The Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo

The Business Opportunities & Franchise Expo
– Encouraging entrepreneurs, launching businesses and nurturing business growth

Come to the Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo and be inspired to take that one small step that will become a giant stride in your quest for business ownership, leadership and success.

The expo is organised by Thebe Exhibitions and Projects, and together with Partner and Platinum sponsor, Eskom and Silver sponsor, Standard Bank, the Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo introduces entrepreneurs and investors who are looking to grow, diversify or enter into business ownership, to the many business and franchise opportunities available in the market.

Secure BEE Suppliers

Do you have BEE procurement targets to meet? Visit the Eskom Development Foundation’s SME exhibitors to meet dynamic, motivated business owners who are pre-qualified BEE providers. This year’s exhibitors have a particular focus on the trade, manufacturing and agri-business sectors.

Standard Bank Biz Connect Zone

Connect with high profile business leaders in this unique and valuable opportunity to broaden your knowledge and insight, as they share their experience, knowledge and business acumen with you.

Buzz Zone Workshops

Keynote speakers and business thought leaders give your business (and confidence) a boost with cutting edge insights into trends and lessons on topics that will empower you for success, at these workshops.


Exhibitors at the expo will present opportunities from a broad and diverse spectrum of countries, from South Africa and Namibia to France, Italy, the USA, Spain, Australia and even Latvia and Mauritius.

Exhibitors who will be participating, reveals a cross-section of business opportunities in the food and hospitality, skincare, health, beauty, manufacturing, security and cleaning sectors. There are many more choices besides, including businesses in the financial services, consulting, child and youth education fields, agri-business and IT fields.

BOFE will reveal a world of opportunities for entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors as well as successful business owners who are looking to expand or diversify their portfolios. The expo is more than just a showcase of opportunities. It’s a highly supportive event that includes free workshops with step-by-step guidance on precisely how to get started and grow in business. It’s also a networking-oriented event where people go to share, exchange and to glean information, ideas and knowledge from other highly motivated participants.

The Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo runs from Thursday, 13 September to Sunday, 16 September 2012, from 09:00 to 17:00 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Northriding, Johannesburg.

For more information on attending, exhibiting, opportunities and workshops, visit

Entry fee is R40, or pre-register for complimentary access on

Heinrich van den Worm

Head of Social and Media Strategist @AVATAR_ZA | Went barefoot for a year for charity | Not a guru | Compadre

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