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EGS Biweekly Global Business Newsletter

Issue 4, Monday, May 18, 2020

By William (Bill) Edwards, CEO of Edwards Global Services, Inc. (EGS)

 “Worry is like a rocking chair: It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” humorist Erma Bombeck.

 “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” Marie Curie


The goal of this newsletter is to keep the reader up to date on the economic and business situation in key trading countries. We monitor 30+ countries, 25 daily international information sources and six business sectors to keep up with what is going on in this ever-changing environment. Our team on the ground covers 43 countries and provides us with updates about what is happening in their specific countries.

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The Focus of This Issue

This issue focuses on what is happening in 28 countries that impact consumer spending. The three themes of this issue are the continuing reopening of businesses around the world, travel openings and restrictions and a new section at the end that has links to special reports from several global information sources such as McKinsey’s May 15th ‘Short List’ of global updates at this link:

The Latest GlobalVue™ Country Ranking Charts

We just issued our first quarterly GlobalVue™ country ranking since the novel Coronavirus outbreak. We’ve added a dual ranking, which first ranks countries on all parameters and then ranks countries on how they are expected to emerge post pandemic. The GlobalVue™ country ranking chart has been issued quarterly since 2001.

International Travel Updates

“Countries and destinations are continuing to implement additional health screening maries at their borders, including temperature checks, COVID-19 tests, questions on itineraries and 14-day quarantine periods.” This includes Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.” Lonely Planet, May 15, 2020.

China, South Korea consult Japan on easing business-travel curbs: China and South Korea have consulted Japan about easing border controls on business travelers to help revive business activities, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Sunday without citing sources.”, Reuters, May 20, 2020

“Disneyland Shanghai reopens in test case for recovery: Strong demand from Chinese consumers as park limits visitors to less than a third of capacity. Disneyland Shanghai has reopened to a limited number of visitors kept apart by strict social distancing rules, as the group searches for a global recovery blueprint. The resumption of business on Monday after three months of coronavirus-induced closure marks the first Disney park to attempt a comeback after closure due to the Covid-19 crisis. The success of the reopening will be closely monitored as a potential model for Disney’s other venues that span from California to Hong Kong, Paris to Tokyo, as well as for other large theme parks around the world.”, The Financial Times, May 11, 2020

Emirates is resuming flights to London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne on May 21st

Very good news for global brands in airport locations: Lagardère, the global airport brand operator announce that it has reopened retail stores at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. They have also reopened 9 Relay stores in France. 16 Relay store have now reopened in Europe.

“Lufthansa plans 1,800 round trips a week by the end of June: German flagship carrier Lufthansa on Thursday said it would be offering 1,800 round trips a week to more than 130 destinations around the world by the end of June.”, Reuters, May 14, 2020

“Chinese carriers restart their engines: In the first week of May, a holiday in China, capacity was scheduled to be only 10% lower than in the same period a year ago, estimates the capa Centre for Aviation, a consultancy. In America, meanwhile, it was 73% lower. As Western rivals slash flights, China Eastern this month claimed the title of the world’s biggest airline by current seat capacity, according to oag, an aviation-data firm.” The Economist, May 7, 2020

“Summer Travel Europe: Many Countries Plan To Be Open” As European lockdowns start to lift across the continent and land borders reopen, tourism is set to rise from the COVID-19 ashes in time for summer holiday travel. Countries with similar corona infection levels plan to welcome tourists, guided by strict EU safety and hygiene recommendations.”, Forbes, May 14, 2020

“How the Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change the Way We Travel: Trips will return, but they won’t be the same.”, Architectural Digest, May 13, 2020.

