Sunday 18th June

Sponsor & Speaker Pre-Conference Ice-Breaker Drinks

This Sunday networking drinks activity will offer an opportunity to meet with sponsors, exhibitors and speakers in a relaxed, more intimate environment. Drinks kick off at 6:30pm and run through until 8:30pm.



Global Expansion Summit Keynote


09:20 Welcome & Opening Remarks from Chair

Fernando Faria, Founder & Managing Director, Global Expansion Summit


09:25 Opening Address

Laura Citron, Chief Executive, London & Partners


09:30 Keynote Speech: Doing Business in India

Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, India


09:45 Keynote Speech: Parana – The Brazilian Capital of Fintech

His Excellency Mr Beto Richa, Governor of State of Paraná, Brazil


10:00 Keynote presentation: Shifting Attitudes Toward Globalisation: The Impact on Global Trade

Xiaozhun YI, Deputy Director-General, WTO


10:15 Keynote presentation: Trade Policies & Promoting Sustainable Growth

Mari Kiviniemi, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD


10:30 Fireside Chat: Winning in Uncertain Markets

David Cruickshank, Global Chairman, Deloitte


10:45 Keynote Fireside Chat: The New Globalisation

John Mills, Founder & CEO, JML


11:00 Networking Break





Financing Growth, Embracing Innovation & Tracking Global Fintech Expansion


Session 1: Transforming the Supply Chain

Moderator: Shannon Manders, Editorial Director, Global Trade Review


12:00 Taking Logistics to the Next Level - Unlocking the Potential of Combining Logistic & Working Capital Cycles

Fabio Manca, Managing Director, DHL Inventory Financing Services GmbH


12:25 The Impact of Innovative Fintech Firms on Supply Chains: Enabling Growth & Business in New Markets 

Chen Amit, Co-Founder & CEO, Tipalti


12:40 How Organisations Need to Make Improvements on Working Capital Efficiency to Support Growth

Nathan Feather, CFO, PrimeRevenue


12:55 Panel: How Fintech Firms Are Helping Revolutionise Supply Chains

Prabhat Vira, President, Tungsten Networks

Alexander Goulandris, CEO, essDOCS

Richard Hite, Director of Supply-Chain Finance, Barclays

Nathan Feather, CFO, PrimeRevenue


13:35 Networking Lunch




Session 2: Growing Business Across Borders

Moderator: TBC


14:30 The SME Landscape – Facilitating Growth

Edoardo Volta, Vice President, UK&I Commercial Products, Mastercard


14:45 Panel: Securely Moving Money Across Borders & The Rise of Innovative Global Payments

Samish Kumar, CEO, Transfast

Nate Spanier, Director, Global Product & Expansion, Remitly

David McHenry, CTP, Head of Global Treasury and Payments Advisory - UK, Silicon Valley Bank


15:30 Presentation: How Can Banks Leverage Their Existing B2B Network?

Markus Rupprecht, CEO, Traxpay


15:45 One Fintech Startup’s International Expansion Story

Alex Weber, Head of International Markets, N26


16:00 Networking Break



Session 3: Borderless Innovation

Moderator: Leo Ringer, Head of UK, Global Counsel

16:45 Supply Chain Finance @ Lufthansa - Introducing a Fintech to a Global Corporate

Alexander Pawellek, Head of Supply Chain Finance, Lufthansa Malta Working Capital Solutions


17:00 Presentation: Growing from Kenya, Across Africa & Around the World: A Fintech Global Success Story

Charlene Chen, COO, BitPesa


17:15 Panel: Borderless Innovation in Fintech - Enabling Growth, Tracking the Challenges & Successes


Henrik Ottosson, Head of UK Branch, Invesdor

Timo Meyer, Market Expansion Lead, N26

Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Managing Director, TechQuartier, the Startup Hub of the Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain

Jens Woloszczak, Founder & CEO, Spotcap


18:00 Networking Drinks





Optimise Your Global Talent Pool & Efficiently Manage Global Operations


Session 1: Digital Transformation, Sourcing & Emerging Tech

Moderator: TBC


12:00 Presentation:

Speaker TBC


12:15 How Indian IT industry is driving the Digital change and what makes it a partner of choice.

