Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area Expansion Opportunities for UK Tech Companies

GTM Global in association with Invest Hong Kong, Uvecon PRO, Charltons, Startmeup & DIT

10th & 11th Nov 2021, 09:00 - 13:00 GTM

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GTM Partner:

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When

Wednesday 10th Nov 2021
09:00 - 13:00 GTM

Thursday 11th Nov 2021
09:00 - 13:00 GTM

Where

Zoom with breakout room sessions

Format

One-to-one consultations tailored to your needs

Expand your Tech and Digital Brand into Hong Kong & beyond.

With all of East Asia’s key markets less than four hours’ away, it is easy to see why over 9,000 businesses have made Hong Kong their home.

Many have placed their strategic functions, including sales, operations, research and development (R&D), distribution, regional headquarters and corporate treasury centres in the city. Many have used Hong Kong as a hub to access the broader opportunities in China and APAC.

If you are an ambitious tech or digital brand in Fintech, Blockchain & Digital Assets, Property Tech, Smart Cities and Retail Tech, Hong Kong is a great place to land and expand.

Attend and get invaluable advice, guidance, insights and connections on how to acquire customers, secure funding, build teams, setup operations and hit the ground running with support of GTM Global's extensive networks in Hong Kong and the reigion.

Why Should You Attend

bespoke advice on all things 'international expansion' relevant to your sector

Sector Connections & Opportunities

  • Engage with dedicated in-country market entry specialists from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea & Taiwan
  • Meet experts in effective digital marketing in the region & get insights into marketing and advertisement in Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • Get critical market research insights and support from resonant Trade and Governmental bodies
  • Understand the Regulatory, Tax, Banking, Payments and Grant opportunities to sustain and nurture your growth
  • Connect with economic development organisations responsible for supporting inward investment
  • Find out about IPO and fundraising in Hong Kong

Biz Development

Routes to market, channel partners, strategic sales, corporate ventures...

Operations

Offices, staff, payroll, HR, warehousing, manufacture, logistics, agreements...

Compliance

Regulatory & legislative compliance, sales taxes, legal, accounting, reporting...

Finanical

Investment, debt finance, grants, state aid, R&D tax relief, banking, Fx...

State Aid & Support

Economic Development Organisations & FDI, State benefits & incentives...

The Event

Tailored with you in mind

Who Should Attend

This event is for founders and C-suite executives of tech and digital scaleups, actively looking to expand internationally.

The Format

A series of 30 minute 1-2-1 consultations with experts in different aspects of international trade tailored for your specific needs and scheduled over a 2 to 3 hour period.

Tailored To Your Needs

We'll contact you ahead of the event to understand your business status, needs & interests, so we can schedule your consultations with relevant advisors.

Event Mentors

Key regional expansion experts

Get bespoke advice and guidance from key in-country experts, covering legal, accounting, operational, HR & financial considerations.

Jayne Chan

Head of StartmeupHK

StartmeupHK is an initiative by InvestHK aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups from overseas to set up or expand in Hong Kong. Services include providing information about the startup ecosystem here in Hong Kong, connecting people to the startup community, hosting startup events and helping to foster a positive environment for startups to thrive.

CY Lu

Senior Manager, StartmeupHK

StartmeupHK is an initiative by InvestHK aimed at helping founders of innovative and scalable startups from overseas to set up or expand in Hong Kong. Services include providing information about the startup ecosystem here in Hong Kong, connecting people to the startup community, hosting startup events and helping to foster a positive environment for startups to thrive.

Julia Charlton

Principal Partner, Charltons Law

Charltons is a leading boutique Hong Kong law firm. Charltons focuses on corporate finance and provides cutting edge legal advice to Hong Kong, PRC and international clients with an emphasis on the mining sector. Charltons is a Hong Kong law firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Yangon. Charltons is one of Hong Kong’s leading focused corporate finance legal practices.

Anastasia Gordeeva

Belt and Road Director, Charltons Law

Charltons is a leading boutique Hong Kong law firm. Charltons focuses on corporate finance and provides cutting edge legal advice to Hong Kong, PRC and international clients with an emphasis on the mining sector. Charltons is a Hong Kong law firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Yangon. Charltons is one of Hong Kong’s leading focused corporate finance legal practices.

Kevin Leung

Project Manager, Eureka Nova | New World Development

Kevin Leung is an experienced Project Manager at Eureka Nova, New World Development Open Innovation platform. He has 10+ years of experience in the Tech industry, having worked at Google, foodpanda and various startups within Silicon Valley.

Ivan V. Ivanov

Founding Partner, Uvecon PRO

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor. Partner ABRT VC, Founder Upstudy.ru - one of the leading education marketplaces in CIS. Expert in business development, networking, marketing and investors relations. Moved to Hong Kong in 2015, Ivan developed a huge business network in the APAC region.