“Ryanair is planning to reintroduce 1,000 flights a day by July 1, with passengers undergoing temperature checks at airports to combat the spread of coronavirus. Europe’s busiest airline said today that 40 per cent of its flight schedule would be restored within seven weeks, subject to government restrictions on travel across the Continent being lifted.”, The Times of London, May 12, 2020

“9 Aspects To Consider Before Traveling Overseas Again: While being grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, this million-mile traveler considers what’s going to be needed before he will feel safe traveling again.”, Forbes, May 8, 2020


“Argentina extends quarantine for capital, relaxes elsewhere: Argentina extended until May 24 a quarantine for its capital Buenos Aires but relaxed the restriction aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus elsewhere in the country, President Alberto Fernandez said on Friday.”, Reuters, May 9, 2020


“The Federal government has unveiled a thee stage plan to ease COVID-19 social distancing restrictions over the next two months, with reviews to occur at three-week intervals to assess the plan’s progress, according to a media report. Each stage will open more facilities for business, pleasure, and recreation, and increases the number of people which may gather in one place provided COVID-19 protocols including 1.5-metre physical distancing and good hand hygiene are maintained. Employees will be encouraged to continue working from home if possible. Intra- and interstate travel restrictions will also be progressively eased, but international travel beyond New Zealand and some Pacific Islands is unlikely to resume anytime soon.” Jason Gehrke, Managing Director, Franchise Advisory Centre, Brisbane

“On 26 April 2020 the Australian Government launched the COVIDSafe app to assist with contact tracing of COVID-19 cases in the community. Since its release more than 5.3 million Australians have downloaded the app.”, MST Lawyers,

“Australia’s biggest beer drinkers prepare for the end of lockdown with 300,000 pints: Australia’s thirsty far north is preparing for the party of the decade as a convoy carrying 175,000 litres of beer — 300,000 pints — heads there for the reopening of pubs next week. The Northern Territory capital, Darwin, whose population of 132,000 are Australia’s biggest beer drinkers, is expected to be the first to emerge from the coronavirus lockdown. Michael Gunner, the territory’s chief minister, ordered his office to arrange a huge road convoy that is trucking beer the 1,600 miles from Adelaide to Darwin in readiness for the expected opening of pubs next week.”, The Times of London, May 8, 2020


“Our president is allowing reopening flexibility, but not every city is making use of it. Today’s headlines say that contamination in our city, Belo Horizonte, is 10x slower than São Paulo due to social isolation.” Ursula Aleixo, Business Director, Fastdezine Team, Bello Horizonte


“Thailand’s CP Group will oversee the Cambodian debut of 7-Eleven convenience stores next year under a master franchise agreement with 7-Eleven Inc, the US subsidiary of 7-Eleven Japan Co. CP All Plc, the conglomerate’s SET-listed retail arm, has concluded a deal with the US firm to operate 7-Eleven stores through CP All (Cambodia) Co beginning in 2021. The first outlet will open in Phnom Penh, a spokeswoman for the Japanese retail group Seven & I Holdings Co said.”, Contributed by Paul Jones, Barrister, Solicitor & Trade-mark Agent, Jones & Co., Toronto, Ontario


For an excellent update on the status of the provincial reopening plans for restaurants, cafes and other food service establishments across Canada, please go to the link below for the Cassels Brock law firm update:

“McDonald’s will restart take-out services at 30 restaurants in Canada, weeks after shutting down all of its stores in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company’s Canadian unit said.”, Reuters, May 14, 2020

“Wage Subsidy extended to the end of August: The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program will be extended to the end of August. The program — which covers 75 per cent of an eligible company’s payroll, up to a maximum of $847 per week per employee — originally was set to expire next month. Companies that saw their revenues drop by 15 per cent in March or 30 per cent in April and May are eligible for the program.”, Canadian Franchise Association, May 15, 2020

Mainland China

“China’s 2020 economic growth target in focus as Beijing set to convene National People’s Congress: Speculation is mounting over whether China will announce a growth target for 2020 at its annual parliamentary gathering (this coming week), after the coronavirus outbreak delayed the event and lashed the economy.”, South China Morning Post, May 6, 2020

“China starts exempting some foreign business executives from its coronavirus travel ban. It’s the latest sign that China is taking steps to reopen its borders for business.”, Fortune, May 12, 2020

“China’s recovery is on course: Despite external headwinds, UBS CIO expects China’s GDP growth to recover gradually from 2Q thanks to pent-up demand and stronger policy support. UBS CIO Global Wealth Management expects infrastructure investment to be the main growth driver from 2Q, buoyed by greater funding support from larger special local government bond issuance. In 1Q, up to CNY 1.08trn of special LGBs have been issued to fund qualified infrastructure projects, and the full-year quota could reach at least CNY 3trn.” UBS report compliments of Andrew Low, CEPA, CTFA, Senior Vice President – Wealth Management, Certified Exit Planning Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc

