This industry leading forum will showcase over 60 regional and international brands seeking development partners across the MENA region including Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich, Black Orchid Interiors, Marcellina Pizza, The Kase, O’Learys, Al Houda Group, Allied Brothers, EMARAT, Steak n Shake, Jake's Wayback Burgers, 54º East and many more.
A featured highlight will be the eagerly awaited key note address on current trends and future developments in the region’s shopping malls to be delivered by Mr Furqan Athar, CA, CMA (UK) of McARTHUR + COMPANY.
Mr Athar’s extensive experience encompasses over 20 years spent in the financial and strategic planning and management of some of the region’s most successful shopping centres. He 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’.
A further address will be given by Mr. Murad Alnasur, Best Franchise Professional (MENAFA Award 2013) as well as a series of presentations by an array of industry experts on such 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.
The Forum will again feature WFA’s unique format of pre-arranged one-to-one meetings between individual investors and the franchise brands that meet their goals and investment criteria.
‘The Dubai Forum is the premier international franchise event of the year aimed at potential franchisees, entrepreneurs, investors, regional franchisors, area development franchisees, franchise service providers – in fact anyone connected with the MENA franchise market’ concluded Kit Brinkley. ‘It represents a new era of exciting and unrivalled opportunities in the region’.
Delegate numbers to this exclusive event are limited to 200. WFA recommends that franchise professionals and potential investors who are interested in attending should reserve their place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.