Shivendra Singh, Vice President, Global Trade Development, NASSCOM


12:30 The Impact of Automation

Srini Krishna, Director Outsourcing Strategy & Economics, Microsoft Finance


12:45 The Digital Workforce

James Denning, VP of Europe, Automation Anywhere


13:00 Presentation

Speaker TBC


13:30 Networking Lunch



Session 2: Innovation & Strategies for Supply Chain & Logistics in New Markets

Moderator: TBC


14:30 Horizontal Collaboration & Innovation for Efficiency & Trust in the Supply Chain

Oliver Philipp, Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions, Panasonic Europe Ltd.


14:45 Logistics & Supply Chain challenges, opportunities and strategies in expanding into new markets

Bert De Winter, Director PPS EMEA SC Logistics, HP


15:00 A systematic approach of effective collaboration across boundaries when expanding into new territories

Iveta Kozlickova, Head of Center of Supply Chain Expertise, Covestro


15:15 Joint Presentation: Finding a Logistics Hub and Home in Barcelona

Amazon & Catalonia (awaiting speaker confirmation)


15:30 Panel: Is the Logistics Industry Ripe for Disruption?

Dr. Zvi Schreiber, CEO, Freightos

Laura Behrens Wu, CEO & Co-Founder, Shippo

Graham Parker, CEO, Kontainers


16:00 Networking Break



Session 3: Managing the Pace of Change

Moderator: TBC


16:45 The Tsunami of Change in the Supply Chain

Mick Jones, Global Head of Logistics, DS Smith


17:00 Keeping Pace with Change -  A Client Perspective

David Wyer, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, BBC


17:15 Panel: How well is the supplier side adapting to the pace of change within client organisations?

David Wyer, Head of Supplier Relationship Management, BBC

Ritesh Idnani, President of Business Services Group (BSG), Tech Mahindra


18:00 Close





Identify How Global Risks & Opportunities Can Inform Your Expansion Strategy


Session 1: Cyber Security Across Borders


12:00 Presentation: How Security & Connectivity Affect Different Global Markets

James Kretchmar, CTO EMEA, Akamai


12:15 Presentation: Future-Proofing Cyber-Security When Companies Go Global

Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, Darktrace


12:30 Fireside Chat: Secure Digital Transformation & Expansion Across Borders

Helen Sutton, VP Enterprise Northern Europe, DocuSign


12:45 Panel: Managing the Unique Cyber Security Challenges in Multiple Global Markets 

Vince Warrington, Cyber Security Leader & Entrepreneur

Justin Lyon, CEO, Simudyne

James Chappell, CTO & Co-Founder, Digital Shadows


13:30 Networking Lunch



Session 2: Risks & Threats in New Markets

Moderator: Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group


14:30 Panel: Challenges, Risks and Threats When Expanding Into New Foreign Markets

Rudy Neefs, Director Corporate Security EMEA, Tech Data

Werner Cooreman, Group Chief Security Officer, Solvay


15:15 Knowing Your Customers, Partners & Suppliers: Insights from Start-Up Expansion Across Borders

Alex Ford, VP Marketing, Encompass


15:30 Interpreting country risk analysis when considering expansion into new foreign markets. 

Mary Stokes, Associate Director, Country and Sovereign Risk, Mizuho Bank


15:45 How to Master Global Politics and Regulations

Basim Al-Ahmadi, Consultant at SET Advisory & Co-Founder at Global Risk Insight


16:00 Networking Break



Session 3: The Rise of Cyber Security Startups Growing Globally


16:45 Cyber Security Start Up Growth Story

Tim Sadler, CEO and Co-Founder, CheckRecipient


17:00 Panel: The Global Rise of Cyber Security Startups: Emerging Growth Trends & Innovation Hotspots

