19th Jun

US West Coast Expansion Workshop

GTM Global in association with Greater Phoenix Economic Council, DIT, Silicon Valley Bank & WorldFirst

US West Coast Expansion Workshop

Wed 19th Jun 2019, 09.00 - 17.00


The West Coast of the United States is home to 8 out of 10 of the world's top technology businesses!

Arizona's open innovation environment and thriving technology ecosystem, coupled with its proximity to Silicon Valley makes it the ideal location for UK firms planning to enter the US in 2019-2020 in rapidly expanding financial services markets - exemplified by the Arizona Fintech Sandbox.

Register and attend a free 1-2-1 meet on how to grow and scale your business in one of the United States' premier technology hubs.

Meet the team from Greater Phoenix Economic Council and get bespoke face-to-face advice and guidance on US West Coast market entry and expansion, compliance and investment, payments and logistics, talent and travel - alongside access to UK and US agencies and trade bodies, including Silicon Valley Bank, WorldFirst and Department for International Trade.


1-2-1 meets run in one-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 with lunchtime food and refreshments.

Who should attend:

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


Places are limited so early registration is advised. Please note also, attendance is subject to the approval of the organisers who will contact you after you have registered.

About Greater Phoenix Economic Council:

A true public-private partnership, GPEC is the regional economic development organization for the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Working with its 22-member communities, Maricopa County and 150 private investors, GPEC attracts quality businesses to this dynamic region. By creating a high-performance economy through capital investments and jobs, Greater Phoenix companies enjoy a business climate where they can compete and thrive in today's global economy. Since 1989, GPEC has worked to achieve an economically sound and sustainable region.

About Silicon Valley Bank:

For more than 35 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. The UK's leading technology and life science businesses, in all stages of development, look to SVB's niche expertise, experience and unparalleled network, as they grow at home and tackle new markets abroad.

About World First:

We're WorldFirst and we're expert at moving money around the world. As a fast growing FinTech business, we specialise in making foreign exchange simple, fast and fuss-free for people and businesses with global ambitions. We combine best in-class technology with award-winning customer service to give our clients a better way. We've helped over 120,000 people, small businesses and online sellers transfer over $60bn since we launched in 2004. Our clients never stop. And neither do we.

About 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 for them to go market and expand internationally.

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


Wed 19th Jun 2019

09.00 - 17.00

19-06-2019 09.00 19-06-2019 17.00 Europe/London US West Coast Expansion Workshop US West Coast Expansion workshop for Fintech/ IoT / Smart Cities scaleups. Opportunity to have 1-2-1 discussions with US & UK agencies, trade advisors and business mentors. Get free advice, guidance and connections. %0D%0A WorldFirst, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP



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