 2022||Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center / Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
|The Great American Franchise Expo New York-New Jersey||Sept 10–11, 2022||New Jersey Expo and Convention Center / Edison, New Jersey|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Washington, DC||Sept 17–18, 2022||Dulles Expo Center / Chantilly, Virginia|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Austin||Oct 1–2, 2022||Palmer Event Center / Austin, Texas|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Dallas||Oct 8–9, 2022||Fort Worth Convention Center / Fort Worth, Texas|
|The Great American Franchise Expo Houston||Nov 12–13, 2022||Lone Star Convention Center / Conroe, Texas|
2021–2022 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 Vancouver||Oct 16–17, 2021||Vancouver Convention Centre / Vancouver, British Columbia|
|The Franchise Expo London||Oct 23–24, 2021||RBC Place London / London, Ontario|
|The Franchise Expo Montréal||Nov 13–14, 2021||Palais des Congrès / Montréal, Québec|
|The Franchise Expo Calgary||Nov 20–21, 2021||TELUS Convention Center / Calgary, Alberta|
|The Franchise Expo Halifax||Jan 29–30, 2022||Halifax Convention Centre / Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|The Franchise Expo Winnipeg||March 5–6, 2022||RBC Convention Centre / Winnipeg, Manitoba|
|The Franchise Expo Ottawa||April 23–24, 2022||EY Centre / Ottawa, Ontario|
|The Franchise Expo Québec City||May 14–15, 2022||ExpoCité – Centre des foires / Québec City, Québec|
2021–2022 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.
|International Franchise Show London||Oct 1–2, 2021||London ExCeL / London, England|
|Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo Brisbane||Oct 8–9, 2021||Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre / Brisbane, Australia|
|International Franchise Show Seoul||Oct 14–16, 2021||COEX Convention Center / Seol, South Korea|
|Warsaw Franchise Expo||Oct 14–16, 2021||Palace of Culture and Science / Warsaw, Poland|
|Japan International Franchise Show||Oct 28–29, 2021||INTEX Osaka / Osaka, Japan|
|Franchise Expo 2021||Nov 4–6, 2021||Exhibition Center Frankfurt / Frankfurt, Germany|
|Seoul International Sourcing Fair||Nov 4–6, 2021||COEX Convention Center / Seol, South Korea|
|International Franchise Expo Shanghai||Nov 9–11, 2021||Shanghai New International Expo Centre / Shanghai, China|
|Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo Melbourne||Nov 26–27, 2021||Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre / Melbourne, Australia|
|Japan International Franchise Show||March 2–4, 2022||Tokyo Big Sight / Tokyo, Japan|
|Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo Sydney||March 25–26, 2022||ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour / Sydney, Australia|
Franchise Shows Help Your Business Grow
Franchise trade shows and expos are some of the best opportunities to elevate your business. Learn from the experts as well as other franchisees to discover best practices.
Franchise shows are the best place to learn about new technologies such as exciting advances in franchise management systems. Conventions also contain the time for networking, giving you a chance to forge strong connections that help you and your business.
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