Franchise India Hosts 35th Edition

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India’s national Franchise & Retail show embarks in Hyderabad on February 26th – 27th, 2011 at the HICC. The show is presented by Franchise India, Asia’s largest integrated franchise Solution Company and Indian Franchise Association (IFA) and supported by Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India and will be inaugurated by Shri Madireddy Pratap, IPS, CEO, AP Invest, Government of Andhra Pradesh along with Ms. Ashna G. Sharan, CEO Franchise India Exhibitions. The show lays a platform for companies to present and expand their franchised concepts by networking with potential entrepreneurs in Hyderabad and surrounding cities.

The show encompasses a comprehensive exhibition and a thought-provoking conference on franchising, retailing and licensing, covering the broad dynamics of SME sector. For the past few years, this show has consistently registered 30% repeat footfalls over its two days with rest 70% being the unique count each day. FRO Hyderabad displays various Indian and global brands, under one roof, to impart an all-round perspective on franchising within the prominent SME sector, thereby highlighting the principal concepts and prevailing trends in franchising fraternity.

The Exhibition puts forth a wide spectrum of enticing opportunities in franchising, retailing, licensing, real estate and retail supply chain, from diverse industry verticals such as Fashion & Lifestyle, Food & Beverage, Education, Financial services, Health, Beauty & Wellness, Travel, Entertainment and many more. Various acclaimed exhibitors participating in the show include Zee Interactive Learning Systems, Gitanjali Lifestyle, Donear Industries ltd, Kwality Walls, EuroKids, Sporty beans, Café Desire, Ferns & Petals, LeapBridge and many more. This expo is an ideal platform for different companies to present and expand their franchising concepts, by networking with around 3000 serious entrepreneurs, expected to attend the show over the span of two days. The show also boasts of presenting home based low cost franchises, free advice on pre-registration and novel start-up ideas.

Commenting on the show, Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, said “Over the years, FRO has always provided a value added proposition to the participants by way of specific and target-oriented seminars. The 2 day show, being organized concurrently with the exhibition, will address the overall issues in various segments like Small Business Development, Retailing, Franchising & Brand Licensing. The response from the business community to the said concept has been very reassuring and has exceeded our expectations in 2010 as over 1, 50, 000 people attended over 8 editions of FRO and over 500 brands from diverse business sectors participated in the expo.” Giving further insight on the upcoming Hyderabad show, he added,”We are overwhelmed to be present in Hyderabad for FRO Expo 2011. Through this show, we are offering the greatest of novel business opportunities to the investors of Hyderabad.”

Franchise India has always displayed and generated a unique value added proposition for the participants by organizing specific and target-oriented seminars. The two-day sessions will pave the way for propelling hopeful capitalists into the business realms of starting, running and expanding a business. The conference would cover a variety of topics including small business set-up, operations, marketing, finance and technology, covering the issues of franchising and retailing in food, hospitality, entertainment, service, education and training, specialty services, lifestyle retail and fashion and luxury retail, which would make a real time difference to the entrepreneurs.

The show will covers wide range of business sectors, supplying the needs of not only existing businesses but also of aspiring and intrepid entrepreneurs all under one roof. The participating brands are enthusiastic of getting connected with investors. The key objective of the show is to focus on main areas entrepreneurial entity, which will feature an advantage on pre-entrepreneurship, how to explore business opportunities and putting a business plan together, managing entrepreneurship, reflections and transformation for scaling up a business. The exhibition hopes to gather serious investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, suppliers, and corporate representatives from all across India.

For growing businesses, this year Franchise India has open up its office in Middle East and will bolster the initiatives of Indian companies looking to enter in UAE market through the FRO and consulting divisions in the Middle East. Franchise India exhibitions offers pan India expansion opportunity to all its participants. FRO2011 is India’s biggest platform for franchise and retail expansion.

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About the Organizer, Franchise India

Franchise India is Asia’s largest integrated franchise solution company since 1999, with an absolute authority on Franchising, Licensing, Retailing, Real estate and Marketing. The company has consulted several major brands over these years like Café Jubilee, Esbarro, SportyBeans, AgriMart, Peter England, Barista, Booster Juice, Videocon, Perfect Wellness, Satya Paul, Bwitch, HCL, MGF, Quality Walls, Tata, Gitanjali, HSBC, Levis, JK Tyres, Lakme, D’damas, Adidas, Euro Kidz, The Apollo Clinic, Chhabra 555, Kidzee, Motilal Oswal, Rosebys, Next, Welhome and more, through media, advisory and exhibitions. With its strategically formed divisions, Franchise India has created its own niche as the pioneers of franchise industry and a small business authority.

About Franchise India Exhibition:

Franchise India Exhibition is one of the key initiates by FIHL. Since its inception in 2003 FIE has benefitted over 3.5 lacs business investors with over 75 shows held both in India and overseas. In 2010 alone FIE has touched over 150,000 business buyers and assisted over 500 companies in their franchise journey with the help of our franchise & retail opportunity expo which is the ultimate opportunity for thousand of business oriented people to discover a plethora of opportunities from all across the country. If you are interested in franchising, whether that is from franchiser or franchise capacity, then one thing that you need to do before making any business decision is to visit a franchise expo.

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