Poppy Wood, Founding Member & Chief of Staff, CyLon & Partner Epsilon Advisory


17:45 Close





Creating Global Ecosystems of Innovation & Helping Startups Grow


Session 1: Startup Lessons & Partners for Global Growth

Moderator: Will Brown, Global Business Development Director, Gust


12:00 Innovation Driven Expansion – A Start Up Success Story

Nilan Peiris, VP of Growth, Transferwise


12:15 VC Panel: Taking Portfolio Companies Abroad

Chris Wade, Venture Partner, Octopus Ventures

Alex MacPherson, CEO, Octopus Investments

Sasha Astafyeva, Principal, Felix Capital


13:00 Fireside Chat: Micro-Multi-Nationals - How Innovative Startups Are Going Global for Less Than £1,000

Matt Learner, Partner, 500 Startups


13:15 Creating Ecosystems for Innovation and Growth 

Bev Hurley, CEO, YTKO & Chair of IED


13:30 Networking Lunch



Session 2: Corporate Investments & US Realities

Moderator: Will Brown, Global Business Development Director, Gust


14:30 Panel: Corporate Investments in Innovation  

Tom Yoritaka, Founder & Former Global Managing Director, Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence (Cisco Corporate Venturing)

Andrew McCartney, Founding Partner, Whitespace Ventures Ltd

Warwick Hill, CEO-in-Residence and MD Microsoft Accelerator London, Microsoft


15:15 Panel: The Realities of US Expansion & Fundraising

Dan Glazer, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (moderator)

Paul Fifield, Chief Revenue Officer, UNiDAYS

Patrick Timoney, Head of Operations, Improbable

Miranda Lerner, General Counsel, SmartUp

Julia Salasky, Founder & CEO, CrowdJustice


16:00 Networking Break



Session 3: Start Me Up Abroad

Moderator: Will Brown, Global Business Development Director, Gust


16:45 Start Up Abroad Pitches


Start Up Pitch Speakers:

Michel de Wachter, Co-CEO & COO, Appiness

Peter Keenan, Co-Founder & CEO, APEXX Fintech

Sabina Socoli, CEO, Karavan

Samuel Koch, CTO, ANDi Games Ltd


17:55 Final Judging Panel Summary

Judging Panel:

Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures

Karen Winton, Managing Partner, Nest


18:00 Close




A Deep Dive on Opportunities & Realities of Doing Business in Specific Markets



Seminar 1: Doing Business in Scotland


12:00 – 13:30


Jan Robertson, Head of Investment Management, Scottish Investment Bank

Morgan Jones, General Manager/VP Europe, Televerde



Seminar 2: Doing Business in India


14:30 – 15:30

In partnership with FICCI

PM Theresa May’s first trade visit outside the EU was to India, which underlines the importance of the relationship between the two countries. PM David Cameron visited India three times. Indian PM Narendra Modi hosted an event at Wembley stadium for 60,000 people in 2015. As the UK role’s on the international stage develops, India can be an important partner not only post-Brexit but beyond Brexit. Hear from the leaders of Indian industry as to what the contours of that new relationship could look like.

Confirmed speakers:

- Ashish Saraf, Chairman, Facor Global

- Sakate Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates

- Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson and Managing Director, Lalit Group of Hotels

- Ravi Rajagopal, Senior Advisor, JM Financial

- Moderator: Pratik Dattani, Director – UK, FICCI



Seminar 3: FrankfurtRheinMain – Your Preferred Business Destination in Germany


15:30 – 16:15

- Dr. Sebastian Schäfer, Managing Director, TechQuartier, the Startup Hub of the Metropolregion FrankfurtRheinMain

- Marita Strubelt, Director India, FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH


16:15 – 16:45 Networking Break




Seminar 4: Innovation in the CEE Region

Moderator: Andrew Wrobel, Editor-in-Chief, Emerging Europe


16:45 Innovation in Slovakia

Martina Balejova, Consultant - Investment Projects Department, SARIO Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency


