On the 11th of May 23, 2017 Franchise Business Development Services (FBDS) alongside PDF II; a UK Aid Programme, organized a franchising event which took place at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel. The theme of the event was “Unlocking the Potential of Franchising in Nigeria”.
The event sought to provide a platform for stakeholders to take a closer look at franchising as it currently stands in Nigeria and how it can be used to tackle the access to finance constraint on MSMEs. The event featured a wide range of stakeholders with the British High Commission and Nigerian government, including National Assembly, represented.
- The Managing Consultant of FBDS Nigeria (behind the podium) taking questions from the audience, along with a cross section of the panelist during a panel discussion at the event. The panelists represented The Special Adviser to the Presidency on MSME; Chicken Republic; Jackson. Etti & Edu Law Firm; Business Development Services Provider; Rough N’Tumble; and BOI.
2. The Managing Consultant of FBDS Mr. Chiagozie Nwizu presenting a lecture on the research carried out by FBDS alongside DFID on the issues facing franchising in Nigeria and it solutions.
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3. The British Deputy High Commissioner, Laure-Beaufils at House Of Tara stand during the market place tour
4. A cross session of the panelist representing The Presidency; Chicken Republic; Jackson. Etti & Edu Law Firm; Business Development Services Provider; Rough N’Tumble; and BOI. All discussed issues faced by both the franchisor and the franchisee and how best to tackles the issues.
5. Seun Sule, a veteran in Nigeria franchise industry, making a contribution to the panel discussions.
6. Law firms/ Government and Policy Makers breakout session
7. About 120 participants on strict invitation. 24 local and international franchisor/potential franchisor brands; 33 potential franchise buyers; various government representatives from The Presidency, agencies, and lawmakers; Industry professional service providers; and International development agencies.
8. Another section of potential franchise buyer’s participants discussing their interests in buying franchises, and prospects of the local and international franchise brands in Nigeria.
9. A section of franchisors and potential franchisors discussing their experiences, interests, challenges, prospects, and opportunities of franchising in Nigeria.
10. The Exhibition stands:
The British Deputy High Commissioner, Laure-Beaufils at House Of Tara stand alongside the FBDS & DFID Partner team.