National Franchise and Retail show (FRO) organised in Indore at Sayaji Hotel on 21st - 22nd August, 2010 by RE/MAX India in association with Indian Franchise Association (IFA) and co-organised by Asia
National Franchise and Retail show (FRO) organised in Indore at Sayaji Hotel on 21st - 22nd August, 2010 by RE/MAX India in association with Indian Franchise Association (IFA) and co-organised by Asia's largest integrated franchise and retail solution company, Franchise India (FI), concluded successfully. The show provided platform to various brands to present and expand their franchised concepts through one to one networking with potential entrepreneurs from Indore and surrounding areas. The event witnessed a footfall of over 3,000 visitors.
The show comprised of comprehensive exhibition and conference on franchising, retailing and licensing covering the dynamics of SME sector, drawing thousands of business visitors.
The exhibition had put forth a wide spectrum of enticing opportunities presented by 75 brands in franchising, retailing, licensing, real estate and retail supply chain, from diverse industry verticals such as fashion and lifestyle, food and beverage, education, financial services, health, beauty and wellness, travel, entertainment and many more. The acclaimed exhibitors who were the part of the show included DRS Kids, Tigers, ICICI Securities, Refeel Cartridges, Aloha, Next Retail, TTK Prestige, RE/MAX, Eurokids, Zee Learn, Pragati, Shanti Juniors, Rockwell Education, Mexus Education, Eduserve, Gitanjali Jewels, Café Desire, Cadd Centre, Nakshatra, ISBM, Orion Caltech, V-Telecom YOCC, Citizen India, Lullaby Kids, Action Coach, Chhabra 555, Sporty Beans, GTT, Newton, Krono and many more.
Interestingly, the show also presented various home based low cost franchises, free advice on pre-registration and novel start-up ideas.
Commenting on the show, Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, said, “Over the years, FRO has firmly established its reputation as a multi-dimensional event amongst the franchise, retail and other small business fraternity and has received high marks from participating brands who have been thrilled to connect with investors, financial solution providers and vendors all at the same time. The response from the business community to the said concept has been very reassuring and has exceeded our expectations in 2009 as over 1,50,000 people attended over eight editions of FRO and over 500 brands from diverse business sectors participated in the expo.”
Some of industries stalwarts included Amit Sinha (Director-F&B Sayaji Hotels ltd.), Uttam Ganguly (Chairman, CII Madhya Pradesh State Council & Executive Director- Bend joints Pvt.ltd.), P.K. Bose (AGM, ME CC- SBI), Roben Dass (Managing Director - Koochie Play), Rahul Narvekar (Co-Founder, Director - Brand Sourcing Fashion & You India Pvt. Ltd), Jamsheed Jasar (General Manager - Everonn Kompass), Manak Singh (Executive Director - TIE, Mumbai), Santosh Srivastava (Managing Director - Gitanjali Jewels),Manish Rajoria (RE/MAX-Regional Head), Bohitesh Misra (Chief Technology Officer- Tiger Travel Services), Jitendra Tiwari (Executive Director- Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Madhya Pradesh), G.R. Chandrashekha (Faculty, Strategic Management- IIM- Indore), Manish Kalani (Managing Director- Entertainment World Developers), Jean John Thomas (Director - Brainsmith), Shubrat (Chairman & Managing Director- Link Retail India Private Limited), Suchint Joshi (Director, Franchise Development – Sporty Beans), Gulraj Shahpuri (Founder - Promise Education) and many more.