43rd FRO to start in Pune tommorrow
FRO Expo 2011, India's national franchise and retail opportunity show embarks on October 15-16, 2011 at Sun N Sand Hotel in Pune. The show is presented 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 Chandrakant Salunkhe, President, SME Chamber of Conference; Ashwini Malhotra, Chairman CII Pune, Managing Director - Weikfield Food, Shri Diwakar Keskar, Regional Officer, MCED, Pune along with Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India and Ashna G Sharan, CEO Franchise India Exhibitions. The show lays a platform for companies to present and expand their franchise concepts by networking with potential entrepreneurs in Pune and surrounding cities.
Commenting on the show, Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India, said “FRO Pune boasts of serious business opportunities in retail and service sector. Through this platform, we aim to identify, foster and commercialise innovative business start-up ideas. Franchising fraternity in India is scaling up at the rate of 30-35 per cent annually and Franchise India always assists the brands and investors to make an informed business decision.”
The show will also boast a conference by the name of Startup Summit 2011 which will feature the perfect blend of business start-up ideas, network with the business leaders, industry insiders and the interested investors.
The Exhibition puts forth a wide spectrum of enticing opportunities in franchising, retailing, licensing, real estate and retail supply chain, from diverse industry verticals such as automobile, health and beauty, apparel, educational training, entertainment, food and beverage, education, real estate and many more. Various acclaimed exhibitors participating in the show include DTDC, Podar Jumbo Kids, Mexus Education, Protrainer, Chiripal Group ( Shanti Educational Initiatives Ltd), Kwality Walls, i360 Staffing & Training Solutions Pvt Ltd, Café Oz, USMAS (Young Learners Academy Pvt. Ltd) etc.
FRO Pune displays various Indian and global brands, under one roof, to impart an all-round perspective on franchising within the prominent SME sector, thereby highlighting the principal concepts and prevailing trends in franchising fraternity.