North America Aerospace, Satellite Apps & Security Expansion
Virtual 1-2-1 Connector Workshop


New York • Boston • Washington DC • Richmond • Chicago • Indianapolis • Toronto • Miami • Tampa • Austin • Minneapolis • St Paul • San Francisco • Phoenix • Los Angeles • Vancouver


GTM Global


27th & 28th Sept 2023
15:00 - 19:00 BST


Online Zoom


Interactive 1-2-1 workshop sessions

Access Aerospace, Satellite Apps & Security Networks in 16 US & Canadian Cities

The demand in the US for innovative Aerospace, Satellite Apps and Security Networks has never been greater.

Designed for owner-managed aerospace, satellite apps and security scale-up businesses, these virtual workshops will give you game-changing 1-2-1 advice on;

  • Go-to-Market strategy, business development, sales & localisation
  • Regional aerospace, satellite apps and security specialists, pilots, accelerator programmes & investors
  • Business setup, regulatory, compliance, IP protection & accounting
  • Access to local universities, locational services, R&D networks, grants & talent pipelines

Why Should You Attend

bespoke advice on all things 'international expansion' relevant to AEROPSACE, SATELLITE APPS & SECURITY

Connect with in-country experts who will deliver invaluable advice, guidance and insights to help fill knowledge gaps and maximise your chances of success.

  • Meet specialist Sales, Business Development & Localisation Experts in San Francisco, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Phoenix & Toronto
  • Access Federal Government & Aerospace Networks, Accelerator Programmes in Washington, Miami & Los Angeles
  • Understand Risk, Operational, Banking & Regulatory Options from US Attorneys, Accountants, Grants & Funders in New York, Boston, Chicago & Tucson

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...

Event Advisors

Key regional expansion experts

Mark Stimpfig

Co Founder, GTM Global

Providing advice & guidance for tech and digital scale up brands to expand internationally & support companies looking to land & expand into the Greater Phoenix region USA

Ian Metcalf

Director of Defence & Aerospace, GTM Global

Ian has 35 years defence / aerospace experience, including a spell as a Senior Civil Servant in UK MOD. He’s held senior positions in Serco, BAE SYSTEMS, MBDA and Alenia-Marconi Systems in the UK, US, Italy and France. Ian represented Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, in the UK for 7 years, and has assisted many companies in the Defense and Aerospace markets make their first steps in the US.

Mark Cowan

CEO, Potomac International Partners

Cowan served in the US Airforce, multiple presidential administrations, and the CIA. In the private sector he ran some of the largest lobbying firms in DC.

Phil Bond

President, Potomac International Partners

Bond is one of America’s most senior technology experts. He served as Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology and many other roles in the private sector.

Colonel John Barranco (Buss)

Vice President, Potomac International Partners

Buss is a highly decorated former Marine Aviator serving 8 deployments. He has also held multiple command positions in the DOD and Pentagon.

Antoine Guillaud

Accountant & President, International Management Solutions Inc

Antoine is an ‘Expert Comptable’ with more than 25 years of experience assisting foreign companies establish themselves in the US market.

Thomas Thorelli

Attorney & Founding Partner, Thorelli & Associates

Tom is a Founding Partner of Thorelli & Associates, who specialise in assisting small and medium-sized foreign companies in minimizing their legal risks when doing business in the U.S. through taking advance preventive action.

Sonia Kanjee

Director, UK Practice, International Management Solutions Inc

Sonia is a CPA with ten years of experience in US taxation, specializing in cross border transactions for European corporations with US inbound investments and operations.

Robert Gangi

International Consultant, Embark Business Solutions

Former Citibank Commercial RM and current business consulting practice owner with a robust network, strong connections, and a vibrant Advisory Board.

Stephen Bridges

Director UK and Ireland, Indiana Economic Development Corp

Stephen is a Director for UK and Ireland at Indiana Economic Development Corp - Indiana's lead economic development agency, helping businesses launch, grow & locate in a state that works.

Nasser Sagheb

Founder, COO, Inner Onion

Nassar is the Founder and COO of Inner Onion LLC, helping international companies create an immediate presence in the United States with support for executing go-to-market plans, developing and managing sales teams or reseller channels, and creating technical support operations.

Mark Magnacca

Founder, gigCMO

Mark is the Founder and CEO of gigCMO with 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.

David Rose

CEO, US Expansion Partners

As CEO at US Expansion Partners, David Rose leads a team that helps European technology companies navigate the complexities of launching, managing, and scaling operations in the United States. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience with Fortune 500, high-growth firms and start-up companies in the technology, Internet, and media industries.

Caroline Bows

International Business Consultant, Airswift

As Business Development Manager covering Europe, Africa and CIS regions, Caroline helps companies with their international growth strategies by enabling them to enter new markets compliantly and at speed, whilst easing the in-house burden of human resources teams.

Kim Yeomans

Operations Manager, Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC)

Kim is an experienced Operations Manager within an aerospace and defence members organisation. She has management experience of working at national level with a broad spectrum of industry and Government agencies.

Alan Fisher

CEO, Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC)

Alan has over 35 years general management experience in commercial, financial, business development and strategic planning in the aerospace and defence sector on a global level. He specialises in developing and installing professional sales and business development management techniques to attain best practice and to achieve profitable strategic company growth.

Sandy Findlay

Partnership Director, Visiativ UK

Sandy is working with partners across the UK to help their members and clients make better-informed decisions about their innovation funding choices and grow the take-up of innovation incentives, ensuring British companies are better placed to choose the innovation funding that is right for them.

Lisa Harding

Founder and Chief, XtraBandwidth

Lisa is leading a team of Canada-based specialists who provide expertise and knowledge to help businesses expand internationally into or out of Canada.

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