Expert speakers at Franchise UAE 2011

Franchise UAE 2011’ lines up 25 experts for
‚ÄėEntrepreneurship Summit‚Äô

Online PR News – 30-September-2011 – – Dubai, September 24, 2011: Over 25 experts from the private and public sectors will present insights into franchising at ‚ÄėFranchise UAE 2011‚Äô, the second National Franchise and Trade Show taking place at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Deira, Dubai, on October 1 and 2. The associate sponsor of the Summit are United Trademark & Patent Services and British Orchard Nursery.

Among the key speakers will be Dr. Manoj Nakra, CEO of Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, Mr. Rashid Al Aleem, Director General of Hamriya Free Zone Authority and Jassem Mohamed Al Bloushi, Chairman of Sharjah Tatweer Forum.

From the private sector, prominent speakers will include Phil Brord, Managing Director of Jumeirah Restaurants; Ian F. Ohan, CEO, NKD Pizza; Caner Gursoy, Operations Manager, Gloria Jeans Coffees; Mohammed A.R.S. Al Madani, Chairman and CEO of Al Madani Group; Vandana Gandhi, Director, British Orchard Nursery; Jalel Ghayaza, President, Delice; Kamal Puri, President, Skyline University College; Rahim Sajan, Vice President, Blossom Education; Seema Shetty, Executive Direc Hasan tor, NMC Group and Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Thumbay Group, Sarmad Hasan Manto, Attorney at Law/Partner and Hasan Irfan Khan, Attorney at Law/Senior Partner, United Trademark & Patent Services.
‚ÄúThe speakers at the Entrepreneurship Summit will bring to the table their ideas and concepts of franchising, offering refreshing insights into diverse segments, with a focus on opportunities and challenges in franchising in the MENA region,‚ÄĚ said Gaurav Marya, Managing Director, Franchise Middle East. ‚ÄúThe summit is particularly relevant today as the old franchising model is giving way to a new one dominated by daring entrepreneurs and startups.‚ÄĚ

The two-day Conference and Summit are organized by Franchise Middle East and supported by Dubai SME ‚Äď an agency of Department of Economic and Development of Dubai, Ruwad Establishment, Middle East Franchising, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Indian Franchise Association (IFA) and Commercial Office of UAE Embassy, New Delhi. Hamriya Free Zone Authority is associate sponsor of the Conference and Exhibition.

The booming Middle East franchising market, currently growing at 27% annually, presents unparalleled opportunities for growth because of the presence of a large number of high net worth individuals and multi-ethnic populations with high disposable incomes.


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, an 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 small businesses.

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