The global law firm, DLA Piper, recently released a very detailed China tax and legal slide update this past week which can be viewed and downloaded at the following link:

“McDonald’s China is hosting an online job-recruitment fair for the first time as the fast-food giant eyes the addition of 1,000 new locations over the next two years. A livestreaming job fair will be held today and aims to hire and train 1,700 additional store managers to oversee new outlets. A virtual tour of the quick service chain restaurant will also be offered for potential job applicants to learn about the company’s working environment. It operates 3,500 storefronts in China’s mainland as of February this year.” Also from Paul Jones, Barrister, Solicitor & Trade-mark Agent, Jones & Co., Toronto, Ontario

“Fast-forward China: How COVID-19 is accelerating five key trends shaping the Chinese economy: Events expected to play out in the Chinese economy over the next several years have been compressed into a short few months. Over the last few months, COVID-19 has spread across the world, uniting humanity in a shared experience that has highlighted the vulnerability of our societies. As the first country to grapple with the crisis, China has been on the frontlines both of post-COVID-19 economic recovery, and of the societal changes the pandemic has precipitated.”, McKinsey Highlights, May 6, 2020


“Fast in, first out: Denmark leads lockdown exit: Four weeks after Denmark began easing its lockdown, Danes on Monday returned to cafes and restaurants, confident that the coronavirus outbreak is under control.”, Reuters, May 18, 2020

Dominican Republic

“An article in a DR publication which included an interview with the “Father of Tourism” in the DR – Frank Rainieri. Frank is the Founder & Chairman of Grupo Puntacana, which is the #1 tourist destination in the DR, and includes hotels, villas, residences, marinas, stores, restaurants, etc. Frank said he was optimistic about the recovery of the tourism sector in the DR and in the Caribbean overall. He noted just this week alone 21 different international airlines have contacted him requesting when they can resume flights into Punta Cana (Frank owns the private Punta Cana airport, which is the country’s busiest). He expects to resume the extensive operations of the Grupo in June. Source: “Mercado Daily” digital news publication for the DR, May 7, 2020.  Bob Jones, Chief International Officer, Edwards Global Services, Inc.


“IMF approves $2.77 billion in emergency pandemic aid for Egypt. The International Monetary Fund on Monday said its executive board approved $2.77 billion in emergency financing to help Egypt grapple with the new coronavirus pandemic that has brought tourism to a standstill and triggered major capital flight.”, Reuters, May 11, 2020

“Egypt extends nationwide nighttime curfew until end of Ramadan: Egypt extended a nationwide nighttime curfew until end of the holy month of Ramadan (May 23rd) to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday.”, Reuters, May 7, 2020


“Apple Stores in Germany next to begin reopening on May 11: Apple Stores in Germany will be among the next to reopen after extended closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Following reopenings across South Korea, Austria, and Australia in recent weeks, Germany’s 15 Apple Stores will all reopen on May 11 at 11:00 A.M. Germany hasn’t mitigated coronavirus infections to the extent of other regions.”, 9T05Mac, May 8, 2020

“Germany to Reopen Most of Economy in Coming Weeks as Coronavirus Recedes: Germany announced a further phasing out of its lockdown, putting itself at the front of a group of large European countries feeling their way back toward economic normality after slowing the spread of the coronavirus.”, The Wall Street Journal, May 6, 2020


“Greece reopened the Acropolis, museums and other major tourist attractions as the coronavirus lockdown eased in bright sunshine in Athens on Monday.”, Reuters, May 18, 2020

Hong Kong

On May 13, the global U.S.-based Snap Fitness® franchise group reopened its 6 Hong Kong gyms and announced the award of another franchise for Hong Kong.

