Subject: E-FRANCHISE MIND JAN / FEB / MARCH 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT | MFA FEATURES/SPECTACLES | 
MFA ACTIVITIES | FRANCHISE EVENTS | 
FRANCHISE WORLDWIDE | FRANCHISE PERSONALITY |
UPCOMING EVENTS | FRANCHISE & MEMBERS NEWS | SPECIALS
ANNOUNCEMENT
CONGRATULATIONS TO YBHG. IR. DR. MOHD SHAHREEN ZAINOOREEN FOR HIS APPOINTMENT AS A NEW CEO OF MATRADE

MFA would like to extend our profound and heartfelt congratulations to YBhg. Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainoreen for the appointment as a new CEO of MATRADE on the effective Feb 2, 2017 following the retirement of Datuk Dzulkifli Mahmud on Jan 31, 2017.

We look forward in working closely and strengthen the cooperation between MFA and MATRADE. We believe, with the appointment of  YBhg Ir. Dr. Mohd Shahreen Zainoreen will add value and spur the Malaysia export and promotional activities around the globe.

MFA FEATURES/SPECTACLES
MFA ACTIVITIES
Enhanced Franchise Development Program (EFDP) have four core activities which comprise Infrastructure Development, Research & Education, Marketing and Promotion as well as Financial support. For 2017, MFA members will enjoy more privileges and benefits through Financial support offered under FORWARD & FAST programs.
EFDP Briefing

Date : 19th January 2017
Venue : BPF, KPDNKK

Attendance : 52 representatives from government agencies (PNS, MATRADE), franchisors and master franchisees.

The objectives of the briefing session is to share and updates MFA members on the incentives and assistance offered under the EFDP programs. Divided into FAST and FORWARD programs the incentives covers grant to exhibit at international franchise exhibition in developed countries, grant to develop 2nd international franchise products, incentives on lab testing for F&B and Cosmetics franchises, franchise agreement reimbursement, trademark registration reimbursement and many more. With the formulation and implementation of EFDP the government is hoping to push and encourage more Malaysian franchisors to further expand and penetrate international market.

Press Conference on FIM 2017

Date : 21st February 2017
Venue : Vistana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

FIM2017 Press Conference on FIM 2017, encouraging number of media turn-up. The event was attended by Mr. Izham Hakimi Dato' Hamdi, Vice Chairman, MFA, Mr. Shukri Salleh, Secretary General, MFA and Mr. Ahmad Faizal, Chief Executive, MFA.


The Breakfast Grilles Programme

Date : 21st January 2017
Venue : BFM Studio, 5.01, Wisma BU8, 11, Petaling Jaya


YBhg. Datuk Wira Mohd Latip Sarrugi, Chairman, MFA during the pre-recorded interview with the BFM 89.9, promoting FIM 2017 and shared some insights on current developments, trends and outlook of franchising in Malaysia.

Courtesy Visit to Secretary General of KPDNKK

Date : 22nd March 2017
Venue : Putrajaya


YBhg. Datuk Wira Mohd. Latip Sarrugi together with other Main Committee Members had the privileges meeting with YBhg. Dato' Seri Jamil Salleh, Secretary General, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) to discuss on pertinent issues to franchise development in Malaysia.

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Franchise Business Opportunity Seminar

Date : 18 March 2017
Venue : Promonade Hotel, Bintulu, Sarawak.


MFA in collaboration with Naim Land Sdn Bhd based in Sarawak had collaborated in organising Franchise Business Opportunity Seminar 2017 in Bintulu, Sarawak.
150 participants is among property developers, construction and civil engineers, oil and gas, Bintulu Chinese and Chambers and also Bintulu New Entrepreneurs Association.

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Franchise Training Program - Essentials of Franchising

Date : 15/04/2017 – 16/04/2017
Venue : Vistana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


The franchise training programs is essential for new players who intend to venture into this business. Therefore, the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) with the cooperation of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) will be organizing the following programs through the Franchise Development Program (FDP).

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FRANCHISE EVENTS
Franchise International Malaysia is Back !

Date : 12-14 May 2017
Venue : Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Following the success of FIM2016 held on 6th – 8th May 2016, The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism (MDTCC) and Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) will once again be organizing the Franchise International Malaysia 2017 Exhibition and Conference (FIM2017) from 12th – 14th May 2017 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.

The previous FIM had reached RM370 million worth of franchise business transaction as well as attracted over 120 booths and 10,000 high quality visitors who were actively looking for franchise opportunities. We believe the next FIM2017, which is the only sanctioned franchise exhibition by MDTCC, World Franchise Council (WFC) and Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation (APFC), is the perfect venue to exhibit your franchise business to the budding franchisepreneur.

