Franchise exhibition to focus on SMEs in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 16th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The sixth International Franchise Exhibition (IFE) is expected to attract more than 3,000 local, regional and international visitors interested in commercial opportunities in the UAE. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Chamber, the exhibition is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 16th to 17th October, 2018.

Mohamed Helal Al-Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, highlighted how the IFE has grown over the years, with each edition attracting an increasingly large and diverse range of exhibitors, visitors, and investors. The success of the event is in line with Abu Dhabi Chamber’s ongoing efforts to provide local, regional and international companies with an interactive platform to expand their business and investments in the UAE and the Middle East.

Regarding this year’s exhibition, Al-Muhairi said, "The International Franchise Exhibition has become an important event that empowers local and regional businesses and provides international companies with a platform from which to develop their investment strategies and network with regional experts. The exhibition will showcase the latest innovative and unique concepts from entrepreneurs and SMEs, while also providing attendees with insights about regional trends and opportunities in the sector.

"The exhibition sheds light on special opportunities for companies and SMEs in the field of franchising. It aims to expand the businesses and investments of participants, and to support entrepreneurs participating in this vital field, in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 and our sustainable economic development objectives," added Al-Muhairi.

"This world-class exhibition has demonstrated its value to participants since its establishment, and next month the IFE is expected to host some 150 international and local exhibitors, representing more than 10 sectors," said Al-Qubaisi. "The IFE allows investors to enhance their ability to network with each other which, in turn, helps them expand their businesses locally, regionally and internationally."

Al-Qubaisi highlighted that the exhibition will allow local and international investors to explore the most significant concepts, trends, and investment opportunities in the franchise sector.

"The exhibition provides participants with a world-class platform to showcase their offerings and represents a vital networking opportunity for investors looking to expand their businesses locally, regionally and internationally. The IFE also provides a chance for international franchise experts to discuss how to better develop trademarks in the Middle East and how strategic partnerships can contribute to the success of the industry, as a whole," added Al-Qubaisi.


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