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International Franchise Show Changes Dates in Response to COVID-19

International Franchise Show Changes Dates in Response to COVID-19


10th March, 2020 

Bristol, UK: Organisers of the International Franchise Show, London 2020 have taken the decision to postpone the show due to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the UK and the fluidity of advice from the British government.

The show, which was due to take place on 3rd and 4th April 2020 has now been moved to 4th and 5th of September 2020 at Excel, London when visitor numbers will return to expected levels.

Christian Yandell, Managing Director of the show said, “This is a not a decision we have taken lightly. In consultation with our exhibitors, venue management at Excel and potential visitors we have come to the conclusion that the show will be better moved to September to give government and health authorities ample time to assess the virus and its implications. 

“Health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and our own staff is of paramount importance and we have taken this step to ensure that no one under our care is put at risk, no matter how small. We have listened to our franchising community and feel that there is no other course of action at this point.

“We are delighted that our partners at Excel value the event and have secured premium September dates for us in 2020,” he continued. “We feel that the show will be even more important later in the year to help create new business opportunities and mitigate current financial issues. We will continue to communicate with exhibitors and attendees to ensure that the show in September is a huge success. We are making this announcement today to give Speakers, Exhibitors and Visitors as much notice as possible and to make plans accordingly.”

The 2020 show in September in Excel, London promises to be the biggest franchise show in the UK to date with over 200 exhibitors, over 50 free seminars and over 10000 people in attendance. The show is a one stop shop for anyone who wants to buy or sell a franchise or set up their own franchising business.  


The International Franchise Show is the UK's leading exhibition for the most exciting franchise opportunities from around the world. Held at ExCeL, London, thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners will get access to over 200 exhibitors, 50 seminars, 1-2-1 personal advice, interactive features, expert guidance and more.