26 Mar

North America / Global - International Expansion Workshop

with GTM Global in association with WorldFirst & Department for International Trade

North America / Global - International Expansion Workshop

Tue 26th March 2019, 09:00 - 17:00


North America / Global - International Expansion Workshop

By 2020 cross-border tech, digital, retail and eCommerce sales will be worth more than $630 billion. This is a truly global market that is powered from North America, China and Asia Pacific but includes other key markets like EU, Middle East and South America.

The GTM Global FREE workshop will give your business a 1-2-1 bespoke guide to becoming a truly global player in this new, exciting digital, and agile space.

Key to this expansion will be – selecting the right target markets, effective messaging, communications and localisation, getting pricing and inventory aligned, working with a trusted logistics partner, IP and tax liabilities, ensuring appropriate funding models and managing all transactions costs effectively.

  • Routes to market and business development specialists OCO Global
  • Digital market entry / expansion specialists Vayner Media
  • Access to funding via global investor network RocketSpace
  • International payments & bank account platform provider WorldFirst
  • SEO strategy internationally Blue Array
  • International IP and related regulatory specialists Thorelli & Associates
  • Global delivery solutions partner GFS
  • International business transformation Maytrix People
  • Sales tax & VAT compliance specialists Avalara
  • R&D Tax relief & grants Leyton

With specialist support from related trade bodies, local business partners and sponsors:

Includes a dedicated Q&A session with Jeremy Thompson-Cook, the Chief Economist and Head of Currency Strategy at WorldFirst @ 1200-1230. This lunchtime break-out session will touch on the current economic climate, how this will affect international businesses, as well as some of the challenges of cross border trade and how risks in these uncertain times can be mitigated.


Workshops run in two-hour slots throughout the day and are organised so that you have a series of one-to-one consultations with select experts relevant to your business needs and international expansion plans. There is also opportunity for peer to peer networking with lunchtime food and refreshments.

Who should attend:

CEOs, founders and senior managers of digital and tech scale-ups looking to expand internationally in the next 3 to 6 months and with turnover in the range £2m to £50m.


Places are limited so early registration is advised. Please note also, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered.

What to expect from the GTM Workshop Programme:

This workshop is part of the GTM programme which supports mid-market tech/digital companies on their international expansion journeys. By participating in the programme you can expect a mix of the following:

  • Advice & guidance from experts in international trade
  • Export readiness audits & market research reports
  • Access to a network of in-country specialists & trade partners
  • Go-to-market strategy development & market expansion planning
  • Compliance, regulatory & risk management planning
  • In-country distribution, sales & business development services
  • Access to overseas EDOs, accelerator programs & government support
  • Funding via an international network of investors & VCs
  • Curated promotions & offers for businesses transacting overseas

About GTM Global:

Connects UK scale-up brands in digital and tech to a designated panel of experts from government, trade bodies and commercial partners to provide on-going advice and guidance for them to go market and expand internationally.

About WorldFirst

We’re WorldFirst and we're expert at moving money around the world. As a fast growing FinTech business, we specialise in making foreign exchange simple, fast and fuss-free for people and businesses with global ambitions. We combine best in-class technology with award-winning customer service to give our clients a better way. We’ve helped over 120,000 people, small businesses and online sellers transfer over £60bn since we launched in 2004. Our clients never stop. And neither do we.

About Jeremy Thompson-Cook, the Chief Economist and Head of Currency Strategy at WorldFirst

Jeremy is one of the UK’s leading voices on foreign exchange, and you’ll regularly find him on television and across the national media giving his unique, thoughtful insight. He has made regular appearances on BBC News, BBC Radio 5 Live and Newsnight, as well as in leading blogs and newspapers. Having started out at a tier 1 Bank in the City of London, Jeremy decided on a move into currency after a brief stint in private equity advice. He joined WorldFirst in 2007 as a Corporate Dealer and took on the role as WorldFirst's Chief Economist in 2010. Since this time, Jeremy has applied his expertise in international payments in order to help thousands of individuals and businesses across the globe.


Tue 26th March 2018

09:00 - 17:00

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