25th Feb

Setting Up & Growing Your Business in Central Germany / EU

GTM Global in association with GS1 UK, OCO Global & Fora

Setting Up & Growing Your Business in Central Germany / EU

Tue 25th Feb 2020, 09.30 - 14.00


Setting Up & Growing Your Business in Central Germany / EU

If your retail, eCommerce, logistics, smart energy or manufacturing company is looking to scale and grow in the EU, basing your business at the centre of Germany - where you can reach over 280 million consumers - will be invaluable!

Attend this dedicated 1-2-1 GTM Global Expansion Clinic and get essential information and mission critical support to invest in Thuringia's thriving economy and take advantage of its strategic importance, right in the heart of the EU.

Plus supporting advice and guidance from GTM partner organisations including:

  • Practicology – eCommerce omnichannel digital marketing solutions
  • WorldFirst - Banking, payment solutions & foreign exchange
  • GFS - Global delivery solutions partner
  • Safeguard Global - Specialist global employment outsourcing

The Opportunity:

The Agenda:

An intimate roundtable discussion for a maximum of fifteen delegates, agenda as follows:

  • 0930-1000: Registration, coffee and networking
  • 1000-1030: Contextual summary of the key business opportunities for expansion in Thuringia
  • 1030-1130: Roundtable discussion
  • 1130-1300: Breakout session for 1-2-1 discussions
  • 1300-1400: Lunch and networking

What you can expect:

A lively, interactive and informal roundtable discussion with breakout sessions afterwards for 1-2-1 discussions with the key Thuringia experts and GTM partners. Topics include:

  • Setting up in Thuringia
  • Access to contacts in local government and private sector networks
  • Identifying investment opportunities, grants and funding
  • Banking & foreign exchange
  • Local partner requirements
  • Logistics and shipping

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 State Development Corporation of Thuringia:

Driving the development of Thuringia's technology and business environment - that's what the State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG) does. It prepares the proverbial ground for companies with jobs, manages international relations, leverages technology opportunities and renders them usable, creates attractive places to live and improves the quality of life for Thuringia's residents, entrepreneurs and skilled workers. As an economic development agency, LEG markets Thuringia, drives technology and innovation transfer, supports the recruitment of skilled workers and provides all-in-one services to attract investors to this region in Europe's heartland.

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 GS1 UK:

Whether online, in store or in a hospital, the common language of GS1 global standards is helping our community of more than 40,000 organisations across Britain to uniquely identify, describe and track anything, creating greater trust in data for everyone.

GS1 UK is just one of 114 neutral and independent GS1 organisations operating worldwide. From product barcodes to patient wristbands, GS1 standards have been transforming the way we work and live for more than 40 years.

About GFS:

Established in 2001, Global Freight Solutions (GFS) is the UK's premier parcel and carrier management company. The business has partnerships with the UK's top carriers and provides an enhanced delivery service through the use of proprietary GFS technology and a proactive customer care team.

GFS customers benefit from the most enhanced and innovative carrier experience available, along with the opportunity to reduce carrier and operational costs. The business also provides the option of having one, or many carriers, through a single despatch & tracking platform. In addition to this, GFS will manage your parcels through a single UK based pro-active customer care team. This provides a unique and unrivalled solution to manage all of your despatches, no matter how varied your profile.

GFS Specialties: Express Parcel Deliveries, Multi-Carrier, Pro-active Customer Care, Advanced IT solutions

About Safeguard Global:

Adaptive solutions - in over 179 countries - for thriving in the global economy. Employment, payroll, on-boarding and more. Global payroll handled in-house can be a lot of work. Safeguard Global Managed Payroll offers an efficient, accurate outsource solution. It combines innovative technology with human expertise on a local level to reduce compliance errors to near zero while offering both end-to-end reporting and end process reconciliation, regardless of location. This creates month-to-month system consistency, enabling companies to spend less time on the business of managing payroll around the world and more time on other decisions that positively affect their business.

About WorldFirst:

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 £6bn since we launched in 2004. Our clients never stop. And neither do we.

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.


Tue 25th Feb 2020

09.30 - 14.00

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