Monthly Archives: June 2016

6 years ago Newsroom


“DESITA Gelato Award 2016” is the first international Design Contest aiming to innovate the gelato shop experience.

The contest is an idea of DESITA and it is dedicated to designers under 35 from all over the world.

The designers’ mission was to rethink and enhance the “gelato shop experience” in terms of functionality, aesthetic, technologic and sustainability, with new ideas dedicated for both customers and operators.

The winner can choose between a reward of 1000€ or a paid internship with a partner company.

Sponsors: Sigep, Carpigiani, Ifi, Fabbri, Grottini, Tostini, Retail&food. The contest has the patronage of Iref italia and MENAFA.

The prize-giving will be on June 18th at 11:00 AM, at the Carpigiani Gelato University, Bologna, Italy.

For more info visit the new website

6 years ago Newsroom

1st MENAFA Chapter to be established in Bahrain

A Chapter Affiliation Agreement has been signed between Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association (MENAFA) Chairman Dr. Khalid Alsharfa and Mr. Saeed Al Majed at MENAFA head office in Dubai. This agreement shall establish the very first Chapter Affiliate in the MENA region and its office will be based in Bahrain.

The main objective of MENAFA Chapters is to support and strengthen the franchise sector in the regional markets, promote franchise business owners with a platform to explore a wider range of franchise opportunities and learning experience.

A Local Chapter is a group of Franchisors, Franchisees, Service providers & individuals who live or work in a particular locality and who, as a matter of geographic convenience, organize themselves to promote the goals of the association cooperatively.

If you are ready to form a chapter in your area, contact MENAFA Regional Office at

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