Moscow Franchise Expo 2019 to Showcase Best Industry Practices

The Moscow Franchise Expo, a top-level international event for the franchise industry, will take place at the Digital Business Hub on May 28-29. This year, the event will be held in conjunction with the first two days of the Moscow Entrepreneurship Week.  

The event is organized by the Russian Franchising Association with support from the Government of Moscow. Last year, nearly one hundred successful franchising project were introduced at the forum to the audience of more than 3,000 people including over 200 speakers. This year's participants will be representing 15 countries and 40 regions of the Russian Federation.

The forum will host a Franchise School workshop, where attendees will gain skills in putting together a franchise value proposition and get legal advice on protecting intellectual property rights. 

Representatives of leading Russian and international associations, research institutions and government organizations have confirmed their participation in the forum. Among them are Chantal Zimmer, president of the French Franchise Federation; Italo Bussoli, president of the Italian Franchising Association; Susan Su, director of China Chain-Store and Franchise Association; Agnes Osipova, president of the Russian Franchising Association; Boris Nuraliev, founder of 1C; Rostislav Ordovsky-Tanaevsky Blanco, president of Rostik Group; Alexander Ostrovsky, founder of Invitro; Alexander Kolobov, founder of the Shokoladnitsa chain of coffee shops; Yury Belonoschenko, founder of the Baby Club network; Rudem Gaziev, CEO of Gemotest; Alexey Lokontsev, CEO of the Top Gun chain of barbershops; Elena Korostyleva, founder of Tonus Club;  and many others.

“Thanks to a well-developed infrastructure for supporting entrepreneurs in the city, Muscovites can use various subsidies and privileges when starting their own business, and franchising allows businessmen to use already established processes, gives them a good opportunity to get a grasp of a new business and reduce risks,” said Alexey Fursin, head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.  “According to the Russian Franchising Association, 11.5 thousand commercial entities and 500 brands are currently operating in Moscow under such a system. We expect that the development of the franchise system in the next two to three years will significantly increase the number of small and medium-sized businesses in Moscow.”

Moscow Franchise Expo 2019 is a unique opportunity for networking and establishing partnerships with leading players in the segment. Exhibitors include major projects and well-known brands –  Pyaterochka, Invitro, Baskin Robbins, Gemotest, IL Patio, Championica, Mosigra, Rybset, Legogorod, and many others. In addition, representatives of franchisers from China, Italy, France, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and other countries will present their unique concepts to the Russian business community and  share best practices in increasing revenue.

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17 may 2019