North American eCommerce Market Expansion Clinics

1-2-1 virtual connector meetings with specialists from Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto, Phoenix, Indiana, Washington DC & New York

6th & 7th July 2022, 15:00-18:00 BST

Organiser

GTM Global in association with The Growth Company, Northern Powerhouse and DIT

When

Wednesday 6th July 2022
15:00 - 18:00 GMT

Thursday 7th July 2022
15:00 - 18:00 GMT

Where

Zoom with breakout room sessions

Format

A series of 1-2-1 consultations with experts in different aspects of international trade tailored for your specific needs

Access a $1.3 trillion Online Market

With US eCommerce sales surpassing $1.3 trillion by 2025 now is the time to plan your market entry and expansion to North America.

Join us for virtual connector meetings and get free 1-2-1 advice from key regional economic development organisations and in-country market-entry specialists. Connect with key economic development hubs, business development, and operational experts across North America.

You will connect with key localization, logistics, supply chain, regional distribution, and operational experts across North America. Plus, key regional economic development organisations and in-country market-entry specialists.

Designed for owner-managed eCommerce & Retail scale-up businesses, this event will give you bespoke and game-changing advice on how to successfully build your US and Canadian operations and sales.

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Why Should You Attend

bespoke advice on all things 'international expansion' relevant to your sector

eCommerce Market Entry & Expansion

Connect to key in-country experts in logistics, compliance, distribution, marketing & market-entry strategy plus access to regional economic development organisations and specialists offering funding, grants, foreign exchange and incentives.

Biz Development

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

Operations

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

Compliance

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

Finanical

Investment, debt finance, grants, state aid, R&D tax relief, banking, Fx...

State Aid & Support

Economic Development Organisations & FDI, State benefits & incentives...

Sector Focus by Region

Regional Development Organisations Sector Expertise

US West Coast & South West

Logistics, Distribution, Transportation, Operations, Data & Service Centres

GPEC Sectors

US Central & Midwest

Logistics, Distribution, Transportation, Operations, Data & Service Centres

Indiana Sectors

Washington DC & US East Coast

Information Technology, Access to Federal Government, Distribution & Operations

Fairfax sectors

Vancouver, Western Canada & Northern US States

Agri-tech, Food-tech, Digital & Media, Logistics, Distribution, Transportation, & Operations

British Columbia Sectors

Toronto, East Coast Canada & Northern US States

Logistics, Distribution, Transportation, Operations, Data & Service Centres, Media & Entertainment

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Event Advisors

Key regional expansion experts

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.

Jan Mul

Director, International Business Investment, FCEDA

Jan assists foreign firms with their market entry into the U.S. and Fairfax County and manages the five overseas offices that the FCEDA maintains in Bangalore, Berlin, London, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

Bethany Bennick

Senior Manager, Domestic and International Engagement, GPEC

Bethany manages the Ambassador Program, Regional Report virtual series, Global Envoy Pilot Program, and the FDI-focused International Leadership Council at the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

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.

Mike Friend

DTC Growth Specialist / Operations Director, Labrand

Mike is a DTC Growth Specialist and Operations Director at LaBrand, an international eCommerce agency and consultancy, helping international DTC brands launch and succeed in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, AUS and NZ.

Daniel De Vaney

Regional Sales Manager, Avalara

As a Regional Sales Manager at Avalara, Daniels currently helps Dutch, Flemish, and UK/I based companies solve their global tax obligations to better scale their e-commerce and cross-border sales.

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.

Laetitia MacDougall

Trade and Investment Specialist, British Columbia Trade and Invest

Laetitia is a trade and investment specialist working primarily in the Life Sciences & Health sectors. She assists UK and European companies considering setting up, expanding, consolidating or maintaining physical operations in British Columbia.

Michael O’Hara

Fractional CMO & CXO - Global Marketing & Development, gigCMO

Michael leads the CEO Whisperer at gigCMO. He works with global and domestic companies looking to scale their revenues and improve bottom-line performance or whose business model needs rescuing.

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.

Sarah Atkins

Chief Marketing Officer and Membership Director, GS1 UK

Sarah guides businesses on the implementation of digitally enabled, customer-focused change. She has delivered business transformation from defining the vision to building the change management programme required for success, with a focus on driving a healthy P&L and a powerful, motivated team.

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

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.

Events Sponsors & Partners

Regional Partner Network

Headline Partners

Manchester Growth Hub
Northern Powerhouse
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Economic Development Organisations

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British Columbia Canada

Commercial Partners

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Labrand
Global Reach

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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