UAE Digital & Tech Expansion Workshops

GTM Global in association with DIT & British Centres for Business
29th & 30th June 2021, 09:00 - 12:30 BST

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Tuesday 29th June 2021
09:00 - 12:30 BST

Wednesday 30th June 2021
09:00 - 12:30 BST


Zoom with breakout room sessions


One-to-one consultations tailored to your needs

Land & Expand Your Smart Tech in the Middle East – from Dubai

With over 300 million mobile users across the MENA region, many moving to new 5G networks, and multiple smart infrastructure projects like Expo 2020 restarting this autumn, there has never been a better time for your tech and digital brand to land and expand from Dubai!

Join us at this online, breakout-room workshop to connect with local infrastructure partners in sustainability, transport, education, health and smart cities.

You will learn about regional compliance and regulatory networks to set-up operations and be investor ready. Plus, you will get access to local investor networks to sustain and expand your regional footprint.

You will also get support from UK government and local trade bodies 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

  • Engage with dedicated in-country market entry specialists to find local partners, JVs and appropriate incubator programmes
  • Meet regional investment bodies to access equity opportunities and crowd funding
  • Access Regional Digital Marketing Experts
  • Understand the Regulatory, Tax, Banking, Payments and Grant opportunities to sustain and nurture your digital 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 global expansion experts

Get bespoke advice and guidance from regional Digital and Tech providers in the public and private sectors, Research and Development Institutions, Economic Development Organisations and critical in-country service providers, covering legal, accounting, operational, HR & financial considerations.

Joe Hepworth

CEO, British Centres for Business

Working closely with the Department for International Trade (UKTI), Dubai Government, the British Chambers of Commerce and the British Business Groups in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we provide a unique incubator platform in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to help UK companies become established in the UAE.

Mark Magnacca

Founder & CEO, gigCMO

Mark has 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.

Ulka Athalye

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Ulka works with businesses that want to maximise their revenues, expand into new markets or revive existing markets; with over two decades of global strategic marketing.

Martin McGovern

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Martin is a creative brand marketer with a track record of success with some of the World’s leading financial services companies including Barclays, Merrill Lynch, BlackRock and Standard Life. He has delivered marketing growth strategies in North America, Europe, Africa & Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.

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.

Henry Hatton

UK Sales Manager, WorldFirst

Experienced in building and growing Sales teams in the deliverable FX space.

Zehra Fattah

Senior Project Manager, British Centres for Business

I have consulted and developed business for a global portfolio of 500+ clients from various sectors, ranging from tech start-ups to large scale manufacturing companies. My extensive experience in international trade has been instrumental in supporting these entities in gaining foothold in the GCC and building a sustainable business.

Abbey Salako

Trade & Marketing Manager, British Centres for Business

As one of the core members of the team at the British Centres for Business (BCB), I have experience across trade & export, lead generation & investment spectrum. I assist companies with market strategy and intelligence, export assistance, trade and market, foreign direct investment, and business set-up services.



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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UAE Digital & Tech Expansion Workshops

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