Top franchising experts will address the Entrepreneurship Summit which is part of the 4th edition of Franchise UAE trade show slated for December 4 and 5, 2012 at Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Top franchising experts will address the Entrepreneurship Summit which is part of the 4th edition of Franchise UAE trade show slated for December 4 and 5, 2012 at Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The prominent speakers at the summit include Tipton Shonkwiler, President of Plan Ahead Events, part of the US-based United Franchise Group (UFG) which owns the Signarama franchise, and Andrew Withers, Managing Director and owner of Southern Fried Chicken (SFC),. Among the local speakers, Jassem Mohammed Hassan AlBloushi, Chairman of Sharjah Tatweer Forum, will shed light on the growing importance of SMEs and the way forward for entrepreneurs who want to make it big in business. Al Bloushi is the Senior Vice President, Head of the Retail Banking Group of Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) and Board Member of Sharjah Islamic Financial Services. “The presence of leading international franchisors at the Entrepreneurship Summit once again reflects the growing interest among world’s franchisors in the Middle East market, where small businesses are the real drivers of economy,” said Gaurav Marya, Managing Director of Franchise Middle East. “We are delighted to host speakers from Signarama, Plan Ahead Events and SFC, brands that have created a splash in the world of franchising with their success stories.”
The Entrepreneurship Summit will also be addressed by Plamena Kostova from Linguaphone Group, Greece; Naveed Dowlatshahi, Managing Director of Kash Global Consultancy; Sary Hamway, CEO, FranExcel; Humaid Al Attar, Vice President, United Arab Bank; Sunil Bhari, CEO, Kaizensox Consulting FZE and Kamal Puri from Skyline College.