Over 400 Leading Indian and Global Brands meet 37,000 + Business Investors at the 14th Edition of the Mega Event
• Irfan Pathan, Celina Jaitely, The Great Khali among leading celebrities who attended the event to launch their brands
New Delhi, October 15, 2016: Ace shooter and Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra today inaugurated Franchise India 2016, the two-day mega event that provides a one-of-its kind platform to Indian and global brands to scout for expansion opportunities by meeting potential business investors from across the country.
Arguably India’s biggest such platform, it has over 400 leading Indian and international business and consumer brands exhibiting their products for over 37000 business investors offering a vast range of franchise opportunities ranging from as little as Rs. 20 lakhs up to Rs. 10 crores.
Thousands of prospective business owners and entrepreneurs from throughout India and 11 countries across the globe are meeting face-to-face with representatives of top franchise brands at the industry’s biggest event. Participating brands are from across the world including USA, UK, Greece, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Singapore and Philippines.
Organized by Franchise India & Indian Franchise Association, this international exhibition cum conference has played a crucial role in boosting the development of the Indian franchise Marketplace from Ground zero to a 47 Billion dollar Industry over the past 14 years.
A number of celebrities are also attending the two-day event in support of their brands. Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley and former WWE heavyweight champion The Great Khali are among the celebrity faces who launched their brands.
Franchise India is not just an opportunity to juxtapose brands with investors, it is also a forum that aims to boost entrepreneurial capability in the country. For budding entrepreneurs and startups, the event is hosting more than 30 educational seminars and 10 in-depth workshops conducted by notable business leaders.
"Though risk & optimism are the hallmarks of an entrepreneur, what is important is that risk can be minimized and often avoided with intelligent upfront selection of the right business. Therefore relevance of franchising and its power to leverage entrepreneurial resources to build scalable business in India is the highest today. Franchise India 2016 is creating an environment that marries prospective entrepreneurs and the franchise Brands. Throughout the two days, the Business Investors will get to evaluate Business Opportunities to achieve financial freedom and change their lives through entrepreneurship,” says Gaurav Marya, Chairman, Franchise India.
India’s most comprehensive Franchise India Report “Francast 2016” was also unveiled at the event. The report shares that Franchise businesses are mounting at much faster pace than any other sector of the economy; and are eventually generating jobs at a faster rate too. For the sixth successive year, franchise industry witnessed 35% Y-O-Y growth, with addition of approximately 4,050 new brands to the franchise ‘brand-wagon’ in FY 2016- 2017. 47% of Indian entrepreneurs consider franchising as the most viable option. Franchising business in India is estimated at US $47 billion currently.
Leading thought Leaders from India including Dr. A.Velumani, Chairman, Thyrocare , Mr. Samir Jain, CEO, Green Gold Animation (Chota Bheem), Mr. Anand Singh, Country Head(India),Turner International, Mr. Manu Kumar Jain, India Head, Xiaomi, Mr. Rohan Bhargava, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CashKaro.com, Mr. Dhruva Chandrie, COO, SHopCJ Network, Mr. Pradeep Ohja, Director, Reliance Education amongst others .Please find the speakers list at http://www.expo.franchiseindia.com/speakers.php