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April-21 22, 2012 @ SWABHUMI the Heritage Plaza, Kolkata

Kolkata April XX, 2012: After proving the worth through 47 successful demonstrations in most major cities, FRO 2012, India's National Franchise & Retail show is all set to embark in Kolkata on April 21 – 22, 2012, at SWABHUMI – The Heritage Plaza, Kolkata. 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 Kolkata and surrounding cities.

Chief Guest, Mr B. Hari, President TiE Kolkata, Prof. Anjan Raichaudhari, Faculty, IIM-Kolkata, will inaugurate the show along with Ms Ashna G Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions.

On the occasion, Mr Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India said, “Over the last five years, franchising in India has witnessed impressive growth of around 30-35 percent with an estimated annual turnover of $ 4 billion. Keeping ahead in the fast changing business environment, our focus at Franchise India is to create an ecosystem for transforming ideas to businesses. We are 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”.

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. The Kolkata 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 two-day sessions will pave the way for propelling hopeful capitalists into the business realms of starting, running and expanding a business.”

The show comprises of a comprehensive exhibition and multiple conferences and workshops on franchising, retailing and licensing covering the dynamics of SME sector, drawing thousands of business visitors from across India. The two day Summit ties the most influential speakers together providing major insights on one platform. Congregating established experts imparting their ideas and sharing vast experience, the forum brings together many renowned speakers including- Mr Pulkit Baid, MD, Great Eastern Appliances, Mr Anurag Poddar, Director, Presto Wonders (Mohan Impressions Pvt Ltd), Mr Debmalya Banerjee, Vice President-Corporate Affairs, I - Nova Group (Travo), Mr P.K. Basu Majumdar, Senior Associate, Fox Mandal, Mr B. Hari, President TiE Kolkata, MD Ontrack Systems, Prof. Anjan Raichaudhari, Faculty, IIM-Kolkata, Smt. Nirajita Srinivasan, General Manager, SIDBI, Mr Abhijit De, President, IIAS school of hotel management, Mr Aayaush Rungta, CEO, HOFFMEN FASHIONS PVT. LTD., Mr Arup Datta, Co-Founder, Tropical clothing company, Mr Sanjay Gupta, Executive Director – Marketing and Business Development, Spencer’s Retail Limited etc.

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 Kolkata and nearby cities. The Summit would help to navigate the scenario all aimed at acquiring and managing the resources needed to succeed in today’s business arena. 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. At the Summit, 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.

Some of the popular brands exhibiting at the platform includes Everonn, STC Technologies, Kent Ro Systems Ltd, MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd, Elixir Training Services Pvt.Ltd, Indiacan, DTDC, Kwality Walls, Orra Diamond, Aura Thai Spa, Epitome, New Zealand Naturals Ice Creams, Me n Moms, TTK Prestige, Orion Edutech, Pizza Vito, Presto Stamps, DATA pro, Aarya24KT, Cuppa Coffee, Vinsys IT services Pvt Ltd, Expat Group, Multilink Utility Services, Lolipop, IITE, Cartridge World, Parivar Fashion, Athiya Organizational Competencies (P) Ltd, Bistro Grill, Buzz, BrainWorks, Chabbra 555, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Cookieman, Frontier Buscuits, Gelato, INDII (Indian Cookery Private Limited- By Sanjeev Kapoor), Indus League, Juice Saloon, Lenbitz, Mom & me, Moti Mahal, MRV International, Mystic Spa, RITU KUMAR, Seacret, The Chocolate Heaven, Wig o Mania, YO China n Dimsum Bros., Kitsch, MAPP, La Salle, Tatha, Pasta Bar Veneto, Hoffmen, Titan Eye Plus, Blue Mantra, Brewberry, Bionics Hospitality, Cookscape, Addons, Natural Spa, Bawree, Beyond Petals, F-Studio, Skydeelz, Stat Varsity Interactive, San Churro, Levoon, Fresh n Naturalle, Pizza vito, Platinum World, Greenways, Grescasa, Khadi, Miraaya, Kidology, Uni Spa,  Kinder Dance, Cash Free Holidays, and many more.

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.

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.

For further information, please contact:
Franchises India: Anchit Aggrawal |Sr. Executive Marketing & PR |+91-8860090083| | Manisha Lyall | Head – Corporate Communication |+91-9311911705||
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