MEXICO CITY, Mexico. KidZania Journal. March 14, 2017.
Last week, during the 20th edition of the National Franchise Awards organized by the the Mexican Association of Franchises (AMF), KidZania received the Juan Huerdo Award, the highest recognition given to people or organizations that made a significant contribution to the franchise sector in Mexico and abroad.
KidZania has become a leader in the franchise sector with its unique edutainment concept living a fast-paced expansion around the world, holding operations of 24 facilities in 19 countries and with future facilities currently under development, including openings in Qatar, France, South Africa and the United States.
Hernán Barbieri, KidZania’s Minister of State, declared: “For us at KidZania, the franchising business model was essential for our expansion. It is a pride that a 100% Mexican company has presence today in 24 countries”, proving the importance of working with franchises and forming a successful company in the process.
This award was conceived to honor Juan Huerdo Lange, a great pioneer and active member of the thriving franchising community in Mexico in the early 1990’s. The Juan Huerdo Award serves as a recognition for KidZania, as well as a sign of commitment for a continuous work on improving and strengthening franchises in Mexico.
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KidZania has been awarded twice in previous years by AMF with the Outstanding Franchise Abroad award. “This is result of the work of each of the collaborators who make KidZania day-to-day what it is as a company”, Barbieri concluded when receiving the Juan Huerdo Award.