Press Release: Global Expansion Summit in London

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The Deputy Secretary-General of OECD, the CEO of Turkcell and the Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking of Citi will present keynotes on international expansion in London this October at the Global Expansion Summit.

The 2016 edition of the summit will take place on 17 – 18 October at Intercontinental O2, London, UK and is targeted toward businesses who are looking to expand abroad. In particular, the event will focus on outsourcing and GBS, ICT and financial services with a particular emphasis on fintech.

Key questions the conference will explore include: How are emerging fintech players planning growth strategies? Why is the emergence of Blockchain changing the financial landscape? How can companies navigate the tax and regulatory environment when moving into new countries?As companies continue to invest in innovation, how can they tap into international talent and expand their global footprint? How is the demand for cloud services growing and driving the need for more data centres around the world? How can robotics and automation create efficiencies in outsourcing?

This large-scale event, with 80+ speakers, will welcome C-level executives and government officials from all over the world. A comprehensive conference programme includes morning keynotes, and breakout sessions across four main tracks: Fintech, ICT and Digital Transformation, Doing Business and SourceSmart.

Speakers in the conference include:
  • Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General of OECD; 
  • Jay Collins, Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking at Citi; 
  • Kaan Terzioglu, the CEO of Turkcell; 
  • Bojidar Loukarsky, Minister of Economy of Bulgaria; 
  • Thomas Ko, VP of Samsung Pay;
  • Jambu Palaniappan, Head of EMEA at UBER and many more. 

Other organisations represented in the conference include Ericsson, Coca-Cola, European Investment Fund, International Chamber of Commerce, BNP Paribas, Funding Circle, Telefonica, Telus International, Deloitte, Capita, Amdocs, Huddle, Travelex, Revolut and Hoxton ventures.

The senior executives, representing their companies at the event, will be exploring partnership opportunities, looking for potential clients and exchanging valuable market intelligence and success stories in the sphere of digital transformation. Tom Homer, Director of Global Enterprise and Services EMEA at Telstra believes open dialogue is key. “Looking at the line-up, I’m sure we’ll have some great discussions on how companies can embrace the power of technology to help execute their international expansion strategies and achieve sustainable long-term growth.”

A key highlight of the show is SourceSmart. In partnership with NOA, SourceSmart is a dedicated event for the outsourcing and GBS sector within Global Expansion Summit which will explore the rise of global business services and the evolution of outsourcing for international growth. In addition to the conference at Global Expansion Summit, investors and startup businesses can enjoy “IN3: Innovation | Investment | International”, which is a unique platform bringing the global startup community together with governments and corporates. It features The Bakery Live! with The Bakery London, Attract Innovation roundtable with Oxygen Accelerator, a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch presentation called Start Me Up Abroad and a workshop with Mass Challenge.

"The Global Expansion Summit will provide a great opportunity to connect top global brands with innovative startups, something MassChallenge is passionate about doing. When we bring the right people and organisations together, big things can happen," says Mike LaRhette, President of Mass Challenge and keynote speaker in the conference.  

Registration for Global Expansion Summit is now open and limited offer tickets start at £399.

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