09 March 2016
Siobhán Géhin, Partner and head of the PE and Strategy Advisory at Kurt Salmon UK, comments on her forthcoming role: "I am delighted to be chairing the International Retail Franchising Summit. With retailers often facing muted domestic growth, and with British brands so coveted across the world, many retailers are looking to international growth – and franchising is a key element of the mix of approaches retailers can take. Franchising is becoming more complex, as the international franchise landscape is changing and as ecommerce presents challenges for managing online versus offline sales. This conference will provoke some interesting debate and provide some much-needed guidance and best practice from retailers for how to develop and win in the international franchising arena".