Bahamas International Franchise & Entrepreneurial

Friday 20th April 2012  10:00 AM

Friday, April 20 from 10:00am to 4:00pm


Bahamas International Franchise & Entrepreneurial

Summit & Trade Show
Friday, April 20th & Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Fort Lauderdale, FL……Horizons Marketing Group,, and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD) will present its International Franchise & Entrepreneurial Summit & Trade Show at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau. It is supported by the International Franchise Association (IFA), Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, United States Embassy Nassau, Inter-American Development Bank, Nassau Airport Development Company, HVS Caribbean and Entrepreneur Venture Fund Ltd.

Match-making pre-screened, one-on-one meetings will be held with potential franchisees on April 20th for our franchisors. A Private Networking Reception will be held in the evening. We will be connecting diversified businesses or franchisors, including multi-unit franchising from around the world, to potential buyers or business partners. Companies will provide business development packages on their brand(s). Entrepreneurs and anyone interested in franchising are encouraged to register for the workshops and expo on Saturday, April 21st.

Workshops will introduce you to the value and economics of franchising & entrepreneurship. You will hear from international franchise experts, entrepreneurs and business owners including Reggie Wright, Director of Franchising, Dunkin Brands; David Benton, Director of International Development, Global Franchise Group; Lowell Hawthorne, President/CEO, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill; Bahamian Airport Gift Shop entrepreneur, Pat Mortimer of Cays Gifts & News; Elaine Pinder, owner of Bamboo Shack Restaurants and others, who will share tips to help you become a successful business owner. Presenters will share information on business opportunities and successful concepts & models. The presenters include Jose Salvadore Icaza, of Choice Hotels International, to talk about opportunities in the small hotel industry; Michael Roberts, Chairman, Roberts Hotels Group LLC; Erin Snyder of Papa John’s Pizza; Larry Van Dusseldorp of EWize Marketing 4U and others. Franchisors will be looking for partners who are interested in going into business.

On Saturday, entrepreneurs will take part in the “5 Minute Elevator Pitch” to win $1,000 along with ten (10) hours of technical services which includes legal and financial to help start or expand their business. There will be other give-a-ways including a business venture allowing you to start your own business without upfront investment.

Franchising & entrepreneurship has become the dominant method for the creation of wealth through small business ownership. Once known for restaurants, today franchising is used by over 85 industries including a wide range of consumer and business to business services, retail, hospitality, health, recreation and many more. These workshops will explain how to turn your business into a successful franchise. Franchising will give your business a better chance of success and bring global recognition. The Bahamas welcomes over 5 million visitors a year with a growing consumer population that is becoming more brand conscious. There are many international concepts that can work in The Bahamas and opportunities to expand and develop local business beyond the islands. Entrepreneurship is more than simply “starting a business.” The definition of entrepreneurship is a process through which individuals identify opportunities, allocate resources and create value. This creation of value is often through the identification of unmet needs or through the identification of opportunities for change.

We will have franchise publications for attendees from the IFA, which is the world’s largest trade group representing the franchising sector. Their members span over 75 different industries and have operations in more than 100 countries. Make plans to register. To meet with franchisors or attend the Saturday Workshops & Expo, please register by downloading the registration form and fax to 954-337-2877 or email to . For all questions or requests, please contact or call 242-225-9416 or 954-792-2579

Click HERE to register.

Monthly Calendar