2007: a successful year for the Ukrainian Franchise Association
Founded at the end of 2001, the Ukrainian Franchise Association aims to support entrepreneurs and their franchisees at various levels including governmental level as well as to provide them with practical support when setting up and developing their franchise business. According to information provided by the Association, it now has 76 members representing 61 franchise networks making it the largest association of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe.
Information published recently has revealed that the Association is now very well established in its region: last year it began publishing a new magazine "MORS: methods of optimum network development" and this year it has organized a road show where it will be travelling around the country to give presentations about franchising.
The third "Franchising" exhibition was held in the country last year and attracted around 3,350 people. Foreign franchise systems also travelled to the event to present their concepts to potential franchisees and a number of foreign master franchisees joined the Association’s stand. The next “Franchising” Exhibition is opening its doors to the public between 12th and 14th November 2008.