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WEST PALM BEACH, FL, April 05, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For the third consecutive year, Signarama®, the world's largest sign franchise, partnered with the International Sign Association (ISA) to present the Signarama Convention, the largest sign, graphics, print, and visual communications convention in the world.
The convention, held recently at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, attracted in excess of 20,000 people, and nearly 600 exhibitors, with more than 300 representatives from franchises in the United States, Canada, and Indonesia.
"The turnout at this year's convention was remarkable," said Signarama President A.J. Titus. "Having the opportunity to get our franchisees and vendors together in one room to connect and strategize is one of the many successes of these annual conventions."
The agenda included a welcoming reception that enabled franchisees to connect with colleagues and vendors sponsoring the event, and multiple exhibitors offered enticing promotional offers. The "Top Golf Mentor Swing" provided franchisees with the opportunity to meet mentors and share time with vendors. The evening concluded with a dinner and networking event that included an awards gala.
Honored at the gala were franchise owners Ric and Karen Anderson of Signarama - Salt Lake City, UT who received the "Mentor of the Year Award," and franchise owner Bob Chapa of Signarama - Troy, MI who had $7 million in sales in one year, and received the 1,000,000 Star Award. Chapa was also recognized as "MVP of the Year."
During the convention, Signarama unveiled its new interactive showroom that promotes customer engagement, as they can see not only photos of what their sign products will look like, but they can also touch and feel different substrates that provide a true hands-on experience.
The tradeshow floor consisted of a "Lounge & Learn" area where attendees received information about the latest products and ideas. Additional areas were segmented to allow the attendees to network, conduct business, or simply relax. Roundtable discussions were held in a "speed dating" format to allow franchisees to meet with vendors one-on-one. Franchise owners also took the stage and taught classes throughout the three-day event.
"Exhibitors reported that sales were outstanding," said Lori Anderson, ISA president and chief executive officer. "This reinforces that this is the only industry event that connects sign and print companies with vendors who can help them capitalize on expansions in the sign, graphics, and visual communications industry."
The brand conferenced with Lori Anderson and Glen Feder, ISA director, during the show to discuss several topics including the industry regulations. "As a result of our meeting, the ISA and Signarama will take its relationship to the next level in many facets that will directly and indirectly benefit the sign industry as a whole," said Roger Ewart, vice president of operations for Signarama. "I believe that keeping an eye on regulations, understanding the associated impact and working more closely with the sign research foundation will benefit all involved. We look forward to partnering with the ISA."
For more information about Signarama and its franchising opportunities, visit www.SignaramaFranchise.com. Signarama is at 2121 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL. Call toll-free at 800-286-8671.
Signarama®, the world's largest sign franchise, offers branding and messaging solutions in addition to comprehensive sign and graphic services to consumers and commercial customers. These range from business signs, vehicle wraps, and digital signs, to advertising and marketing services. Signarama is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group (UFG). As part of the $49-billion-plus worldwide sign market, Signarama has been at the forefront of the sign industry for more than two decades. It was ranked 35th on Entrepreneur Magazine's "Top Global Franchises" list in 2016. With over 800 locations in 60 countries, the company expects to have more than 1,500 locations worldwide by the end of 2020. For more information, visit www.SignaramaFranchise.com.
"The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs." United Franchise Group is a group of affiliated companies and brands. Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to a variety of internationally recognized brands including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimac, Jon Smith Subs, Venture X, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1400 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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