We are happy to announce the launch of Franchise World Link in Middle East!

Franchise World Link, an innovative company which owns and manages a technology platform to connect all the players in the franchise industry: individuals, entrepreneurs, startups, franchisors, master franchisee investors and venture capital funds, is delighted to announce the launch of their Middle East Representative Office in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai as one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the world is the commercial heart of the Persian Gulf and displays strong socio-economics, a business friendly climate and long-term foundations for a franchise concept to succeed. Being the 7th most visited city of the world based on air traffic, Dubai is expected to accommodate over 15 million tourists by 2015 and its gross domestic product is projected at USD 107.1 billion, with a growth rate of 6.1% in 2014. Most renowned global franchisors are progressively more attracted to the Dubai market where the fast food and convenience sector, represents about 40% of the overall franchise market.

Amir Hossein Roshanzamir has recently been appointed as the Middle East’s Director for Franchise World Link organisation, and is sharing his views on international franchise opportunities within the region.

Amir H. Roshanzamir

Amir H. Roshanzamir – UAE director for FWL

” I think that the world is changing so rapidly and globalization is driving companies beyond the boundaries of local and traditional way of doing business. The leading technology trends in IT including peer-to-peer based social networks, mobile, cloud and big data are transforming the structure of many companies and creating lucrative business opportunities for them to grow through franchising. The Middle East is one of the fastest growing markets for the franchise business model and provides unique and rewarding opportunities for brands who are looking to launch or expand franchises. Experts figure out that the franchise concept has an annual growth of 25% which is increasing every year. It is predicted that over $25 Billion will be spent on retail business and service sectors in the Middle East annually and a sizable portion of this is allocated to the franchise market. Meanwhile, franchising is considered the favorable and dominant model of entry for international brands, since commercial laws in most countries within the region require that local citizens or corporations wholly owned by those citizens run the business.” Even for SMEs who cannot afford the high startup costs, Amir says, “The right location, a solid infrastructure, and superior quality can open up a niche market with incremental growth.”

Amir, who has been living in Dubai for almost 14 years, is an electrical engineer, received his MSc. in Information Technology and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He has more than 18 years of experience in international business, finance, sales and marketing and business consultancy. Amir brings a rigorous academic background as a part time researcher and university teaching assistant. He is also a reviewer and member of the technical program committee of  International Conferences. Amir has a strong network both in academia and the real business world and has attended executive courses at some of the top universities including MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Tuck, Columbia, IESE,  ie and Bradford.

If you own a business in the Middle East and are looking to expand internationally or if you are an investor seeking for emerging and lucrative opportunities to buy the master franchise ownership for a particular brand, you may contact Amir Hossein Roshanzamir. He will be happy to help you to develop a business plan for your global expansion and introduce you to the right people: amir.roshanzamir@franchiseworldlink.com

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