North American Business Growth

GTM Global presents 1-2-1 Virtual Connector Workshops
with US & Canadian in-country Experts

27th & 28th Sept 2022, 15:00-19:00 BST











GTM Global


27th / 28th Sept 2022
15:00 - 19:00 BST


Online Zoom


Interactive 1-2-1 workshop sessions

Land or Expand Across the Pond this Fall!

With a $700 BN Federal injection in August in Smart Energy, Tax Breaks & Healthcare, & North American tech markets worth over $1.8 trillion – autumn 2022 is THE TIME to land or expand your business in the US / Canada!

Designed for owner-managed Digital & Technology scale-up businesses, these virtual workshops will give you game-changing advice on how to successfully build your US and Canadian operations and sales in terms of;

  • Go to market strategy, business development, marketing and localisation
  • Business setup, legal, compliance, IP protection and visas
  • Accounting, tax advice, banking and employment/HR
  • Regional access to key business sector specialists, incentives and 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

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
Advance CT
British Columbia Canada
gigCMO logo
Move Marketing
Global Reach

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.

John Bourdeaux

President and Head of Business Development, AdvanceCT

John is a President and Head of Business at AdvanceCT, a nonprofit organization that works to engage, retain and recruit businesses and advance overall economic competitiveness in Connecticut.

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.

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