The U.S. Franchise Trade Mission to Egypt, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates is brought to you by IFA and Franchise Times, and is designated as a Certified Trade Mission by the U.S. Commercial Service. From May 12-22, 2013, a select group of franchisors will receive valuable briefings and research and the opportunity to grow their brands in expanding Middle Eastern markets. Visits are planned to Abu Dhabi, UAE, Cairo, Egypt, Doha, Qatar and Amman Jordan. Itinerary items include country briefings with U.S. Embassy officials and U.S. Commercial Service officers, meetings with government ministries, one-on-one matchmaking meetings with pre-screened local investors, and the opportunity to exhibit and attend the MENA International Franchise Exhibition (MIFI), the largest expo of its kind in the Middle East/North Africa region.