Plan Ahead Events Signs Master Franchise Agreements for Largest Global Expansion Ever for Brand

Full-Service Event Management Franchise to Expand in 14 Countries in the Middle East & North Africa

West Palm Beach, FL (June 20, 2013) – Plan Ahead Events, a global franchise world leader in full-service event management, announced today it has granted master licenses to develop franchises in Oman, Qatar, Suadi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Bahrain, Morocco, Kuwait, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Iraq, Lebanon and Tunisia.

This recent development is part of the company’s strategy for global expansion. The new Master License Partners are Anas Saltaji and Nazir Jamal Eddin.

“It is with extreme pleasure that we are able to announce the expansion of the Plan Ahead Events brand into the Middle East and North Africa. This 14 country arrangement involves the largest geographical area we have ever included in a single master license arrangement to date. The event planning industry is growing exponentially, and the need to provide complete, comprehensive and professional solutions is in high demand everywhere,” said Tony Foley, International Director for parent company, United Franchise Group.

Plan Ahead Events is a global leader in full-service meetings and event management, servicing clientele around the world. The company provides full-service management and planning for meetings, conventions, trade shows, special events and incentive travel and handles all aspects of the event process, from concept to completion.

“We are truly excited about the footprint this partnership will provide us in the Middle East. As an organization, we are seeing increased demand in the region due to enhanced client awareness to the area’s attractive destinations as well as high quality developments and overall infrastructure,” said Tipton Shonkwiler, Plan Ahead Events President.

Plan Ahead Events is one of the meeting and event industry’s first franchise opportunities and very easy to start up with low business costs. No experience is necessary as it offers a turnkey franchise, a three-week training program, and all the technology hardware and software needed to run the business successfully.

Plan Ahead Events is also part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group, which is made up of six industry-leading franchise brands including SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest full-service sign business; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, a home-based advertising agency; TransWorld Business Advisors, a business brokerage and franchise development services firm and Super Green Solutions, your one-stop shop for energy efficient products.

About Plan Ahead Events

Plan Ahead Events is the first franchise in the corporate meetings and events industry. It provides full-service management and planning for meetings, conventions, trade shows, special events and incentive travel. For more information visit the Plan Ahead website at or call (561)640-5570.

About the United Franchise Group (UFG)

The United Franchise Group is The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs, consisting of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world’s largest industry-leading names. The experts at UFG have used their over 25 years of franchising experience to grow the franchising giant into a $500 million dollar success story with approx. 1400 franchise locations in 50 countries. The company includes franchise industry giants SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, an incredibly successful out-of-home advertising franchise; Transworld Business Advisors, one of the nation’s largest business brokerage companies handling business sales and mergers and acquisitions; SuperGreen Solutions, a premium one-stop shop for all energy efficient needs; and Plan Ahead Events, a corporate event planning franchise. For more information about any of the United Franchise Group franchise opportunities, visit or call (561) 640-5570.

SOURCE United Franchise Group (UFG)



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