Opportunities and challenges for international eCommerce growth

A webinar organised by GTM Global in association with techUK, DIT & GS1 UK with guests Vayner Media, GFS & Avalara

Opportunities and challenges for international eCommerce growth

Thu 30 August 2018, 10:00 - 11:00 BST


Never before has there been a greater focus and urgency for retailers to look beyond the UK and EU for sales growth.

Easy to say, but what does it really take to grow your business internationally? What are the hurdles, challenges and pitfalls you’ll meet on the way? And how do you replicate the success of those master brands already out there?

What you'll get from this FREE webinar

Register for this webinar to find out how UK retailers answered these questions and many more in a recent eCommerce survey commissioned by global delivery experts GFS.

Join this webinar on 30th August at 10.00 BST to find out what UK retailers see as the:

  1. Biggest barriers to international growth
  2. The most important eCommerce markets for expansion
  3. Key considerations for success

GTM co-founder Ian Collins will be joined by a panel of 4 industry experts to discuss the findings of the survey and give deeper insights into the key considerations for overcoming these barriers, the pitfalls to avoid and real-life examples of success (and failure).

Who should attend

Online B2C & B2B retailers with annual turnover £5M+

Register now

Don’t miss this opportunity to register for the first in a series of events giving you expert insight and practical advice on how to successfully tap into the fastest growing eCommerce opportunities with less risk and less cost.

Can’t make the date?

Register anyway to ensure you receive the webcast and invites to the rest of the events in this series on International Expansion

Meet your panel of experts

Robbie Deeks – Director of eCommerce Revenue, Vayner Media

Robert Deeks is Head of eCommerce Revenue at VaynerMedia, residing in London but focusing his efforts globally, throughout North America, Middle East, and South-East Asia. Robbie is an ex Shopify Plus consultant where he worked on and helped launch their new markets division, working with hyper-growth verticals such as e-sports, private equity and FMCG.

Bobbie Ttooulis - Group Marketing Director for GFS

Bobbie joined GFS just 9 months ago from Experian where she was Head of EMEA Marketing. Prior to that, Bobbie has held senior marketing roles with companies ranging from global market leaders to tech start-ups and shares over 20 years global sales and marketing expertise.

Jake Estes – Manager, Tax Technology Solutions (EMEA) | Avalara

Jake Estes is the Regional Sales Manager (EMEA) for Avalara, the global leader in sales tax and VAT automation. For four years Jake has helped businesses utilise Avalara’s solutions to manage their US and global indirect tax compliance. Jake holds degrees from Washington State University (BA) and the University of Buckingham (MBA).

Simon Spier – Head of International Trade at techUK

techUK has 900+ companies that collectively employ 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. As Head of International Trade, Simon is responsible for engaging with government and business to support tech companies’ growth internationally and enhance international engagement with the UK's burgeoning tech industry.

Meet your hosts

Ian Collins –Co-founder of GTM Global

Ian is a serial entrepreneur with significant international experience in internet, technology and hi-tech industries, working for start-ups, SMEs and large corporates including the launch of a leading eCommerce platform. In his career, he has started six companies, managed multiple fund raises, two acquisitions, a merger, three JVs, an MBI, two £100m+ corporate ventures, a disposal and an exit.

Lorna Beament - Industry Engagement Manager – Marketplaces

Lorna joined GS1 UK in December 2016 with a role to increase value to GS1 members and help drive the strategy by engaging with the stakeholders that sit within the marketplace landscape and to look at ways we can tackle their pain points to facilitate more friction-free trading. Lorna's background is in retail working for global retailers Mothercare and Early Learning Centre, Boohoo.com and most recently Dune London.


30th August 2018

10:00 to 11:00 BST

30-08-2018 10:00 AM 30-08-2018 10:00 AM Europe/London GTM Global eCommerce Webinar In this webinar you will find out what UK retailers see as a) the biggest barriers to international growth, b) the most important eCommerce markets for expansion and c)key considerations for success. Webinar details will be emailed nearer the time of the event. Online