Liza Pershina

Partner, Uvecon PRO

Liza has been with Uvecon since August 2019. As a partner she strengthens PE/MA division of the business. Prior to joining Uvecon, she spent 6 years in Hong Kong focusing on the emerging private equity. Liza has built a profound network to Asian Private Equity and Venture Capital funds as well as to debt, equity and mezzanine financing partners.

Andrew Lin

Managing Director & Co-Founder, 4HK

In 2016, Andrew founded a boutique advertising agency in Hong Kong (4HK). The agency set out to provide a holistic solution for Brands. He is now a guest lecturer at CUHK and an advocate in the Startup sector, hosting many workshops/seminars for likeminded entrepreneurs & founders.

Daisy Ip

UK Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

Daisy heads up the marketing and operational functions at the HKTDC’s London office, looking after the UK, Benelux and Ireland markets. She has been with HKTDC for the past ten years, working closely with stakeholders, trade associations and industry players to promote trade in all sectors between Hong Kong and the UK, Benelux and Ireland.

Peter Mok

Head of Greater Bay Area, HKSTP

HKSTP is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

Dario Acconci

Managing Director - Business Development, Asia, Hawskford

Dario is the Managing Director for South East Asia whilst managing a strategic portfolio of clients in China and Hong Kong. He started his career in Hong Kong in 2003 working for an international law firm and developed a deep experience in assisting foreign investments into China, Hong Kong and South East Asia.

Fabio Stella

Associate Director of Sales & Business Development, China, Hawskford

Part of Hawksford pool of professionals since 2013, Fabio heads China's Business Development activities while acting as Financial Responsible Person & Company Supervisor for several Chinese subsidiaries of Global Retail clients.

Francesco Montonati

Associate Director, Hong Kong, Hawskford

Francesco joined Hawksford in 2013 and has been working in both the Hong Kong and the Shanghai offices during the past years. He has extensively supported the establishment and business operations of foreign companies across Hong Kong and China, providing comprehensive advisory with outsourced administration services.

Michal Witkowski

Business Development Director – Growing Businesses in Asia, Intralink

Intralink works with western companies to drive their business growth in Asia. We are now over 80 full-time people across seven offices in East Asia, Europe and the United States, and our core business is providing the in-country expertise to identify market opportunities, secure sales and drive growth in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

James Francis

Program Director, Intralink

Intralink works with western companies to drive their business growth in Asia. We are now over 80 full-time people across seven offices in East Asia, Europe and the United States, and our core business is providing the in-country expertise to identify market opportunities, secure sales and drive growth in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

James Kwa

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Market Entry

James is a Singaporean who has lived and worked abroad in Australia since 2007. In 2017, James moved back to Singapore with Accenture where he worked with Fortune Global 500 Companies and Governments in the fields of System Technologies, Implementation, Strategic Planning, Project and Change Management.

Steve Dawson

CEO & Founder, Asia Market Entry

In 2012 Steve was tasked with setting up the Asia Pacific operations of a technology company. After experiencing the challenges of doing this firsthand, he set up Asia Market Entry, with a vision of helping international technology companies build a footprint in the Asia Pacific region without having to set up locally themselves.

Claire Bull

Sales & Marketing Director, Asia Market Entry

I am an experienced marketer, communicator and strategist, who has worked in professional services, international trade, sustainability, packaging, retail and new product development within a range of businesses - from a one-woman-band to some of the worlds biggest multinationals.

Jayashree Sadanandan

Special Advisor, Glints

Jayashree Sadanandan is a Special Advisor to Glints, a tech talent startup headquartered in Singapore, which is helping UK/European startups and companies seeking to expand into Asia with the right teams. She has over 15 years of experience in government with a strong expertise in Southeast Asia affairs.

Sandy Findlay

Innovation Funding, Partnerships Director, ABGi

ABGI-UK is an international consulting group, working to accelerate our clients’ innovation activity by identifying and securing appropriate sources of funding: grants • tax incentives • commercial funding.

Testimonials

You're in good company

I wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the extremely informative webinar yesterday. With the wide-spectrum of specialists, from the UK and USA, providing extremely useful advice and guidance on VC and business setup in the States, I was inspired to setup our operation in the USA.

Charanjit Randhawa

Chief Executive Officer, Epcot Career Solutions Limited

Thank you for connecting so many good people, the exchange with everyone was worthwhile and put the US market into context.

Elizabeth Jones

Founder, Real Good Ketchup

In a little under two hours I had discussions with eight mentors who really opened my eyes to the many business critical issues and challenges that need addressing. I also came away with a much deeper understanding of why businesses succeed or fail in their overseas pursuits.

Spencer Brace

Director, XenZone

About GTM Global

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 on go-to-market strategy and international expansion planning.

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

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