30th Oct

Middle East Expansion Workshops (District 2020)

GTM Global in association with District 2020, DIT, British Centres for Business and Arab British Chamber

Middle East Expansion Workshops (District 2020)

Wed 30th Oct 2019, 09.00 - 17.00



IoT & Smart City tech growth in the Middle East and Africa is set to rise by an exponential 15.9%. Dubai through its investment in District 2020 is the pivotal entry point for any ambitious UK hardware, IoT service and software brands seeking growth into UAE, Saudi, Turkey and Africa.

To find out how your business can access this $17.63 billion marketplace, register and get FREE 1-2-1 access to raft of ME market entry and growth specialists in London on 30/31 October.

What you can expect:

  • Market entry & expansion strategy
  • Routes to market, channels & distribution
  • Compliance, legal & setup
  • Localisation
  • Operations & logistics
  • Access to governmental & trade bodies

The format:

A series of 1-2-1 consultations with the experts in the room who will give you personalised advice and guidance around your specific needs and circumstances.

To facilitate this, the organisers will contact you in advance of the workshop to capture your needs so that the appropriate 1-2-1 mentoring sessions can be organised.

Please note, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered.

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.


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.

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.

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 District2020:

District 2020 connects people and spaces in a smart and sustainable urban environment designed to encourage creativity, collaboration, and innovation. It is a world-class mixed-use development designed to promote an innovation driven business ecosystem and balanced lifestyle. District 2020 will inherit cutting-edge physical and digital infrastructure, as the future of Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the region. Its location between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in close proximity to what will be the world’s largest airport, places District 2020 at the centre of the acceleration of Dubai’s development.

About British Centres for Business:

Working closely with the Department for International Trade and Dubai Government, the BCB provides a unique market-entry incubator platform in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to help UK companies become established in the UAE. The BCB also provides trade support to British exporters and firms looking to expand into the Middle East through a spectrum of commercial advice, orientation and intelligence services.

About Arab British Chamber of Commerce:

The Chamber has a unique function in the promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Britain and the Arab countries. To achieve this we work in close co-operation with government ministries, official trade and investment bodies, Arab diplomatic missions in London, the British Chambers of Commerce, the League of Arab States, leading Arab businesses and Chambers of Commerce in the Arab world.

About RocketSpace:

RocketSpace Startup Services aims to help high growth businesses achieve their fundraising goals. The program includes everything from getting companies investment ready to building out the investor roadshow. They help raise Series A+ capital from VCs, CVCs, Family Offices and High Net Worths globally. RocketSpace has an investor network spanning across the US, Europe and Asia.


Wed 30th Oct 2019

09.00 - 17.00

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