Market-Entry UAE for Sustainable Energy, Retail & Smart Infrastructure Scale-ups

GTM Global in association with with British Centres for Business, DIT & District 2020
7th & 8th Dec 2021, 09:00 - 13:00 GMT

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Keystone Law
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RAK Chamber


Tuesday 7th Dec 2021
09:00 - 13:00 GMT

Wednesday 8th Dec 2021
09:00 - 13:00 GMT


Zoom with breakout room sessions


One-to-one consultations tailored to your needs

Land & expand your sustainable energy, retail & smart infrastructure operations in the GCC region

With the UAE pledging to invest AED600 billion ($163 billion) in clean and renewable energy by 2050 and a need to build smarter and cleaner infrastructure around this commitment, there has never been a better time for ambitious UK companies in sustainable energy and smart infrastructure operations to land and expand in the GCC region.

A must-attend event for any ambitious UK scale-up in Smart City, Transportation, Clean and Renewable Energy, eCommerce, and Operational Supply-chain.

Register and 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 Dubai. Learn how to grow your Sustainable Energy and Smart Infrastructure brand across the UAE / GCC region. Connect with economic development organisations, responsible for supporting inward investment, government and trade bodies and select business development, commercial and regulatory partners, increasing opportunities and mitigating risk.

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, sales & marketing specialists from Dubai & GCC
  • Access Regional Investor and Funding networks
  • Get critical Market Research and Support from resonant Commercial partner, Trade and Governmental bodies
  • Understand the Regulatory, Tax, Banking, Payments and Grant opportunities to sustain and nurture your digital growth

Biz Development

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


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


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


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 global expansion experts

Get bespoke advice and guidance from regional market entry experts, Research and Development Institutions, Economic Development Organisations and critical in-country service providers, covering legal, accounting, operational, HR & financial considerations.

Joe Hepworth

CEO, British Centres for Business

Joe is a CEO of British Centres for Business. Working closely with the Department for International Trade (UKTI), Dubai Government, the British Chambers of Commerce and the British Business Groups in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, they provide a unique incubator platform in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to help UK companies become established in the UAE.

Abbey Salako

Trade & Marketing Manager, British Centres for Business

As one of the core members of the team at the British Centres for Business (BCB), Abbey has experience across trade & export, lead generation & investment spectrum. He assists companies with market strategy and intelligence, export assistance, trade and market, foreign direct investment and business set-up services.

Zehra Fattah

Senior Project Manager, British Centres for Business

Focused on FDI Promotion and Economic Development across various industry sectors, Zehra has developed an in-depth knowledge of creating international business relationships and opportunities with an array of professionals from a variety of cultures. With extensive work experience in Europe and the GCC, she is multi- lingual, culture conversant and fluent in English, German and Turkish.

Khaled Shivji

Expert Technology Lawyer, Keystone Law Middle East

Khaled is a lawyer who specialises in corporate & commercial laws and regulatory compliance. Khaled provides counsel on programmes and projects involving procurement, outsourcing, bids, mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

Robert-Jan Ebbenhout

General Manager, Eureeca

Robert-Jan is a General Manager at Eureka. From its offices in Dubai, London and Kuala Lumpur, Eureeca offers high-yield potential investment opportunities in growing companies from the Middle East, Europe and Asia to its investor network, who range from casual and angel investors to institutional firms.

Aaron Cooke

Account Manager, Eureeca

Aaron is an Account Manager at Eureka. From its offices in Dubai, London and Kuala Lumpur, Eureeca offers high-yield potential investment opportunities in growing companies from the Middle East, Europe and Asia to its investor network, who range from casual and angel investors to institutional firms.

Imad Eddine Oubiri

BD Expert, Investment Promotion Director, Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr Oubiri is an expert with extensive significant professional experience in economic and business development and investment development projects, legal affairs, public relations, with focus on international business strategies, market studies and research, corporate policies, contract management and operations.

Angela Abeidat

Associate Director Business Development - Transition Unit, District 2020

Angela is the head of business development for District 2020 – the legacy project of Dubai Expo 2020. Angela works with companies to find their space in District 2020 and to enable them to be part of Dubai’s new innovation district. Angela has 25 years of real estate experience and has worked in 4 global markets including UAE, UK, New Zealand, and Canada.

Akin Adamson

Director, Middle East, Ricardo

Ricardo is a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialises in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors. Akin's role is to lead the Ricardo EE Middle East business.

Ulka Athalye

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Ulka works with businesses that want to maximise their revenues, expand into new markets or revive existing markets; with over two decades of global strategic marketing.

Martin McGovern

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Martin is a creative brand marketer with a track record of success with some of the World’s leading financial services companies including Barclays, Merrill Lynch, BlackRock and Standard Life. He has delivered marketing growth strategies in North America, Europe, Africa & Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.

Siyuan Ren

Marketing Consultant, gigCMO

Siyuan has vast marketing, brand and communication development experience across clients and agencies. She has worked for both the UK, European and Asian organisations and has deep knowledge in construction, FMCG, automotive, horticulture, and art & cultural sectors.

Mark Magnacca

Founder & CEO, gigCMO

Mark has over 30 years of business experience in senior leadership roles across a diverse range of industries. He recognises the biggest challenge of many established businesses and scale ups is getting access to the right talent at the right time.

Rasha Ezzeddine

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Rasha has global experience spanning Europe, Africa and Middle East. She has spent over 10 years working for leading banks in the Gulf, creating their digital channels, increasing their digital footprint, and enabling digital transformation. Her expertise runs across government, technology, banking, telecoms, manufacturing and beverage industries.

Katarzyna Prus

Account Manager, gigCMO

Katarzyna is an account manager at gigCMO, who drive your business and global growth forward with pragmatic advice and an injection of commercially driven, customer-focused, C-suite marketing expertise - when you need it, where you need it and only for as long as you need it.

Sandy Findlay

Innovation Funding, Partnerships Director, ABGi

Sandy is a Partnership Director at ABGI-UK, an international consulting group, working to accelerate their clients’ innovation activity by identifying and securing appropriate sources of funding: grants, tax incentives, commercial funding.


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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