The 35th edition of national franchise and retail opportunity show FRO is scheduled to be held on February 26 – 27, 2011 at the HICC in Hyderabad.
The 35th edition of national franchise and retail opportunity show FRO is scheduled to be held on February 26 – 27, 2011 at the HICC in Hyderabad. The show will be co-hosted by Franchise India and Indian Franchise Association (IFA) and supported by Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. The show will be inaugurated by Shri Madireddy Pratap, IPS, CEO, AP Invest, Government of Andhra Pradesh and Ms. Ashna G. Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions.
The Exhibition is set to offer opportunities 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. Various exhibitors participating in the show include Zee Interactive Learning Systems, Gitanjali Lifestyle, Donear Industries Ltd, Kwality Walls, EuroKids, Sporty Beans, Café Desire, Ferns ‘n’ Petals, LeapBridge and many more. The show provides a stage for companies to network with interested entrepreneurs put forward their franchised concepts and expand their footprint in Hyderabad and surrounding cities. The exhibition expects serious investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, suppliers and corporate representatives from all across India. It will focus on several aspects of entrepreneurial entity like advantages on pre-entrepreneurship, business opportunities, planning, management and generating profits.
The show comprises an exhibition and a conference on franchising, retailing and licensing, covering the broad dynamics of SME sector. FRO Hyderabad showcases various Indian and global brands, under one roof, to provide an all-round perspective on franchising in SME sector, thereby highlighting the major concepts and current trends in franchising fraternity.
Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, says, “Over the years, FRO has always provided a value added proposition to the participants by way of specific and target-oriented seminars. The two day show, being organized concurrently with the exhibition, will address the overall issues in various segments like small business development, retailing, franchising and brand licensing. The response from the business community to the said concept has been very reassuring and has exceeded our expectations in 2010 as over 1,50,000 people attended over eight editions of FRO and over 500 brands from diverse business sectors participated in the expo.”
For growing businesses, this year Franchise India has open up its office in Middle East and facilitate Indian companies looking to enter in UAE market through the FRO and consulting divisions in the Middle East. Franchise India exhibitions offers pan India expansion opportunity to all its participants. FRO2011 is India’s biggest platform for franchise and retail expansion.