November 13, 2013:World Franchise Associates (WFA) has successfully facilitated a master franchise agreement to bring the Texas-based franchise company FASTSIGNS to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal was overseen by WFA North American chief operating officer Martin Hancock and signed at the World Franchise Convention Middle East at the end of October.
The master franchise agreement includes the right to sub franchise. Hancock worked with FASTSIGNS executive vice president of franchising and development Mark Jameson and Solitaire IGT Chairman Hamdi Osman. Osman is the former chief executive officer of FedEx for the Middle East and Africa. The grand opening will take place in Dubai in early 2014.
Founded by Paul Cairnie in 1998 and headquartered in London and Chicago, WFA enables franchisors to enter new international markets by assisting them in identifying qualified candidates wishing to invest in a franchise system as an area developer, master franchisee, or multi-unit or multi-country franchisee.
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