Franchise India Hosts Fro 2011 In Pune

Top Quote The 43rd Edition Of India's Biggest Franchise Retail & Sme Show. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 14, 2011 - FRO Expo 2011, India's national Franchise & Retail show embarks in Pune on October 15th & 16th, 2011 at Sun N Sand Hotel. 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 will be inaugurated by Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe, President, SME Chamber of Conference; Mr. Ashwini Malhotra, Chairman CII Pune, Managing Director - Weikfield Food; Shri Diwakar Keskar, Regional Officer, MCED, Pune along with Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India and 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 Pune and surrounding cities.

    The prominent speakers addressing the show will be Mr. Chandrakant Salunkhe, President, SME Chamber of Conference; Mr. Ashwini Malhotra, Chairman CII Pune, Managing Director - Weikfield Foods; Shri Diwakar Keskar, Regional Officer, MCED, Pune; Mr. Arun Khetan, Managing director, NAKS; Mr. Ameet Pahilani, Founder & Director, Café Chokolade; Mr. Rajendra Kelshikar, Director, Inn-Venue Hospitality Management Pvt. Ltd; Mr. Venkatesh Iyer, Co Founder, Goli Vada Pav; Ms. Nanette D'Sa, Chief Executive Officer, Brainworks Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd; Mr. Huzefa Tavawalla, Senior Associate, Nishith Desai Associates; Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, Founder and Director, Europe Asia Business School; Mr. Deepak Deshpande, Vice President - Retail, Tashi (Tata International limited); Mr. Sanjay Vakharia, Director Marketing, Spykar; Mr. Zahir Laliwala, Chief Executive Officer, "SPORTXS"; Mr. Brendan D'Costa, National Head, Kuoni Academy India; Mr. Rajnikant Rao, Founder, SmartQ and Mr. Bhik Chand Bora, Chief Manager, SBI - SME, Pune. The show will also boast a conference by the name of STARTUP SUMMIT 2011 which will feature the perfect blend of business start-up ideas, network with the business leaders, industry insiders and the interested investors.

    Commenting on the show, Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, said "Entrepreneurship and therefore "the entrepreneur", is at the core of what makes an enterprise succeed, whether you call it an entrepreneurial firms, a small business, a family business, a home based business, or a new business. FRO Pune boasts serious business opportunities in retail and service sector. Through this platform, we aim to identify, foster and commercialize innovative business start-up ideas. Franchising fraternity in India is scaling up at the rate of 30-35% annually and FRANCHISE INDIA always assists the brands and investors to make an informed business decision."

    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 Automobile, Health & beauty, apparel, educational training, entertainment, food and beverage, education, real estate and many more. Various acclaimed exhibitors participating in the show include DTDC, Podar Jumbo Kids, Mexus Education, Protrainer Chiripal Group ( Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd), Kwality Walls, i360 Staffing & Training Solutions Pvt Ltd, Café Oz, USMAS (Young Learners Academy Pvt. Ltd), Let's Talk, MMTPL, Little Kidz Educations India Pvt Ltd ,Donear Industries Ltd, Cartridge World, Orion Edutech, I play I learn, TVS Automobile Solutions Ltd, International School of Design, Pretzel A More, Samruddhi Value Marketing Ltd, Mirror Forex Trading Gurukul, Your Pets Unleashed, HPS Kids ( A unit of Hyderabad Public School Pvt Ltd), Naturals, Miracles Health Clinic, Evana Skin Clinic, Bonsaii (Suyash Mart Pvt LTD), Cuppa, Wonder Education, Xmexclothing, Veta ( Amoha Education Pvt Ltd), Max Creations, Picasso Animation College ( Picasso Digital Media Pvt Ltd), Club City, Sporty Beans, Agrimart, Reebok
    Chhabra 555, Guardian Life Care, Rock port, Multilink, IFB, Style Spa, snap fitness, la feasta, Ice Cube, Luxus, Chocolate Room, Daniel Hechter, Headquarters, Jealous 21, Indigo Nation, Urabana, Urban Yoga, John Miller, Schullers, Moti Mahal, Charming, RITU KUMAR , FUSION LOUNGE, ARABIAN OUD, Juice lounge , U.S PIZZA, KINGFISHER ACADEMY , INVESTORS CLINIC, G-TEC, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Giny & Jony , Vasari , Juice Saloon, MRV International , Mebaz, Buzz, Mother Earth , Brainworks , Frame Boxx, Pin Yin Café, The Khazana, The Yellow Chilli, Animation Live, Zinc Square Hospitalities (zinc n rock), Lenbitz - Window Passion, concept 10 10 etc.

    This expo is an ideal platform for different companies to present and expand their franchising concepts, by networking with around 2500 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. 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 Pune displays various Indian and global 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.

    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 3.5 lacs business investors with over 75 shows held both in India and overseas. In 2010 alone FIE has touched over 150,000 business buyers and assisted over 500 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.

    For further information, please contact:
    Franchises India: Ruchika Malhotra| Manager-PR & Corporate Communications| +91 9311911705| mruchika ( @ ) franchiseindia dot in | for more details log on to / www.

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