Franchise Expo West Set for April 12-13 in Los Angeles

Franchise Expo West Set for April 12-13 in Los Angeles

Trade Show Will Feature Educational Presentations and 200-Plus Exhibitors

MFV Expositions and Comexposium, known for bringing together entrepreneurs and franchise brands, will present Franchise Expo West from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT April 12-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Expo will feature more than 200 exhibitors and 25-plus educational presentations. Over 3,000 aspiring business owners are expected to visit and look into franchise ownership opportunities.  

The array of exhibitors will range from first-time brands such as Bosch Automotive, Funbox and EggBred, along with longtime exhibitors like PuroClean, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants and Fantastic Sams Hair Salons. Well-known brands such as The Learning Experience, Mathnasium Learning Centers, Rosati’s Pizza and World Gym will be represented, too. 

Martin Joksimovic, president of MFV Expositions, said Franchise Expo West allows his company to “play the role of matchmaker” in connecting franchisee candidates with franchise brands. “Franchise Expo West is the perfect opportunity to experience the kind of face-to-face meetings that pave the way for entrepreneurs when it comes to establishing a future that includes more freedom and flexibility,” Joksimovic said in a news release.

On Tap at Franchise Expo West

Among the speakers will be Emiliano Jöcker, senior consultant with iFranchise Group; John Hayes, the Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University; and representatives from the International Franchise Association’s Women’s Franchise Committee. Franchise Expo West enjoys support from the IFA, which is a presenting sponsor, as well as VetFran and the Hispanic Latino Franchise Leadership Council.

The Franchise Expo West opportunities include the following:  

  • Morning Masterminds and Mimosas, in which exhibiting franchisors can participate in a discussion to hear about new ideas and insights on topics such as marketing, finance, legal, business development and more. This event is scheduled before the exhibit hall opening on April 12.
  • Emerging Pavilion, which is dedicated to emerging franchisors, brands with 10 or fewer units.
  • Business Resource Center, which is a section of the expo floor that is reserved for business suppliers and vendors that cater exclusively to franchises.
  • West Unplugged, live podcast interviews conducted by Social Geek Radio from the trade show floor.
  • More than 25 insightful workshops and panel discussions. There will be themed sessions on Franchising Your Business and the A to Z’s of Buying a Franchise. These wide-ranging sessions aim to help franchisors and entrepreneurs learn more about exploring franchises, sales, marketing, resources and more.

Going to Franchise Expo West 

Entrepreneurs and franchisors – whether seeking to be sponsors or to exhibit at MFV Franchise Expo West — can find details at This fall, MFV Expos has added a fourth show to its schedule this year – Austin, Texas, on Nov. 15-16. Other expos are scheduled May 30-June 1 in New York City and Sept. 6-7 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  

MFV Expositions is the world’s largest producer of franchise expositions, with each show featuring franchise concepts from diverse industries. Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organizers across a huge swath of industries. 

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