Topic Title: Emerging Trends & Franchise Brands for the New Year
Chairperson & Speaker: Troy Franklin, COO
Time: 15:00- 15:15 (UTC +4, Dubai Time)
Troy has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in international franchising and business development working directly with and consulting for both franchisors and master franchisees across the various sectors of the franchise industry including F&B, retail, and services. Troy’s experience spans across more than 70 countries and multiple regions including extensive experience in the Asia Pacific Region and across the Indian Sub-Continent, Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Since 2014 Troy has been a Partner & Director of World Franchise Associates (WFA). Since joining WFA Troy has been instrumental in helping WFA expand into the Asia Pacific Region and in guiding the company and launching new programs and initiatives. Troy has also played a key role in recruiting new clients and in supporting existing WFA clients with their international development initiatives worldwide. Troy has spoken at leading franchise expos and events internationally and his broad experience and exposure lend itself to his presentation topics which are founded on his real-world experience.
Topic: Kicking-off 2021 franchising with Museum of Senses
Speaker: Dejan Grbić, Owner
Time: 15:15 – 15:30
Dejan has more than 15 years of CEO level International experience. His expertise is in multichannel retail, e-commerce, entertainment, marketing, research, development of new exhibitions and products, visitor experience, and entrepreneurship. Dejan has executed the positioning of an International multichannel retail company on new European markets.
Following his experience and in-depth understanding of consumer and visitors’ needs, combined with a passion for the entertainment segment and enhanced by amazing entrepreneurship spirit, he has set up three privately-owned companies in the entertainment segment, out of which Museum of Senses concept is the main one.
Dejan has executed overall supervision of opening and market positioning of Museum of Senses locations and is involved in research and development of new exhibitions.
Topic: The smart choices in fitness franchising
Speakers: Rich Hutson, Sales Director – Brand Licensing | Nad Myan, Director – Growth & Innovation
Time: 15:30 – 15:45
Rich Hutson –
Rich Hutson has spent 30 years in the Fitness Industry as the Asia/Europe Sales Director for Fitness First, CEO for CHi Fitness, and the Co-Founder of Fire Fitness, Malaysia’s very first boutique club’s. His current role is Sales Director for Licensing at Evolution Wellness where he leads the push for GoFit and Fire Fitness, Evolution Wellness’s brand new High Value, Low Price and boutique offerings.
Nad Myan –
Nad Myan began his career in Canada, after completing his education in the UK and USA. He has successfully opened and operated clubs in Canada, UK, USA, across the Middle East and North Africa and across South East Asia. With his commercial drive and business acumen, Nad has played a pivotal role in the operation and development of a full spectrum of fitness facilities from high end luxury clubs and boutiques to mid-tier brands and HVLP concepts. Nad has held senior roles with Fitness First, MENA; World Gym, USA; Elite Fitness, Vietnam and Celebrity Fitness, Asia. In his current role as Business Innovation Director for the largest health and wellness group in Asia – Evolution Wellness, Nad has led the development of a number of new projects that has included DNA profiling, boutique concepts and the recent launch of Asia’s most exciting HVLP concept – GoFit.
Time: 15:45 – 16:00