One of India’s largest MNC food and beverage businesses, PepsiCo along with the leaders of franchising business in the country, Franchise India is all set to institute the first ever leadership forum on franchising called “World Franchise Congress 2015”. This leadership convection will take place on November 4, 2015 at Hotel Pullman, New Delhi.
The convention will help boost the growth of franchise landscape in the country. Headed by D Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India, the conference will shed light on the current happenings and future runway of franchise trends on businesses, investors, financial institutions, technology, government’s entrepreneurial drive and of course on society.
Speaking on the launch of World Franchise Congress, Samudra Bhattacharya, VP and GM - India Franchise Commercial Unit, PepsiCo Indiasaid, “In the last two decades, our Franchise partners have played a critical role in the growth of the company. They bring with them the much required investment and execution capability to ensure we win in the marketplace. Our association with Franchise India is aimed at building greater awareness of, and appreciation for, this very critical business model. We are positive that this platform will benefit the franchise vertical immensely as it will give the business the focus it deserves and further amplify franchise management capabilities in India.”
Commenting on the same Gaurav Marya, Chairman, Franchise India expressed, “Distinction between small & big growth, between thinking local, regional, national, and global in franchising lies in seeing things on a bigger canvas. Indian Business scene is at juncture where Growth is the foundation of every business. Franchise Brands in India is ready for an exponential growth like the western market counterparts and World Franchise Congress 2015 has been initiated to fuel the growth of franchise Industry”.
The leadership convention onboard over 30 thought leaders, investors and industry forecasters who will connect with more than 250 franchisors, master franchises, large retailers, entrepreneurs, channel partners, and CXO’s of consumer & service brands through keynotes, panel discussions, master classes, and networking.Some of the eminent speakers includeMr. Andy Williams, President - Global Franchise, PepsiCo, Mr. Rod Young, Chairman, DC strategy, Australia; Mr. Ravi Jaipuria, Founder Chairman, RJ Corp; Mr. Shailesh Chaturvedi, CEO & MD, Tommy Hilfiger India, Mr. Vasanth Kumar, Executive Director, Max Retail , Mr. OP Manchanda, CEO, Lal Path Labs, Mr. K B Kachru, Chairman – South Asia, CarlosonRezidor Group, Mr. Alok Gupta, Chief Architect & CEO, Essar Retail, Mr. Sandeep Kulhalli, Senior Vice President - Retail & Marketing, Titan, Mr. Gaurav Mahajan, President, Raymond Group, Mr. Anuj Jain, CEO, JSL Lifestyle Limited and others.
Following the convention, World Franchise Congress 2015 will present country's most prestigious awards in the arena of Franchise Leadership. The awards aim to recognize and felicitate achievers, innovators, smartest futurists and franchise leaders from all over the world, who have contributed significantly towards the development of current and franchise future trends in business, government and technology and society. Awards process advisor is EY.