For a head start into the world of Franchising

For those looking to buy a franchise, the Irish Franchise Exhibition is a must attend. Coming with an excellent range of franchising options from the UK and overseas, this exhibition to be held at the Main Hall, Royal Dublin Society (RDS), 21-22 November 2008 will tell you all that you needed to know about franchising and selecting the right franchisor.

With leading franchisors from the field of food, entertainment, health and fitness, cleaning companies etc, a lot of opportunities and options will be presented before you. Leading companies like BB Coffee & Muffins, Cartridge World, Cash Generator, Energie Fitness, PHQ, Lasertech, and more are expected to attend this exhibition.

Featuring the Franchisee Forum, you now have an opportunity to ask the franchisors themselves about the pros and cons of leading their franchisees, which will be followed by a networking session where you can expand your contacts and network.

Speakers at this prestigious event include Alan Gleeson, Managing Director of Palo Alto Software, talking about the new found importance of business plans, followed by a presentation by one of the founders of the successful café Bar Deli talking about the benefits of franchising and other speakers include the CEO of Fluid Rock, Ruth Macpartlin, Peter Lawless who is the director of 3R Sales and Marketing.

Saturday will see speakers like Orna Stokes, Senior manager at Ulster Bank talking about the funding options for a franchise, Managing Director of Select Digital Print, Tara Wilson and Tara Dalrymlpe, the founder and Managing Director of Eventznet who is going to talk about expanding your customer base. Tony Fitzpatrick of Emerson French Consulting will conclude the event, providing valuable advice on franchisee contracts.