William Edwards, CFE CEO and Founder - Edwards Global Services, Inc.

An executive with over 44 years of international operations, development, executive and entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Edwards has lived in seven countries and directed projects in 68 countries.

Founded in 2001, EGS currently has people on the ground in 32 countries. In May 2015, EGS received the ‘E Star’ Award, the highest export award given by the U.S. President for making significant contributions to the increase of U.S. exports. Edwards Global Services, Inc. takes US franchise brand global, this year working in 22 countries for its food and beverage, retail and service sector US franchisor Clients. In addition to fulfilling several Board level roles in the International Franchise Association, Mr. Edwards is a Member of the Board of Directors of IBS, an Istanbulbased market research group, the Advisory Board of the University of California MIND Institute, The US District Export Council of Southern California and a Founder and Director of the Nancy Imlay Edwards Foundation. Mr. Edwards is also a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). He speaks around the world and has written for international publications on taking businesses international and doing business in emerging markets.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Global Franchise Expansion: Strategies for Lucrative and Planned Growth

Room: 1C04

Moderated by: Philip Zeidman, Senior Partner, DLA Piper US LLP

Panelists: Catherine Monson, Chief Executive Officer, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. and 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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