First international franchise exhibition in Algeria
One sign that franchising is becoming more popular is the growing number of franchise trade fairs. An example of this is the first international franchise exhibition due to take place in Algeria. The "Franchise Expo Algerie" is being held in the capital city Algiers from 3rd to 5th February 2006. The organizers are expecting to welcome more than 5,000 visitors, many of whom shall not only have start-up capital available but business premises, too. The fair, which shall have more than 100 international franchise systems exhibiting their businesses, is being sponsored by the Algerian Ministry of the Economy. Further information about the fair can be found at www.franchise-expo-algerie.com.
From point of view of surface area, Algeria is the world’s tenth largest country and has huge natural gas resources. 80 percent of its population (35 million inhabitants) are younger than 35 years old.