Crepaway’s Sweet Road to Success
November 30, 2011
It was their mother’s delicious homemade crepes that inspired Claude & Charles Thoumy to open the kiosk offering only crepes in Kaslik in 1984. Charles Thoumy describes the journey to the 16 full service restaurants the chain owns today in Lebanon and gives us some of his secret ingredient
Casper & Gambini’s Announces New Partnership
November 30, 2011
  Casper & Gambini’s, a member of the Lebanese Franchise Association, has announced a new partnership with Zahid Group in the KSA. The LFA wishes Casper & Gambini’s the best of luck and success for years to come.  
LFA Board Member Christine Sfeir – Arab Businesswoman of the Year 2011
November 29, 2011
  We are very pleased to inform you that LFA Board Member Mrs. Christine Sfeir – CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts (Lebanon) and Semsom (Lebanon, KSA, Kuwait) – was voted the Businesswomen of the year for the Middle East. This was during the Arabian Business Achievements Awards, held at
«Franchising» and «Licensing».
November 18, 2011
«Franchising» and «Licensing». As similar as these two may sound, there’s quite a lot of differences between the two. While franchising is a recognized legal terminology, in the sense that it subjects the party offering these services to certain rules and regulations,
LFA Holds General Assembly on November 16
November 18, 2011
  LFA held its annual General Assembly meeting on 16 November 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Beirut (CCIAB). The assembly was an occasion to meet with LFA members and discuss the Association’s latest achievements during 2011. LFA president Mr. Charles Arbid
Miller Heiman Global Sales Performance Expertise brought to Lebanon
November 15, 2011
      Stingray, the holding company of Brandcell and Spidermonkey, announced the launch of ‘The Market Potential’ (TMP), a third company in its portfolio to complement its existing sister companies. TMP will act as the Lebanon representative of leading global sales per
LFA to host WFC meeting in 2013
October 26, 2011
    The World Franchise Council (WFC) will hold its 2013 meeting in Beirut. The LFA nomination to host the WFC meeting was unanimously approved by all 43 member associations at the last WFC meeting in Berlin in April 2011. The event is expected to host leading businessmen from the 43 WFC mem
LFA Takes Part in WFC Meeting in Manila, the Philippines
October 26, 2011
    Delegates from 43 countries gatheredat the World franchise Council (WFC) meeting in Manila, Philippines, between 20 and 23 September 2011 to discuss the latest issues related to franchising worldwide.   Represented by Ms. Farah Chaaban, General Manager of the LFA, took an acti
LFA & ESA launch Certified Executive Franchise Program
October 25, 2011
  In its efforts to promote excellence in the franchising industry, LFA has launched the Certified Franchise Executive Program (CFEP) in partnership with the Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA) and the French Franchise Federation (FFF). CFEP aims to improve the professionalism of the
WFC Legal Report 2011
July 16, 2011
  Founded in 1994, the World Franchise Council is an amicable, non-political association of National Franchise Associations around the world. Its objectives are to inform each other of developments and to represent international bodies. This site serves as a gateway for information about the
Worldwide Protection of Trademark Registration
July 12, 2011
  Protecting your trademark worldwide has been possible for more than a century, thanks to the Madrid System. Established as far back as 1891, the Madrid System for the international registration of marks, first known as the Madrid Agreement, was later expanded and refined into what is now kn
Franchising in Arab Countries of the Middle East
July 08, 2011
  Home to roughly 65% of the world’s proven oil reserves; the Middle East is a rapidly growing and developing market of the world economy. The region generally fosters an environment conducive to promoting investments; with many countries adopt special legislation to attract foreign inve
LFA, MoET and WIPO discuss intellectual rights protection
July 01, 2011
The Ministry of Economy and Trade (MoET), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA) organized a workshop on the “Role of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Enhancing Competitiveness of Businesses and Industries.” The workshop was

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