Over 150 business opportunities in Franchising, Retailing & Licensing | over 4,000 serious business investors.

Hyderabad February 24th, 2012: After proving the worth through 44 successful demonstrations in most major cities, FRO 2012, India's National Franchise & Retail show is all set to embark in Hyderabad on February 25th – 26th at Hyderabad Intl. Convention Center. The upcoming show is presented by Franchise India Asia’s largest integrated franchise solution company and Indian Franchise Association (IFA). The show lays a platform for companies to present and expand their franchised concepts by networking with potential entrepreneurs in Chennai and surrounding cities.

The inaugural of the show will be addressed by Mr. P Udaya Shanker, Director General, NIMSME as the Chief Guest along with 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, “Over the years, FRO has firmly established its reputation as a multi-dimensional event amongst the franchise, retail and other small business fraternity and has received high marks from participating brands who have been thrilled to connect with investors, financial solution providers and vendors all at the same time. Keeping ahead in an exciting, vibrant and fast changing business environment, the Expo aims to highlight some of the latest opportunities, trends, and innovations currently available in India.”
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 is all about getting people the knowledge that they need to take their ideas to create a successful business. FRO 2012 in Hyderabad 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.”

Franchise India has always displayed and generated a unique value added proposition for the participants by organizing specific and target-oriented exhibitions and seminars. The show will cover 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.

Some of the popular brands exhibiting at the platform includes Athiya Organizational Competencies (P) Ltd, Brainworks, Buzz, Chhabra 555, Coffee Beans & Tea Leaf, Cookieman, Gelato, IFB, Juice Saloon, Mother Earth, Moti Mahal, Mystic Spa, Rockport, Seacret, Wig o Mania, MAPP, La Salle, Tatha, Pasta Bar Veneto, Hoffmen, Discount Pandit, Shawarma Express, Blue Mantra, Arabian Oud, Brewberry, Bionics Hospitality, Cookscape, Addons, Dentistree, Bawree, F-Studio, Skydeelz, Beyond Petals, Roy Jewellery, Kwality Walls, Everonn, STC Technologies, Kent RO Systems, Green Trends, Sebille Educations Pvt Ltd, Cafe Buddy's Foods Pvt. Ltd, Cuppa Coffee, MYTVS, Ashika Fashion, Expact Group, Agrimart, Eshvens Edutech Pvt Ltd, MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd, IXI Logistics Pvt. Ltd., HPS, Sportybeans, New Zealand Naturals, Zinc n Rock, Athiya, Elixir Training Services Pvt.Ltd, Edvance Learning, Marry Brown, Just Café, Cache Furniture, Gitanjali Lifestyle, iServ Commerce India Pvt Ltd  ( Fun Mango), Lolipop, Ferns n Petals, Nature Essence, Orra Diamond and many more.

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 150 national brands looking for expansion in south India. The Entrepreneurship Summit 2012, conference is information rich, must attend for new business owner and start-ups. This experience will allow hopeful entrepreneurs to establish important contacts and to learn about the newest trends in their industry. The Entrepreneurship Summit 2012 at There are going to be sessions on writing business plans, finding funding, marketing your company and a panel of experienced startup founders & Business Leaders offering hands on advice.

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 Mr. P Udaya Shanker, Director General, NIMSME, Mr. Safir Adeni, CEO, Eknovate Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Mr. K V Praveen Raju, Vice President, TiE Hyderabad, Mr. J.A Chowdary, Co-Chairman, FICCI Andra Pradesh State Council, Mr. Ratan Jalan, Founder, Medium Healthcare, Mr. P. Viswanth, Founder Director, TIME, Mr. Kranthi Vistakula, Founder, Dhama Innovations, Mr.  Mohit Mathur, CEO, Quiznos South India & Heartcup Coffee, Ms. Kavitha Jain,  Vice President, Edify Kids ( DRS Group ), Dr. T Ramesh Babu, Tax Practioner, Hyderabad, Mr. S. Sundara Rajan, CEO, Janani Group, Mr. Satyanarayanan, AGM, SBI, SME, Hyderabad, Mr. Raghunath A, Co-Founder and Director, Akasam Consulting Private Limited, Mr. Rajashekhar Reddy Seelam, Owner, “24 Letter Mantra”, Mr. L Subhash Chandra, Managing Director, Sangeetha Mobile, Mr. CK Kumaravel, Managing Director, Naturals Salon, Dr. Mir Ali, Executive Director, Dentistree, Mr. Anubhav Kushwaha, VP Strategy, Reasoning Global e-application, Mr. Prabhuram R, VP, EBS, Mr. SVS Chowdary, Founder Partner, SVS Chowdary & Co., Mr. CSN Murthy, CEO, Ozonetel, Mr. Mohit Dhanjal, Kwality Walls, Unilver India, Praveen Kumar, DGM, South India, Everonn, Kalyan Manyam, Senior Charter Member, TiE, 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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