Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:53

Over 60 brands & 17 nations at Dubai World Franchise Forum

World Franchise Associates (WFA) is hosting another of its World Franchise Forums in the luxurious surroundings of the Grosvenor House Hotel by the Dubai Marina. Over 60 regional and international brands seeking development partners across the MENA region including Amazing Athletes, Brusters Real Ice Cream, Marcellina Pizza, Wooden Bakery, Abdul Al Qurashi, Spun Candy together with Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich, Black Orchid Interiors, The Kase, Al Houda Group, Yam Yam To Go, Steak n Shake, Wayback Burgers, Atomic Ice and many more.

Keynote speaker Mr Furqan Athar, CA, CMA (UK) of McARTHUR + COMPANY

will address current trends and future developments in the region’s shopping malls.

With over 20 years spent in the financial and strategic planning and management of some of the region’s most successful shopping centres, Mr Athar is widely recognised as an expert in shopping centre investment underwriting and operational finance.

‘We are honoured that Mr Athar has agreed to address the Dubai World Franchise Forum’ commented Kit Brinkley, WFA Director of Events. ‘His insight and experience gained over two decades of hands-on experience will prove invaluable to our delegates’.

Mr. Murad Alnasur, Best Franchise Professional (MENAFA Award 2013) with an array of industry experts will speak on hot topics as:

International trends in marketing, quality and franchise performance management.

Latest legal and regulatory franchise frameworks

Best practice strategies for regional and international expansion.

Meet The Buyer booths are a new feature of the exhibition to enable one-to-one meetings between individual investors and the franchise brands.

The Dubai Forum is the ideal meeting point for potential franchisees, entrepreneurs, investors, regional franchisors, area development franchisees, franchise service providers – in fact anyone connected with the MENA franchise market’ concluded Kit Brinkley.

Delegate numbers to this exclusive event are limited. WFA recommends that franchise professionals and potential investors who are interested in attending should book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.