MAY 7-8, 2021

Franchise Expo Nashville 

Why Exhibit?

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Why Exhibit?

Exhibiting at Franchise Expo Nashville

Exhibiting at Franchise Expo Nashville

Franchise Expo Nashville will connect existing franchisors and industry suppliers with new franchisee and master licensee prospects. 

Why Nashville?

  • Nashville is the No. 4 Best Place in America for Starting a Business! (Inc. Magazine)
  • The Nashville economic market encompasses ten counties and a population of more than two million making it the largest metro area in a five-state region.
  • Population projections predict that more than 2.5 million people will live in Nashville by 2040.
  • Nashville's economy is growing with 9.4% growth over the last five years.
  • Nashville has ranked within the top 10 large metros for job growth and population growth for the past eight years.
  • A diverse economy, low cost of living and doing business, a creative culture and a well-educated population make it a great place to start a business.


Franchise Expo Nashville features established franchises offering businesses at investment ranges from $10,000 to more than $1 Million. Your Franchise Development Team will meet thousands of the best candidates in the greater Nashville area over the two day event.  

Exposure & Lead Generation

Exposure:  Engage with visitors pre-show, onsite and post-show through our marketing vehicles, including exhibiting, digital and print marketing, enhanced sponsorships, and pre-setting of appointments.

Generate New Leads: Thousands of qualified candidates will attendee Franchise Expo Nashville in search of the opportunity to be new franchisees, master franchisees, area developers, multi-unit owners, and more. Engage face-to-face and digitally with these prospects and increase your footprint and revenues.

Networking & Launches

Connect with Candidates: Franchise Expo Nashville offers your franchise the opportunity to meet, entertain and bond with existing and prospective candidates. Utilize our complimentary guest program to engage with current and future prospects throughout your sales funnel.

New Product Launches: Company launches, new product launches, press releases and new initiatives all get more exposure and reach through the Franchise Expo's highly targeted network of global attendees, partners, speakers, sponsors and associations.

Purchasing Power

Purchasing Power

19% of visitors plan on investing $50,000 - $99,999 in a franchise

40% of visitors plan on investing $100,000 - $499,999 in a franchise

6% of visitors plan on investing $500,000 - $599,999 in a franchise

6% of visitors plan on investing $1M+ in a franchise

Engaged Entrepreneurs

Engaged Entrepreneurs

63% of visitors have owned a business

56% already met or plan to meet with a franchise representative

58% of attendees spend an average of one full day at the expo

Ready to Commit

Ready to Commit

29% plan to invest in a franchise within 0-6 months

37% plan to invest in a franchise within 6-12 months

22% plan to invest in a franchise within 12-18 months

Please note Franchise Expo Nashville is a new locale so does not have statistics available from previous years - the statistics shared here are from Franchise Expo Chicago.

Press, Media Coverage and Partnerships

Franchise Expo Nashville is featured in many publications including Entrepreneur Media, Franchising World, Franchise Times, Global Franchise Magazine, Franchising USA, Franchise Dictionary and more. In addition to extensive social media campaigns and coverage on local radio and television, Franchise Expo Nashville partners with many national and local organizations like the US Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Centers, and Commerce Chambers. 






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