North American eCommerce Expansion Workshops

GTM Global in association with GS1 UK, DIT & WorldFirst
16th & 17th June 2021, 15:00 - 18:30 BST

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When

Wednesday 16th June 2021
15:00 - 18:30 BST

Thursday 17th June 2021
15:00 - 18:30 BST

Where

Zoom with breakout room sessions

Format

One-to-one consultations tailored to your needs

Expand your Digital Brand & Operations in North America

Post-Covid, as smart mobile payment solutions increase online sales and bricks and mortar retailers invest in experiential and interactive solutions, there has never been a better time to expand your digital brand and operational reach in North America.

Join us at this online, breakout-room workshop to get bespoke advice on how to grow your digital brand in the US and Canada and how to support those sales by investing and engaging with smarter operational in-country partners.

Connect with economic development organisations responsible for supporting inward investment, government and 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

  • Access US & Canadian Digital Marketing Experts
  • Connect with Smarter Last-mile Fulfilment Solutions
  • Research & Engage with the best regional US & Canadian Distribution and Logistics Hubs
  • Obtain appropriate regional FDI Research & Incentives to support your growth
  • 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...

Operations

Offices, staff, payroll, HR, warehousing, manufacture, logistics, agreements...

Compliance

Regulatory & legislative compliance, sales taxes, legal, accounting, reporting...

Finanical

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 eCommerce 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 eCommerce providers, Research and Development Institutions, Economic Development Organisations and critical in-country service providers covering legal, accounting, operational, HR & financial considerations.

Estelle Dingley

eCommerce / Digital, Department for International Trade

DIT helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. I work with businesses of all sizes to ensure their success within international markets.

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

International Attest Solutions LLC is Certified Public Accountant firm dedicted to provide audit services to US subsidiaries of European companies.

Sonia Kanjee

US Corporate Tax, International Management Solutions Inc

International Attest Solutions LLC is Certified Public Accountant firm dedicted to provide audit services to US subsidiaries of European companies.

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.

Jan Mul

Director, International Business Investment, FCEDA

Primary role is to assist foreign firms with their market entry into the U.S. and Fairfax County. Management of the five overseas offices that the FCEDA maintains in Bangalore, Berlin, London, Seoul and Tel Aviv.

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.

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.

Henry Hatton

UK Sales Manager, WorldFirst

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

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.

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.

Simon Wheeler

Head of Commercial, James and James Fulfilment

James and James is a trusted partner to hundreds of online retailers for the provision of eCommerce order fulfilment services - from storage of products, right through to returns management.

Elizabeth Christacopoulos

SME Engagement and Partnerships, GS1 UK

Enthusiastic and creative business development and strategy professional, experienced in developing people and successfully growing businesses.

Sophie Segal

Head of SME, GS1 UK

GS1 UK is a global not-for-profit on a mission save the planet and millions of pounds. Through the adoption of our supply chain standards we are able to help efficiently unlock greater traceability and sustainability. My primary focus is on unlocking new value for the SME segment balancing their short and long term needs.

Testimonials

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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