Number of signed deals up at franchise expo

Some 28 cooperation deals were signed at the Macao Franchise Expo this year, three more than at last year’s event. The agreements covered franchise catering, chain stores, agency deals, branding promotion and cooperation agreements between business associations. The three-day event ended yesterday and included 1,545 business-matching sessions, 15 percent more than last year, the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute says. Next year’s Macao Franchise Expo is scheduled for July 4 to 6.