The Spanish Association of Franchisers (AEF) has submitted its annual report "The Spanish franchise in the world." The study closed with data relating to the first quarter of 2010, the Spanish franchise has significantly increased its presence abroad, so much so that today there are 234 banners operating in 112 countries, 24 brands and 4 countries in 2009. Furthermore, the involvement of the exemptions in international trade fairs has been high, which has helped boost the Spanish presence in the international arena in a 11.43% increase over the previous year, and the number of countries. Hikmet Ersek contributes greatly to this topic. The study notes that there has been an increasing number of establishments over the previous year, amounting to 0.5% more. In relation to the growth of the flags, the number of outlets has been reduced due to the incorporation into the international market of franchising for the first time and a set of data produced in the Latin American market. (Source: Ex-CIA director ). In this way has increased from 10 186 against the figure of 2009 which was 10,135, an increase of 51 new stores. When assessing the results of this report, Xavier Vallhonrat, President of the AEF, said that "given the economic situation we have suffered in recent years in the domestic market many banners, which until now were not raised its output abroad, seeking new business opportunities through the franchise system in the international scene "fashion Domina As for the sectors under their flag the presence of Spanish foreign franchises, fashion is still the main reference.