North American Operations & Supply Chain Expansion Workshop

GTM Global in association with DIT & GS1 UK
29th & 30th Sept 2021, 15:00 - 18:30 BST

Indiana Economic Development Corp
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British Columbia Canada


Wednesday 29th Sept 2021
15:00 - 18:30 BST

Thursday 30th Sept 2021
15:00 - 18:30 BST


Zoom with breakout room sessions


One-to-one consultations tailored to your needs

How to Land & Expand Your Operations in North America in 2021/22

With $4 Trillion to fund President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Plan (and similar smart infrastructure programmes in Canada) in transport, energy, manufacturing, education, healthcare, housing and digital – there has never been a better time to land and expand your Smart Tech and IoT solutions in North America.

Get bespoke advice on how to grow strategic sales and operations with key infrastructure commercial and regional governmental partners.

Connect with economic development organisations responsible for supporting inward investment and select commercial and regulatory partners increasing opportunities and mitigating risk.

Why Should You Attend

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

Sector Connections & Opportunities

  • Access key regional and national commercial partner organisations in infrastructure, education, sustainable energy
  • Obtain appropriate regional FDI Research & Incentives to support your growth
  • Understand the Regulatory, Tax, Banking, Payments and Grant opportunities to sustain and nurture your operational growth

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...

The Event

Tailored with you in mind

Who Should Attend

This event is for founders and C-suite executives of tech and digital scaleups, actively looking to expand internationally.

The Format

A series of 30 minute 1-2-1 consultations with experts in different aspects of international trade tailored for your specific needs and scheduled over a 2 to 3 hour period.

Tailored To Your Needs

We'll contact you ahead of the event to understand your business status, needs & interests, so we can schedule your consultations with relevant advisors.

Event Mentors

Key regional expansion experts

Get bespoke advice and guidance from in country experts, covering legal, accounting, operational, HR & financial considerations.

Jan Mul

Director, International Business Investment, FCEDA

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

Manages the Ambassador Program, Regional Report virtual series, Global Envoy Pilot Program, and the FDI-focused International Leadership Council.

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.

Michael Sankey

Tax Technology Solutions Specialist, Avalara

I believe that in order to be effective in the realm of all three, you must focus on the consumer. I always try to learn, adapt, and excel in everything I do and have a great track record of doing just that.

Thomas Thorelli

Attorney & Founding Partner, Thorelli & Associates

Thorelli & Associates specializes 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.

Sandy Findlay

Innovation Funding, Partnerships Director, ABGi

ABGI-UK is an international consulting group, working to accelerate our clients’ innovation activity by identifying and securing appropriate sources of funding: grants • tax incentives • commercial funding.

Stephen Bridges

Director UK and Ireland, Indiana Economic Development Corp

Indiana Economic Development Corp is Indiana's lead economic development agency, helping businesses launch, grow & locate in a state that works.

Lisa Harding

Founder and Chief, XtraBandwidth

Leading a team of Canada-based specialists who provide expertise and knowledge to help businesses expand internationally into or out of Canada.

David Ellis

UK Director of Business Development, PGC Group

David is the go-to guy here in London. He focuses on sales, marketing, partnerships and representing PGC & brand out in the world.

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.

Michael Clark

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Michael helps enterprise, software and services companies sell to IT organisations in healthcare, technology, banking, Fintech and other industries by creating strategies that lead to tactics that create leads that convert to sales and revenue.

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.


You're in good company

I wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the extremely informative webinar yesterday. With the wide-spectrum of specialists, from the UK and USA, providing extremely useful advice and guidance on VC and business setup in the States, I was inspired to setup our operation in the USA.

Charanjit Randhawa

Chief Executive Officer, Epcot Career Solutions Limited

Thank you for connecting so many good people, the exchange with everyone was worthwhile and put the US market into context.

Elizabeth Jones

Founder, Real Good Ketchup

In a little under two hours I had discussions with eight mentors who really opened my eyes to the many business critical issues and challenges that need addressing. I also came away with a much deeper understanding of why businesses succeed or fail in their overseas pursuits.

Spencer Brace

Director, XenZone

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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North American Operations & Supply Chain Expansion Workshop

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