23 February 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
On February 19 and 20, the 10th Annual OFFICE1 Master Franchisee Meeting took place in Istanbul. Messrs Sacit and Mehmet Samli, master franchisee for Turkey, hosted the meeting at the Sheraton Princess in Maslak.
President and CEO Mark Baccash recapped the group’s developments in the past year and reviewed the prospects for growth in the context of the global economic crisis.
Speakers from various Office 1 countries presented the progress of their franchises and participated in discussions on prospects for product sourcing, collective buying and how best to face current economic conditions.
The meeting ended on a high note at a fish restaurant on the Bosporus with all participants looking forward to a difficult but manageable year and to the next global gathering.