Monday, November 16, 2009


MCA Youth Economic Task Force
“Franchise entrepreneurship during economic recovery” Seminar and Franchise Opportunities sessions

After the highly successful franchise seminar and franchise opportunities session held in May 2009 at the same venue, and due to overwhelming requests by seminar participants and exhibitors to hold another similar event, we are proud to announce that we shall be co-organising the event themed “Franchise entrepreneurship during economic recovery” jointly with MCA National Youth, through their Special Economic Task Force.

Date of Event: Saturday, 16th January 2010
Time: 8:30am to 6:00pm
Venue: Auditorium & Dewan San Choon, Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The aim of the event is two fold, firstly to provide the attending public an in-depth understanding on franchising and that investing in a franchise is a better alternative than starting business on their own or finding employment especially to take advantage of the recovering economy.

Secondly, with a captive audience of an estimated attendance of more than 1,000 participants in the Seminar plus many more walk-in attendees, it provides a golden opportunity for Franchisors/Licensors to showcase their franchise offerings. The profile of the participants is multi-racial, age group of between 18 to 50 years, retrenched or displaced workers, mainly people looking for business opportunities etc.

This major franchising event will be the biggest economic event to be organized by MCA National Youth in 2010 with its aims of attracting and guiding the youths to the right path in franchising which offers many opportunities. We hope this franchise seminar and franchise opportunities sessions will be the first step to milestone for all our youths out there by offering what are in store in the year 2010.


Theme of the event: “Franchise Entrepreneurship during economic recovery”

Type of Event: Seminar and Franchise Opportunities sessions

Date of Event: January 16, 2010 on a Saturday

Venue: Auditorium and Dewan San Choon, 2nd and 3rd Floor, Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Participation: Although it is an MCA inspired event, it is open to all Malaysians.

Profile of
Attendees: Malaysians of all races
Age group of between 18 to 50 years
Public who are seeking business opportunities
Retrenched or displaced workers/workforce
Attendees: At least 3,000 paxs

Concept: A full day seminar cum business matching session:

Talks on Franchising by franchise experts, stakeholders and players focusing on the following (subject to change):

i.) Why invest in a franchise? Benefits of franchising
ii.) Franchising during times of economic recovery
iii.) Franchise trends to look out for during economic recovery.
iv.) Success stories by franchisee
v.) How do you choose a franchise right for you?

Franchise opportunities exhibition by Franchisors on their franchise offerings to the participants on one-on-one basis between seminar participants, walk-in participants and franchisors.

Timing of Seminar: Seminar starts from 8:30am (registration) and Franchise Opportunities session starts from 8:30am and ends by 6:00pm

Tentative Program:

8:30am Registration of Seminar Participants/Start of Franchise Opportunities Session
9:00am Opening speech
9:20am Opening ceremony
9:30am 1st Talk Topic (60 mins)
10:30am Break
11:00am 2nd Talk Topic (60 mins)
12 noon Break
12:30pm 3rd Talk Topic (60 mins)
1:30pm Break
2:00pm 4th Talk Topic (60 mins)
3:00pm Break
3:30pm 5th Talk Topic (60 mins)
4:00pm Break
4:30pm Question and Answer time (30 mins)
5:30pm End of seminar
6:00pm End of Franchise Opportunities Session

Booth Rates: An early bird promotion of RM 2000 per booth is offered for confirmed and paid bookings received on or before 15th December 2009. Bookings and payment received after 15th December 2009 is charged at RM2500.
Contact information :

Asiawide Franchise Sdn Bhd:
Mr. Jamaluddin Ghani & Mr Fariq Halim
Tel : 603 2093 3882 Email :

MCA Youth Economic Task Force:
Ms. Sammi Seah
Tel : 603 2161 8044 Ext. #130 Email :

Saturday, November 14, 2009