North American Smart & Sustainable Tech Market Entry & Expansion Workshops

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

2nd & 3rd March 2022, 15:00-19:00 GMT

Organiser

GTM Global in association with DIT

When

Wednesday 2nd March 2022
15:00 - 19:00 GMT

Thursday 3rd March 2022
15:00 - 19:00 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 $1.8 trillion Market

With Smart & Sustainable Technology markets worth over $1.8 trillion in 2022 – 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 smart & sustainable tech economic development hubs, business development, and operational experts across North America.

Designed for owner-managed smart & sustainable 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.

Watch the video to see what past delegates had to say about our events.

Why Should You Attend

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

Smart & Sustainable Tech Market Entry & Expansion

Connect to key in-country experts covering sales and business development, go to market strategy, marketing, compliance & business setup; IP protection, legal, accounting and staffing/HR services; regional economic development organisations, accelerator programmes, funding, grants and incentives, foreign exchange and banking.

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

Semiconductors, Healthcare, Smart-City tech, Wearables, Autonomous Vehicles, Fintech & Aerospace

GPEC Sectors

US Central & Midwest

Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Sports-tech, Clean-tech, Defence & Ag-Bioscience

Indiana Sectors

Washington DC & US East Coast

Data Centres, Healthcare, Corporate HQs, Cyber, Reg-tech, Smart-City tech, & Emerging Technologies

Fairfax sectors

Vancouver, Western Canada & Northern US States

Agri-tech, Clean-tech, Aerospace, Digital & Media & Life Sciences

British Columbia Sectors

Toronto, East Coast Canada & Northern US States

Precision Medicine, Future Automotive-tech, Media & Entertainment, Clean-tech & Advanced Engineering

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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.

Alex Cairns

Managing Director, Move Marketing

Alex is the Founder and Managing Director of Move and is a highly experienced global marketing consultant with over 20 years of experience. Move help industrial, science and technology SMEs and blue-chip divisions achieve better results with their B2B marketing budgets.

Zsofia Nagy

Regional Sales Manager, Avalara

Zsofia is a Regional Sales Manager at Avalara, who provide cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. They work with businesses of all sizes to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds.

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.

Leatitia MacDougall

Trade and Investment Specialist, British Columbia Trade and Invest

Leatitia 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.

Sam Tuffaha

Partner at Vivat

Sam provides in-country consultancy and business development services from his Florida base in key sectors including Fintech, IoT, Telecoms and Health-tech

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.

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.

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.

Millar “Joe” White

Trade and Investment Officer - Clean Energy & Infrastructure, DIT

Joe is an international trade and global business professional with experience in both the private and public sectors in the US and the UK, currently working as Trade & Investment Officer for Clean Energy & Infrastructure for the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, covering four mid-Atlantic states: DE, MD, VA, WV, & DC.

Robert Mazer

Founder, Smart City Works

Robert is the Founder of Smart City Works, a business accelerator that brings to life the most promising business ideas and companies to catalyze and rethink civil infrastructure innovation, and help meet the needs of 21st century cities and their growing populations.

Events Sponsors & Partners

Regional Partner Network

Headline Partners

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Economic Development Organisations

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British Columbia Canada

Commercial Partners

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Move Marketing
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Global Reach
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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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