The second edition of Franchise UAE 2011, an international franchise, retail and business opportunity show will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Deira, Dubai, on October 1 and 2, 2011.
Gaurav Marya, Managing Director, Franchise Middle East, says, "Franchising has undergone a dramatic transformation in the Gulf over the years, with the focus shifting from big conglomerates to dynamic entrepreneurs and SMEs. The Franchise UAE show will present an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the global franchising industry and new opportunities available for investors and entrepreneurs.The show will also highlight the fact that the GCC has created several successful brands that are ready to go global. However, there is an urgent need for governments to creating proactive investment boards on the lines of IE Singapore that can provide the much-needed boost to the SME sector. This will enable local and expatriate entrepreneurs to boost the economy by exploiting global opportunities available globally."
Franchise UAE in its first edition, generated business deals valued at over US$ 10 million. Emirati investors accomplished one third of the agreements. More than 50 brands form diverse business segments and 800 investors, especially women had attended the event.