07. - 09. November 2024 | The largest franchise trade fair in German-speaking countries

The FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY is a prestigious trade fair that has established itself as the central hub for franchising in Germany. Since its inception in 2018, the event has taken place annually in November at the Frankfurt am Main fairgrounds, serving as a showcase for a multitude of franchise opportunities from around the world. It is organized by MFV Expositions, a company experienced in organizing leading franchise fairs, in collaboration with the German Franchise Association (Deutscher Franchiseverband e.V.)..

The concept of "franchising" originally comes from the United States and has since spread globally. However, the term itself is derived from old French. The word "franchise" means "freedom" or "privilege." In medieval times, it referred to a privilege or right granted by a monarch or local authority to exclusively engage in certain commercial activities, such as holding markets or trade routes.

Over time, "franchising" evolved into a business model that retains this basic idea - the granting of rights or privileges - but within a modern commercial context. In today's economic understanding, franchising refers to an agreement or relationship between two parties, the franchisor and the franchisee. The franchisor grants the franchisee the right to operate a business or sell products or services under its established brand name and operating model.

The core focus of FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY is to connect entrepreneurs and those interested in business with franchise systems from various sectors, ranging from established brands to emerging newcomers. Altogether, around 120 exhibitors present approximately 140 different brands, making the fair the largest of its kind in the German-speaking area.

A distinctive feature of the expo is its comprehensive range of educational opportunities and resources for participants. This includes expert presentations from industry specialists, offering both fundamental and advanced insights into various aspects of franchising. The "Master Class" sessions are a particular highlight, providing in-depth, practical knowledge.

Furthermore, the expo offers a unique "Industry Corner," where participants can learn about specific market segments and network with experts from these industries. This encourages interactive dialogue and provides more profound insights into particular franchise niches.

The array of products and services presented at the fair encompasses various business models, investment opportunities, and consulting services, appealing to both franchisors and franchisees. Participants have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the franchise industry, from low-cost franchise options to high-level investments.

Moreover, FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY stands out for its unique atmosphere, fostering a productive environment for networking, learning, and business development. It offers participants not only the chance to explore countless franchise systems but also the opportunity to forge new business partnerships and gain exclusive insights into successful franchise concepts.

In its role as a bridge between franchise companies and potential franchisees, the fair strengthens entrepreneurship in Germany and beyond, contributing to the dynamism and growth of the franchise sector. It remains an indispensable event for anyone interested in the diverse opportunities of franchising or looking to build their own business.

The FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY will take place on 3 days from Thursday, 07. November to Saturday, 09. November 2024 in Frankfurt.

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07.11.2024 - 09.11.2024*
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04:25 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messe Frankfurt,
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany


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MFV expositions LLC
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Past editions:
  • 09. - 11. November 2023
    Frankfurt am Main
  • 10. - 12. November 2022
    Frankfurt am Main
  • 04. - 06. November 2021
    Frankfurt am Main
  • 05. - 15. November 2020
  • 14. - 16. November 2019
    Frankfurt am Main
    • 120 exhibitors
    • 3000 visitors

Fair location:

Messe Frankfurt,
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany


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Product groups: franchise consultants, franchise systems, franchising, lecture programs, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY taking place?
The FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY fair takes place in Frankfurt, at the Messe Frankfurt.

When is the FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY taking place?
Visit the FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY from 07. - 09. November 2024.

How often does the FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY take place?
The FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY?
The FRANCHISE EXPO GERMANY is an exhibition for Franchising, Contact Forums and Management Consulting.