The National Franchise Exhibition 2011, organised by Venture Marketing Group, will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, on Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1 2011. The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm on Friday, and from 10am – 4pm on Saturday.

The exhibition, with over 150 businesses on show, is the largest franchise exhibition in the UK, supported by the British Franchise Association (bfa).

Throughout the two days, visitors will be able to attend the extensive list of conferences, seminars, panels and clincs that are on offer. These range from where to starting through to existing franchisees talking about their experience owning a franchise business. Visitors can also speak with High Street banks and financial institutions on how to secure funding for buying a franchise opportunity.

There is also the opportunity for prospective franchisors (people looking to franchise their own business) to attend seminars on the benefits of expanding their business as a franchised operation.

If you are looking to be your own boss, or uncertain where to turn after redundancy, download your free tickets and come along to the NEC on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October.