Land, Expand & Build Your Brand in South-East Asia

A programme of workshops, webinars & networking events to support market entry into the region

Brought to you by GTM Global in association with:

EDB Singapors New
Singapore Global Network
London Tech Week
TN International logo
Cambridge Quantum
IoT Tribe


Various dates, see below




1-2-1 breakout room sessions with experts in different aspects of international trade

Raising Scale-ups Takes a Global Village – UK, Singapore and South-East Asia

Find out how UK & EU tech scale-ups can land, expand & build their brand in South-East Asia (SEA).

With almost 650 million people and a forecasted $300 billion digital opportunity in 2025, the SEA region has become the growth engine for some of the world’s biggest & most game-changing tech companies.

Attend one of the programme workshops to get the low-down on how to - acquire customers, secure funding, build teams and hit the ground running with the support of the extensive networks in the UK and Singapore.

Why Should You Attend

Advice on all things 'international expansion' relevant to your sector

Sector Connections & Opportunities

  • Find out routes to market & business support
  • Understand the tech channels that prosper there
  • Check-out UK grants & match funding opportunities
  • Learn from businesses who have expanded there
  • Get your questions answered
  • Network afterwards face to face with drinks & nibbles

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 into South-East Asia.

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.

Event Panellists

Key regional expansion experts - Note varies from event to event

Get advice and guidance from key in-country experts and industry players.

Choy Yong Cong

Regional Vice President, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

The EDB is the lead government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business centre. The EDB's mission is to create for Singapore, sustainable economic growth with vibrant business and good job opportunities.

Gerard Grech

CEO, Tech Nation

Run a privately and publicly funded organisation, whose mission is to accelerate the growth of ambitious technology companies in London and across the UK. Thus far, Tech Nation has contributed $600M to the UK economy and its return on investment (ROI) is 14:1.

Waseem Shiraz

Chief Operating Officer, Cambridge Quantum Computing

As Chief Operating Officer of Cambridge Quantum Computing (“CQC”), I have led global operations during a period of rapid growth. CQC is the world’s leading Quantum Computing Software company with over 100 scientists, numerous Fortune 100 partners & customers, and operations in the USA, Europe and Asia.

Sim Sze-Ki

Executive Director, SGInnovate

A seasoned and passionate marketer, SzeKi joined SGInnovate as part of its pioneer team. She was entrusted with building the Community and Brand team from scratch, to achieve SGInnovate’s mission of enabling ambitious and talented men and women to build, commercialise and scale globally relevant Deep Tech innovations from Singapore.

Mike Short

Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for International Trade (DIT)

Dr Mike Short CBE leads the science and engineering profession and ensures its policy is informed by the best science, engineering and technical advice. He advises on the technical aspects of future trade deals as DIT looks to create new arrangements following Brexit, and works with the UK’s research, development and academic communities to boost scientific and engineering exports.

Mike Beck

Global CISO, Darktrace

Joining Darktrace at its early stages in 2014, Mike developed the cyber analyst operation that supports thousands of Darktrace customers with 24/7 support and since 2020 oversees Darktrace’s internal security program as Global CISO. He holds a first-class degree in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.

Edoardo Collevecchio

Chief of Staff, Oppenheimer Generations

Edoardo joined Oppenheimer Generations as Chief of Staff in 2016. In this role he has coordinated several strategic and change-related projects, including the formation of the family office and establishment of operations in South Africa, UK, and Jersey. He will shortly be relocating to Singapore to set up and lead the family’s interests in Asia.

Mark Stimpfig

Co-founder, GTM Global

Mark has 30 years’ experience of business development, partner management, publishing and marketing in technology, education, retail, government in the UK and internationally.


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

Event Registration

A programme of workshops & events for expansion into south-east asia
Register your interest in attending 1-2-1 connector meeting expansion workshops:
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Get advice, guidance, insights & connections via tailored 1-2-1 consultations with regional experts, trade bodies and commercial organisations. Two-hour commitment required.
29th & 30th Sep 09:00 to 13:00 BST
For more information & registration click here.
Organised by GTM Global, an interactive webinar for online retailers & eCommerce companies looking to access the South East Asia region. Learn about the market opportunities, the challenges & solutions to successful market-entry. With Singapore EDB’s Head of Supply Chain and Connectivity.
7th Oct 10:00 to 11:30 BST
For fintech scale-ups looking to access Singapore & South East Asia region. Get advice, guidance, insights & connections via tailored 1-2-1 consultations with regional experts, trade bodies and commercial organisations. Two-hour commitment required.
20th Oct 09:00 to 13:00 BST
For scale-ups with smart technology solutions looking to access the lucrative Singapore & South East Asia markets. Get advice, guidance, insights & connections via tailored 1-2-1 consultations with regional experts, trade bodies and commercial organisations. Two-hour commitment required.
21st Oct 09:00 to 13:00 BST
For eCommerce/Retail scale-ups seeking access to the Singapore & South East Asia markets. Get advice, guidance, insights & connections via tailored 1-2-1 consultations with regional experts, trade bodies and commercial organisations. Two-hour commitment required.
Please note, places are limited due to demand so please provide accurate information to secure your place.
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Are you currently looking for investment?
How would you describe the level of business you currently have in South East Asia?
At what stage are you in your South East Asia expansion planning?
What is your timescale for expansion?
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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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