Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
Conseil Quebecois de la franchise

Conseil Quebecois de la franchise

January 15, 2013 11:00 ET

The Franchise Show Comes to Montreal on January 19 & 20 During Franchise Entrepreneurship Week

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2013) - 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 return to Montreal during Franchise Entrepreneurship Week on January 19 & 20, 2013 at the Place Bonaventure (, North/Level 200, 800 De La Gauchetière 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 Québécois 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.

"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.

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.

About The Franchise Show

Dates: Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Place Bonaventure, North/Level 200, 800 De La Gauchetière St. West
Admission: One day pass - $10 Weekend pass - $15 (Tickets must be purchased at the door.)
The Franchise Show in Montreal Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor: BeaverTails
Gold Sponsor: Claude J. Pellan, Attorney
Silver Sponsors: Alepin Gauthier Avocats Inc., Pizza Pizza, Van Houtte Cafe
Aisle Sponsors: BeaverTails, Imagine Franchise Consultant
Official Signage Sponsor: Beyond Digital
Official French Media Sponsor: Le Journal de Montreal
CFA National Sponsors: CINTAS, Moneris Solutions

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

With over 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 Québécois de la franchise

Le Conseil québécois de la franchise déploie toutes ses ressources et énergies afin de promouvoir la franchise comme modèle d'affaires.

Il offre son expertise aux franchiseurs et aux franchisés afin qu'ils puissent améliorer leurs compétences et accorde aux futurs franchiseurs et franchisés toute l'assistance nécessaire à la mise en place de cette formule.

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

Contact Information

  • For media accreditation and more information, contact:
    Sacke & Associates
    John Sacke
    416-493-5723 ext. 201

    Canadian Franchise Association
    Kenny Chan
    Director, Communications
    800-665-4232 ext. 232

    Renseignements pour les journalistes francais
    et pour obtenir vos billets gratuits :
    Conseil Quebecois de la franchise
    Pierre Garceau, President-directeur general
    (514) 340-6018 ou (514) 219-5652