On 30 May, the World Franchise Forum and Moscow Franchise Expo 2018 open in Moscow. Their extensive programme features more than 40 business events on topical issues of developing franchising in various economic sectors. The Forum, organized by the Roscongress Foundation and the Russian Franchise Association (RFA), will be held at the World Trade Centre and on the Expocentre Fair grounds.
The Forum will be inaugurated with a plenary session “Franchising as a Driver of the Global Economy and an Instrument of International Cooperation”; it will include several sessions, including “Franchising in Regional Development”, “Franchising in the World of Digital Economy”, “Social Franchising”, “Female Entrepreneurship”, “Mentoring and Youth Entrepreneurship”.
The panel discussion “Support for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises at the State and Regional Levels” will focus on business support mechanisms. The discussion is organized with the participation of the Russian Export Centre (REC).
The panel session “Developing Franchising Market in Russia. The Faces of Franchising” will continue the dialogue between the sector’s leading players. At the session, participants in the year’s biggest entrepreneurship event will be introduced to the latest achievements and will be able to obtain interesting information from people immediately involved in the process.
In parallel with the Forum’s business programme, the Expocentre Fair grounds will host Moscow Franchise Expo 2018. To make the most effective use of the event, participants and guests may use an opportunity to establish direct contact by holding individual purposeful meetings at the event venue, seeking potential partners, networking and developing business. This year, in addition to the business programme, the Expo’s guests will be offered a major educational and informational component. Successful brands, such as Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Shokoladnitsa, Gorodissky & Partners law firm and many others, will give master classes and thematic seminars.
“It is a great honour for us to welcome guests and participants in the World Franchise Forum and Expo in Russia. We are pleased that the Russian Franchise Association has succeeded in finding a cooperation format allowing our events to feature the best franchisers, world-renowned experts and businesses whose histories chronicle the development of today’s franchising”, said RFA President Agnessa Osipova.
More information on the Forum’s business programme and on Moscow Franchise Expo 2018 is available on the event’s official website at https://forum.rusfranch.ru/en/forum-programme/
Participation is free for Forum and Expo delegates and guests.