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November 2020

Exhibitions are back in NSW


The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo is delighted to announce that its March expo in Sydney has officially been given the green light from the NSW Government and NSW Health. 

Anyone dreaming of starting their own business may register now to visit the Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, on at ICC Sydney Darling Harbour from Friday 26th until Saturday 27th March 2021. The decision to confirm exhibitions is a welcome sign that Australia is open for business and that trade events will be the catalyst for growth in many different industries.

The annual economic impact of exhibitions at ICC Sydney is expected to deliver significant benefits to Sydney, NSW and the wider business events supply chain. In a typical year, exhibition attendees spend more than $340 million in the local economy. 

However, ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy said the benefits would go beyond financial impact. “It’s all about momentum,” “what these events will start to do is create a momentum of confidence, to really show that it’s safe to come to events, and safe to come to events at ICC Sydney.”

The NSW Department of Health has advised the venue can proceed with public exhibitions of any size under the current health order, subject to one person per four square metres of space. “Each event still has to submit their own COVID-safe plan in conjunction with our venue plan, but we’re very confident that we’ll be seeing a number of exhibitions running next year.” Says Donaghy. 

After a tough 2020, the Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo Exhibition Manager, Fiona Stacey, says this feels like a step in the right direction in Australia’s post-pandemic recovery. “It has been tough for every business to get through these times. However, we need to start planning for the rebuild and exploring new careers is going to be top of mind for many people.” She adds “the demand for franchise businesses is booming as people search to secure themselves a better future - one they can take control of.”

Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo opens at ICC Sydney on Friday 26 - Saturday 27 March 2021. Registration is now open at www.franchisingexpo.com.au. The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo is the place to start the research, ask the questions and compare the opportunities.

Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo
10am-5pm, Friday 26 March and Saturday 27 March 2021.
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW

Tickets are available online, with free entry for all children under 16. Register online today using the code B4S to receive your discounted tickets (normally $20) - Get Tickets

2021 Diary Dates:
Sydney: 26-27 March, ICC Sydney
Perth: 16 May, Crown Perth
Brisbane: 18-19 June, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne: 20-21 August, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Media Contact:
Sally Cross, Specialised Events
T 03 9999 5468
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