Franchising & Licensing Asia 2021 returns as virtual event

Singapore’s Constellar has announced the return of the Franchising & Licensing Asia (FLAsia) virtual event, 25–26 November 2021. Presented by the Franchising and Licensing Association (FLA) Singapore, FLAsia is a key international trade event that congregates franchises, licences, brands, and business concepts from all over the world to Asia. This is FLAsia’s 16th edition and its second virtual edition.

This year’s event has the theme of ‘Beyond, Harness the Possibilities’ and organisers expect 3,000 participants to join following the success of the first virtual edition in 2020.

The FLAsia 2021 virtual exhibition will feature 70 international brands from 60 companies from countries such as Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia. Attendees will be able to connect 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 key sectors such as food and beverage, education, wellness and professional services will offer event attendees new business and investment opportunities.

Beyond meeting exhibitors at their virtual booths, 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 notable founders, CEOs and industry leaders such as Joe Canterbury, Ffunder of Chaucer Global; David Chiem, founder, CEO and Eeecutive 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 minister of state Low Yen Ling, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry will be delivering the opening address.

Mr Chua Wee Phong, chief executive (Markets) at Constellar Holdings said, “FLAsia 2021 continues to be an important nexus for global as well as regional businesses looking for a springboard to Asia. A virtual event such as this transcends physical boundaries, creating vast growth and networking opportunities across borders for a true international experience. We look forward to bringing everyone together again for a vibrant showcase of creative innovations.”

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 5-minute investor-oriented pitches by participating brands, will be broadcast live on FLAsia’s social media channels from 12PM to 1PM on both event days.

Based on feedback from the previous year, 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. The FLAsia 2021 virtual platform will remain live beyond the two-day conference until 31 December 2021.

Admission is free and open to business / trade visitors and individuals seeking business and investment opportunities. Register here: