'Franchising into Iran' seminar

28 April 2016

14:00 - 17:15

Bird & Bird, 15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

Sponsored by Franchise World, this seminar, presented by a wide array of speakers with hands on experience of the Iranian market, will focus on the impact of the lifting of sanctions on both a political and economic basis, the market opportunities for UK franchisors, selecting a partner and the regulatory environment.

With an economy which is predicted to have year on year growth of 7% over the next 10 years Iran offers exciting opportunities to UK franchisors.

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The programme

14.00 - 14.25

14.25 - 14.30
Chairman's introduction
Dr Mark Abell, Partner, Bird & Bird

14.30 - 14.50
The opportunities for your business in Iran, the political, economic and cultural background
Farrah Rose, Consultant, The International Franchising Centre

14.50 - 15.10
How the UKTI can help you to expand into Iran
Neil Wynn Jones, Specialist Adviser Luxury Brands and Retail, Strategic Trade Group at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

15.10 - 15.30
The position on EU sanctions, how to comply and defend yourself
Brian Mulier, Partner, Bird & Bird

15.30 - 15.45

15.45 - 16.15
The key legal issues to consider on setting up your franchising, licensing or multi-channel operation in Iran
Farid Kani, Lawyer, Atieh & Associates Law Firm
Shiva Ostovar, Legal Director, Bird & Bird
Shelley Nadler, Legal Director, Bird & Bird

16.15 - 17.15
Networking reception with speakers with an opportunity to ask questions