The Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) virtual event, an international trade event that congregates franchises, licenses, brands, and business concepts from all over the world to Asia, will be held from November 25-26, announced Constellar.
Themed Beyond, Harness the Possibilities, this year’s event will focus on how franchise businesses have survived and thrived through the prolonged disruption brought about by the global pandemic by innovating and transforming their business.
The FLAsia 2021 virtual exhibition will feature 70 international brands from more than 60 companies from countries such as Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. More than 3,000 participants are expected to tune in.
Attendees can look forward to connecting with top players such as multinational convenience store chain 7-Eleven, homegrown lifestyle furniture retailer Commune, food and beverage players Creative Eateries, Jumbo and Tung Lok and, and health and wellness concepts Fight Zone, FitJeff and Gymkraft.
Exhibitors from sectors such as F&B, education, wellness and professional services will offer event attendees new business and investment opportunities, as well as fresh avenues for companies to transform their existing business models and innovate their customer offerings.
FLAsia 2021 will also be introducing two new programme highlights for a more immersive virtual event experience.
The Fresh! Brand showcase, a series of fast-paced five-minute investor-oriented pitches by participating brands, will be broadcast live on FLAsia’s social media channels from 12.00 to 13.00 on both event days. Another new feature, Discovery Days, will allow interested buyers to sign-up for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of brand concepts.
Event attendees can also look forward to the return of the event’s live response feature which allows for dynamic interactions and instant responses from brand representatives via live text and video chats. This year’s event will also debut business matching services to connect attendees with participating exhibitors via direct or pre-scheduled meetings.
Beyond meeting exhibitors, attendees can look forward to insights from more than 50 expert speakers across 15 keynote and panel sessions spread over the two-day conference.
The line-up includes Joe Canterbury, founder of Chaucer Global; David Chiem, founder, CEO and executive chairman of MindChamps PreSchool; and Nguyen Phi Van, chairwoman of Vietnam Angel Network. They will be sharing their knowledge and success stories in areas of franchising, consumer market outlooks and opportunities in international markets.
Singapore’s minister of state Low Yen Ling, from the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry will be delivering the opening address to kickstart the event
The FLAsia 2021 platform will be available until December 31, 2021.