4th Franchise UAE exhibition to provide ideal networking platform for franchisors and Middle East entrepreneurs
- United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, November 14 - 2012 at 09:59
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The 4th edition of 'Franchise UAE', the international franchise, retail and trade show to be held on December 4 and 5 2012, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, will assemble over 100 local and international brands under one roof, offering unparalleled business opportunities for SMEs.
The event is being organized by Franchise Middle East, the overseas arm of Franchise India Holding Ltd, Asia's leading integrated franchise and retail solution company, supported by Indian Franchise Association (IFA).
Commenting on the emerging business opportunities post financial crisis, Mr. Gaurav Marya, business consultant, entrepreneur and author and Managing Director at Franchise Middle East, said: "The Middle East is emerging as an ideal marketplace for entrepreneurship, as leaders demonstrate a dynamic pro-business approach. The Arab World stands as the third fastest place in the world to start a business. SMEs now account for over 90% of the private enterprises in Dubai. The UAE government has embarked upon a series of initiatives that support local entrepreneurial activities and major banks have seen a 200% increase in lending to individuals for business purposes."
The two-day show will offer huge opportunities in exploring all facets of franchising, retailing and licensing. With over 100 international and local brands, unique business and financial solutions companies, and participation of over 5000 business buyers, just one word that sums up the event - unparalleled 'opportunities', added Gaurav Marya.
Alongside the exhibition, Franchise UAE 2012 will host a two-day Entrepreneurship Summit 2012 focused on identifying and selecting emerging business opportunities for regional collaboration for entrepreneurship development between India and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Entrepreneurship Summit will create opportunities for business
investors and entrepreneurs to network, build alliances, and learn about new products, services and trends that can be put into action.
The event's media partners are Infobahn Consultancy, AZ Franchising Italy, BeMyDealer.com - Turkey, Buybrand- Russia, FDS Franchise.com- UK. The show is being supported by Franchise Association of New Zealand, Lebanese Franchise Association, Heels & Deals - Women Entrepreneur Association, Indonesian Franchise Association and Indian Franchise Association (IFA).
Middle East stands as a prime location for franchising. About 60% population in UAE is under 25 years of age, making it an ideal destination for boosting franchising and offering unique UAE opportunities for SMEs and budding entrepreneurs.
Franchise UAE will see the presence of high-profile exhibitors such as Second Cup, Japengo, Charley's Grilled Sub, The Whittard Tea, Enny Monaco, Medicine Shoppe, Beebay, London Fish & Chips, The Frozen Yogurt Factory, Esperanza India, The Chocomelt, Colori -Woman's Clothes Shop of Greece, FFS Brands Group UK, EDO Café, Linguaphone group UK, Yogurberry, The SPUD Bahrain, Tealand, British Orchard and many more international brands. The event is sponsored by Signarama from USA and Plan Ahead Events.
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