Smoothie King, Wendy's, MindChamps to speak at Franchising & Licensing Asia Conference & Workshop
Aug 31, 2013

Singapore, 30 August 2013 – Held in conjunction with FLAsia 2013, the 1-day conference (4 Oct) and ½ -day workshop (5 Oct) will address and focus on the central theme – “From Dreams to Reality”. The conference and workshop will compliment FLAsia 2013, providing opportunities for potential franchisors and aspirant franchisees to congregate, supporting business ideas and achievement. It is also essential for businesses to have ample planning in franchising.

Nonetheless, maintaining franchised business is not only being the person at top, commitment and diligence ensues as well. Would-be franchises can realise their entrepreneurial dreams, with a selection of franchise alternatives.

FLAsia 2013 (3 – 5 October) is the key international trade event and exhibition for franchising and licensing, which showcases a myriad of top international franchises, brands, licenses, and proven business concepts from diverse industries.

Karen Eidsvik, Chairman of Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA) Singapore and presenter for conference and workshop describes FLAsia 2013 Exhibition & Conference - “An excellent opportunity for delegates to keep up with the latest developments and opportunities in the franchise industry, and gain invaluable insights from exclusive roundtable breakout sessions”.

The conference will feature top-notch international leaders as speakers i.e. Bret Cunningham - International Vice President, Smoothie King; John Pain - Managing Director & Vice President (AP EMEA), Wendy’s Global Restaurants.

FLAsia 2013: From Dreams to Reality
International Conference & Workshop, 4 – 5 October
Marina Bay Sands - Expo & Convention Center, Level 3


Keynote Address: Advancing into Asia on an Accelerated Growth Plan
Speaker: Bret Cunningham, International Vice President - Smoothie King

Bret previously held various positions leading high profile projects in his 8 years with the Store Development Global Strategy, Design, and Construction Departments at Starbucks Coffee Company. Known for his analytical approach in the development and execution of long term corporate strategies, Bret also spent 10 years overseeing large design-build projects, including universities and prisons, with other Fortune 500 companies such as Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton and Centex. Bret holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering and recently graduated with his CFE designation.

Position Your Brand Effectively for Franchise Success and Expansion
Speaker: David Chiem, MindChamps Holdings Pte Limited

The Customer is King – Putting The Customer at the Heart of a Successful Franchise
Speaker: John Pain, Wendy’s Global Restaurants

Roundtable Sessions

Managing Intellectual Property Issues in Franchising
Speaker: Michelle Tan, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore

Franchising Challenges in Indonesia, Philippines and Middle East: A Guide to the Landscape
Speaker: Jason Koo, BreadTalk Pte Ltd

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Teo (Ms)
Marketing Executive
BizLink Exhibition Services Pte Ltd
DID: 6848 5936