Over 100 business opportunities I Over 4,000 serious business investors

29 30 JUNE, 2012| HOTEL TAJ

Chandigarh, June 29th, 2012: FRO Expo 2012, India's national Franchise & Retail show embarks in Chandigarh on 29 –30 June, 2012 at HOTEL TAJ. 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 Mr. Arun Mahajan President Industries Association of Chandigarh and CEO The Northern India Rubber Mills, Mr. Badish Jindal, President, Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association Shri Paramjit Singh, Principal Consultant, Regional Centre of Entrepreneurship Development, Chandigarh, Shri S.S. Dhilon, Director, MSME-Development Institute, Ludhiana  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 Chandigarh 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 Chandigarh to be above 35% in the coming years.

Ms. Ashna G. Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions said “FRO Chandigarh 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 Pvt.Ltd, DTDC, Aura Thai Spa, MNR Exports, BG Cleaning, Sesame Workshop India (Initiatives) Pvt. Limited, Café Buddy, MenMom, Edvance, Hypoxi, TTK Prestige, Sanmacs, Grace salon, Sanfort, Emaar MGF, Prakash Amusement, NRI Gym Khana Club, HBN Homes Colonisers Pvt Ltd, Agrimart, Alpha Beta, Sai Care, Asmi Diamond Jewellery, Naturals, Hot Bitez, NYPFC, Pizza vito, Sunshine Kebab, Morarka, Crazy Noodles, Fresh N Naturelle, Brainworks, My Apple School, Kinder Dance, Scott Management, Statvarsity Interactive, Bansal tutorials, Frameboxx, Mystic Spa, Juice Saloon, The Four Fountain Spa, A's Clinic, Pari, Npa Source(Atishya), Cookscape, waza, Chhabra 555, Kidology, RMCL, Synergy, Greenlands, Platinum World, Hokey Pokey, La- Salle, Phone Care, ADHI India, Bangs Fried Chicken, SS Collegue, Azilen Technologies, Stellar, Eagle Helthmate Co, Marshal, Iosis Spa and wellness Pvt Ltd, Technomind, USHA RAJ TEXTILES, Royal Trading, Aarya24kt, Uni- Spa, Iosis Spa, Grescasa, Express Clinic, Tender Skin, The Chocolate Heaven, Cookieman, Main Hun Khadi, Indus League, Levoon, DZA, Lenbitz, Madhuri Solars, Greenways, Seacrets, TTK Prestige, Tatha, Dial Desk, Sign A Rama, The Chocolate room, Marry brown, Sonalika, Mahindra Earthmasters, Titan Eye Plus, Edible Arrangements, Miraaya, Divyavastra, Mom N Me, Beyond Petals, Arttdinoxx, Cash Free holidays, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 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 Chandigarh 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 Mr. Arun Mahajan, President Industries Association of Chandigarh and Chairman, The Northern India Rubber Mills, Mr Manish Trehan, Chief Executive Officer, PTU’s Gian Jyoti School of TQM & Entrepreneurship, Mr. Manish Sinha, DGM, SIDBI Chandigarh, Mr  Naveen Gupta, Executive Director and CEO, Frameboxx, Mr Jatin Talwar, Managing Partner (Lawyer), Talwar and Talwar Consultants Mr. Darpan Kapoor, Managing Director, Kapsons, Shri Paramjit Singh, Principal Consultant, Regional Centre of Entrepreneurship Development, Chandigarh, 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| | Dhruv Sharma I Sr Executive – Marketing & PR I 09958248639 I |
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