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FRANCHISE INDIA HOSTS 50th EDITION OF INDIA'S BIGGEST MULTI-CITY EXPO & CONFERENCE FRO EXPO 2012 IN AHMEDABAD

Over 75 business opportunities I Over 4,000 serious business investors

16 17 JUNE, 2012| THE PRIDE HOTEL

Ahmedabad, June 16th, 2012: FRO Expo 2012, India's national Franchise & Retail show embarks in Ahmedabad on 16 – 17 June, 2012 at THE PRIDE HOTEL. 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 the inaugural of the show will be addressed by Shri Dinesh Awasthi, Director, EDI, Ahmedabad, Mr. Mihir Joshi, Managing Director; Gujarat Venture Finance Limited Mr. Chandan Chatterjee, Director, Centre for Entepreneurship Shri Arvind Patwari, Director, MSME Development Institute, Ahmedabad along with Ms. Ashna Gemini 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 Ahmedabad and surrounding cities.

Commenting on the show, Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, saidThe fastest growing and ever-changing industry in India – The Franchising”. The franchising industry has witnessed 30-35 % growth in the last five years. Our main objective is to focus on main areas of 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. As per my entrepreneurial journey I am pleased to see the expected growth in the retail sector of Ahmedabad to be above 35% in the coming years.

Ms. Ashna G. Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions said “FRO Ahmedabad gives an ideal opportunity for business visitors to discover a variety of business concepts showcasing new retail ideas. This expo provides a platform for companies to present and expand their franchising concepts by networking with serious and essential entrepreneurs in the region. FRO has evolved over a period of time to become a platform to endorse business growth to all entrepreneurs of India through collective presence of franchisors, retailers and other small business fraternity linked with the investors directly. The overall growth of the Indian economy has enabled individuals to start on with their own businesses which have encouraged FRO flourish and expand. Thus, entrepreneurship is getting an easy option and we at Franchise India draw a line of success for them indirectly influencing India’s growth and solving the core problem of unemployment to some extent.”

The show 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 exhibition hopes to gather serious investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, suppliers, and corporate representatives from all across India.

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 Kent Ro Systems Ltd, Elixir Training Services, DTDC, Kwality Walls, Aura Thai Spa, Leo Technologies, MNR Exports, BG Cleaning, KG Retail Pvt Ltd (Burg India ), Sesame Workshop India (Initiatives) Pvt. Limited, Magic Holidays, Marshals, Frontier Biscuit, Agrimart, Mr. & Mrs. Idly, Podar Jumbo Kids, Neulife, Technominds, TTK Prestige, Chiripal Group ( Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd), Iosis Spa and wellness Pvt Ltd, Gitanjali Jewels, Brewberrys, Harrison Motors, Remax, Aarya24kt, Eagle Helthmate Co, Alpha Beta, Tavion, Sawree Bawree, Expat Project & development Pvt Ltd, Time Kids, Vadilal Enterprises Ltd, BrainTrain, People Combine, Royal Trading, Sai care, Brainworks, Chhabra 555, Coffee Beans & Tea Leaf, Cookieman, Frame Boxx, Indus League, Juice Saloon, Lenbitz, Mom & Me, Moti Mahal, MRV International, Mystic Spa, RITU KUMAR, Seacret, The Chocolate Heaven, YO China n Dimsum Bros, La Salle, Tatha, Greenland, Bansal Tutorials, Evana Skin Clinic, Cookscape, Natural Spa, Beyond Petals, F-Studio, Skydeelz, Crazy Noodles, Stat Varsity Interactive, San Churro, Beebay Kids, Fresh n Naturalle, Pizza vito,Platinum World, Greenways, Hokey Pokey, Grescasa, Greenfoot(Khadi), TTK  Prestige, Uni Spa, Kinder Dance, Cash Free Holidays, My Apple School, Sunshine Kebab, The Chocolate Room, Miraaya, Kidology, DiaL Desk, Artdinox, Madhuri Solars, Indis Mart( Scott Institute of management), Hot Bitez, New York Pizza(nypfc), W, PhoNE Care, Tender Skin, Prime Houseware, Sign A Rama, Synergy, Success Achiever, Edible Arrangements, Nife World, Adhi India, Athishya, RMCL( Sapna Plastic), Airtel, Brats and Cuties, Express Clinic, Amity Synergy Cards and many more. This expo is an ideal platform for different companies to present and expand their franchising concepts, by networking with around 4000 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.

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 Ahmedabad displays various 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.

Some of the prominent speakers which will gather at FRO are Shri Dinesh Awasthi, Director, EDI, Ahmedabad, Mr. Mihir Joshi, Managing Director; Gujarat Venture Finance Limited, Mr. Chandan Chatterjee, Director, Centre for Entepreneurship Development, Ahmedabad Industries Commissionerate, Govt. of Gujarat, Professor Piyush Kumar Sinha, Professor of Marketing and Chairperson, Centre for Retailing IIM Ahmedabad, Mr. Sanjay R Modi, Owner, Dhiraj Sons, Ms. Lipi Khandhar, Director, SALT Fashion (Span Apparels Pvt. Ltd)*, Mr. Anuj Sharma, Chief Operating Officer Sarvajal, Mr. Utkarsh Jani, Partner, Jani Advocates, Mr. Sarju Mehta, Charted Accountant, Mr. Rohit Swarup, Director, Xplora Design School, Shri Ved Prakash Chiripal, Chairman, Shanti Educational Initiatives, Mr. Ajay k shad, Value Education Pvt Ltd.Ahmedabad, Mr. Sameer Nanavati; Founder and CEO; Disha Microfin Pvt Ltd., Mr. Anckur Sama, Managing Director, Carz Spa (Fortune Multiple service private Limited), Shri Arvind Patwari, Director, MSME Development Institute, Ahmedabad, Mr. Kavan Solanki, Managing Director; Comcubator, Mudra Institute of Communications, Mrs. Manjula Pooja Shroff, chairperson, Calorx Education Company Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Shirish Panchal, Partner, Solutions4SME, Mr. Jay Datta Potdar ; General Manager; Havmor (Restaurants), Mr. Anant Maloo, Managing Director, Timber Homes, and many more to the list.

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.

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 now in its 14th year, has been mentors of change. The change has been structured in the thinking; embracing and complying with novel Business ideas for fresh business opportunities to incubate and find a befitting unite. Since its inception in 2003, Franchise India Exhibitions have benefitted over 4.5 lakh business investors with over 250 shows held both in India and overseas. In 2011 alone, Franchise India Exhibitions has touched over 200,000 business buyers and assisted over 850 companies in their franchise journey thus instituting consequential relationships, either by creating an access in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities or finding partners in International locations, thus, fulfilling the needs of companies to expand their business through franchising. Franchise India Exhibitions work on a single mantra of being franchise- focused & investor-centric.

For further information, please contact:
Franchises India: Kalpana Singh | Head - PR & Marcom| +91 9311911705| kalpana.singh@franchiseindia.in | Dhruv Sharma I Sr Executive – Marketing & PR I 09958248639 I eventmarketing@franchiseindia.net | For more details, log on to www.franchiseindia.com / www.franchiseindia.net

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