May 2008: Franchise Exhibition in Saudi-Arabia
The first "Saudi Franchise Show" is being held from 25th to 27th May 2008. According to the organizers, this event should give franchise networks the opportunity to meet potential franchisees in Saudi-Arabia. Further information about the exhibition is available at www.saudifranchiseshow.com.
Alongside Dubai, Saudi-Arabia is one of the strongest markets in the Middle East as far as its financial situation is concerned. Many franchise networks are already active in the country. More recent launches in Saudi-Arabia include the franchise systems: Kika (chain of furniture stores), Palmers (lingerie specialists) and Mr. Clou (fast-food restaurants).