Franchise forum


  • "Business" & VIP Passes
    Conference hall "Business"
    For active franchisors, company owners and top managers who plan to take a franchise-focused business path, suppliers.
  • "Start" & VIP Passes
    Conference hall "Start"
    For those who are intended to buy a franchise and want to gain insights into how to be a successful partner.
  • Franchisor Shool Pass
    Franchisor's Shool 
    Education for companies planning to grow a franchise business.
MAY 11
Speakers TBC
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Marcel Portmann, Managing Director, Portmann Group
Speakers TBC
Yuri Bolotov, Managing Partner of Bolotov and Partners LLP
MAY 11
Ekaterina Soyak, General Director of EMTG, founder of the BuyBrand franchise exhibition
Ernesto Gonzales, Managing Partner of STARS COFFEE, ex-Vice President of Starbucks in Russia and Kazakhstan
Speaker TBC
Henrik Winther, President of Tigrus Restaurant Holding
Speakers TBC
MAY 12
Ivan Ivanov, Co-founder and CEO of AI geo-analytics platform BST Organica
Saken Kudiyarov, Head of Business Intelligence Department, Magnum
Bakhtiyar Aygozhiyev, Data scientist of Business Intelligence Department, Magnum
MAY 11

Oleg Yudin
Founder of Franch Profi, a business scaling agency
From 2016 to 2018 Franchising Director at Domino’s Pizza Russia. From 2014 to 2016 Deputy CEO, Franchising, Operations and Marketing at Traveler's Coffee, an international coffee bar chain. From 2005 to 2014, managed franchising, marketing and operations for GOODMAN steak houses, Kolbasoff beer restaurants, Filimonova and Yankel fish houses, Mamina Pasta Italian restaurants and Wendy's international chain. A teacher at Novikov School, author of the course on franchising.
12 MAY
The Franchisor School program for 12 May will be expanded. Keep up with updates.

Maria Kizima

Co-founder of Franchising Intellect

CEO of Scale It, legal expert on franchising and intellectual property, Skolkovo mentor, speaker at international intellectual property forums.
Has experiences in creating franchises for catering, manufacturing, retail and services segments. Worked on the creation of franchises and developed franchising agreements with MTS ONLINE KASSA, RYBAKOV FOUNDATION, DOBRO.CENTERS (Association of Volunteering Centers), BEYOSA.RU, UMNAYA SREDA, FOODBAND, JOY'S PIZZA, SCHOOLFORD and many more.
A speaker is to be announced.
Maria Kizima, co-founder of Franchising Intellect
  • Ekaterina Soyak
    CEO of EMTG, founder of International Franchise Exhibition BuyBrand
    In 2003 founded International Franchise Exhibition BuyBrand Expo, which is listed among TOP 5 franchise events in the World. BuyBrand gave start to the development of franchise initiative in Russia and the CIS. Over the last 20 years Ekaterina has held 115 international B2B exhibitions and business forums, launched franchise website BuyBrand and continues to contribute to the franchise development by organizing seminars and master-classes for entrepreneurs.
  • Henrik Winther
    President of Tigrus Restaurant Holding
    Henrik Winther has been engaged in the implementation and development of hospitality projects in the USA and France since 1983. He started his professional journey on the Russian restaurant market in 1991.
    In 2005, he, jointly with his wife Yulia Winter, founded their own restaurant holding, Tigrus.
    Currently, the company is represented by over 50 outlets in Moscow, Kazan, Togliatti, Yakutsk and Dushanbe: the Italian concept of Osteria Mario, the Georgian bistro Shvili, the Bar BQ Cafe restaurant and the ZEST coffee shops.
  • Ernesto Gonzales
    Managing Partner of STARS COFFEE, ex-Vice President of Starbucks in Russia and Kazakhstan
    Until July 2022, acted as Vice President of Starbucks for Russia and Kazakhstan, responsible for managing and strategic development of the network comprising over 160 coffee shops. Until March 2020, acted as Senior Vice President of Rosinter Restaurants (IL Patio, Planet Sushi, Shikari, TGIFriday’s and Costa Coffee).
    He has a record of 28 years with the restaurant business of Russia, Europe and CIS (Council of Independent States) countries, from a waiter to vice president. Ernesto Gonzales is a leading expert in restaurant management and franchising.
  • Ivan Ivanov
    Co-founder and CEO of AI geo-analytics platform BST Organica
  • Marcel Portmann
    Managing Director, Portmann Group
  • Yuri Bolotov
    Managing Partner of Bolotov and Partners LLP, Patent Attorney, member of the Chamber of Legal Consultants
    For 30 years he has been working in the field of registration, use and protection of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents for inventions, utility models, industrial designs, as well as copyrights and know-how in Kazakhstan and other countries. He represented the interests of a number of large international companies in courts of various instances and in state bodies, participated in pre-trial settlement of disputes, as well as in commercial negotiations.