17:00 Panel: Cultivating Young Innovative Talent in CEE

In partnership with Emerging Europe

- Dariusz Żuk, Co-Founder & CEO, Business Link

- Uranik Begu, Executive Director Innovation Centre Kosovo, Director, Startup Grind Pristina Google for Entrepreneurs

- Anca Albu, Social Innovation Architect, The


17:45 Close



Global Expansion Summit Keynote

Moderator: Adam Satariano, Technology Reporter, Bloomberg


10:00 Keynote Address


10:15 Keynote Fireside Chat

Catherine Lewis La Torre, CEO, British Business Bank Investments


10:30 Keynote Fireside Chat

Charles Race, President of Worldwide Operations, Okta


10:45 Uber’s International Expansion Story

Jambu Palaniappan, Head of Uber Eats – EMEA, Uber


11:00 Keynote Panel: Cultivating Global Centres of Innovation & Technology: What Does It Take?

Karen Winton, Managing Partner, Nest

Alex McCracken, MD for Commercial Banking UK, SVB

Julian David, CEO, techUK


11:45 Networking Break





Financing Growth, Embracing Innovation & Tracking Global Fintech Expansion


Session 1: Global Innovation Hubs & Financing for Success

Moderator: Melissa Frakman, Senior Director India and South Asia Practice, Albright Stonebridge


12:15 Financing Growth for Global Expansion

Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Co-Founder & CEO, Syndicate Room, Cambridge


12:30 Accessing Grant Funding for Growth



12:45 How Corporates Are Opening Their Doors to Startups & the Opportunities for Further Development

Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge Foundation & Coordinator of Startup Europe Partnership


13:00 Panel: Cultivating Global Fintech Ecosystems & Investing in Innovation 

Oliver Harris, Corporate & Investment Bank FinTech lead, J.P. Morgan

Kaushalya Somasundaram, Head of Fintech Partnerships & Strategy, HSBC

Julie Lake, Founding Director, The Fintech 50/FinTechCity

Tony Moretta, Chief Executive, Digital Jersey

Richard Thompson, Barclays Accelerator Lead, Barclays Bank plc


13:45 Networking Lunch



Session 2: Fintech Future


14:45 Bankable’s Global Growth Story: Supporting Global Businesses Across Borders

Eric Mouilleron, Founder & CEO, Bankable


15:00 FX as a Competitive Advantage in Cross-Border Businesses 

Philippe Gelis, CEO, Kantox


15:15 Onfido’s International Journey – Challenges, Lessons Learnt and Future Expansion Plans

Husayn Kassai, CEO & Co-Founder, Onfido


15:30 Why Fraud Detection Crucial for Global Expansion

Martin Sweeney, CEO & Co-Founder, Ravelin


15:30 Close




Optimise Your Global Talent Pool & Efficiently Manage Global Operations


Session 1: Attracting, Sourcing & Retaining Talent

Moderator: Fiona Murchie, Publisher & Managing Editor, Relocate Global


12:15 Attracting and Retaining Talent: Making Global Expansion Work for Your Company

Mark Derkson, Associate Director, Head of International Mobility, Arup


12:30 Presentation

Speaker TBC


12:45 Fireside Chat: The Future of the CEE region for shared services/financial services - How the Region is Evolving Towards High End Roles

Scott Newman, Senior Vice President, Managing Director State Street Bank GmbH, Poland Branch, State Street


13:00 Panel: Sourcing & Developing Talent in New Markets

Andi Britt, Change & Workforce Leader Europe, IBM

Anand Chopra-McGowan, Head of Enterprise New Markets, EMEA, General Assembly


13:45 Networking Lunch



Session 2: Effective Global Mobility Strategies

Moderator: Fiona Murchie, Publisher & Managing Editor, Relocate Global


14:45 Work on Going From Heavy organisation to a Lean Organisation

Jane Harris, Head of Global Mobility, Novartis


15:00 Panel: Balancing Compliance and Cost with Global Mobility

Tracy Figliola, Director of Global Mobility and Global HR Shared Services, Equinix

Jane Harris, Head of Global Mobility, Novartis

Arden Ng, CEO, Blueback Global


15:45 Getting in Place a Mobility Strategy when Starting out on International Journey

Speaker TBC


16:00 Close





Identify How Global Risks & Opportunities Can Inform Your Expansion Strategy


Session 1: How can SMEs Prepare for the Realities for Global Growth?

