Over 75 business opportunities I Over 3,000 serious business investors

24 25 March, 2012| Hotel Ramada

Jaipur, March 22rd, 2012: FRO Expo 2012, India's national Franchise & Retail show embarks in Jaipur on 24 – 25 March, 2012 at Hotel Ramada. 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 R.S.Prasad, Director, MSME- DI, Jaipur and Dr. K.L.Jain, Secretary General, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as the Chief Guest 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 Jaipur 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 Jaipur to be above 35% in the coming years.

Ms. Ashna G. Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions said “FRO Jaipur 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 Everonn, STC Technologies, Kent Ro Systems Ltd, Cafe Buddy's Foods Pvt. Ltd, MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd, Elixir Training Services Pvt.Ltd, Ferns N Petals, Café Desire, Indiacan, DTDC, Express Car Wash, Leo Technologies, Zee Interactive Learning Systems, Gitanjali Jewels, Vadilal, HPS Kids, Just Café, Naushijaan, Pizza vito, Animation Live, Chiripal Group (Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd), Dream Zone, Sanfort, Lollipop, Brainworks, Charming, Chhabra 555, Frontier Biscuits, INDII (Indian Cookery Private Limited- By Sanjeev Kapoor), Lenbitz, Mom & Me, Mother Earth, Moti Mahal, MRV International, Sangeetha Mobiles Pvt Ltd, Seacret, Simba Toys, The Chocolate Heaven, Wig o Mania, YO China n Dimsum Bros., MAPP, First Step, La Salle, Tatha, Pasta Bar Vento, Bansal Tutorials, Titan Eye Plus, Bionics Hospitality, Cookscape, Bawree, F-Studio, Skydeelz, Stat Varsity Interactive, Minerals Fashion Pvt Ltd, Levoon, Beebay Kids, Fresh n Naturalle, Sagar Ratna, Bizzy Bee, Pizza vito 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.

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 Jaipur 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. Vikas Pilania, Brand Manager – BHPC, Spencers Retail Ltd, Ms.  Asheeta Chhabra, Head - Business Development, Chhabra Triple Five Fashions Pvt. Ltd., Dr. K.L. Jain, Secretary General, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI), Jaipur, Prof. M. Raisinghani, Director -Academics, NEN - VIT campus (Incubation Centre), Mr. Pradeep Nahata, Chairman & Managing Director, Karni Exports, Mr. Girish Gupta, Founder Director and Chief Executive Officer, Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund, Mr. Mukesh Tekwani, State Head, Everonn Education Ltd, Mr. Gyan Prakash, Director, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Rajasthan State Council, Ms. Sonia Nagpal, Founder and CEO, i360, Mr. Yash Pal Manik, Head of Operation & Marketing, EVOK, Mr. Rajeev Surana, Advocate in Rajasthan High Court Jaipur, Owner, Advocate Rajeev Surana & Associates, Mr. Manuj Goyal, President, TiE Rajasthan, Mr. Arshad Naim, Zonal Manager, Zee Learn Limited, 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 Exhibition is one of the key initiates by FIHL. Since its inception in 2003 FIE has benefitted over 4.5 lacs business investors with over 250 shows held both in India and overseas. In 2012 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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