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Introducing the GetGlobal Speakers

Bill Edwards
CEO, Edwards Global Services, Inc.

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Worldwide Franchising & Expansion

William Edwards is an executive with 45 years of international operations, development, executive and entrepreneurial experience. He has lived in both Hong Kong and China and has 38 years of experience living and doing business in China. He has also lived in the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Iran, and Turkey.


With experience in the franchise, oil and gas, information technology, corporate planning and management consulting sectors, he has directed projects on-site in Alaska, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Near East and worked on projects in 68 countries. Mr. Edwards advises ‘C’ level executives of U.S. companies on all aspects of taking their businesses global. Founded in 2001, Edwards Global Services, Inc. takes U.S. businesses global and currently has activity in 32 countries.


In 2011 and again in 2015, Mr. Edwards and his company received the U.S. Presidential award for export excellence. In 2016, He was appointed to the District Export Council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and serves as Vice Chair for Orange County. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board of the University of California MIND Institute.


Mr. Edwards speaks around the world on taking businesses international and doing business in emerging markets. He has authored numerous articles on global business development. EGS publishes the GlobalVueTM country-ranking tool quarterly to help companies decide which are the best countries for profitable development of their business.