Speaker

Catherine Monson Chief Executive Officer - FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

Catherine Monson is the CEO and President of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. She joined FASTSIGNS® in 2008 and brings more than 30 years of franchising and management experience including sales and marketing, operations, development, training and advocacy. In 2009, she was the recipient of the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) prestigious Bonny LeVine Award, given annually to a female franchisor in recognition for contributions to the growth of the franchising industry. In 2010, Catherine was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the top 25 Women Industry Leaders in the Dallas Metroplex. In 2012, Catherine appeared on the two-time Emmy Award-nominated reality series, Undercover Boss, to learn new ways to further advance the FASTSIGNS brand. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association (IFA), the Board of Directors of the Learning Experience® and the Board of Trustees of Pi Sigma Epsilon National Education Foundation.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Global Franchise Expansion: Strategies for Lucrative and Planned Growth

Room: 1B03

Presented by: Philip Zeidman, Senior Partner, DLA Piper US LLP; Catherine Monson, Chief Executive Officer, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.; William Edwards, CFE, CEO and Founder, Edwards Global Services, Inc.

This program is directed both to U.S. based franchisors planning to expand abroad and to franchise companies based outside the U.S. Some of the most promising markets for franchising are outside the U.S. The topics will address the most common business and legal problems affecting international franchising. Click here for more details.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship: Striking the Perfect Balance

Room: Theater Two

Moderated by: Lane Fisher, Esquire, Fisher Zucker LLC

Panelists: Ryan Smolkin, Founder and CEO, Smoke's Poutinerie; Toine Murphy, Ann Arbor, MI Franchisee, Smoke's Poutinerie; Catherine Monson, Chief Executive Officer, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.; Clint Ehlers, Willow Grove and Lancaster, PA Multi-Unit Franchisee, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

The franchisor-franchisee relationship is a delicate balance that when managed correctly can result in both parties thriving. With access to capital still difficult to obtain, it is more important than ever for franchisors to support franchisees on everything from real estate, construction, food sourcing, labor management and IT to marketing and advertising. This panel will include discussions from both franchisors and franchisees on how these parties should work together in order to create a successful brand. (also available on Thursday and Friday, 12:30 PM)
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