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Register for Participation for the First Ever Regional Franchise Conference in Cyprus

September 13, 2010

Be Your Own Boss... But Not Alone

A first ever Regional Franchise Conference, which is supported by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) is organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Marfin Laiki Bank, the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, the Cyprus-American Business Association (CyABA), the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CyTA), and the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO).  The Conference will take place at Amathus hotel in Limassol, Cyprus, October 14-15, 2010.  Interested individuals and companies can register for participation and accommodation online through the Conference website: http://www.franchisecyprus.com.  

The first day of the event will feature international experts in franchising and related fields who will discuss in detail all aspects of franchising.  The second day is devoted to a series of workshops and time for one-on-one appointments between franchise companies and entrepreneurs interested in becoming franchisees. 

49 leading American and other franchise companies, including Global Franchise Group (The Athlete's Foot, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzel Maker, Shoebox NY, Maggie Moo's), Kahala Corp (Cold Stone Creamery, Taco Time, Samurai Sam's, Great Steak, Ranch 1,etc.), Colombiano Coffee House, Denny's, Debbie's Cookies, The Melting Pot, RTA Business Consultants, Crestcom, Hard Rock Café Athens, Abrakadoodle, among others, have already confirmed they will be there to present their franchise concepts and look for new franchisees in the region.  

The cost of participation for individuals is €200 and covers both days of the Conference, including all events and one-on-one meetings (lunch with all speakers and participants, early evening networking cocktail reception, and seminars/workshops).  For Franchisors, the cost of participation is €350. 

For more information on this first ever Regional Franchise Conference in Cyprus, like key concepts, agenda, participating brands, guest speakers, etc, please visit the website.  Moreover, feel free to contact either Ms. Ephie-Yvonnie Charalambidou, Commercial Specialist (Tel. +357-22-393362 or email: charalambidouey@state.gov) or Ms. Anna Agrotou, Commercial Assistant (Tel. +357-22-393520 or email: agrotou@state.gov) at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia. 

The organizers look forward to welcoming you to Cyprus for a successful event in October; one that can lead to many new business partnerships!

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