18th March and 19th March

US East Coast Expansion Workshop

GTM Global in association with Avalara

US East Coast Expansion Workshop

Wed 18th Mar 2020, 09.30 - 17.00
Thu 19th Mar 2020, 09.30 - 17.00


Expand & Grow Your Business into Washington & New York

Register and attend a FREE 1-2-1 workshop on how to grow & scale your business into key US East Coast markets like Washington DC & New York.

Key business sectors focused in the workshops include - Financial Services, Technology, Retail, Health & Life Sciences, Defence & US Government contracting.

Get bespoke face-to-face advice & guidance from US in-country experts on market entry & expansion, compliance & investment, payments & logistics, talent & travel - alongside access to UK and US agencies, trade & investment bodies, including OCO Global, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority & Department for International Trade.

The format:

A series of 1-2-1 consultations with the experts in the room who will give you personalised advice and guidance around your specific needs and circumstances.

To facilitate this, the organisers will contact you in advance of the workshop to capture your needs so that the appropriate 1-2-1 mentoring sessions can be organised.

Please note, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered.

Who should attend:

CEOs, founders and senior managers of digital and tech scale-ups looking to expand internationally in the next 3 to 6 months and with turnover in the range £2m to £50m.


Workshops run in two-hour slots throughout the day and are organised so that you have a series of one-to-one consultations with select experts relevant to your business needs and international expansion plans. There is also opportunity for peer to peer networking.

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.

What to expect from the GTM Workshop Programme:

This workshop is part of the GTM programme which supports mid-market tech/digital companies on their international expansion journeys. By participating in the programme you can expect a mix of the following:

  • Advice & guidance from experts in international trade
  • Export readiness audits & market research reports
  • Access to a network of in-country specialists & trade partners
  • Go-to-market strategy development & market expansion planning
  • Compliance, regulatory & risk management planning
  • In-country distribution, sales & business development services
  • Access to overseas EDOs, accelerator programs & government support
  • Funding via an international network of investors & VCs
  • Curated promotions & offers for businesses transacting overseas

About Fairfax County Economic Development Authority:

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA, www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org) promotes Fairfax County, Virginia, as a business and technology center. Fairfax County is the heart of the northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., business and technology community. 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. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County's largest central business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important commercial centres worldwide: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

About OCO Global:

OCO Global is a specialist consulting firm helping hundreds of companies break into new markets and grow internationally each year. OCO works with national agencies to support their Trade strategies, and private companies to further their export and international market entry plans, helping to identify the most attractive markets and customers to accelerate growth. OCO has a base in New York, with an extensive local network, in-market knowledge and expertise, providing customers with access to a reliable ecosystem including in-market representation, local incorporation, suppliers and customers. OCO is Department for International Trade's exclusive North American Business Development Partner.

About Department for International Trade:

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade

About Fora:

Fora: plural of Forum. A place where great minds meet and work. A space to be brilliant. Fora is re-imagining the office experience with beautiful, professional and flexible work-spaces across Central London and Reading. The difference is hotel-like hospitality and private members' club style service.

Fora has taken the best of co-working, serviced offices, fine hotels and hospitality and added a dash of design and architectural practice. From freelancers to international enterprises, the company's aim is to help you unlock your best work, whatever your size.

Discover vibrant work-spaces that really work, designed to drive productivity, inspiration, and collaboration.


Wed 18th Mar 2020, 09.30 - 17.00
Thu 19th Mar 2020, 09.30 - 17.00

Workshops run in 2-hour slots throughout the day. You can specify your preferred date when registering. We will contact you thereafter to arrange a mutually agreeable time slot.


Fora Spitafields

42 - 46 Princelet Street

London E1 5LP

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