GIANT Health Event

North American Digital & Tech
Market Entry & Expansion Workshop

Virtual 1-2-1 Connector Meetings
7th & 8th December 15:00-19:00 GMT

With in-country experts from 11 major North American cities












GTM Global


7th / 8th Dec 2022
15:00 - 19:00 GMT


Online Zoom


Interactive 1-2-1 workshop sessions

Get More Bang for Your Buck, Across the Pond in 2023!

With the US tech market reaching a staggering $1.8 trillion in 2022 - AND a dominant dollar giving your clients a built-in discount – NOW is the time to Bang your Drum in North America!

Designed for owner-managed Digital & Technology scale-up businesses, these virtual workshops will give you game-changing advice on how to successfully land & expand your Operations and Sales across the pond in 2023, in terms of;

  • Go to market strategy, business development, marketing & localisation
  • Business setup, legal, compliance, IP protection & visas
  • Accounting, tax advice, banking and employment/HR
  • Regional access to key business sector specialists, incentives & accelerator programmes
  • Access to grants, funders and investor networks

Why Should You Attend

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

First hand advice from in-country experts who will deliver invaluable advice, guidance, introductions, and insights, to help fill knowledge gaps and maximise your chances of success. Key regions and sectors include;

Washington DC Access Federal Government, Data Centres, Healthcare, Corporate HQs, Cyber, Reg-tech, Smart-City tech, & Emerging Technologies

New York & Boston Access Advanced Manufacturing, Insurance, Financial Services, Aerospace, Biotech, Healthcare & Pharma

San Francisco & Phoenix Access Semiconductors, Healthcare, Smart Tech, Wearables, Autonomous Vehicles, Logistics & eCommerce

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

Vancouver & Toronto Access Agri-tech, Clean-tech, Aerospace, Digital & Media, Logistics, Life Sciences, Clean-tech & Advanced Engineering

Miami & Tampa Access Distribution & Logistics, IT, Marine tech, Defence, Healthcare & Life Sciences

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...

Events Sponsors & Partners

Regional Partner Network
British Columbia Canada
gigCMO logo
Move Marketing
Global Reach
Bam Beyond
18 Growth

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.

Ian Metcalf

UK Director, FCEDA

Ian is a UK Director of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, helping UK SMEs make their first steps in the US. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County.

Kelley Keffer

Economic Development Project Manager, City of Mesa Office of Economic Development

Kelly is an Economic Development Project Manager with oversight of Mesa's Business Incubator - LaunchPoint & the Mesa Business Builder Small Business Initiative. Her key areas of focus include entrepreneurship, economic development, business attraction, retention & expansion, contracts and leases, budget management, facility oversight, and marketing.

Elyce Gobat

Economic Development Specialist, City of Mesa Office of Economic Development

Elyce is an Economic Development Specialist at the City of Mesa Office of Economic Development, an economic development organisation working closely with businesses to provide solutions and ensure their transition to starting, running, expanding, or relocating a business in Mesa is smooth and successful.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Matthew Melling

Vice-Consul, Trade & Investment Officer (Technology), DIT

Matthew manages the UK international technology trade strategy for the South West Region of the United States. He identifies and develops relationships with emerging UK tech companies, and supports market entry/US growth with research, analysis, introductions and growth expertise.

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.

Annie Bank

Director, Bam Beyond

Annie is a Director of Bam Beyond, a brand partnerships agency for businesses starting up and scaling up in America and beyond.

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.

Michael Friend

Director, 18 Growth

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


North American Digital & Tech Market Entry & Expansion Workshop


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