The fourth edition of “Franchise UAE”, the international franchise, retail and trade show, to be held on December 4-5 2012 in Dubai with over 100 local and international brands participating in the expo.
The bigger and better Franchise UAE show will offer opportunities for franchisors to access entrepreneurs and investors in the dynamic Middle East market to extend their footprint across the GCC countries of UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
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).
Gaurav Marya, Managing Director of 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 percent 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 percent 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.
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.