September 08, 2020 | 14:00 – 14:15 (UAE time)
OVERVIEW OF ASIAN FRANCHISE MARKET DURING THE PANDEMIC
TROY FRANKLIN | COO
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.
September 08, 2020 | 14:15 – 14:30 (UAE time)
DIGITIZING FRANCHISE MODELS DURING THE PANDEMIC
NGUYEN PHI VAN | FOUNDER
Nguyen Phi Van holds an MBA from Australia majoring in marketing communication. Her experience spans over 20 years as a senior executive in brand, retail, and franchise development across global emerging markets in Asia, The Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. She is currently an advisor to Project 844 under the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam on startup & innovation, chairwoman of Vietnam Business Angel Network, and Open Innovation Vietnam. Phi Van is 2015 award winner of Retail Leadership presented by Asia Retail Congress, and 2017 & 2018 award winner of 100 Top Great Retail Minds presented by World Retail Congress, and 2019 award winner of ASEAN Outstanding Business Award. Phi Van is the author of five books, “Franchising – The Short Route to Global Markets”, “Cross The Rice Field, Reach The World”, “Go Global: An MSME’s guide to global franchising”, and “I, The Future and The World”, “In Search of Myself”, and “Nym – My Future Self”.
September 08, 2020 | 14:30 – 14:45 (UAE time)
A CASE STUDY OF PURE NECTAR JUICE ADAPTING TO COVID-19 AND EXPANDING GLOBALLY
HARISH BABLA | GLOBAL HEAD
Carlos is a 25+ years veteran and international expert in the franchising sector. He has served in some of the most renowned leading multinational companies in various industries from food to personal services, with brands such as McDonald´s, Yum! Brands (mother company of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell), Dunkin Brands (Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins), Pressto and Orangetheory Fitness, before joining Jeff, where he currently has the role of Vice-president of Enterprise. With a strong business development and operations background, throughout his career, Carlos has been directly responsible for the development of more than 2,000 unit openings, the acquisition of over 300 new franchise partners and innumerable new market openings worldwide.
September 08, 2020 | 14:45 – 15:00 (UAE time)