Franchise Mart creates history with more than 5000 potential investors in "Franchise Mela Surat-2009"
Online PR News – 22-August-2009 – – In the world of Franchise Exhibitions “Franchise Mela Surat -2009” has created history with more than 5000 potential investors.
Organized at REGENT- the first High Street Mall of Surat, by Franchise Mart & The Times of India between 7th to 9th August –’09 “Franchise Mela Surat -2009” consistently attracted investors, businessmen & budding Entrepreneurs of Gujarat, Mumbai, Rajasthan and other nearby regions, in search of the perfect franchise opportunity to fit their business needs. In return, exhibitors large and small have made it a mission to use the Franchise Mela as a launching pad for their franchise success.
“It’s a platform that brings together some of India’s most recognized franchisors, the hottest newcomers, and the potential buyers looking to be part of those systems in their collective quest for business success,” said the CEO of Franchise Mart Mr. Alpesh Thakkar.
Big Beginnings for Brands
Companies from sectors such as Apparels, Automotive, Beauty Salon, Book Store, Business Services, Cafeteria, Computer & Internet services, Consultancy, Education & Training, Entertainment, Florists, Food & Beverages, Footwear, Health Care, Immigration, Jewellery, Real Estate, Restaurants, Retail, Sports & Fitness, Travel & Tours made their presence in the Franchise Mela Surat-2009.
“We have participated in many National & International Franchise Exhibitions, but Franchise Mela Surat -2009 has got great foot-falls! I am amazed to see such a fantastic response. India Mart is pleased to have a business association with Franchise Mart”–said Deepak Kumar, Assistant Event Manager (India Mart)
“Smart Kidz got an overwhelming response from Franchise Mela Surat-2009. This Franchise Mela has fetched serious investors for us and has targeted the right people.” –said A.S. Ganesh, Managing Director (Smart Kidz Play School)
“Though we have participated in many Franchise Exhibitions, this Franchise Mela is a different one being done in a Mall. Seeing the great numbers of Foot falls I must say that Euro Kids will get good Franchise inquiries!” said Manoj Tiwari – Territory Manager – (Euro Kids)
Universal Appeal to Investors
For Aditya Sharma, enthusiastic Businessman “Franchise Mela Surat” was an opportunity to meet hundreds of National & International Brands under one roof. He said, “I am already having food franchise of a well-known brand but could not resist my self to visit the Franchise Mela as I am planning to have couple of more franchises for myself. Franchise Mart should organize such Franchise Melas frequently as it will create awareness in entrepreneurs regarding Franchise Business.”
Mrs. Richa Gupta, a Home Maker has finalized an Education Franchise for her self. Sharing her experience of Franchise Mela she said, “I always wanted to start my own my Business but was not finding a place where I can get all the information and guidance needed. But it was my wise decision to visit Franchise Mela. I could select an appropriate education Franchise for me. Thanks to Franchise Mart!”
“I am having commercial properties across India. So after visiting Franchise Mela I could easily take the decision to take some franchise and to give some properties on lease!” said Mr. Kirit Patel who visited Franchise Mela on very first day.
Open Minds & Open Doors
Whether the intention is to grow across Gujarat or across India, the Franchise Mela Surat has historically become a place to expand one’s perspective. By attracting strong domestic candidates, exhibiting franchisors meet qualified prospects who can often lead to discussions about new markets. The key is being open to the opportunities that present themselves.
The visitors at Franchise Mela Surat 2009 were prospective and Potential Franchisees & retailers, Entrepreneurs seeking Profitable Business Opportunities, Retail Investors & Business Buyers, Existing Franchisees both Domestic & International, Retailers & Distributors already representing top brands. Franchise Brands, Retail Brands & Stores, Builders & Real Estate Developers, Property owners from India and overseas, Banks & financial institutions funding the SME sector, Small & Medium Business Owners seeking to expand or diversify their businesses through Franchising were also present.
Marking a Milestone
With more than 5000 walk-ins in 3 days, Franchise Mela Surat -2009 was a huge hit. It got some great Media coverage. All the leading Newspapers, Radio and TV Channels covered this Mega event for all three days.
The event ended with a bang as the last hour witnessed 476 visitors! The Franchisors at the Franchise Mela were glad to see the overwhelming response to the Mela and promised to be back again to participate in the next Franchise Mela. They appreciated the enthusiasm and seriousness of entrepreneurs of South Gujarat.