UFRAD President Dr. Mustafa Aydın and UFRAD Board of Directors Member Gürkan Donat attended the Board Meeting of the European Franchise Association. The meeting was proposed to hold the 2014 EFF Conference in Istanbul.

President Dr. Mustafa Aydın and Board Member Gürkan Donat attended the EFF Board of Directors Meeting that was held in Brussels Head Office with participants from Turkey, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Among the important agenda items of the EFF Board Meeting were EFF Franchise Conference, EFF account review and 2013 budget capture, sales prices of EFF publications Code and Franchise Report, relations with European Trade Group, activities of Franchise Week in France and England, EED planned in October 2013 and examples of current studies and models related to franchises' representation in management.

In the meeting, Dr. Aydın and Gürkan Donat, who proposed the 2014 EFF Conference to be organized in Istanbul within the framework of UFRAD Franchise Fair event to be held in 2014 stated that they are willing to sponsor the expenses of hotel and conference hall, speakers' accommodation and some of the free activities, provided the conference is held in Turkey. It was emphasized that the opinions presented to the Board of Directors will be discussed in detail by the delegates.

UFRAD President Dr. Mustafa Aydın stated that inspirational topics of significant importance for UFRAD were discussed in the Board of Directors meeting, and that they will be considering in detail the topic of Organizing similar Franchise Week activities in Turkey that are organized in France and England.