Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
Conseil Quebecois de la franchise

Conseil Quebecois de la franchise

January 15, 2010 09:59 ET

Canada's Largest All-Franchise Show Comes to Montreal January 23 & 24, 2010

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2010) - Many entrepreneurs dream of starting their own business and every year, thousands of Canadians consider franchising as a way to realize their dreams. For more than a decade, The Franchise Show has helped Canadians discover the many rewarding franchise opportunities available and will come to Montreal for the first time on January 23 & 24, 2010 at the Place Bonaventure (, North/Level 200, 800 De La Gauchetiere St. West.

As Canada's most trusted franchise-only tradeshow, The Franchise Show provides prospective franchisees with the unique opportunities to meet face-to-face with some of the most accomplished franchise systems, attend informational seminars and learn more about the franchise industry.

Co-produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) ( and the Conseil Quebecois de la franchise (, The Franchise Show exclusively features franchise systems, many of which are the biggest names in a variety of industries from retail to restaurants and senior care to children's services. As Canada's leading proponents of excellence in franchising, CFA and the CQF provide prospective franchisees with guidance and valuable up-to-date information on franchising in Canada through resources such as The Franchise Show. This tradeshow marks Montreal's first-ever all-franchise show.

"The Franchise Show is the best venue to discover which type of business matches your needs," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. "This tradeshow allows potential franchisees to do their due diligence and provides a place where they can meet with franchisors and ask questions to ensure their potential investment is a perfect match."

The Franchise Show is designed to assist prospective franchisees learn more about franchise opportunities and the franchise industry. Seminar attendees will obtain practical knowledge on what it takes to get started and be successful in franchising. Specialists in the franchise industry present free seminars throughout the weekend event.

Free information seminars on how to own and operate your own business are open to all attendees throughout the weekend. For individual consultation, the Ask the Experts booth gives serious investors and first-time attendees the opportunity to speak one-on-one with consultants, lawyers and accountants who specialize in franchising and to have their specific questions answered free of charge.

As the National Voice of Canadian Franchising, CFA provides guidance and valuable, up-to-date information through its many resources designed to help individuals learn about franchising as well as how to investigate a franchise before investing. Some of these resources include FranchiseCanada magazine, the Annual Franchise Directory, the CFA Information Kit, website (, its many educational events and tradeshows like The Franchise Show.

About The Franchise Show

Dates: Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Place Bonaventure, North/Level 200, 800 De La Gauchetiere St. West


Admission: One day pass - $10 Weekend pass - $15 (Tickets must be purchased at the door.)

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada's best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the National Voice for Canadian Franchising and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes ethical franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence. For more information, visit

About Conseil Quebecois de la franchise

Le Conseil quebecois de la franchise deploie toutes ses ressources et energies afin de promouvoir la franchise comme modele d'affaires.

Il offre son expertise aux franchiseurs et aux franchises afin qu'ils puissent ameliorer leurs competences et accorde aux futurs franchiseurs et franchises toute l'assistance necessaire a la mise en place de cette formule.

Le CQF est le porte-parole de l'industrie de la franchise aupres des gouvernements federal et provincial, des administrations municipales et des organismes publics et parapublics.

Contact Information

  • For media accreditation and more information, contact:
    Sacke & Associates
    Duane Brown
    Canadian Franchise Association
    Kenny Chan
    Assistant Manager, Communications
    800-665-4232 ext. 232
    Renseignements pour les journalistes francais:
    Conseil Quebecois de la franchise
    Pierre Garceau, President-directeur general
    (514) 340-6018 ou (514) 219-5652