EUROPEAN FRANCHISING FEDERATION- EFF- FRIDAY WEBINARS - PART I

02.08.2021

"How can governments help the Franchise Sector in 2021?" subject was put on the table on February 5, with the European Franchising Federation- EFF- of which we are Board Member. After the opening speech was made by EFF President Pip Wilkins in the webinar with high participation, under the moderation of Alisdair Gray, the new executive director of EFF, the supports and incentives of the governments of the participating countries, the general situation of the countries in the process and the activities that can be done in the upcoming period were discussed. While Simon Bartholomew stated that imports and exports are in a very difficult process in Brexit state of England, Bruno Costa stated that governments in Portugal, Spain, Germany and Italy apply almost the same support. He also reported that 25% cut tax collection was applied in Portugal. Ljliana Kukec recognized the street shops in Croatia are in good condition rather fitness and gyms She stated that they were able contact with the "Croation Employment Agency" about the process their problems intensified since March. Veronique Discours defined the restaurants, hotels, entertainment centers, gyms, all have been closed for almost a year, and only rental support is provided in France. Veronique emphasized also there is no statistical data of the franchise GDP in France yet. Torben Draverson talked about the German government have not difficult process, on the contrary, the franchise sector not affected much. UFRAD Board Member Gürkan Donat, who represented our association, talked about the HES code applied in shopping malls, indoor areas and transportation, and talked about the general support and the situation of the franchise sector. The highly fertile webinar ended with thanks and good wishes to the participants.