“Hong Kong business travelers prioritised in economy relaunch once pandemic is defeated. Attracting business travelers will be the top priority when Hong Kong reopens its economy to the world as part of the city’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the commerce minister has said.” South China Morning Post, May 14, 2020


“The current Lockdown will now end on May 31st. Some restrictions will be in place though.  The Government has already opened offices and shops with restriction on number of people (Like 30-40%). Trains have started to run.”, Rajeev Manchanda, Inventure India, updated May 18, 2020

“Modi unveils $266bn stimulus package to revive Indian economy: The package is equivalent to about 10 per cent of India’s gross domestic product. “Coronavirus is going to be part of our lives for a long time, but we can’t let our lives revolve around it,” he said.”, The Financial Times, May 12, 2020


“Italy will welcome foreigners to save tourism industry: Italy will open its borders to European visitors on June 3 to lure back German holidaymakers and save its tourism industry despite the threat of another wave of contagion. It is the latest in a series of steps to roll back Italy’s lockdown, which was introduced on March 10 to quell an outbreak that has killed more than 31,000 people. “We’re facing a calculated risk, knowing that the epidemiological curve could rise again,” Giuseppe Conte, the prime minister, said.”, The Times of London, May 18, 2020

“Things are slowly coming back on-line. Restaurants & Bars are open for take-out and delivery, from the 18th they will be able to welcome customers as long as they stick to guidelines: ample space for social distancing, hygiene requirements and masks, plexiglass shields and behavior manuals for staff. Similar regs apply to other businesses where people work closely together; controls on building sites have also been increased. There are strict regulations on number of people present at any one time, how many people can travel together to work, disinfecting (2 times per day), masks worn at all times, social distances when working or using communal spaces. Anyone entering the site will have their temperature measured. All workers will need to follow a hygiene/guidelines course and all areas require appropriate signage. Schools will not be reopening before September. Under Phase 2, Italians are allowed to travel within the same region and visit relatives without showing special documentation, exercise outside, hold funerals with 15 or fewer attendees, and reopen bike and scooter shops to alleviate demand on public transportation.” Andrew Shearn, ADEA Group, Milan


“Japan Largely Lifts Coronavirus State of Emergency: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in much of the country outside of the capital and credited voluntary restrictions for bringing down new coronavirus infections sharply, Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2020


“Malaysia on Sunday extended its conditional lockdown for a further four weeks to June 9.”, South China Morning Post, May 10, 2020


“With the economy in freefall, the question facing Mexico’s central bankers is how much to cut interest rates. Analysts are expecting a reduction of half a percentage point, to 5.5%, a four-year low. That will do little to stem the bleeding. The peso is trading near an all-time low against the dollar. (Of 42 major, national economies tracked by the Economist Intelligence Unit, our sister company, Mexico is expected to fare the worst this year.).” The Economist, May 13, 2020.

New Zealand

May 13th was the first day at level 2 with all shops and restaurants open. Huge queues for haircuts. Malls are also open. Schools soon. Most people continue to work from home. Stewart Germann, Stewart Germann Law Office, Auckland   Please go to this link for Stewart’s latest reopening advice:


“With a high increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the situation in Panama is not good. Some restaurants are just delivering. Gyms are closed.  Hopefully at the end of May we will see more businesses operating but with lots of restrictions.”, Jose Enrique Tellez, Business Consultant, Panama City

“Panama’s Copa Airlines expects to fly 40% of its usual flights by December: Panama’s Copa Airlines expects to resume 40% of its usual flights by December, the company said on Wednesday, the latest carrier to predict a slow recovery in traffic due to the coronavirus crisis.’, Reuters, May 6, 2020


“Singapore partly reopens despite rise in cases: Singaporeans are able to get a haircut at the barber or pop in to their favorite bakery as the government loosened restrictions.”, ABC News, May 13, 2020

“Groomed but still grounded: Hairdressers reopen during Singapore lockdown: Long queues formed outside hairdressers in Singapore on Tuesday as the government eased some restrictions of a nationwide lockdown, although any styles beyond a trim would have to wait.”, Reuters, May 12, 2020

South Korea

“‘Smart Work’ and COVID-19 Transforming the Workplace in South Korea: In February and March government agencies and companies across South Korea opted to keep workers home in what can be seen as a mass experiment with the remote work system. One issue that did not hamper work from home was Korea’s Internet infrastructure robustness even as the demand for telecommuting solutions rapidly increased. As most of Korea has returned to working on-site, the big question remains open as to whether working remotely and adopting “smart work” systems will become an option and part of the new normal.”, Don Southerton, Branding In Asia, May 11, 2020

