34th FRO 2011, India's national franchise and retail opportunity show organised by Franchise India Holdings Limited (FIHL) in association with Indian Franchise Association (IFA), held on 29th and 30t
34th FRO 2011, India's national franchise and retail opportunity show organised by Franchise India Holdings Limited (FIHL) in association with Indian Franchise Association (IFA), held on 29th and 30th January 2011 in Chennai, concluded successfully.
The show included a comprehensive exhibition and a conference on franchising, retailing and licensing, covering the broad dynamics of SME sector. For the past few years, the show has consistently registered 30 per cent repeat footfalls over its two days with rest 70 per cent being the unique count each day. Over 75 business opportunities and more than 3,000 serious business investors participated in the two day event.
FRO Chennai displayed a range of Indian and global brands, under one roof, to convey an overview on franchising within the prominent SME sector, thereby highlighting the principal concepts and existing trends in franchising fraternity. The show offered home based low cost franchises, free advice on pre-registration and novel start-up ideas.
Franchise India Exhibition (FIE) is one of the key initiatives of FIHL. Since its launch in 2003 FIE has benefitted over 3.5 lakh business investors with over 75 shows held both in India and overseas. This time also the exhibition offered attractive 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 who participated in the show included Zee Interactive Learning Systems, Everon Compass, Shatayu, Esperanza Corporate Pvt. Ltd, Manya Education Pvt. Ltd, Kreative Kids, Aloha India, Emerge Learning, Donear Industries Ltd, GeniusPort, AdeptPros IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Glosoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd ( Gtech), I Play I learn, Thumbrule Technologies, Edutronics ( Techtronics India Ltd), Chiripal Group ( Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd), People Pro, Orion call tech, Gold's Gym, Jawed Habib Hair & Beauty Studio Pvt. Ltd, Sporty Beans, EuroKids, SPECSMAKERS, Gitanjali Jewels, Kwality Walls, Life is 1000, TTK Prestige, Promise and many more.
Ashna G. Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions commented, “Franchising is perhaps the strongest catalyst of the entrepreneurial development in the country. On day one itself, huge flow of business visitors were seen not only from Chennai, but also from PAN India. This show is an ideal platform for different companies to present and expand their franchising concepts, by networking with around 3000 serious entrepreneurs, who attended the show over the span of two days.”