India’s National Franchise and Retail Opportunity show held on July 24-25, 2010 at Hotel Pride in Ahmedabad witnessed huge footfall.
India’s National Franchise and Retail Opportunity show held on July 24-25, 2010 at Hotel Pride in Ahmedabad witnessed huge footfall. Over 75 brands participated in the expo and more than 3,000 viewers attended the show. The event was presented by RE/MAX India, who is the title sponsor, in support of an apex body of franchising in India, Indian Franchise Association (IFA) and, co-organised by Franchise India (FI).
The show comprised of a comprehensive exhibition and conference on franchising, retailing and licensing covering the dynamics of SME sector, drawing thousands of business visitors. Over past four years, the show has been registering 30 per cent repeat footfalls for consecutive two days with rest 70 per cent being the unique count each day.
The two-day exhibition put forth a spectrum of opportunities in franchising, retailing, licensing, real estate and retail supply from all possible industry verticals including Fashion & Lifestyle, F&B, Education, Financial services, Health, Beauty & Wellness, Travel, Retail, Entertainment and many more. The exhibitors participating at the show included ICICI Securities, Kwality Walls, RE/MAX, Eurokids, Zee Interactive Learning Systems, Gitanjali Jewels, Jetking, Chhabra 555, Mexus Education Pvt Ltd, Action Coach, SMC Global Securities Ltd, International Institute of Fashion Technology, Vadilal Enterprises Ltd and many more.
Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, informs, “In last few years, Gujarat has experienced an unprecedented boom in the retail sector and has emerged as one of the hot destinations for retail activities for national as well as international brands. I am sure that our 30th edition of FRO 2010 in Ahmedabad will create more buzz and provide a right platform for business opportunities.”
The two-day sessions have paved way for hopeful capitalists propelling them into the business realms of starting, running and expanding a business. Some of industries stalwarts included NP Singh (Director, Samsonite); Daljit singh (Franchise Head, Rasna) Rajeev Sharma (Country Head, Unicon Investments Solutions); Chandan Chaterjee (Director, CED); Anshul Arora ( Group CEO, Edvance Learning); Utkarsh Jani (MD, Jani Advocates); MN Bhingradia (AGM-SME, state Bank of India) Nanette D’sa (CEO, Brainworks Learning Systems Pvt Ltd); Ravindra Dubey (CEO, Navneet Publications); Anckur Sama (Director, Fortune Multiple Service Pvt. Ltd.) Badal Chaudhary (CEO, Numero UNO); Debahsis Chattopadhyay (National Head Retail, Amul India); Anant Maloo (MD, Timber Homes Pvt. Ltd); Jadgish Purohit (Jade Blue Supreemo World Fashion Pvt. Ltd); Rohit Swarup (Director, Xplora Design School) and many more.