This is the perfect venue to launch new franchise system, appoint master franchisees, and identify potential local franchisees, matchmaking and networking functions. Malaysia is one of the regional fastest growing franchise markets. With invaluable support from Malaysian government, top franchisors and key financial institution, FIM2017 promises to be the premier event for continuing successful development of the franchise industry in Malaysia as well as Southeast Asia region.Therefore, take this advantage to expand your business opportunities at FIM2017.


Visit www.mfa.org.my/fim2017 for more details.
(15% off for Early Bird Discount until 28th February 2017)

FRANCHISE WORLDWIDE
PONEY

Founded in 1992 by Mr. Albert Tan and wife, Mdm. Sharon Ng, PONEY Group has grown by leaps and bounds. Mr. Albert Tan said the inspiration for PONEY came from the desire to create genuine and long-lasting happiness for the children. PONEY has made its international appearances in Singapore, China, Indonesia and now PONEY has recently entered Oman, Lebanon, Philippines and Myanmar. For more information on the franchise please contact Mr. Syed Muzaffar at  03-89438380

FRANCHISE PERSONALITY
REVENUE VALLEY SDN BHD

We would like to introduce En. George Ang Choon Yan, En. Dickson Low and Dr Jeffrey Goh in this edition. En. George Ang Choon Yan and partners, Dickson Low and Dr Jeffrey Goh are the founders of The Manhattan Fish Market. The Manhattan Fish Market is a brand name specializing in western casual dining seafood concept. It was started in 2002 in Malaysia with first 2 outlets in Mid Valley Mall and Subang Parade. Since then, another 19 outlets have been established in Klang Valley and Singapore with more to come. Manhattan Fish Market has won Franchise of The Year for 2016 on Malam Anugerah Francais (MAF) last year.

In the picture from left: En. Dickson Low, Dr Jeffrey Goh and En. George Ang Choon Yan


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UPCOMING EVENTS
FRANCHISE & MEMBERS NEWS
1. FIM 2017: MFA sasar nilai transaksi RM370 juta
2. Pizza Hut labur RM30j ubah suai 100 cawangan
3. QL Resources bets on FamilyMart for earnings growth
4. Top 4 strategy making headway
5. PappaRich ke pasaran Asia Barat, Eropah
6. Anytime Fitness sasar 40 cawangan
7. Konsep francais
8. Coolblog Dessert Sdn Bhd (Coolblog Dessert) perkukuh
jenama

9. KPDNKK komited bantu rakyat
10. Chicken rice and more: TCRS projects 19pct sales growth this year
1. Mcdonald's announces new developmental licensee for M'sia &   Singapore

13. PNS sedia Pembiayaan RM130j
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE NEWS
1. McDonald jual operasi di China RM9.31 bilion
2. First local-concept store in Saudi Arabia
SPECIAL
NEW MEMBERS OF MFA
Main Committee Members

Chairman
Datuk Wira Mohd Latip Sarrugi


Vice Chairman
Ybhg Dato' Seri Richard Ong

Vice Chairman
Izham Hakimi Datuk Hamdi

Secretary General
Mohamad Shukri Salleh



Assistant Secretary
Dato' Zahriah Abd Kadir
Fauzi Awang

Treasurer
Rozaiman Che Kar

Assistant Treasurer
Dr Mokhrazinim Mokhtar

Main Committee Members
Datuk Radzali Hassan
Dato' Dr. Manjit Singh Sachdev


Main Committee Members
Dr. Azmawani Abd Rahman
Afkhar Razi Mohamed @ Ariffin
Azmi Jaafar
Christopher Tay Leng Kee
Khairuddin Yahya
Nurhasril Noordin
Wan Arjunawan Wan Halim
Zamani Zakaria

Internal Auditors
Alias Ayob
Amran Abd Hamid
Editorial Team

Chief Executive
Ahmad Faizal Mohamed Noor

Manager
Wan Muhammad Zainal

Executive - 
Business Development
Nur Fazira Jamaludin


Deputy General Manager
Mohd Faizal Abd Latip

Executive - Event Management 
Abdullah Abu

Executive - 
Training & Project 
Amirul Kamal Amran


Deputy General Manager
Zuraida Jomri

Executive - Marketing & Sales
Mohd Rithauddin Abd Aziz

Executive - 
Members Affair
Nurafiqah Iskandarmiza
Level 1, Wisma Motor, 339 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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