The Global Franchise Market (TGFM) is the leading franchising event in the Middle East and a dedicated platform for franchisors/brands to connect with investors and franchisees seeking for developments within MENA region.
TGFM became a platform for these brands to expand in MENA
Average of 2M USD was generated by our exhibitors
Exhibitors and investors of TGFM came from all around the globe
Pre-arranged meetings between exhibitors and investors during TGFM 2019
Franchise Pool International, Germany
I’ve been to several franchise exhibitions all over the world and if I compare it to my country [I’m from Germany], we have much more visitors but the quality of the visitors here is much better.
We have a great feedback from all the people coming in that it looks like the concept is very interesting to them. I see that there are a lot of interest in franchise, people want to invest money obviously, but they want to be sure that they will have a good return of investment and this what we can guarantee to them.
Quppa Café, Turkey
So far it’s going very well, we had many guests from all around the world – Denmark, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan. It was interesting to see many different countries looking around, trying to have information – it was fruitful.
Al Madani Group of Companies, UAE
TGFM is excellent. We’ve been actually participating in this exhibition for 3 years – consecutively. We have seen the improvement and the growth of the visitors in this exhibition.
Mail Boxes Etc., Italy
One of our most important objectives is to look for master licensees for the Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and other countries in the region. We met interested candidates so far, and we hope to be able to finalize at least the preliminary contract in the next few weeks and months.
Museum of Senses, Croatia
TGFM was our preferred choice because of our strategic development plan. We have developed Europe, and our strategy is to come to this region. TGFM was our first choice, a logical one!
The meetings that were set up were very good – they’re the right people, they ask the right questions, and they are part of the education industry and the government as well. The business lounge was really nice – matched us with a lot of education theme partners and investors, so we had very good productive meetings.
Earl of Sandwich, UK
I’m here showcasing our Earl of Sandwich brand which we would like to bring to this market in the UAE and the Middle East generally. It was very positive today, and I’m very impressed with the level of clients at the event and how the event runs itself - it has been good.
TGFM exposed us to a different mindset. Many investors came and passed by, where we shared our experiences. It opened us to a different level of opportunities in the market. We are ready to expand domestically and internationally so we’d be more than happy to join again.
After exhibiting at TGFM for 3 years, we realize that the event is not just for the UAE market but for the entire GCC and the surrounding markets. TGFM has been outstanding in helping us find qualified leads, and we are now in negotiation with multiple parties from 3 different regions to close a deal.
The Massage Company, UK
We’re choosing very carefully the partners we work with, and we found The Global Franchise Market has been able to make us do that. Dubai has helped us focus on the area of quality; we understand that investors are very savvy. The conversations that we’ve had here, they’ve been positive and high quality.
Nathan’s Famous, USA
What we are hoping to accomplish here in TGFM is to find potential investment partners here for the Emirates. TGFM provides access to the type of sophisticated investors we’re looking for. The investors that I’ve met understand the market and they have a great outlook on how to grow the brand within the Emirates.