Subject: E-FRANCHISE MIND Vol.2/2019

ANNOUNCEMENT | MFA FEATURES/SPECTACLES | 
MFA ACTIVITIES | FRANCHISE EVENTS | 
 FRANCHISE PERSONALITY UPCOMING EVENTS |
FRANCHISE & MEMBERS NEWS SPECIALS | MFA MOTIVATION QUOTES
ANNOUNCEMENT
MFA FEATURES/SPECTACLES
MALAYSIA FRANCHISE AWARDS 2019
Register now: www.mfa.org.my/maf2019
MFA ACTIVITIES
ENHANCED FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Enhanced Franchise Development Program (EFDP) have four core activities which comprise Infrastructure Development, Research & Education, Marketing and Promotion as well as Financial support. For 2018, MFA members will enjoy more privileges and benefits through Financial support offered under FORWARD & FAST programs.

To know more on What is EFDP? (Kindly click the link) 
  SHARING SESSION WITH STUDENTS  OF UITM

Date: 2nd May 2019
Venue: MFA Office

This is a sharing session among MFA with a group of students from UITM Puncak Alam. They were exposed to the industry update, current issue, franchise rules & regulation and so on.

MFA are welcoming any visit from university, academicians and so on to gain or share some knowledge regarding franchise. The sensory, physical, and social aspects of study visit enrich learning experiences.
IFTAR WITH ASNAF AND ORPHAN - CSR PROGRAM

Date : 30th May 2019
Venue : Masjid Al-Muttaqin, Selayang Pandang

Instead of focusing on MFA's  main activities and event, CSR program is also part of our annual activities by which we fill our roles and responsibilities giving back to the community. We supplied household necessities such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, flour and milk, which were personally presented by our Chairman to the representatives among orphans and underprivileged families. An amount of donation was also made together.

We hope that the time spent together was uplifting, the token given were of assistance in providing some measure of comfort to the welfare of the children and families.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) SIGNING CEREMONY - GLOBAL ART

Date : 10th June 2019
Venue : Petaling Jaya, Selangor

MFA has been invited to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between Global Art and its new franchisee from Morocco. The program was attended by Mr. Mohamad Shukri Salleh (Secretary General of MFA), Mr. Ahmad Faizal Mohamed Noor (Chief Executive) and Mr. Mohammad Zainal Wan Yahya ( Manager, Strategic Planning). 

As a local brand, Global Art was recently awarded as the Best Franchise of the year for 2018 and is proud to have made its mark on the world map of nurturing creativity to a million children across 600 centers in 19 countries.
MFA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 (AGM 2019)

Date: 19th June 2019

Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


The 24th MFA Annual General Meeting was successfully held on the 19th June 2019, with most of MFA members attending the meeting. AGM this year witnessed the appointment of new committee members. Besides that, the members have carried out their responsibilities in discussing industry focused agenda in developing the franchise industry.

Nevertheless, MFA's performance's and MFA's future direction were also brought up and discussed in the meeting.
PRODUCT LAUNCHING - COOLBLOG

Date : 20th June 2019
Venue : MM Cineplex e-curve

MFA has been invited to CoolBlog's product launching. The latest promotional drink called UNI COOL with the theme “FANTASY BECOME REALITY”. The limited edition beverage is on sale for a limited time only, from 1 June – 31 August 2018 and will be available at all CoolBlog Kiosks and Outlets nationwide.

Uni Cool drink consist of three (3) flavours which is UniCool Magical, UniCool Dazzle and UniCool Twinkle. It is a combination of few ingredients which is Yen, Strawberry, blue coral and so on. This event was attended by Mr. Ahmad Faizal Mohamed Noor (Chief Executive) and Mr. Rithauddin Abd. Aziz (Senior Executive Sales & Marketing).

