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Apr, 13 2012

48th FRO to be held in Kolkata

Franchise India is organising FRO 2012 in Kolkata for the fifth time.

Franchise India is organising FRO 2012 in Kolkata for the fifth time. The 48th biggest Franchise & Retail, Expo & Conference is scheduled on April-21 to 22, 2012 at Swabhumi - the Heritage Plaza, Kolkata. The show is presented by Franchise India and Indian Franchise Association (IFA). The show gives a platform for brands from multiple sectors all of which are set to showcase their franchise opportunities to the serious investors in Kolkata and surrounding cities.

The inaugural show will be addressed by B. Hari, President TiE Kolkata, Prof. Anjan Raichaudhari, Faculty, IIM-Kolkata as the Chief Guest along withAshna G Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions.

Commenting on the show, Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, said: “Discovering the right opportunity is the beginning of the entrepreneurial process. The FRO 2012 Kolkata show will focus on 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. In addition, the show will also offer an insight in all aspects of franchising both nationally and internationally for entrepreneurs seeking business opportunities and franchise options.”

The show encompasses a comprehensive exhibition and a thought-provoking conference on franchising, retailing and licensing, covering the broad dynamics of SME sector. FRO Kolkata 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.

Some of the prominent speakers attending the Show are: Pulkit Baid, MD, Great Eastern Appliances, Anurag Poddar, Director, Presto Wonders (Mohan Impressions Pvt Ltd), Debmalya Banerjee, Vice President-Corporate Affairs, I - Nova Group (Travo), P.K. Basu Majumdar, Senior Associate, Fox Mandal, Arup Datta, Co-Founder, Tropical clothing company, and many more to the list.

The event displays an Entrepreneurship Summit 2012 conference which is a complete guide 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 FRO is all about getting people the knowledge that they need to take their ideas to create a successful business.

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.

This expo is an ideal platform for different companies to present and expand their franchising concepts, by networking with around 4000 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 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.

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