FRO 2010 - Bangalore comes with great retail opportunity for investors in South India.

Bangalore, 15th September, 2010: Franchise India hosts the 32nd edition of India’s biggest Multicity expo and conference which will involve over 5000 business investors and top 35 industry experts to come on the common platform. The show opens on 18 September 2010 at Nimhans Convention Centre Bangalore with joint effort of Franchise India Holdings Ltd and Indian Franchise Association. Two day exhibition will initiate exclusive franchising and retail opportunities for the local investors of Bangalore and give a platform to the companies to present and expand their franchised concepts by networking with potential entrepreneurs in Bangalore and city surrounding it.

FRO Bangalore is designed to introduce the brightest business concepts & potential investors from the Southern states of India. The show encompasses a comprehensive exhibition and a thought-provoking conference on franchising, retailing and licensing. With the presence of various Indian and Global brands, there is an all-round perspective of franchising within the prominent SMEs sector, highlighting the principal concepts and prevailing trends in franchising fraternity.

The two day exhibition will see participation by a staggering 5000 business investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, suppliers, corporate representatives from cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Bellary, Coimbtore, Tirupur, Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Chitoor, Nellore, Anantpur, Vishakhapatnam and many more prominent states.

Speaking on the occasion,Mr. Gaurav Marya,President, Franchise India, said“I always felt the need to have focused Expo like FRO for collective business community to be together and work towards business expansion. It’s really encouraging to see the response we have received before the exhibition and assume it is going to be a great collective participation.  FRO has firmly established its reputation as a multi dimensional event amongst the franchise, retail and other small business fraternity. Bangalore event is important also because Southern India has tremendous ability to grow in business through franchising.”

Explicating on the response to FRO events in the past, he added, “The response from the business community has been very reassuring and has exceeded our expectations in 2009 as over 1,50,000 people attended over 10  editions of FRO and over 500 brands from diverse business sectors participated in the expo. We are overwhelmed to be present in Bangalore for FRO Expo 2010, for a record 5th time. Through this show, we are offering the greatest of novel business opportunities to the investors of Bangalore.”

The two-day sessions will pave the way for propelling hopeful capitalists into the business realms of starting, running and expanding a business. Some of industries stalwarts who will be addressing the sessions include Mr. Suryanarayan - Center for Entrepreneurship and Development, IIIM, Dr. Trilochan Shastri - IIM Bangalore, Mr. Arun Khetan - NAKS, Mr. Hemchandra Javeri - Forum Synergies,Mr. Vaibhav Parikh - Nistish Desai Associates, Mr. Aravind Kapatker – Matrushi E power, Ms. Nanette D’Sa – Brainworks Learning, Shri. Swami Pranavananda - Christian Fabre, Mr. Rahul Narvekar – Fashion and You, Mr. Vic Ciuffetelli – Action Coach, Mr. Ravi Kant -  Titan Eye Plus, Ms. Anjana Vivek – Venture Bean and Mr. Suchint Joshi-Sporty Beans who will share insight on topics including small business set-up, operations, marketing, finance, technology and many more.

The conference will cover a variety of topics on issues of franchising and retailing in food, hospitality, entertainment, service, education and training, specialty services, lifestyle retail, fashion and luxury retail, which would make a real time difference to the entrepreneurs.

Franchise India through its shows has always provided a unique value proposition to the participants by way of specific and target-oriented seminars.

About Franchise India:

Franchise India Holdings Limited (FIHL)is Asia’s largest integrated franchise and retail solution provider since 1999.  Franchise India is an authority on franchising, licensing, retail, real estate and marketing having helped numerous investors in the country to become entrepreneurs. FIHL assists local investors with its 41 offices worldwide.

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