INTERNATIONAL MARKET UPDATE SESSION (IMUS), BANGKOK

Date: 15th July 2019
Venue: Prime Minister Office, Putrajaya


Bangkok is one of the Trade Mission's venue for 2019. This sharing session were aimed to update the players on the trends, opportunities and strategy of doing franchise business in Bangkok. Nevertheless, the participants were also been exposed on the available grants and incentives offered by MATRADE, SME Corp and the Enhanced Franchise Development Program managed by MFA. The panel speakers are from MATRADE and City Coin Luandry Sdn Bhd (LaundryBar).
GROW YOUR FRANCHISE CERTIFICATION COURSE (GYF)

Date: 27th - 28th August 2019
Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Participated by 9 participants. Grow your franchise certification course (GYF) has been conducted by experienced franchisor and master franchisee, top marketing & sales managers, franchise lawyer, franchise & Business Consultant, business coach, goverment ministry& Agency and University Lecturer. GYF is an exclusive training program that provides participants with a comprehensive focus at selling, marketing, negotiation and closing-the-deal aspects of a franchise business at international level.
ESSENTIALS OF FRANCHISING COURSE (KAPF)

Date: 24th - 25th August 2019
Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

We continue to organize the Essentials of Franchising Course to cater the needs of would be franchisor, franchisee, consultants, lawyer and financial institutions, besides to ensure that all would be players in this industry to be equipped with the right franchise knowledge and guidelines.

We are pleases with the turnout  and the cooperation given throughout the program. We hope it would be a good start to all participants in the embarking their business venture into franchise.
MFA VISIT TO MEMBERS
One of MFA's main activity is members visit. The aimed of the visits were to strengthen the relationship and the bonding between MFA and its MEMBERS. During the visit we will updates on the future activities, new programs as well as current trend and development of franchising in Malaysia. Nonetheless, congregating feedback, getting updates and discussing issues from the members is also part of the visit's exercise.

Among members visited are:

SUMOS (M) SDN. BHD

Date: 30th April 2019
Venue: Kaw Perindustrian Lekas 18, Semenyih

Represent by Mr. Shukri Salleh (Secretary General) Mr. Ahmad Faizal Mohamed Noor (Chief Executive) and Ms. Nabila Syafifi Rosslan (Executive Members Affairs).

They started the business by opening a small kiosk selling Kaya balls 20 years ago with the aim to develop a sustainable business model, share delightful snack foods with the food lovers from all over the world. In a couple of years, they have opened up to 50 kiosks all around Malaysia. Due to the rapid expansion, Sumo's started diversifying into other snacks to tickle more taste buds in the market. The market demand was so huge, they ended up providing a complete licensing program in supplying and installing Kaya ball machines.

Read more at http://www.sumos.com.my/why-us.html

MFA VISIT TO POTENTIAL MEMBERS
We believe more businesses were keen to expand via franchising. Therefore, we will proactively visit potential businesses with the objective to further promote franchise business format and to introduce MFA's roles and function to the new comers.


Among the potential members which has been visited were:

KOPERASI ANAK SAINS MARA (ASMARA)

Date: 28th May 2019
Venue: Bangsar South

Represented by Mr. Shukri Salleh (Secretary General) Mr. Ahmad Faizal Mohamed Noor (Chief Executive) and Ms. Nabila Syafifi Rosslan (Executive Members Affairs).

Koperasi Anak Sains MARA Berhad (ASMARA) is a strategic cooperative registered with the Commission of Cooperative Malaysia (SKM). It was incorporated by alumni of MARA Junior Science College (MRSM), a special high school system developed by Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) for the promising bumiputera students MARA was proposed to become a member of MFA under the category of Support institution.

FRANCHISE EVENTS
 LAUNCHING AND PRESS CONFERENCE OF MALAYSIA FRANCHISE AWARDS 2019 (AFM2019)

Date: 19th June 2019
Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel

MFA Representatives:
1. Datuk Dr. Hj. Radzali Bin Hassan (Chairman of MFA)
2. Dato' Zahriah Abd Kadir (Vice Chairman MFA 1)
3. Mr. Deric Yeo (Vice President MFA 2)
4. Mr. Mohamad Shukri Salleh (Secretary General of MFA)

Malaysia Franchise Awards 2019 has been launched by chairman of MFA, Datuk Radzali Hassan. The awards ceremony will be held on Oct 4 to give recognition to franchise entrepreneurs who have achieved excellent performance as well as contribute to the growth of the country’s franchise industry.

