23rd Franchise Fair supported by UFRAD was held at CNR EXPO between 18-21 September 2014. “Bayim Olur Musun?” 12th Franchising and Branded Dealership Fair was held at Yeşilköy CNR Expo.
UFRAD Franchise Association President Dr. Mustafa Aydın, participated in the opening of the fair which hosted many brands from different sectors. 350 brands, 300 domestic and 50 foreign, participated in the fair which was open to visitors between 18-21 September with the slogan "Choose Your Brand, Start Your Business".
The international fair which gathers more interest each year, hosted many participants from various countries, especially Turkey, this year as well.
In the opening speech of the fair that was also attended by UFRAD Franchising Association members, Dr. Mustafa Aydın underlined the need for independent brands for a fully independent economy. He said, “If you are not a brand, if you do not have a brand, you are missing after tomorrow. In order to invade a country in the 21st century, you do not have to send your tanks and cannons to that country. When you send your brands to that country, you take that country under your domination economically, politically and militarily. For a fully independent Turkey and fully independent economy, there is a need for fully independent brands. No matter in which field or sector you have to be a brand.”
UFRAD Seminar Program continued its activities with local and foreign speakers for 4 days. On the first day of the fair, Francorp - Imad Charafeddine made a successful presentation with the subject of "Start Your Own Business". After Imad Charafeddine, Vahap Fırat from İşkur informed the participants about "Entrepreneurship and Labor Trainings" and all presentations were made with great interest on the first day of the fair.
On the second day of the fair, Tatlıses Gıda - Elif Attepe talked about the importance and control of food safety in Franchise systems. Following Attepe, Tab Gıda - Özgür Çetinkaya made his presentation on "Financial Audit in Franchising System". After the presentation of Özgür Çetinkaya, Deulcom - Baybars Altuntaş, who was expected to make his presentation with great interest, made his presentation on "How to Find an Angel Investor to Grow Your Business". Following the presentation by Baybars Altuntaş, plaques were presented to all speakers presenting on the second day of the fair.
UFRAD Seminar Program Day 3 continued successfully.
On the third day of the seminar on Saturday, September 20, 2014, How2franchise UK - Rod Hindmarsh shared their knowledge and experiences about "International franchise" with all participants. Little Caesars - Banu Arıduru emphasized the importance of standards in the franchising system. Faruk Güllü, a member of the Board of Directors of UFRAD Franchising Association, made his presentation on "Growing with Local Flavors".
Dr. Gökhan Taş from Coldwell Banker Turkey, main aponsor of the 12th Franchising and Branded Dealership Fair this year, made a presentation by discussing entrepreneurship in the real estate sector. The last seminar of the 3rd day was held by JCI - Bora Ersezen. Bora Ersezen shared information about "Supporting NGOs and Young Entrepreneurs" that could be useful to young entrepreneurs and informed all problems that might arise.
On Sunday, September 21, 2014, F&M Consultancy - Osman Bilge, Nuri Erdem from Istanbul Aydın University and finally Remax - Gökhan Karahan made their presentations in the last seminar program of the fair. UFRAD Franchising Association plaque was presented to all speakers due to their dedication.
Planned to be held between 15-18 October 2015 next year, 24th "Bayim Olur Musun?" preparations for the fair began without a break.
Mr. Aycan Helvacıoğlu, the General Manager of Medyafors Fair Org., who organized the "Bayim Olur musun?" Franchising Fair, thanked all the participants and visited all brands during the fair.