Inception of Franchising Club
The Franchising Club was founded on 4 October 2006. The first club meeting was symbolically held at the Golem Club, Prague 1, which is well known in commercial circles. Mr Viliam Sivek, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of EuroAgentur Hotels & Travel, was honoured and invited as the first personality of the Franchising Club’s evening discussion meeting. EuroAgentur Hotels & Travel is a very special company with respect to franchising. It is not only a franchisee (Ramada, Best Western), but also a franchiser (EuroAgentur). Due to the fact that EuroAgentur is a family business, Mr Sivek invited his children Leona, Jana, Viliam and Michal to join the discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of franchising. The first meeting of the Franchising Club members took place in a pleasant atmosphere until late night and many respected managers and also research workers exchanged their experience and knowledge at the meeting.