“South Korea’s Early Coronavirus Wins Dim After Rash of New Cases: South Korea, which largely succeeded in quelling the spread of the coronavirus, is back on the defensive, with Seoul’s bars and clubs ordered closed, as the country reported its biggest one-day increase in new infections in a month.”, Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2020


“Spain aims to reopen borders to tourism in late June: Tourism-dependent Spain aims to reopen borders to visitors around the end of June as its coronavirus lockdown fully unwinds, a minister said on Monday, in a much-needed boost for the ravaged travel sector.”, Reuters, May 18, 2020

“From May 11, F&B places will be able to open for terrace service (with 50% occupancy reduction) and also will be allowed to continue with their home delivery and pick-up services. From last week, they have set 3 daily separate groups to go out of the house:  1)  People over 14 till 69 yrs old doing sports or walking (6am to 10am and 20 to 23h); 2) Walking the kids under 14 (12 to 19h); and 3) over 70 yrs old (10-12am and 19 to 20h).  From May 11, they will allow get togethers of a maximum 10 people.  Unfortunately, no news about business travelling yet.”, Tarsicio Merin, CEO, Almanor International, Madrid

“Spain will require all arriving travelers to quarantine for 14 days: Traveling to Spain in the near-term will require a mandatory period in isolation. On May 12, Spain announced that it was set to impose a mandatory 14-day quarantine for international arrivals. Beginning May 15, Spain will require that all passengers arriving from international destinations self-quarantine for two weeks.” The Points Guy, May 12, 2020


“This week Switzerland became the first country in Europe to end restrictions on its hospitality sector — offering a peek, albeit through the lens of the wealthy alpine state’s relatively rarefied dining scene, of what future lies ahead for restaurants, cafés and bars in a post-Covid-19 world. Restarting the hospitality sector is a key priority for Bern as the country emerges from lockdown — a message the government has pushed hard this week. More than 260,000 people are employed in the hospitality sector. In many cantons, more people work in restaurants than in shops.”, Financial Times, May 14th, 2020


“In Bangkok, street food and takeaway alcohol are back on the menu but nightlife stays on ice. Hair salons, restaurants and even street-food stalls in Bangkok’s Chinatown came back to life this week, albeit with social distancing in place, as Thailand eased its lockdown rules and an alcohol ban after making progress in controlling the spread of the virus.”, South China Morning Post, May 5, 2020

During a recent call with Stephen Anderson, Senior Commercial Officer, and Commercial Specialist Thanyathorn Voravongsatit at the U.S. Commercial Service post in Bangkok, they mentioned ‘Thailand 4.0’. This is the government program to go from Thailand 1.0 agriculture to Thailand 2.0 light industry to Thailand 3.0 heavy industry to Thailand 4.0 Prosperity, Security and Sustainability.  You can download detailed information on Thailand 4.0 at this link:


“Turkey’s reopening: malls before schools: Turkey has the ninth-highest number of confirmed covid-19 cases worldwide. But the country has managed to limit the spread of the virus over the past month and so is moving to ease its lockdown. The government has already lifted travel bans in some provinces. On May 10th the elderly, who were placed under a strict curfew at the start of the pandemic, were allowed to go out for a few hours for the first time in nearly two months. Everyone else was ordered to stay home.”, The Economist, May 10, 2020

United Arab Emirates

“Dubai businesses ask for more state help to survive coronavirus. Proposals include reduction of utility costs, customs duties and expats’ residency fees. Dubai’s private sector has proposed government interventions including state subsidised loans, assistance in covering salaries and lower taxes, to help businesses survive the fallout from coronavirus. Representatives of the Gulf hub’s family-owned business community called for the government to speed up payments to contractors and suppliers and to cut sales tax from 5 per cent to 2 per cent.” Financial Times, May 12, 2020

