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The Global Franchise Market

The Global Franchise Market

Since 2016, the Global Franchise Market Exhibition – TGFM, has played an integral role in the franchise industry in GCC and the entire MEA region. The event is the strategic hub for investors and franchisees looking for developing opportunities to expand their reach in the region. TGFM has been awarded and recognized by the prominent MEA Markets business magazine in the Middle East and Africa region as the “Franchising Event of the Year”.

The franchise market in the UAE and the Middle East is growing rapidly with a number of key diversified sectors bracing themselves for new franchise businesses. The franchise sector that recorded $30 billion in 2017 has also registered a steady growth by 27% annually. Source (Link)


TGFM continuously and successfully works on featuring new franchise business tracks and networking platforms where investors interested in the franchise industry can stay UpToDate with the latest trends in F&B, Management, Services, Retail, Health and Beauty and more.

TGFM is a unique marketplace for B2B meetings, engage in face-to-face interactions and explore new collaborations and opportunities with top exhibitors from diverse franchise sectors and distinct franchise concepts. 

Heading into its 5th year, TGFM is expected to continue harvesting its success by the ecosystem built around itself in order to serve the entire franchise community’s interests. These activities reinforce the event’s position as the most prominent franchising event in the MEA region.

  • The Trade Exhibition is the main track fully dedicated to; brand owners, investors, franchisors and franchisees from MEA and abroad. 87% of franchisees joined, discover new franchise opportunities and negotiate master franchise agreements. The event has shed light on Dubai’s preeminent status as the leading franchise destination and help facilitate new franchise opportunities and potential business partnerships to the entire region as franchisors come from various countries, including KSA. 

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  • The Franchise Business Hub is an exclusive business tool designed specifically to provide motivated master franchisees, investors and selected top hosted investors in the region to connect, by prescheduling meetings before attending the trade exhibition.
 In a nutshell: Business hub is a matchmaking algorithm that has helped franchisers schedule 300+ meetings with their future investors in 2019.
  • The Tuesday Webinar series boosts brand franchisers & franchisees awareness by providing them a platform to present and showcase to a global audience. This offers an opportunity for interested investors to view and connect by pre-booking meetings on the Franchise Business Hub.
  • The Franchise Talk is one of the most visited online websites introduced to connect, inform, educate and inspire franchisees and future entrepreneurs. It has shed light on new start-ups in the region. Additionally, ‘The Franchise Talk’ has successfully reached more than 11,000 engaged readers in less than six months. It features an interview once a week, discussing topics that matter most to small and mid-sized businesses by providing them an exclusive platform that showcases their; plans, ideas, brand and best practices with the rest of the world. The Franchise Talk is not only “The Voice of franchise in the Middle East” it has become the industry reference.


  • Venture new territories and expand your brand’s regional presence.
  • Widen your brand awareness in the most important collection of franchisees gathering in the MENA region.
  • Benefit from our exclusive business-matchmaking platform – Franchise Business Hub – that enables you to secure meetings with qualified franchisees prior to the event.
  • Generate new businesses and collaborate with new investors from high-growth markets (i.e. KSA, UAE, Oman, Egypt).
  • Meet with selected franchisees ready to invest between US$100,000 and US$2,000,000 within the coming 12 months.
  • Have access to a diversity of partnerships: exclusive franchise, master franchise, area development or single units.
  • Be part of the only recognised Franchising event in the region and grow your business!

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