FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a sign and visual graphics franchisor with almost 700 FASTSIGNSⓇ locations worldwide, hosted its eighth Outside Sales Summit August 16-18 in Arlington, Texas. There were almost 400 people from 3 countries in attendance.
Themed Ignite Your Game, the 2018 Outside Sales Summit celebrated the FASTSIGNS network’s sales achievement between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. At the formal awards presentation, a record 187 Outside Sales Professionals were recognized, including 11 who received the prestigious Platinum Award for achieving over $1 million in individual sales during the 12-month period. Additionally, 42 individuals became Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executives after completing an extensive certification program during the same period.
“Our annual Outside Sales Summit allow us to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Professionals demonstrate every day, as well as arm them with tools to continue improving their craft,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “Through inspiring presentations, professional training classes, peer networking events and a world-class Vendor Show, this high-powered event helps attendees further develop the skills and confidence they need to provide comprehensive visual communications solutions using the latest products and services the sign and graphics industry has to offer.”
110 suppliers participated at this year’s Outside Side Sales Summit Vendor Show, including 30 first-time exhibitors. Special thanks to Diamond Sponsor Grimco Inc.; Platinum Sponsor EPSON America, Inc.; Gold Sponsor Fellers; and Silver Sponsors 4over, Advertising Specialty Institute, Canon Solutions America, Inc., HP and Four Winds Interactive.
FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit attendees heard keynote presentations from Meridith Elliott Powell, voted one of the "Top 15 Business Growth Experts to Watch" by CurrencyFair and an award-winning author; Dean Lindsay, host of C-Suite Network TV’s The DEAN’s List and the former Chief Marketing Officer of Synclab Media; and Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient and author of New York Times best seller “Into the Fire.”
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS® centers in ten countries including the U.S., Canada, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico, Chile, Malta and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®).
FASTSIGNS locations provide comprehensive sign and visual graphic solutions to help companies of all sizes and across all industries attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables and marketing materials. Learn more about sign and visual graphic solutions or find a location at fastsigns.com. Follow the brand on Twitter@FASTSIGNS, Facebook atfacebook.com/FASTSIGNS or on LinkedIn. For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson at (214) 346-5679.