Catherine Monson, the CEO of Carrollton, Texas-based sign shop franchisor FASTSIGNS International, will be the keynote speaker at the Franchise Association of New Zealand’s 2018 National Franchise Conference Aug. 10.
Monson will offer insights from her three decades of experience with some of the top business-to-business franchise brands in the world.
New Zealand is one the of the international countries in which FASTSIGNS is targeting expansion. Traveling there with Monson will be Mark Jameson, executive vice president of franchise support and development, who will be speaking with potential “master franchisees.” The company is seeking to recruit a master franchisee to open locations and help develop additional centers throughout the country, a tactic it has used successfully in other countries.
“FASTSIGNS has had a presence in Australia for over 20 years, where the brand operates as SIGNWAVE, and so we are fully equipped to grow the FASTSIGNS brand to New Zealand,” says Jameson. “We are looking forward to meeting with various qualified candidates during our visit next month.”