North America Life Sciences Expansion
Virtual 1-2-1 Connector Workshop

MEET IN COUNTRY EXPERTS FROM 16 US & CANADIAN CITIES

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

Organiser

GTM Global

When

1st & 2nd March 2023
15:00 - 19:00 GMT

Where

Online Zoom

Format

Interactive 1-2-1 workshop sessions

Connect with US / Canadian Experts in the Life Sciences Market

The North American market offers great opportunities for ambitious Life Sciences businesses to grow, but it involves numerous challenges. From legal to tax issues, many factors can affect your expansion plans.

Designed specifically for owner-managed MedTech & Pharma high-growth businesses, our virtual workshop will help you derisk and accelerate your North American growth. In a short afternoon, you will get game-changing advice on;

  • Location Services & Business Development – Find the best city to pilot & grow your Life Sciences business from, connect with specialist Medtech & Pharma business development networks, sales & marketing experts
  • Regulation & Compliance – Understand statutory requirements & mitigate risk in terms of set-up, IP, immigration, tax, banking & audit
  • Access Funding & Talent – Explore the different city/ state grants, funding & talent networks via local investors, economic development boards, universities & accelerator programmes

Why Should You Attend

BESPOKE ADVICE ON ALL THINGS 'INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION' RELEVANT TO YOUR SECTOR

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

  • Talk to key Pharma & MedTech Hubs, R&D Institutions & Investor Networks in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Richmond, Indianapolis, St Paul, Austin, Phoenix & Vancouver
  • Access Federal Government & Military Healthcare Networks, Accelerator Programmes & UK Embassy/ Consulate in Washington & Los Angeles
  • Meet specialist Sales, Business Development & Localisation Experts in Miami, San Francisco, Baltimore & Toronto
  • Understand Risk, Operational, Banking & Regulatory options from US Attorneys, Accountants & Grant Funders in Minneapolis, Chicago & Tucson

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...

Financial

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

Chris Howie

Director of Life Sciences, GTM Global

Chris has over 30 years of experience in key sectors such as MedTech devices, Pharma, Bio Pharma, CRO and Academia. He has great access to mission-critical clinical trial and evaluator channels as well as funding, investment, government, and regulatory bodies and networks.

Dave Olson

Managing Partner, MedTech Bridge

Dave is an experienced MedTech executive and entrepreneur with broad knowledge of the Minnesota startup environment. As a Managing Partner at MedTech Bridge, Dave helps Nordic and European MedTech companies gain market access and commercialisation in the US Market.

Kylle Jordan

Global Principal, Medical Alley

Kelly is the Global Principle at Medical Alley, which partners to support, advance and transform the Medical Alley healthcare industry, and its connectivity around the world. They champion and facilitate an environment that enables health technology and care organisations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare.

Michael Flynn

Senior Director of Economic Development, Destination Medical Center

Michael is a Senior Director of Economic Development at Destination Medical Center. In his role at DMC, Michael is responsible for building a comprehensive corporate recruitment and business marketing strategy designed to increase the level of investment made in the DMC district.

Chris Schad

Director of Business Development, Destination Medical Center

In his current role as Director of Business Development for Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, Chris develops and executes the strategy for Discovery Square, an innovation district adjacent to Mayo Clinic. His role is to recruit technology companies into Discovery Square where they develop products and services for market.

Mark Walinske

Managing Partner, Walinske LLC

Mark has deep experience in early-stage growth and innovative business models. He especially excels at synthesizing complex situations into clear, actionable programs. He has +38 years of experience across a dozen industries, forty technology-driven organizations and, has held various positions including CEO, Board Chair/Member, Consultant, Mentor and Social Entrepreneur.

Jim Sackrison

Independent Consultant Medical Devices and Diagnostics

Jim is an independent consultant in medical devices and diagnostics. Currently involved with positioning and launching multiple technologies out of academia into industry.

Steve Gompertz

Chief Operating Officer & Partner, QRx Partners

Steve has been a leader in Quality Systems management for 30 years. His career includes roles in quality systems development and implementation, project management, engineering automation, configuration management, audit, and software development for companies including Pelican Biothermal, St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Robert Gangi

International Consultant, Embark/RG Business Consulting

Robert is an international consultant, helping firms of varying sizes and industries create, revisit, and realign their respective strategic plans and financial profiles. Additionally, he manages an extensive network of dot connectors helping businesses across the industry spectrum.

Luis Novella

Consulting Partner, Vivat

Luis works as a strategic advisor to CXOs regarding the implementation of business models and go-to-market strategies.

Sammy Tuffaha

Partner, Vivat

Sammy helps businesses accelerate growth and define winning strategies. He implements strategic planning, operations, and go-to-market strategies with a focus on innovative technologies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Juhi Naithani

Principal, bGlobal Consulting

Juhi offers a suite of strategic solutions for businesses looking to expand to the United States, especially in the Washington D.C. Metro region and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Events Sponsors & Partners

Regional Partner Network
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Medical Alley
Destination Medical Centre
Med Tech Bridge
QRx Partners
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Global Reach
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Found
18 Growth

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