Events Dec, 03 2009

Franchise India 2009

Largest Franchise and Retail Show of Asia, A Runaway Success - Presented a Plethora of Unique Business Opportunities

By Pallavi Majha
Chief Sub Editor
Franchise India 2009

Franchise India 2009, the 7th edition of Asia’s Biggest Franchise & Retail Opportunity Show held on 26th & 27th November 2009 at Ashoka was a enormous success and was referred to by Franchise Experts who flew in from various parts of the world to be the biggest franchise show not just in India across the world, and for Indians the show proved it effectiveness in facilitating not only franchising & Retail growth but encouraging small business development and entrepreneurship.


For anyone looking to buy a franchise or invest in a business opportunity or someone contemplating franchising or distribution of their products or services, Franchise India 2009 Expo had over 300 Business Opportunities to offer– from those in retail in category of F&B ,Fashion & Lifestyle , Specialty concepts to service based opportunities in education & Training, Health and wellness ,niche services – all businesses  thriving even in this depressed economy as the public opt to ‘repair rather than replace’. The Franchise India 2009 show included companies where investments started from as much as Rs. 50,000/- and went on to millions for Master or regional franchise opportunities.

Franchises in the business-to-business sector were also found benefitting– from printing to personnel to financial and IT services like Print Studio, Antal International, ICICI Securities etc.

The Expo also boasted of an exclusive international pavilion showcasing enormous opportunities from 5 countries – UK, US, Philippines, Dubai and Australia Fashion Brands like Admiral- Sportswear & Lifestyle Brand from Uk  in Food - Kenny Roger Roasters, Retail Food Group, bb’s café, Brumby’s GO, Donut King, Michel’s Patisserie, Brumby’s and Voltz Energy drinks, service based brands such as Better Homes, , education & training brands like Fast Track Kids ,Trilux, and Health & Wellness Concepts like Meditravels,USA

Food franchises and retail franchises in Fashion & niche categories reported  remarkable trading response , with their strong branding standing them in good stead .Whilst many of the top brands like Koutons, Aptech, Archies, next, Welhome ,Kwality Walls, Numero Uno, Subway etc established their strong and dominant position in the market New to franchising and capitalizing towards franchising for the first time in India were Brands like Travo, Brats N Cuties, Identiti, Jiffy Juice were of the view that timing was  perfect to launch their concept at Franchise India 2009.

With the higher success rate of franchising as opposed to independent businesses, there is no question that Business Investors whose numbers exceeded over 25,000 at the show were looking for expert advice & Business Opportunities on how to start a franchise, run a business and be successful. Exhibitors who were thoroughly busy over two days found their business literature flying out of their stalls in no time.

The response to Franchise India 2009 from the industry was very encouraging, says Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India 2009.  “In today’s economic environment, franchising as a business model has emerged as being more vital and significant to business growth than ever before. With the Indian franchise industry growing at 30% per annum, and with India being branded as the most preferred investment destination, the country presents a fertile market for international franchise companies to expand into. Both big & new brands are extremely delighted over the enthusiastic response received at Franchise India 2009 and the quality visitors it attracts.”

While positive feedbacks for the show are pouring in ,Some of the early response we have received towards the show is very encouraging

Franchise India 2009 was a wonderful show, which manages to get bigger and better every year.” - Ratan Jalan-Founder, Medium Healthcare

"It was very enjoyable and informative to be able to participate at the 2009 conference.  Yes definitely it was a success." - Mahmood A. Khan, Ph.D., R.D., F.M. P.Virginia Tech, National Capital Region, USA

It was a great event yet again” - Brian Duckett, Chairman, The Franchising Centre, UK

"Franchise India 2009 gives a great opportunity and the platform which helps franchisors to connect with the franchisee community. I liked the format of the knowledge series and the ambience as well." - Sonia Nagpal, Founder & Director-i360 Staffing & training

"Congratulations  for the great trade fair and I want to emphasize that , - being the only one in 2009 who has been to the fairs in Miami, Dubai, Washington, Paris, Madrid, Valencia, Rome, London 1 ,London 2 , Milan, Athens, Moscow,Minsk -  I can tell you that Franchise India 2009 in Delhi was the best I ever seen so far. You have shown a pathway to success!" - Federico F.,BRD Consulting, Italy

Participating Companies at Franchise India 2009

ABC Montessori Genx Apparel Woodpeckar Pinnacle Services
I Play I Learn Chicking Cartridge Express Senco Gold
Eurokids Print Studio reStore Trilux
Refeel Aadyant Fine Jewellery W
Roots to Wings Focus Educare British Orchard Nursery Akmin India
Cartridge World G-tech Veta Burgerman
Kwality Walls Vengaboys Diva Fitness Siddhi Entertainment
Aptech Chhabbra555 Normak Jewellery-Estelle Graphisads (Sadhana Academy)
Global Classroom Cadd Centre Intra Brands Ferns & Petals
Tigers Store 99 Presto Stamps Rao Overseas
Antal International Sane Care Top Chalks Cocoberry
Brats & Cuties Numero Uno Career Launcher Eros
Ashika Apparel Subway Kapsons ERA Group
Promise Naturals Safe Express Planet M
Brain Smith Ashoka Cards Dynamic Vertical AMR
Travo Jiffy Juices Alok Retail Dreams Veg
Roasters Posi Flex Supertech Express Avenue
Voltz Victorinox/Basecamp Cuppa Stop Plus Beverages
RFG Orion Calltech Sky Healers Fabco-MNS
Better Homes Go Frugal AIFM Tech kids
Choclate Room Koutons BrainBay Academy of Fashion Study
Slice of Italy Next Retail I Next Commercial Corporation
Avani Energy Ansal API Mobi quest General Trading
Fast Track kids Latin Quarters Remax Gossip
Enigma Gym & Spa TTK Prestige India Infoline True Green
Radisson - Go Chaatz Identity Gili Reliance Wrold
Fashion & I Viraj Exports-Tana Bana Bachpan Zee Business
Sporteone Gitanjali Jewels Phillipines Franchise Asso Big 92.7 FM
DTDC EWDPL Zee Learn Francorp
Archies Aarel Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. SKI Spice Jet
MVN TNS - TIIT Sakshi Foundation Pinnacle Tele Services
Admiral Medi Travels Reliance Web store LIMA
Alliance Global Kids Minor Group-Pizza Co. White Tiger IFA
CMAI Philippine Franchise Association    

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