Franchise India And PepsiCo Organise The World Franchise Congress 2015 In Delhi

Business Events | December 3, 2015 | News

Pullman Hotel

The World Franchise Congress 2015, an initiative by Franchise India Holdings Ltd and supported by founding partner Pepsico India, was held at the Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity on Nov 24. The event was attended by 250+ delegates and 30+ franchise experts. At the conference, thought leaders, investors, and forecasters engaged in a business dialogue with franchisors, master franchisees, large retailers, entrepreneurs, channel partners, and CXO’s of consumer & service brands. Rajiv Pratap Rudy - Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Parliamentary Affairs presented the keynote address. Later, achievers, innovators, futurists and franchise leaders from across the world were felicitated at an awards ceremony.

Presided by Shiv Shivakumar, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India, the World Franchise Congress aims at fueling the growth of franchise industry in India. The leadership convention's objective is to explore and assess the impact of current and future franchise trends on businesses, investors, financial institutions, technology, government’s entrepreneurial drive, and at large on society. 

The conference saw audience engagement through keynotes, panel discussions, master classes, and networking. Some of the eminent speakers included Andy Williams, President - Global Franchise PepsiCo, Rod Young, Chairman - DC strategy Australia, Ravi Jaipuria, Founder Chairman - RJ Corp, Shailesh Chaturvedi, CEO & MD - Tommy Hilfiger India, Vasanth Kumar, Executive Director - Max Retail, OP Manchanda, CEO - Lal Path Labs, K B Kachru, Chairman – (South Asia) Carloson Rezidor Group, Alok Gupta, Chief Architect & CEO - Essar Retail, Sandeep Kulhalli, Senior VP Retail & Marketing - Titan, Gaurav Mahajan, President - Raymond Group and Anuj Jain, CEO - JSL Lifestyle Limited. 
The award winners were selected with help of Ernst & Young, from those who have contributed significantly towards the development of current and future franchise trends in business, government, technology and society. Domino's Pizza India- Jubilant FoodWorks Limited, received the award for Excellence in Customer Service, ICICI Securities for excellence in Relationship Management, Godrej Interio for Excellence in Marketing, and KFC for CSR. Shahnaz Hussain won the Women Entrepreneur of the Year in Franchise Business award, while C K Kumaravel -  CEO & Co Founder, Groom India Salon & Spa Private Limited was announced as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Franchise Business and Rajeev Gopalakrishnan - Group MD, Bata South Asia received the Franchise Professional of the Year award. Tea-Trails- Zone8 Tea World Private Limited received the Franchise Concept of the Year award and K B Kachru, Chairman – South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Group received the Franchise Leader of the Year award. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, also received ab award for Excellence in Human Resource Practices. 

Held on Nov 24 at the Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, the conference and awards ceremony brought together 250+ delegates and 30+ franchise business experts.

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