Guy Le Ray-CookFranchise Executive Kauai
The Franchise Business Festival this year was a chance for us to reconnect with industry players as well as meet potential franchisees. As a Cape Town based brand it is easy to loose contact with the industry as so much networking goes on in Gauteng. We were surprised by the interest we had and it was apparent that a large percentage of the people visiting our stand were keen to buy a franchise, we are close to awarding at least two franchises from the show. For Kauai to pick up the brand builder of the year award and to be one of three finalists for the franchisor of the year award was a real surprise and made being part of the festival that much more enjoyable.
Robbie CapazarioBusiness Development Manager OBC Group
To be perfectly honest, I was a little sceptical at first regarding the Franchise Business Festival’s new name, format and location but I was pleasantly surprised. Visitor numbers could have been a bit higher but at a festival of this nature, it’s definitely a case of quality over quantity. Those individuals who interacted with us know exactly what they wanted, quite unlike the Sandton Convention Centre experience where we came across far too many ‘tyre kickers’. During the last three weeks, since the conclusion of the FBF we finalised three franchise agreements all resulting from contacts made at the FBF. We’ll definitely be back next year!”