US West Coast Expansion *** Business Briefing***

Apr 20, 2018 · London, United Kingdom

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) are in London to meet tech companies looking to expand to the US West Coast.

Attend this FREE two-hour briefing and networking event to find out about:

· GPEC’s US Accelerator Programme for UK companies - including grants, in-country support and location planning (

· The USA's first Regulatory Sandbox for FinTechs / Cyber Security companies looking to access the US market - the opportunity and programme around the new Arizona FinTech sandbox (

· Access to US West Coast markets - how GPEC can support expansion into the lucrative Californian marketplace (

There's also an opportunity to have consultations with some of GTM's international trade experts and mentors:

· Thorelli & Associates ( - international law firm

· Department for International Trade (

· Global {M} ( - international talent specialists

· Avalara ( tax compliance solutions

· Radium Services ( business design, strategy & investment

· Safeguard International ( - global HR & payroll solutions

Who it's for:

· UK tech companies looking to setup or expand to the US West Coast

· Fintech / Cyber companies interested in testing their solutions in the US ahead of obtaining a license or other statutory authorizations

· Tech companies considering US expansion in need of guidance around location and access to markets


10.00 - Welcome & introductions - Osmond Desilva founder Tech Citizen (

10.05 - About the event - Ian Collins co-founder GTM Global (

10.15 - GPEC Accelerator Programme - Thomas Maynard Vice President Business Development, GPEC (

10.35 - US Regulatory Sandbox - Mark Stimpfig Development Director, London, GPEC (

10.55 - Accessing the West Coast - Ruth Soberanes Director Trade and Investment, GPEC (

11.15 - Q & A

11.30 - Meet the GPEC team & GTM mentors - Networking


This briefing is designed for tech and digital businesses seeking international expansion and we reserve the right to refuse admission to any other organisation, company or individual who does not fall into this category.


This event is kindly hosted by RocketSpace, a global ecosystem of people and ideas that provides the necessary velocity — both speed and direction — to help the world’s top innovators bring the future to market.

Please note that the entrance to the event space is NOT via the main reception on Islington High Street but via The Yard, off Duncan Street. Directions will be emailed to you upon registration.


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