Moreover, there will be 19 awards to be offered for the franchisepreneurs, ranging from the coveted Franchise Of The Year category to the Special Appreciation category. There will also be few awards - Journalist of The Year, Franchise Industry Article Writing of The Year and Best Franchise Business Plan in the newly introduced media and open categories. Participation from journalists and editors are encouraged to win the Media category .The winners will be chosen by a panel of non-partisan judges comprising professionals and academicians who are directly or indirectly involved in the franchise sector.
FRANCHISE PERSONALITY




“Embrace change. True success can be defined by your ability to adapt to changing circumstances”

-Deric Yeo
DERIC YEO is a Vice Chairman of Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA). He was born on April 26, in Batu Pahat, Johor. He graduated from University Putra Malaysia in Modern Languages Studies and Computer Science. Having started in human development roles in retails and F&B, Human Resource Strategist in conglomerates companies and Franchise Business Development. Just say, he is a Director of Revenue Valley, in which position he will continue to drive Revenue Velley Sdn Bhd to the next level. Revenue Valley Sdn Bhd, which operates popular casual dining restaurants such as The Manhattan Fish Market (MFM), Tony Roma’s and NY Steak Shack. 

He has been invited to become one of the speakers in Franchise International Conference since 2018. Besides that, he also passionately sharing his knowledge in franchise training such as Essential of Franchising (KAPF), International Franchise Management Certification Course (IFM), Grow Your Franchise Certification Course (GYF) and many more. 

“My achievements are when I get to see other people successes and living contentedly from my guidance, advises and help, directly or indirectly” - he said.

 UPCOMING EVENTS
International Franchise Management (IFM) Certification Course

Date: 21th - 22th September 2019
Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

The participants of IFM will be equiped with the right informations and guideline on how to expands their business to overseas market. This course also will explore further on idea of entry mode to any foreign country, how to manage the network of international franchisee, understand on methods to support international franchise network and understand the importance of international franchise agreement and IP Registration.

FRANCHISE & MEMBERS NEWS
1. Buka peluang francais chicken cottage
2. Enjoy spring with Starbucks cold craft spring beverages
3. A&W fokus tambah cawangan
4. Pizza Hut perkenal 'The Singing Pizza'
5. MFA sasar RM35 bilion sumbangan industri francais kepada KDNK
6. MFA sasar sumbang KDNK RM35 bilion menjelang 2020
7. MFA: franchise industry 2020 GDP contribution target on track
8. MFA sasar sumbang KDNK RM35 bilion menjelang 2020
9. Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) has targeted the franchise industry to contribute RM35 bilion to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020
10. LaundryBar buka cawangan ke-500
11. McDonald's Malaysia wins halal CSR Excellence Awards for commitment to charity
12. McDonald's Malaysia to open 20 more stores
13. LaundryBar buka cawangan ke-500
14. TEALIVE sasar tembusi Jepun hujung tahun
15. Malaysia's Tealive partners Japan's Giftee inc.
16. LOOB sasar ke Bursa Malaysia tahun depan
17. PNS, GLC bangunkan model perniagaan francais
18. MFA : Franchise industry 2020 GDP contribution target on track
19. Malaysian companies join largest franchise trade show in ASEAN
20. 7-Eleven Malaysia bags ' Company of The Year Awards' in retail at CSR Malaysia
INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE NEWS
1. No-poaching pacts go up in smoke
2. McDonald’s to curb use of antibiotics in its beef supply

3. Vietnam looks to boost local franchise market
4. Vietnam looks to promote franchise market
5. Franchising Expo a big hit in Melbourne
6. Dubai to host global franchise expo in December
7. Saudi Int’l Franchise Expo 2019 set
8. Saudi franchise market ‘worth $15bn’
9. PNS rancang bawa lima francaisor induk menjelang 2020
SPECIALS
NEW MEMBERS OF MFA
MFA MOTIVATION QUOTE
Main Committee Members

Patron
Datuk Wira Mohd. Latip Sarrugi

Advisor
Datuk Radzali Hassan

Chief Editor
Mohd. Faizal Abd. Latip
Zuraida Jomri
Wan Muhammad Zainal Wan Yahya






Executive Editors
YBhg. Prof Madya Dr. Azmawani Rahman
Muhammad Shukri Salleh
Ahmad Faizal Mohamed Noor


Content Editors
Mohd.Rithauddin Abd.Aziz
Abdullah Abu
Nurul Ain Mohamad





Graphic Designer
Muhammad Najib Ramli









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