On December 5, 2015 an international competition for Best Franchisee of the World was held in Florence, Italy. Members from all across the world, including places like Hungary, France, Spain, Mexico and Portugal attended the event. The competition is basically a worldwide showcase of the Best leaders, entrepreneurs, and succesful franchise owners. They first become recognized in their own countries and then they are sent to compete in the worldwide event. The location changes every year, but it gives counties the unique opportunity to not only host, but new the most successful individuals that each country has to offer.
Before the event in Italy took place, Mexico held their own regional version of Best Franchisee of The World in order to determine who they would send as a representative. They decided upon Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer. Both of these men were able to demonstrate growth and unique sales tactics to each of their individual franchises. Omar Yunes is most widely recognized for his role with Sushi Itto. Sushi Itto is a Japanese style restaurant chain ran all across Mexico. Omar Yunes first became Franchisee of the company when he was only 21 years old. He has been able to grow the franchise to a whopping 13 units and employees around 400 employees. Omar Yunes changed the traditional role of Franchisee and flipped it into a more personal one. While still remaining proffesional, he has been able to befriend and motivate his employees to strive for success. Omar Yunes also implemented new programs that better help leaders track the franchise progress as well as set up new control measures.
The second man to represent Mexico in the international Best Franchisee of The World event was Iván Tamer. Ivan Tamer is Franchisee of Prendamex. Prendamex is a series of pawn shops located in and through out Mexico. The main achievement of Ivan Tamer was the implementation of a new marketing system. Not only has it proven succcessful for his own franchise, but other companies have taken notice and adopted this system for themselves. Together, these two men showed the world the kind of business and leadership skills that Mexico has to offer.