Delhi, India (PressExposure) May 25, 2009 -- The 19th edition of FRO (Franchise & Retail Opportunities) 2009 - India's biggest Multicity Franchise & Retail show to be held from 29- 30 May, 2009 at Swabhumi in Kolkata, jointly organized by Franchise India Holdings Ltd and Indian Franchise association. The two-day event would be a premium platform for sharing and exchanging knowledge and opportunity amongst some of the biggest brands, franchisors, mall developers, and suppliers.
The Franchise and retail expo in Kolkata will focus on the Business Opportunities and practice- oriented Learning's on the Franchise & Retail Industry. It would offer over 100 business opportunities to the entrepreneurs in sectors like food and beverages, fashion and lifestyle, luxury, health, beauty and fitness, education and training, entertainment, hospitality, travel, specialty retail & services, to name a few.
Mr. Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India Holdings Ltd (FIHL) disclosed. "FRO is a platform created by Franchise India to bring together the investors, Business owners, Brands and Industry Maestros to discuss and share the franchising and retails opportunities available in the market. This year FRO, 09 in Kolkata is designed to target the Eastern India particularly Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar, Chattisgarh and Assam.
"Last year Kolkata FRO, 08 was a big success and this year also we are looking to even be a bigger show"further added by Mr. Marya
In the last edition in Kolkata in 2008 FRO had witnessed over 60 promising Franchise and retail concepts and more than 25 franchise and retails suppliers at the expo. A large dynamic business community of over 4000 business visitors networked with exhibitors to explore unit & master franchise possibilities in their respective region. This year the show promising to be even bigger and will have over 100 promising business opportunities.
Franchise India show has always provided a value added proposition to the participants by way of specific and target-oriented seminars. The 2 days Small Business Growth at FRO 2009, being organized concurrently with the exhibition, will address the overall issues in various segments like Small Business Development, Retailing, Franchising & Brand Licensing.
Some of the speakers addressing conferences are Mr. N.P. Singh, Director & CEO, Samsonite Sales Pvt. Ltd, Mr. S.N. Mishra, CEO, Oxford Book Stores, Rishi Bajoria, Developent Agent, Subway, Mr. Sanjeev Gupta, Managing Director, GKB Opticals and many more.....
FRO Kolkata takes pride in linking together the brightest concepts in franchising with most qualified business buyers from the Eastern India, which is a significant contributor to India's dynamic small business sector, particularly Kolkata.
FIHL has successfully conducted eight editions of FRO in 2008 at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Indore and Bangalore, generating immense interest in franchising.
About The Organizers:
Franchise India Holdings Limited (FIHL) is Asia's largest integrated franchise and retail solution provider since 1999. Franchise India is an authority on franchising, licensing, retail, real estate and marketing having helped numerous investors in the country to become entrepreneurs. FIHL assists local investors with its 41 offices worldwide.
The Indian Franchise Association has been incorporated recently, as a social corporate responsibility initiative to share information, knowledge and experiences, set standards and promote best practices in franchising. The association acts as facilitators for franchisors/franchisees in doing business, act as arbitrators where required, provide knowledge resource and give a platform for networking. The Indian Franchise Association exhorts all players to join hands and make best practices transparent, effective and beneficial for all.