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


29th & 30th March 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

With North American Satellite Services Market registering a CAGR of 6.25% by 2027; now is the perfect time to grab your share of this lucrative market!

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.

Richard Thurston

Management Consultant, BAR Associates Ltd

Richard is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, cyber security and advanced technologies industry. Highly skilled in setting strategy, opening and developing markets and operational management in the military and industry.

Juhi Naithani

Principal, bGlobal Consulting

Juhi, with a background in economic development, offers a suite of strategic solutions for emerging technology businesses looking to land in the USA; especially in the Washington DC Metro region and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Sonia Kanjee

Senior Manager, 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.

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.

Shahram Shirazi

Information Services Executive, Inner Onion

Shahram is an Information Services Executive at 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Hornby

Director, Sheffield Haworth

Chris leads executive hiring and talent advisory for the Sheffield Haworth’s early-stage technology clients across the Americas market. He has provided consultancy to some of the most innovative brands in the industry, hiring Executives, NED`s and wider leadership talent that have been pivotal to the growth trajectory of some of his clients.

Sandy Findlay

Innovation Funding, Partnerships Director, ABGi

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.

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.

Michael Friend

Director, 18 Growth

Mike is a Director of 18 Growth, an international SEO & PPC agency making businesses more relevant online.

Ronnie Cane

Founder and Director, 18 Growth

Ronnie is a Founder and Director of 18 Growth, an international SEO & PPC agency making businesses more relevant online. He specialises in SEO, PPC, social media marketing, content marketing, design, creative strategy and consultancy.

Rob Burton

Senior Associate - Business Development, Global Reach

Rob is a Senior Associate at Global Reach, a leading foreign exchange specialist, providing international payments, risk management, and strategic hedging solutions to a wide range of corporate and institutional clients.

Omar Nuaimi

Head of Sales, Found

Omar is a Head of Sales at Found, an international agency helping businesses find the perfect workspace, in the exact place, that works for their people.

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.

Ben Wyatt

CEO and Founder, Centuries Technical Translations

Ben has a background in Petrochemicals and Intellectual Property law which led him into the translation business. As a founder of Technical Translations, Ben has worked with a range of successful exporters on every continent, and is able to advise those new to exporting and also those more experienced who are looking at a new market opportunity.

Tom Czarnowski

Business Development, Brand Experience at SGK

Brand and sports marketing specialist with an emphasis in strategic brand management, consumer experience, retail brand presentation, athlete representation, athlete management, event production, event activation, sponsorship, sales, consulting, budget management, and leadership.

Simon Cole

Business Development Director, SGK

25 years of new business development for digital and innovation agencies on multiple continents. Digital and innovation consulting, from start ups to Fortune 500 companies. From application development, System Integration through to B2C media campaigns.

Stephen Marshman

Business Development Director, SGK

Stephen assists organizations of all sizes in implementing effective processes for developing packaging and branded content. His expertise in highly regulated industries, particularly the pharmaceutical sector, has earned him a reputation for helping clients optimize their marketing supply chains with a proven track record of success.

Events Sponsors & Partners

Regional Partner Network
Bar Associates
gigCMO logo
Global Reach
18 Growth
Centuries Technical Translations

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North America Aerospace, Satellite Apps & Security Expansion Workshop


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