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The opening of the 32nd exhibition of the UFRAD Franchising Association, Franchise Istanbul Expo Fair, organized in collaboration with TÜYAP, took place at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center. The fair featured participants from investors from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Iran, and 60 other countries, along with international franchise associations.

Organized in partnership with TÜYAP, a strong leader in the industry, the fair showcased successful, active, and dynamic brands. With franchise systems, the fair presented unique and different flavors from food brands that are results of Turkey’s rich history and cuisine. Additionally, prominent real estate and property consultancy brands, in proportion to Turkey’s large construction sector, were recognized. Many individuals admired the high-quality services provided in the education sector. Within this context, domestic and national software and digital innovations were acknowledged, bringing together franchise brands from different sectors.

On the first day of the Franchise Istanbul Expo Fair, a collaboration protocol was signed with the Iran Franchising Association by UFRAD Franchising Association.

During the opening speech at the fair held at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center, UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın emphasized the importance of branding and warned, “If we do not create our own brands and ensure the global growth of the brands we create, we will be condemned to be dominated by international and well-known brands.”

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On January 15, 2024, the President of the Azerbaijan Franchise Association, Camid Mövsümov, visited Istanbul Aydin University (IAU).

During the meeting, evaluations were made regarding the UFRAD Franchise Istanbul Expo Fair, which will take place between February 6-10, 2024. Following this, Camid Mövsümov presented a gift to Istanbul Aydin University, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aydin, the President of İAÜ, expressed his thanks for Mövsümov’s kind gifts.

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Turkish Franchising Association December board meeting held under the presidency of UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın with participation of UFRAD members.

At the last meeting of the 2023, new membership applications were evaluated and current activity plans were discussed.  In addition, ideas on new term projects and Franchise İstanbul Expo that will be held on 6-10 February 2024 were exchanged.

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UFRAD Franchising Association November Board and Round Table Meeting held under the presidency of UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın in Cemile Sultan Grove.

In the board meeting, current affairs evaluated. After that in the round table meeting information and experiences were exchanged with UFRAD members.

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Turkish Franchising Association (UFRAD) September Board Meeting was held under the presidency of UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın hosted by UFRAD Board Member Yavuz Dönmez and Baydöner President Bülent Polat.

At the meeting held at Forum Istanbul AVM-Baydöner, current affairs were evaluated with busy agenda. At the subsequent round table meeting, information and experience were exchanged among UFRAD members. Evaluating the activities to be done in this context, solution offers were discussed.

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Turkish Franchising Association (UFRAD) and TÜYAP Extended Board Meeting was held at Istanbul Aydın University (IAU).

The preparations for the upcoming Franchise İstanbul Expo were evaluated in the meeting hosted by UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın.

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UFRAD July board meeting was held on 2023, July 4 via zoom. Among the items of the agenda were evaluation of membership applications and revision of previous board meeting minutes. UFRAD past and future planned activities were shared to all board members.

All board members discuss the current sector developments as they do each meeting. Ongoing activities and work plans were also discussed. The meeting ended with wishes and requests.

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Turkish Franchising Association (UFRAD) and TÜYAP Enlarged Board Meeting was held in Istanbul Aydın University.

In the meeting which board members came together at the dinner hosted by UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın, evaluations about next period activities, sectoral problems and solution offers and preparation of Franchise Istanbul Expo 2023 that will be held this year were made.

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Turkish Frachising Association 16th General Assembly was held at Istanbul Aydın University under the presidency of UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın. In the meeting, evaluations on annual reports and budget planning were made. After that, the new period of directors and supervisory board selections were made.

After the presentation of UFRAD Communication Coordinator İrem Arman, Council Committee and Board Members made their speeches. President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın made the following determinations in his speech: “UFRAD has been supporting the transfer of the dynamics of successful brands to the entrepreneurial spirit since 1991. It contributes to being guided our country’s investors toward branding, encouraging local brands to gain a place in international markets and has a chance to compete. I would like you to know, as UFRAD, we are always with our brands, as we have been up to now. We are your biggest defender and stronger supporter. Together, we will print with golden letters the Turkish brand’s names in the world markets. Hereby, I would like to congratulate the new directors and supervisory board members who were assigned to the 16th Ordinary General Assembly and wish them continued success.”

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Turkish Franchising Association Board Meeting was held on 12th January 2023. The meeting with the participation of UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın and board members was held in J Club hosted by UFRAD Vice President Ahmet Polat.

Previous meeting declarations, plans and preparations for the future and new collaborations were evaluated at the meeting. Speaking UFRAD President Assoc. Prof. Mustafa Aydın in the meeting where ideas on sectoral developments were exchanged, summarized the current situation of the franchise sector in Türkiye and informed about the next periods of the sector.

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