DURBAN - The upcoming International Franchise Expo (IFE 2019) hosted by Ithala is coming to Durban on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th March 2019 at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
"In our volatile world, franchising is the one business method that continues to grow at an exponential rate - offering people from all walks of life an alternative to employment and a chance for independent self-employment. Contributing a steady 15,7 percent to the country’s GDP, the franchising sector is found in a myriad of business categories making it a vital economic force and one of the dominant organisational forms of our time," said Martha Mashele, IFE’s Expo Manager.
The Franchise Expo, under the auspices of FASA (Franchising Association of Southern Africa) reflects the mood of entrepreneurship that is being encouraged by both government and the private sector.
According to Mashele, the franchise sector in South Africa contributes more to GDP than many other sectors including manufacturing and agriculture and within the context of small business development, has an extremely important role to play, not only in skills transfer and job creation but in affording ordinary people the opportunity to become successful
The Franchise Expo is your one-stop shop – from purchasing FASA’s franchise manual that gives you the background to what franchising is all about, to the talks by experts who will advise you on everything from funding to the legalities of franchising.