CLDP Experts Participate in TunisMed Franchise Expo

December 7, 2011 - December 9, 2011
CLDP expert advisor Bachir Mihoubi participates in a panel discussion at the 2011 TunisMed Franchise Expo
CLDP expert advisor Bachir Mihoubi participates in a panel discussion at the 2011 TunisMed Franchise Expo

As part of its continued cooperation with the Tunis Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Government of Tunisia, CLDP helped organized the third annual TunisMed Franchise Expo in Tunis December 7-9, 2011. CLDP sponsored the participation of two experts, Bachir Mihoubi (an international franchise expert who helped launch several well-known international franchises, including Caribou Coffee and Cinnabon) and Hind Ben Miloud (the head of the Algerian Franchise Association). Mr. Mihoubi was able to convince two US franchises to participate in the event. Through a series of training sessions including a franchising overview, developing and exporting a franchise, and lessons learned from the Algerian experience, CLDP experts provided technical advice to interested entrepreneurs who either want to enter into a franchise agreement or to start their own.

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September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

On September 24-25, in Manama, CLDP led a workshop and focus group on government tendering in cooperation with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain, Bahrain Businesswomen Society and several government contracting agencies. The workshop focused on Bahrain’s recent reforms to promote set-aside programs for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Such programs aim to set aside a set percentage of public contracts to be awarded exclusively to SMEs. The workshop was the fourth meeting led by CLDP and MOICT, and largely focused on electronic procurement mechanisms and online registry to move forward on the pilot program to promote the use of SMEs in public procurement. In implementing the pilot program, MOICT has considered incorporating many of CLDP’s recommendations, including creating a small business oversight body, online registration system, and online advertising platforms that are similar. While the pilot program is expected to be launched in early 2019 for three government agencies, CLDP expects to continue to provide technical assistance on SME procurement reform to help make small business set-aside programs a reality.

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