(MENAFN Press) Having witnessed the great response and success of it's 1st edition, Franchise Middle East which is a part of the Franchise India Group, Asia's largest integrated franchise solution company since 1999 in collaboration with Indian Franchise Association (IFA) is all set to organize the 2nd edition of the largest International Franchise, Retail and Business opportunity show in Dubai - Franchise UAE 2011. The national franchise and trade show is to be held on October 1st “ 2nd, 2011 at Crown Plaza Hotel, Diera, Dubai, UAE. Franchise UAE 2011 offers an unparalleled opportunity for franchisors to access potential entrepreneurs and investors in the dynamic Middle East market, to extend their footprint.
The show will embrace a comprehensive business meet covering all the industries extensively with massive domestic and international participation and briefing the exhibitors about the best practices about franchising. The show caters to network with prospective investors in the domestic market even on the basis of pre-qualified meetings. Franchise UAE 2011 is a platform for new entrepreneurs, budding enterprises and established small and medium enterprises eyeing new areas for business expansion in Middle East. Apart from the trade show, the Entrepreneurship Summit will focus on creating regional collaboration networking and entrepreneurship development between India & Middle East for selecting new and growing business opportunities.
Gaurav Marya, Managing Director, Franchise Middle East, says: "A survey conducted recently reveals 51% of Gulf residents across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain have expressed a desire to start their own business. The annual growth of Middle East franchising sector will again be seen around 25% in 2011, back to the levels of 2008. Franchise UAE 2011 will be an interesting platform for Indian and International Franchise Brands looking to make forays into Middle East without risk and significant capital investment."
In the Middle East, the franchise market has been largely dominated by American brands with the lion's share of over 70%. Traditionally, the franchise opportunities were dominated by fast-food and retail segments, particularly fashion, with almost 60% of the total market. However, as per the current scenario, the franchise business is diversifying and there is a huge scope for big as well small franchising buyers and sellers in the region. Huge franchising opportunities are available in several business sectors, including education, apparel, laundry and dry cleaning services, automotive, restaurants, mail and package services, printing and convenience stores.
About Franchise Middle East
Franchise Middle East offers integrated business solutions in Franchising, Licensing, Retailing, Real Estate and Marketing in Middle East, Franchise Middle East (ME) is the overseas arm of Franchise India Holding Ltd. Assessing current & emerging business horizon for enabling brands as well as aspiring investors, Franchise ME is dedicated towards fostering Regional Entrepreneurship Collaboration, between India & Middle East.
Franchise India is Asia's largest integrated franchise solution company since 1999, with an absolute authority on Franchising, Licensing, Retailing, Real estate and Marketing. The company has consulted several major brands over these years like Peter England, Barista, Booster Juice, Videocon, Perfect Wellness, Satya Paul, Bwitch, Action Coach, HCL, MGF, Quality Walls, Tata, Gitanjali, HSBC, Levis, JK Tyres, Lakme, D'damas, Adidas, Euro Kidz, The Apollo Clinic, Chhabra 555, Kidzee, Motilal Oswal, Rosebys, Next, and more, through media, advisory and exhibitions. With its strategically formed divisions, Franchise India has created its own niche as the pioneers of franchise industry and a small business authority.
About Indian Franchise Association (IFA)
Indian Franchise Association (IFA) is India's premier, non-political, not-for-profit body representing Indian Franchise Sector. IFA's endeavor is to promote, promulgate and popularize the concept of franchising as a mode of doing business across the industry verticals and to nurture the entrepreneurial skill of every Indian.
IFA catalyses change by working closely with stakeholders and policymakers on policy issues, enhancing efficiency, competitiveness and expanding business opportunities for franchise sector through a range of specialized services and global linkages. IFA also provides a platform for Franchise sector consensus building and networking. Partnership with counterpart chambers across the world carry forward our initiatives of inclusive development in franchise business, which encompasses entrepreneurship, training, governance, skill development, etc. IFA serves as the first port of call for Indian franchise sector and the international franchise business community.