Arab Franchise Association

19 Jan 2011 - The Arab Franchise Association is a non-profit organization that serves all its members as it develops, services, protects, educates and promotes the Arab Franchising sector in the Arab World

Mission Statement

The Arab Franchise Association is a non-profit organization that serves all its members as it develops, services, protects, educates and promotes the Arab Franchising sector in the Arab World which today stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. It consists of 25 countries and territories with a combined population of 338.4 million people.

The Arab Franchise Association mission is \"to provide all existing and potential Arab franchisors and Arab franchisees with all the Franchising information possible (bilingual in English and Arabic) which is referred to as the Franchise \"Know How\", both theoretical and practical\" through seminars, lectures, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, as well as postings of articles, developments, and new ideas, on The Arab Franchise Association website.

The Arab Franchise Association strongly believes that in the next 10 years the number of home grown Arab franchisors will increase exponentially and so will the franchisees across the Arab world giving way to an active massive economic franchise sector, and the need to provide Franchise knowledge and information about the Arab Franchise sector to the new generation of young Arab men and women knowledge, expertise and training programs both theoretical and practical as well as the improvement of business relations between the Arab franchisors and franchisees to increase the level of operation and chances to success, are amongst its main goals and objectives. The Arab Franchise Association objectives are very clear:

- To adhere and promote the highest business ethics standards in the franchising sector in the Arab World.
- To provide proper education on the meaning and value of International Franchising and the value of know how and intellectual property and become the nucleus of information for all Arab Franchisors and Arab Franchises.
- To lobby for the adoption of a \"Franchise Law\" in any and all Arab countries, starting with Lebanon, which will protect, and facilitate the arbitration and conflict resolution of any Franchise disputes rather than to resort to other non Arab countries where a Franchise Law is available.
- To continue to uplift the standards of Arab Franchising to match those of all other international franchise associations and franchise sectors and promote excellent relations between trade and entrepreneurial associations.
- To play a major active role in international franchise activities.
- To expose the value and strength of the Arab Franchise sector relative to the national economic development of any and all Arab countries and lobby for the local Arab government support to the local community of franchisors and franchisees.
- To encourage, assist and advise all new SME\'s in the Arab world as the main incubators of future franchisors.
- To become the link between the Arab and Western Franchisors and Franchisees and provide services to both.

AFA - BOARD MEMBERS / Date: 11 May 2010
Dr. Khaled A. Taki - President
Mr.Daniel Welson Karam - Vice President
Mrs Manal A. Majed - Secretary general
Mr. Antonio El Hachem - Treasurer
Mr. Fadi Sawaya - Accountant
Mrs.Suzane Jemayel - Board Member
Mr.Armand Simonian - Board Member

Source: Arab Franchise Association -


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