MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneurs, start your engines! For the first time this year, the seventh annual Franchise Expo South will present the latest opportunities from a growing number of mobile franchise businesses, along with hundreds of industry-leading franchise concepts. From Jan. 11-13, 2013, thousands of prospective franchisees are invited from across South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean to gather at the Miami Beach Convention Center and meet franchisors face-to-face to discuss new franchised business opportunities while examining the latest issues affecting the franchising industry.
"As one of the largest franchise shows in the country, Franchise Expo South offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn about which types of franchise businesses match their needs," said Tom Portesy, president of MFV Expositions, producers of Franchise Expo South. "The tradeshow floor will feature hundreds of the top brands, from food to retail concepts, including Burger 21, McAlister's Deli, Kiddie Academy, Sign-A-Rama, Cinnabon, EmbroidMe, and Wireless Zone, among others. During the expo, attendees can research potential franchise businesses, talk one-on-one with brand representatives and learn exactly what it takes to get into the franchise industry."
Through its exclusive partnership with MobileFoodNews.com, the leading site for news, resources, information and insight into the mobile food industry, Franchise Expo South will also showcase the first ever "GoMobile Pavilion," which will highlight dozens of franchise concepts that have literally taken their businesses to the streets. Several sessions will also be held to educate attendees and current franchisors on the benefits of mobile franchising and what it takes to go mobile with an existing business.
"The growth of mobile franchising is a long-term trend across all industries," said Gary Koppelman, CEO of MobileFoodNews.com. "Besides a relatively low initial investment, mobile franchises offer owners flexible hours, decreased labor costs and the ability to build strong customer relationships, which can create an overall happier franchise experience."
Sponsored by the International Franchise Association, Franchise Expo South will also feature over 50 educational seminars and conferences, several of which have been approved for Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) accreditation. These sessions, which are open to the public, will discuss the latest issues affecting the industry and further define the impact that franchising has on both new and existing businesses. For more information about attending Franchise Expo South, please visit www.franchiseexposouth.com.
About MFV Expositions:
MFV produces the leading franchise events worldwide. These global events consistently bring together franchise concepts, at all investment levels, with the most qualified visitors seeking to own their own business. For access to online franchise opportunities, MFV also offers web-based resources, lead management tools and solutions for generating sales. For more information about MFV Expositions, visit www.mfvexpo.com or call 201-226-1130.
SOURCE Franchise Expo South