United Kingdom

“Rishi Sunak (UK Chancellor) has announced that the government’s wage-subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of October, but employers will have to help bear the cost. The chancellor announced that from August furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with their wages topped up by the government. The Treasury has decided not to cut the overall level of the wage subsidy scheme, which stands at 80 per cent of people’s wages up to £2,500 a month.”, The Times of London, May 12, 2020

“McDonald’s has announced plans to reopen a further 15 restaurants on May 20th which will offer drive-thru services. Each car will be limited to a £25 order and will be encouraged to pay by contactless payment methods.”, LAD Bible, May 12, 2020

“Britain’s 5.8m small businesses are in the eye of the economic storm created by the coronavirus outbreak. Entrepreneurs pride themselves on resilience and adaptability, but the past two months have thrown up challenges few could have anticipated. The government has responded with support packages providing loans, grants and equity investments for businesses of all sizes. Under the job retention scheme, the state pays 80% of the wages of furloughed workers until the end of next month.”, The Times of London, May 9, 2020

“No breakfast buffet and smartphones as keys: what London hotels will be like after lockdown: Guests arriving at London’s top hotels famed for their warm welcomes are likely to have to check in online in advance and go straight to their rooms unaccompanied to help keep face-to face contact to a minimum once they reopen after lockdown.”, The Evening Standard, May 7, 2020


“International tourists will come (to Vietnam) but clearly in much less numbers than before. Most if not all international flights are not allowed still though this may open up in the next few weeks hopefully. The main issue is where the planes go to and come from as some countries have been hit hard and Vietnam will limit or not allow flights to/from those countries. When international flights are allowed into Vietnam, it will come with extensive testing at the airports and also 14 day quarantines for some that come from specific countries (at this point do not know who they will require quarantining). Countries like the US, UK, Italy, and Spain are likely going to require some sort of quarantining if allowed to come for the foreseeable future and until these countries can get a handle on the coronavirus.”, Sean Ngo, CEO and Co-Founder, VF Franchise Consulting, Ho Chi Minh Coty

Articles on Moving Through the COVIF-19 Times

One of the most important things that people and businesses can be doing these days is maintaining relationships around the world through calls, video conferences and email messages. We like the article by Ernesto Zuniga with the Avantiis Group at the following link on the value of global relationships:

Recently the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published their 2020 and 2021 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projections for the world in the form of two interactive maps which you can access at the link below. 2020 is not good, of course. But 2021 is projected to show high GDP growth across almost all countries.

“The Great Unwinding: Covid-19 and the regionalisation of global supply chains: A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit The coronavirus pandemic will fundamentally reshape trade, accelerating the trend towards shortening supply chains. For many multinationals, regional supply chains offer resilience and the flexibility to shift production of key components from one location to another, making it a trend that is likely to endure post-pandemic. In a world of increasing uncertainty the pandemic also raises questions around the storage of final goods and critical components”. Download this important report at this link:

“The world’s food system has so far weathered the challenge of covid-19.” The report at the link below is a comprehensive look at how the world’s food supply chain is performing during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Charting the path to the next normal: A daily chart that helps explain a changing world—during the pandemic and beyond.”, McKinsey

In Summary

There is progress in reopening business in the Asia Pacific and in Europe. The Americas and the Middle East remain largely closed down. Air travel will continue to be problematic for the next couple of months at least.

About US

Edwards Global Services, Inc. (EGS) provides a complete International solution for U.S. businesses Going Global. From initial global market research and country prioritization, to developing new international markets and providing operational support around the world. Our U.S. based executive team has living experience living and working in many countries. Our Associate network on the ground overseas covers 40+ countries. EGS is also known for our extensive country, cultural and sector research and publications, including the quarterly GlobalVue™ country ranking chart.

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William Edwards is an executive with 46 years of international operations, development, executive and entrepreneurial experience and has lived in 7 countries.   With experience in the franchise, oil and gas, information technology and management consulting sectors, he has directed projects on-site in Alaska, Asia, Europe and the Middle and Near East.  Founded in 2001, Edwards Global Services, Inc. (EGS) takes U.S. businesses global and currently has activity in 25 countries.  Our Clients are all consumer-faced brands.

William Edwards, CFE, is CEO and Global Advisor to Chief Executives, of Edwards Global Services (EGS). Contact Bill at or +1 949 224 3896.

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