Under the patronage of H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, UAE, the 1st edition of the Global Franchise Market begins this Monday 14th of November 2016 at the Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre.
The Global Franchise Market will shed the light on the latest local and international brands, products, and services. The exhibition will cover a space of over 2,151 sqm, and it will witness the participation of more than 60 local and international brands. The exhibition will also host a number of country pavilions that will include the Turkish pavilion and Ajman pavilion.
Commenting about their participation in the exhibition, Ms. İrem Arman, from UFRAD (Turkish Franchising Association) said: “We believe that Dubai and Middle East Franchise market has great potential for Turkish brands. Whether it is F&B sector or any other service business, Turkish brands will achieve great success in these markets. As Turkish brands, we are very proud to bring our concepts to Dubai and we look forward to meet the investors who are interested in our brands. We believe the shared history, culture and everyday habits will create a great match for Dubai consumers and investors will be making smart decisions by partnering with Turkish franchise concepts.”
According to Imad Charafeddine, Chairman of Francorp Middle East, franchising is a solid growth model for many small business owners and big players alike. When adopted ardently, franchising can work wonders for entrepreneurs who lack the capital to open up company owned stores while big players can take advantages of its sound operation system and strong organizational aspects of the medium.
It is worth mentioning that during TGFM 2016 Francorp Middle East, the franchise-consulting leader will be sponsoring the launch of Franchisesouq.com – the region’s first franchise specific portal that will connect franchise owners and potential buyers in a seamless platform.
Happening parallel to the exhibition, The Global Franchise Market Conference will witness the participation of a number of top-notch speakers and international experts in the franchise industry to discuss pressing topics in the industry. The conference will provide the ultimate platform to learn from and network with professionals in the field of franchise business. The topics discussed during the conference will include: Women in Franchising, How to Choose the Right Franchise, How to Franchise Your Business, What You Need to Know Before You Expand Internationally, Current Day Challenges in Franchise Sales, The Franchise Legal System, and many more.
The Global Franchise Market (TGFM) Conference & Exhibition is organized by INDEX Conference and Exhibition and with the sponsorship and support of Franchise Souq and Francorp Middle East, the world’s leading franchise consulting firm. The event will be running until 15th of November, 2016 at the Dubai International convention and Exhibition Center.