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  • Interview with 2017 Speaker Rudy Neefs, Director of Corporate Security EMEA at Tech Data Corporation

    February 17th, 2017

    What security resources are available for start-ups and small businesses looking to move into a new market? There are several associations that can be a really big help in this regard. They do not only give you good advice in terms of to be expected security risks and threats, but also put you in contact […]

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  • What Problem Do We Solve?

    February 14th, 2017

    A question we often get asked by prospective delegates is “what problem do we solve?” In short, the way companies and countries do business is changing. Undoubtedly 2016 was a watershed year for globalisation as we know it. Will a new brand of globalisation emerge? Are we witnessing the beginning of an isolationist cycle, which some […]

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  • Interview with 2017 Speaker Laura Behrens Wu, CEO & Co-Founder, Shippo

    Interview with 2017 Speaker Laura Behrens Wu, CEO & Co-Founder, Shippo

    February 9th, 2017

    Laura you are the co-founder and CEO of Shippo, a shipping platform that connects businesses with a global network of shipping carriers to print labels, track packages and more. You set up Shippo following your own experience facing obstacles in the logistics sector. What obstacles did you encounter and how does Shippo overcome them? My […]

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  • Interview with 2017 Speaker David Wyer, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

    Interview with 2017 Speaker David Wyer, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

    February 7th, 2017

    This is an interview with Global Expansion Summit 2017 Speaker David Wyer. You have written a lot about how outsourcing is a risky business. What are the top five risks present in any outsourcing arrangement and how can you mitigate them? Without wishing to be too cryptic or glib – one of the biggest risks in outsourcing […]

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  • Adam Breeze to join Global Expansion Summit as Strategic Adviser to the Board

    Adam Breeze to join Global Expansion Summit as Strategic Adviser to the Board

    February 2nd, 2017

    We are excited to announce that Adam Breeze will be joining the Global Expansion Summit team as Strategic Adviser to our Board. Adam is an international expansion & inward investment specialist who founded Breeze Strategy and Make It England, successful consultancies that help companies setup in the UK. He has worked with hundreds of inward investment agencies across the globe […]

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  • Speaker Selfie: Mark Derksen

    Speaker Selfie: Mark Derksen

    January 31st, 2017

    Mark Derksen, Associate Director, Head of International Mobility, Arup announces the new assignment programme he’ll present to the boards and what he’ll discuss in the Global Sourcing & Mobility Track at the Global Expansion Summit. Watch his Speaker Selfie here: About Mark Mark Derksen started his career as a Tax advisor (with PWC) for International clients. […]

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  • Five Business Expansion Security Risks and How they can be Mitigated

    Five Business Expansion Security Risks and How they can be Mitigated

    January 26th, 2017

    This is a guest blog by Global Expansion Summit 2017 Speaker Rudy Neefs, Director of Corporate Security EMEA at Tech Data Corporation. All successful business startups eventually face the issue of handling business expansion or growth. Business expansion is a stage of a company’s life that is fraught with both opportunities and perils. Companies can go global […]

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  • Mapping Out the Global Expansion Industry

    Mapping Out the Global Expansion Industry

    January 19th, 2017

    In our quest to build a home for the global expansion industry, we’ve interviewed dozens of experts and key players. Our objective is to have a deep understanding of how this industry really works “under the hood”. It is fairly straightforward to identify the sellers. They are split into two groups: the first one includes […]

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  • Five Resolutions for Startups Looking to Expand Abroad in 2017

    Five Resolutions for Startups Looking to Expand Abroad in 2017

    January 6th, 2017

    Businesses face a range of complex challenges when starting up: securing funding, building a great team, doing your homework on competitors, making sure your product or service is top quality and of course holds appeal for your customers. This process starts again when expanding into a new market, but there are ways to make sure […]

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  • Innovation Driven Expansion

    Innovation Driven Expansion

    January 3rd, 2017

    Here at Global Expansion Summit, we think a lot about what drives global expansion. Every new speaker we talk to, research call or event we attend yields a new pearl of wisdom and often some common realities on what stimulates a company’s brave leap into a new market. The most common refrain of late has […]

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