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Conference Program 2016

Day 1 14 December 2016

IFCE Masterclass

09:00 Registration
10:00 Exhibition Ribbon Cutting and Touring the Show Floor
10:30 Opening Welcome Remarks by:

- Abu Dhabi Chamber - UAE Welcome Remarks

- Matthew Patinkin – Chair of IFA's International Committee, International Franchise Association (IFA)

- Rose-Marie Moins – Promotional and Professionalization Director, French Franchise Federation (FFF)

- Prof. Ljiljana Kukec, MSc - President of Croatian Franchise Association, A Board member of European Franchise Federation

- Albert Kong - Chairman, Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA), Singapore

- Cristina Maria Matos - General Manager, Portuguese Franchise Association (APF)

- Italo Bussoli - Member of the Board, European Franchise Federation (EFF), Italy

- Hatem Zaki - Board Member, Egyptian Franchise Development Association (EFDA), Egypt

- Susan Su - China Chain Store & Franchise Association

Day 2 15 December 2016

SMEs in Franchising

10:00 Morning Coffee
10:30 A Guide to Franchise Fees & Costs

Speaker: Dr. John P. Hayes –rated #1 Franchise Speaker in NY

11:50 How to Attract Suitable Franchisees for your Brand?

Speaker: Mr. Albert Kong, Chairman Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA), Singapore

12:00 Challenges of Developing a Franchise Manual

Speaker: Dr. Hatem Zaki – Executive Board Member Egyptian Franchise Development Association (EFDA)

12:45 Franchise for SME’s: Knowing the Fundamentals for conflict reconciliation

Speaker: Prof. Ljiljana Kukec, MSc, President of Croatian Franchise Association, a Board member of European Franchise Federation

13:00

Lunch and Business Networking

14:10 Taking a Franchise to the Next Level

Speaker : Dr. John P. Hayes, Head of Business Admin Department, Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait

15:00 How to analyse, evaluate and understand franchisors?

Speaker: Matthew Patinkin – Chair of IFA's International Committee International Franchise Association (IFA)

15:30 The Best way to select a franchise for SME’s

Speaker: Cristina Maria Matos - General Manager, Portuguese Franchise Association (APF)

16:00 Success Stories and Forecasts on the Future of Franchises in the GCC
16:45 Panel Discussion with IFCE Panel of Experts

Rose-Marie Moins, Dr. Hatem Zaki (EFDA), Matthew Patinkin (IFA), Albert Kong , Cristina Maria, Prof. Ljiljana Kukec, MSc, Susan Su

17:30

Farewell Networking and Refreshments