The International Franchise Expo officially opened today, 17 May 2012, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. WSI Franchise was there and ready to meet the thousands of individuals looking for exciting business opportunities. On day one there was a nice buzz amongst all the attendees and exhibitors with a positive atmosphere surrounding the day.
Bizcommunity reported that this year saw the highest number of new franchise concepts exhibiting, including various international brands. There are a lot of new faces and brands at this year’s expo and we had a good time browsing through all the stands. The general consensus was that business opportunities in Africa were still strong despite economic uncertainties abroad.
IFE 2012 felt much bigger than previous years. Over 80 franchise and business opportunities are being showcased at this year’s exhibition ranging from white collar franchising such as WSI to business consulting, food industry and service related franchises. IFE 2012 is taking place from today until Saturday 19 May from 10h00 – 18h00 with an entrance fee of R50 at the door. WSI Franchise is at stand B10 where you can chat to our WSI Internet Consultants regarding what we do and what being a part of WSI is all about. Let us know what you think of IFE 2012 on Twitter by using the hastags #IFE2012 and #WSIFranchise in your tweets or follow the conversation on our Twitter wall.