Just two more days to go and the wait will be over for the most awaited trade show of the year.
Just two more days to go and the wait will be over for the most awaited trade show of the year. Franchise India 2015 will have with over 35,000 business investors, franchisees, distributors and dealers, SMEs, HNIs, women and college entrepreneurs from India and south east Asian countries visiting the show to make successful business partnerships. Each year thousands of new ventures are formalised during the show and this year’s theme has been conceptualised with the intent to encourage such a spirit of entrepreneurship.
“# I Run my Business” has been announced as this year’s theme for Asia’s biggest franchise and retail industry event, the ‘Annual International Franchise & Retail Opportunity Show’, hosted by Franchise India. India was recently identified as the second most attractive destination for franchisors, among 30 emerging markets, with the net-worth for the industry amounting to a staggering US $ 24 billion.
Over 513 brands and 152 new business ideas shall be showcased largely from e-commerce, e-retail, analytics, robotics, telecom, logistics and technology. India’s leading consumer brands including Attica Gold, Essar Oil, Babyoye, DLF Brands, Mothercare, Kids Kart, Jaipuria School, Chisel – A Virat Kohli Initiative, Siyarams, Chicago Pizza, Store 99, Dr. LalPath Labs, Baskin’s Robins, Giani, ICICI Securities, Crocodile, WH Smith, SmartScool, Strands Saloon, Aubade Solar, IIHT, Chai Garam and Bio Beauty – among another 357 brands – will come together under one roof to interact with business partners and investors.
Show’s knowledge platform, ‘Start-up Summit 2015’, where start-up capitalists will explore vital areas of concern such as ‘how to identify the right business idea’, ‘how to fund a business at the start-up stage’ etc. Speakers of the stature of B S Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN; Kumar Vishwas, National Spokesperson , AAP; Rocky S, Founder, Rocky S; Satya Narayanan, Chairman of Career Launcher; Bommanahalli Babu, Chairman & MD, Attica Gold Company; Dipak Agarwal, CEO, DLF Brands and many more will share their perspectives during these sessions.
The line-up of global speakers includes the likes of Chris Evans, Managing Director, Oxford Ltd UK; Mike Hanrahan, Founder, Maid 2 Clean, UK; Yannick Colaco, Managing Director, NBA, USA; Michelle Minieri, President, Bradford Licensing Associates and Martin Brochstein, SVP Industry Relations, LIMA Worldwide, USA.
Franchising, which is mounting at a pace faster than any other sector of the economy, will contribute approximately four percent to India’s GDP by 2017. In 2014-2015, this sector witnessed a 35% year-on-year growth with the addition of roughly 4,050 new brands. Franchises are expected to generate about one Lakh new jobs this year.
Commenting on the same Gaurav Marya, Chairman, Franchise India expressed “In this day and age, franchising cannot flourish if a product or service-business has not been conceptualised keeping the end-user, who is in his or her 20s, in mind. Franchise India 2015 has factored this power of youth, with regard to entrepreneurship, with the theme #I Run My Business because through this we will highlight business opportunities in franchising for people who are in their 20s and early 30s since they are prime franchisee candidates. We will reach out to over a million plus young entrepreneurs through our trade event and enable them to make an informed decision to start-up.”
Also, #Pitch Room will enable business growth capital and help fund new ideas by raising money from banks in the funding zone, including an incubation program and loan centre. College entrepreneurship will be encouraged. Over five hundred students will attend the event this year with prospects for finding business in franchise or working in the franchise industry.