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The UK's leading Franchise Exhibition has gone virtual!

Discover how you can run your own business with the support of an established brand

The National Franchise Exhibition Virtual, Online 21 - 22 May 2021


Whether you have been considering running your own business for a while, have just started your research, or are seeking an alternative source of income post-redundancy - log in to the virtual National Franchise Exhibition to explore the lucrative world of franchising from the comfort of your own home. 


On Friday 21 & Saturday 22 May, attend this free online event to meet leading franchise brands from a variety of business sectors and investment levels. You'll also have access to specialist advice from industry experts and a packed programme of free presentations covering all aspects of franchising to help you make informed decisions about your next steps. 

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Franchise brands

Leading franchise brands

Log in to chat to representatives from a broad range of franchise brands. From food & beverage to care, supplementary education to retail - there is a franchise to suit all budgets and interests. Get to know the people behind the brands, get immediate answers to your questions and download information to help you identify the right franchise for you. 

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Presentations

Choose from 50+ free, live and on-demand presentations 

Don't miss your opportunity to tap into a wealth of knowledge from a varied mix of industry professionals. Whether you are looking to invest in a franchise, or are considering franchising an existing business, you can explore the world of franchising through a packed programme of presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions. 

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bfa Franchising Seminars

bfa Franchising Seminars

Get essential advice from a panel of industry experts including lawyers, financial experts, consultants and representatives from the British Franchise Association to help you kick-start your franchise journey.

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Professional Advisers

Professional Advisers

Free expert advice and consultancy is available from professionals who have extensive experience in the franchise industry, as well as those with backgrounds in finance and consultancy.

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Finance Clinic

Get one-to-one advice on your business plan at the Finance Clinic from the experts at Hitachi Capital Franchise Finance. Book an appointment and get free advice on raising finance.

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Franchising Your Business programme

Considering franchising your business? Chat to industry experts, enjoy a free consultation with a franchise consultant and watch a series of dedicated webinars to help you understand the model. 

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Resource Centre

Resource Centre

As well as the opportunity to chat in real-time to a wide range of franchise brands, you'll also have instant access to a wide range of resources which you can download to keep to help you take the next steps on your franchise journey. 

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On-demand Business Skills Workshops

On-demand Business Skills Workshops

Whether you are going it alone or investing in a franchise, running your own business requires a broad range of skills. Take advantage of this programme of free skills workshops available on-demand to fit around your schedule. 

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Virtual National Franchise Exhibition

The National Franchise Exhibition - Virtual Event 

Friday 21 May 2021 10am - 3pm
Saturday 22 May 2021 11am - 3pm 
Content available on-demand until 5pm Monday 24 May 2021

This is an online event, allowing you to chat with representatives from a wide range of franchise brands, listen to a packed programme of free presentations and get expert 1-to-1 advice from the comfort of your own home.

To access the event, please register for your free ticket. You will then be emailed access instructions closer to the event. 

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Virtual National Franchise Exhibition

The National Franchise Exhibition - Virtual - FAQs 

This is an online event, allowing you to chat with representatives from a wide range of franchise brands, listen to a packed programme of free presentations and get expert 1-to-1 advice from the comfort of your own home.

Live event: 

Friday 21 May 2021 10am - 3pm
Saturday 22 May 2021 11am - 3pm 
Content available on-demand until 5pm Monday 24 May 2021

Registration opens soon

 

How to access the event

Once the event is live, you will be able to log in using the email address and password you set at registration. 
Don't worry if you have forgotten your password, you can reset it instantly by clicking on the 'Forgot' password' link directly under the log in box. 


What device should I be using?


The event is best experienced using a computer or tablet. Most Apple and Android phones should be able to support the event, but the display is likely to be considerably smaller and therefore trickier to navigate.

If you are struggling to see parts of the screen, please check your screen zoom settings. You may need to zoom out to get the best event experience. Don't forget to run a 'Systems Check' before you login (button found under the login box) to ensure your device setting will allow you to experience everything the event has to offer. 

What internet browser should I use?

For the best experience, please use Google Chrome. You will experience issues if you try to use Internet Explorer. Please also do not access the platform from within a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

I can’t hear anything, what do I do?

This is usually an issue with your device – please check your speakers are working and that your volume settings are as you would expect. If this doesn’t help, please contact a technical advisor via the help desk or the technical support link at the bottom of the screen.

The videos aren’t appearing, what do I do?

Please check your system has allowed ‘pop-ups’. If this doesn’t help, please contact a technical advisor via the help desk or the technical support link at the bottom of the screen.

I have a blank screen, what do I do?

Please go to the event login page and click on System Check under the log in box to see if any issues are flagged.

How can I chat to exhibitors?

In the Exhibitor Hall you can do the following on each stand:

• Chat with us – this will allow you to chat with stand representatives. This is a public chat, so everyone on the stand, including other visitors, can see these messages.

• One-to-one chat – speak privately with a stand representative by clicking on the green speech icon next to their name (if this is grey it means they are offline).

• Video chat – an exhibitor may request to start a video call with you to gain a better understanding what you are looking for and to answer more in-depth questions. It is up to you whether or not you accept the call. 

Please note, the chat function is only available during the live event times. You can also click on any of the screens on an exhibitors stand to  find out more about each exhibitor and add resources to keep into your Event Bag

Where can I add/change my photo or other details?

Click on the cog icon in the top-right hand corner of the window, and select the ‘Edit Registration Info’ link.

Can I see talks that have already taken place?

Yes, all seminars are recorded and will be uploaded to watch on-demand within 24 hours. These will be available to view until Tuesday 6 October. 

Can I save things for later?

Yes, wherever you see the briefcase icon next to an item, you can save content directly to your Event Bag. This is pre-populated with an Event Guide and Business Franchise magazine. To remove something from your Event Bag, open using the blue icon at the bottom of the screen, check the box next to the specific item, and click ‘Remove Selected’ at the bottom of the window.

Will the content be available once the event has ended?

You can access resources for 3 days following the live dates. There will be no live chat function, but you can access recorded seminars and stand resources.

I still need help, where do I go? 

Please return to the Help Desk and start a live chat with an advisor or click on the technical support link at the bottom of your screen for immediate assistance. You can also email fulfilment@vmgl.com and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. 

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Book tickets to the bfa-accredited Franchise Exhibitions

The National Franchise Exhibition 2020   

Log in to the virtual National Franchise Exhibition on 21 & 22 May to chat to leading franchise brands, get expert advice and attend a packed programme of presentations - all from the comfort of your own home. 
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The personal data you provide will be used to register you for an event. By completing this registration form, you accept the Terms & Conditions for The Franchise Exhibitions. 

Alternatively, call the Franchise Hotline on +44(0)20 8394 5294 to speak to one of the team.

Lines open 10:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday. Tickets are free if booked in advance.

Dates for your Diary...  

National Franchise Exhibition October 2021

Registration opens soon