Franchise India presenting FRO 2012 in Chennai two days Biggest Franchise Retail and SME Show

Entrepreneur Summit 2012, the two-day sessions will pave the way for propelling hopeful capitalists into the business realms of starting, running and expanding a business.

To be held on Jan 31st Feb 1st 2012 @ Hotel Green Park, Chennai

Chennai, January 31st, 2012:  After proving the worth through 43 successful demonstrations in most major cities, nationally and internationally, Franchise India now spreads its Wings to Chennai, a city of enormous business potential with its 44th FRO 2012 that will endow with a direct opportunity to the investors and principals to come face to face and interact freely and companies finds their prospective franchise partners with opportunity to expand at multiple locations. The show is organized by Franchise India and Indian Franchise Association (IFA) as the supporting partners on January 31st and February 1st 2012 at Hotel Green Park, Chennai from 10 AM to 6 PM.

The inaugural session will evolve lamp lighting by Shri  Kutralingam Mahalingam, Principal Secretary to Government, Mr. J Murugavel, Founder & CEO,, Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India and Ms. Ashna G Sharan, CEO Franchise India Exhibitions.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India states, “Discovering the right opportunity is the beginning of the entrepreneurial process. Today as Retail and consumer services sectors are being buoyed both by consumption demographics and by enthusiastic investors, Franchising is a thoughtful approach to opportunity recognition followed by execution and shaping of the opportunity. The FRO show will provide a wide breadth of options for individuals looking to find an opportunity to meet their financial goals and business visions, however conservative or grandiose.”
Franchising in India has witnessed impressive growth of around 30-35 percent year after year, over the last 4-5 years with an estimated annual turnover of $ 4 billion; the aim is to create an ecosystem for transforming ideas to businesses. I am very delighted to organize a platform to identify, foster and commercialize innovative business startups ideas and to meet the demands of today’s dynamic entrepreneurial arena, adds Mr. Marya.

Ms. Ashna G. Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions said, “FRO 2012 in Chennai continues to facilitate startups and businesses in growth stages to expand across the fringe of the Indian subcontinent. 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 event also puts collectively a business matchmaking program, as well as the most comprehensive conference schedule.”

Entrepreneurship Summit 2012, organized by Franchise India, in association with the Government of India’s Ministry for MSME and Indian Franchise Association, will be viewing the presence of over 100 national brands looking for expansion in south India. The Startup Conference is an information – rich convention and a must attend for new business owner and startups. The conference is designed as a step by step guide to getting the new venture off the ground and making money and will address issues pertaining to available resources, tax, Business structure, low cost market research strategies and improving the profit potential.

Some of the popular brands exhibiting at the platform includes Focus Training Academy ;Yatra .COM; S & T WELCARE EQUIPMENTS (P) LTD; Brain Train; Car Cares; Dentist Tree; Elixir Training Services Pvt.Ltd ; Kwality Walls; I play I Learn; Expact Group; Gitanjali Jewels; Webcom E Trade Pvt Ltd; Everonn; Sebille Educations Pvt Ltd(Little Einsteins); Suguna; Agrimart; British Orchard Nursery; Epitome; STC Technologies; TTK Prestige; Religare; Indiacan; Laurus Edutech Life Skills Pvt Ltd; TVS e; Brain o Brain; Lolipop; DTDC Courier & Cargo Ltd ; Sparket Marketing Pvt Ltd; Remax; Refeel Cartridge; Edvance Learning; Oldworld Hospitality; Kent Ro Systems Ltd; Kido Enterprises ; BBX; Aathiya; Gitanjali Lifestyle; IIHT; Café Desire; MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd; Aura Thai Spa; Time Kids; Inspace India; Nakshatra; People pro International; Serene Hospitality; SAO PAULO STAR; Gtech; and many more.

Day one of the summit will be focused on growing business opportunities in varied industrial segments including retail, fashion, beauty and wellness, education and training, while, the second day concentrated to entrepreneurs, an insight into the technical and legal know-how to deepen the understanding of the franchising business. Exploring business opportunities in the industrial segments of retail, fashion, beauty and wellness, education and training were the highlights of the day, in which some of the successful business people shared their experiences including Shri Kutralingam Mahalingam, Principal Secretary to Government, Dept: Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department Govt of Tamil Nadu; Mr. Janakiraman Murugavel, Founder & CEO,; Mr. CK Kumaravel, Managing Director, Naturals Beauty Salon India Pvt. Ltd; Dr. Vijay Kumar, Managing Director Director, Dentistree; Mr. S. B. P. Pattabhi Rama Rao, President, Australian Foods India Pvt. Ltd. (Cookieman); Dr. Ravindran, Director - Sales & Marketing, Suguna Poultry Farm Ltd; Mr. Chandrashekaran SB , President & CEO, Sing Venture Foods Private Limited; Mr. Vidyashankar, Founder & CEO, OnlySuccess Learning Technologies Pvt. Ltd; Mr. Srinivas Cheedal, Managing Director, Laurus Edutech; Dr. Tara Thiagarajan, Chairman; Madura Micro Finance Ltd; Mr. Sanjay Srivastava, Vice President, Everonn; Mr. Venkata Subramanian, Founder and Managing Director, Matchbox Solutions and EFarm; Ms. Srivalli, Co Founder, EfarmDr. Tara Thiagarajan, Chairman, Madura Micro Finance Ltd; Dr. Tara Thiagarajan, Chairman, Madura Micro Finance Ltd; Mr. P. Sai Prasad, Deputy Director, EDI, Chennai; Mr. Kumar Vembu, CEO, Go Frugal Technologies; Shri Balakrishnan Iyer, IAS, Director, Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI); Mr. Bala J. Raman, Founder CEO of Congruent Solutions; Mr. Amitabh Suri, Sr.VP, Indian Terrain; Mr. KC Ramamoorthy, Head – Retail, Murugappa Group; Mr. L. Subhash Chandra, Managing Director, Sangeetha Mobile; Mr. V. Vidyadhar, AGM, State Bank Of India - SME Division; Mr. Robin Moses, CEO  & Founder, Reach tax; Mr. NV Srinivasan, Founder Chairperson, NVS MACS (Management and Corporate Services pvt Ltd.); Mr. Govind Babu, Aligned Technologies etc.

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 Sbarro, 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 have benefitted over 4.5 lacs business investors with over 250 shows held both in India and overseas. In 2011 alone FIE has touched over 200,000 business buyers and assisted over 850 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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