Thu, Feb 22, 2007 - Page 6 News List

Chain and Franchise show opens Saturday


People looking to open their own business in the Year of the Pig should visit the 8th Taipei International Chain and Franchise Exhibition, where more than 150 exhibitors will share their successful experiences with would be entrepreneurs seeking precious insights into the many challenges of running a business.

The exhibition, which will be held at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall I from Saturday through Monday, will showcase 400 booths from 150 exhibitors from various sectors of the industry.

Four sectors

The four main sections of the show will include food and beverage, retailing, education and publishing and information technology services, said a statement released by the Association of Chain and Franchise Promotion (連鎖加盟促進協會) and 1111 Job Bank (1111人力銀行), the organizers of the event.

The food and beverage sector will be by far the most popular franchise business at the show, as exhibitors from the industry will account for nearly 70 percent of the entire presence, the organizers said.

Some well-known exhibitors will include the express-style coffee chain E-Coffee (壹咖啡) and Hot Star Large Fried Chicken (豪大大雞排) -- one of the most-visited food stands in Shilin Night Market.

The popular drink chain Easy Way International Co (休閒小站), which sells the pearl milk tea, will also participate.


In addition to visiting different booths, visitors will also be invited to attend briefings by exhibitors on franchising information and speeches from entrepreneurs about running successful chain and franchise businesses.

The show will run from 10am to 5:30pm. Admission will be NT$200.

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