Franchiseindia.com:

The National Franchise, Retail and SME Show organised on July 9-10, 2011 at The Pride Hotel, Ahmedabad concludes with great success. The two day expo and conference showcased over 75 brands and approximately 2,680 visitors.

Speaking on the occasion Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India said, “Franchising in India has witnessed impressive growth of around 30-35 per cent year after year, over the last four to five years with an estimated annual turnover of $ 4 billion. The aim is to create an ecosystem for transforming ideas to businesses. I am very elated to see the remarkable response of the business visitors at the show.” Ashna G Sharan, CEO, Franchise India Exhibitions said, “FRO 2011 in Ahmedabad continues to facilitate startups and businesses in growth stages to expand across the fringe of the Indian subcontinent. The two-day sessions paved the way for propelling hopeful capitalists into the business realms of starting, running and expanding a business. The event also puts collectively a business matchmaking program, as well as the most comprehensive conference schedule.”