Subject: E-FRANCHISE MIND FEBRUARY 2016

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ANNOUNCEMENT | MFA FEATURES/SPECTACLES | 
MFA ACTIVITIES | FRANCHISE EVENTS | 
FRANCHISE WORLDWIDE | FRANCHISE CATALYSTS | 
FRANCHISE PERSONALITY | FRANCHISE PROMOTION'S |
UPCOMING EVENTS | FRANCHISE & MEMBERS NEWS | SPECIAL'S
ANNOUNCEMENT
THE NEW DIRECTOR OF FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION, MINISTRY OF DOMESTIC TRADE, CO-OPERATIVES & CONSUMERISM (KPDNKK)

Welcome on board to the new director, Puan Siti Aisah Binti Ismail. The franchise fraternity welcomes you to the franchise industry and we hope that we can together bring the Malaysian franchise industry to the center of the world.



*Appointed at the end of 2015 
THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO FORMER SENIOR PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ON HIS PROMOTION

The franchise fraternity would like to portray our gratitude towards the efforts and enthusiasm of Encik Ismainur Hadi Amat Bakeron for supporting the franchise industry during his term. Congratulations to his promotion and appointment of the Director of Business Development, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives & Consumerism (KPDNKK)



*Promoted at the end of 2015
MFA FEATURES/SPECTACLES
MFA ACTIVITIES
CYCLING PROGRAM WITH DYTM RAJA MUDA PERLIS

Date   : 27th February 2016
Venue : Kangar, Perlis

The cycling program with DYTM Raja Muda Perlis was successfully organized with a huge crowd of participants joining this program. Thank you to the sponsors from the franchise fraternity who gave support to this program. Various types of in-kind sponsorship items were given to identified people in need located in Kangar.   


TRADE TALK @ MATRADE : GLOBALISING MALAYSIAN FRANCHISE

Date    : 17th February 2016
Venue : Level 3, MATRADE Hall, Menara MATRADE, Kuala Lumpur

MATRADE alongside with MFA organized a Trade Talk seminar at Menara MATRADE. The seminar was an embodiment of the Government's efforts to accelerate the performance of Malaysian franchises internationally and was in line with MFA's program, Enhanced Franchise Development Program (EFDP) which was announced by the Government. 
SEMINAR PENDEDAHAN & PELUANG PERNIAGAAN FRANCAIS

Date    : 27th February 2016
Venue : Dewan Besar Jabatan Belia & Sukan Negeri Perlis

This seminar collaboration between MFA, MARA and MAYC Perlis was successfully organized with around 100 participants joining this seminar. The participants which also consisted of college students gained valuable franchise information which boost their morale in venturing into franchise concept business. 


FRANCHISE EVENTS
COURTESY VISIT TO KOPIESATU

Date   : 29th February 2016
Venue : Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

We welcome Kopiesatu to be part of MFA's family and we also hope that it will be a starting point to grow and expand their business through franchising.


FRANCHISE WORLDWIDE
PADDINGTON HOUSE OF PANCAKES IN MACAU

Founded in 2004, Paddington House of Pancakes has found its way in competing with other world class pancake houses. Through their determined efforts, they now have expanded their outlets in Macau.



FRANCHISE CATALYSTS
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FRANCHISE PERSONALITY
MR. CHRISTOPHER TAY LENG KEE, BANGI KOPITIAM

We would like to introduce Mr. Christopher Tay Leng Kee, Managing Director of Bangi Kopitiam for this edition. His hardship in expanding Bangi Kopitiam has proved that franchise is a promising industry.


UPCOMING EVENTS
  1. International Franchise Management (IFM), Vistana Hotel (2nd - 3rd April 2016)
  2. Intellectual Property Reimbursement Submission, MFA (30th March 2016)
  3. Franchise Agreement Reimbursement (FAR) Submission (30th March 2016)
  4. Malaysia Franchise Awards 2016, Nomination Open (4th April 2016)
  5. Franchise International Malaysia (FIM2016), PWTC (6th - 8th May 2016)
  6. FIM2016 International Conference, PWTC (7th May 2016)
  7. Essentials Franchising Certification Course, Kuala Lumpur (21st-22nd May 2016)
  8. Selling Your Franchise (SYF) Certification Course, Vistana Hotel (28th - 29th May 2016)
  9. Malaysia Franchise Awards 2016, Nomination Closed (31st May 2016)
FRANCHISE & MEMBERS NEWS

INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE NEWS
  1. The Berlitz School of Languages is the oldest franchise company
  2. TGI Fridays unveils brand overhaul
  3. Australia's Contract Law Change Leaves Franchisees Vulnerable
  4. Yum Brands Names Director Bob Walter to Be Nonexecutive Chairman
  5. Dunkin’ Donuts Continues Mexico Expansion
  6. Push for more franchising across borders
  7. Vietnam - destination of potential for franchises
  8. Avoiding IP Pitfalls in Franchising in Vietnam
  9. Telepizza Pushes Ahead with Master Franchising for its International Expansion
  10. Jamba Juice: Business Transformation 7 Years
  11. Starbucks to open first shop in South Africa next month
SPECIAL
GLOBAL ART & CREATIVE SDN BHD

Established in the year of 1999, Global Art learning methodology and creative art enrichment programs have been implemented throughout the world. Through their innovative programs, learners learn, grow and develop creatively in a conducive and inspiring learning environment.
By introducing early creative education, global Art is providing a platform in nurturing young minds to be creative and innovative, optimizing their potentials and enriching their lives.
Global Art has now ventured into a number of countries which are Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Brunei and they also have further plans to penetrate into other regions of the world. MFA wishes Global Art all the best in expanding their business and we do hope that Global Art is recognized as a Malaysia brand which can compete with other international brands.
GlobalArt is the official ambassdor of EFDP.
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