UAE: 4th International Franchise Forum 23-24 April in Dubai

Keynote speakers and new brands added to the program for International Franchise Forum taking place on 23rd-24th April 2013 in Dubai   

Midamar Corporation, will sponsor the 4th International Franchise Forum in to be held at the Grosvenor House in Dubai on 23rd and 24th April 2013. This year’s forum promises to deliver information and insights into the international franchise industry. The program also includes ample opportunity for networking with international brand managers and investors.

Franchise ForumOn the afternoon of April 23rd, Alaa Kamal, Midamar Regional Director for the Middle East will be discussing supply chain issues for franchise professionals, and giving tips on how to create an efficient end to end supply chain for international restaurant concepts. For decades, Midamar has been managing international supply chain operations and supplying Halal food products for top USA restaurant brands.  Alaa Kamal will be available to answer questions and advise on international supply chain and logistics issues throughout the two day conference.

This year’s forum also includes an impressive line-up of industry experts including, Mr Yousif Abdulghani, Head of McDonald’s, Middle East, Mr Mark Koprowski : Regional Director for the Middle East & Russia, Marks & Spencer, Mr Hamdi Osman Former Senior VP for Fedex in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa, Mr Hani Kafafi, Chief Executive Officer, Al Houda Hotels & Tourism, Kuwait, Mr Stuart Nielsen, Director of Restaurants, GQ Bar, Tatler Club and Vogue Café, Conde Nast, and Ms Cherryh Butler, Editor of Fast Casual discussing ‘Fast Casual and the Future’.

Forum Director  and Conference Organizer, Kit Brinkley, of World Franchise Associates (WFA) commented ‘Our distinguished keynote speakers bring years of franchising expertise to the table, providing invaluable insights to potential investors seeking advice on strategies to create a successful franchise brand’. WFA  announced the attendance of several additional brands seeking investors across the GCC including Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich, Bucca di Beppa, Le Verger Shop, Chocolate and Chocolate, Crepe Delicious/Froshberg.

Kit Brinkley continued ‘The International Franchise Forum in Dubai presents an ideal opportunity for serious investors wishing to add to their portfolio or for those seeking to build a successful network across the region.’

Franchising professionals and investors who are interested in attending the event can contact WFA directly or register their interest via the World Franchise Associates website: