New in the MEETING program – presentations of Croatian franchises!
In addition to pitch sessions with Croatian start-ups and top panels, this year in Meeting G2.5. “Building Business Bridges” conference we will organize a presentation of five Croatian franchises. They are all members of the Franchise Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, which operate in different areas of business.
The largest is Surf’n’fries (fries in specially designed packaging) which started in 2009 and currently has more than 60 stores in 20 countries and 5 continents. Along with it there will be other very successful franchises: Direct booker (IT sector), Place2go (publishing / tourism), Business cafe (business networking) and Body Creator (weight loss and body care).
Franchises are a very attractive and accepted business model, and according to the data of the Croatian Franchising Association, there are currently about 200 franchised systems in Croatia with about 17,000 employees, in about 1000 locations. However, there is evidence that there is a room for advancement. Out of the total number of franchises in the Croatian market, only 12% of them are of Croatian origin.
We look forward to meeting you again with this current and interesting topic.