Moderator: Iulia Siedschlag, Associate Research Professor, Senior Research Officer, ESRI


12:15 Presentation – Global Expansion of an Irish SME

Dan Kiely, CEO, Voxpro


12:30 Presentation: Lessons Learnt from and SME on Going Global

Adam Reynolds, CEO, webexpenses


12:45 Presentation: Managing “Black Swan” Events 

Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations, Institute of Risk Management


13:00 Panel - Barriers & Drivers for SME Internationalisation

Shaun Delaney, Economic Development Lead, PA Consulting

+ Mayor of London’s International Business Programme: 3-4 companies from first cohort

Adam Reynolds, CEO, webexpenses


13:45 Networking Lunch




Session 2: The Where, Why & How of Expansion into New Markets


14:45 Doing Business in Hungary

Ms. Virág Kocsik-Marossy, Head of Strategic Programme, Regional Operations Centre, Europe, BT Global Services

Ms. Tünde Kis, Vice President, Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency – HIPA


15:00 Uruguay: Latin America's finest business gateway

Fiorella Bafundo, Business Services Specialist, Uruguay XXI – Trade and Investment Promotion Agency


15:15 Dubai – Your Next Business Destination

James Bernard, Business Development Director, DMCC


15:30 Locating in Cyprus

Marios Giorgoudis, Investment Promotion Officer, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency – CIPA


16:00 The Lean Global Expansion Framework

Anke Corbin, CEO, Globig


16:15 Close





Creating Global Ecosystems of Innovation & Helping Startups Grow


Session 1: Google Digital Garage & Beyond Established Innovation Hubs


12:15 Google Digital Garage Workshop

Ade Bamgbala, Partnership Manager Upskill Digital, Google Digital Garage

Moderator: Kajal Sanghrajka, Founder of Growth Hub US and Churchill Fellow 2017, Growth Hub US


13:00 Panel: Democratising & Decentralising Entrepreneurship

Anthea Greco, Head of Partnerships, Wayra

Roy Meredith, Senior Business Development Manager for Tech & Digital, BPSS, Business Birmingham


13:45 Networking Lunch



Session 2: Startup Tips for Global Success

Moderator: Kajal Sanghrajka, Founder of Growth Hub US and Churchill Fellow 2017, Growth Hub US


14:45 Presentation: Top Tips for Start-Ups & Scaleups Expanding Into New Markets

Adam Breeze, International Expansion Specialist, Breeze Strategy


15:00 Lessons Learnt from our Global Expansion Experience

David Benigson, CEO, Signal Media


15:15 Panel: Lessons from successful start-ups & tips for startups going abroad

Simon Campbell, Founder, The Sandpit

Rachel Delacour, Cofounder - BIME & General Manager, Zendesk

Jessica Vollman, Head of Market Expansion, Thinkful

Hussein Kanji, Partner, Hoxton Ventures


16:00 Close





A Deep Dive on Opportunities & Realities of Doing Business in Specific Markets


Seminar 1: NASSCOM CxO Roundtable

Driving Digital Disruption through Global Partnerships  

12:15pm – 2:15pm

Track Room 5, Arora Ballroom



Workshop: US Expansion & Fundraising Workshop – Your Questions Answered

12:15pm – 1:45pm

Are you six months away or less from expansion to the US and in need expert advice and connections on your next move?

This focused roundtable is designed to be intimate, interactive and highly targeted.  This is a unique chance to ask those burning questions you may have on the ins and outs of how to raise capital from US investors and how to expand your business into the US market.

The roundtable will be facilitated by four top experts in the areas of US expansion, immigration and fundraising:  


- Daniel Glazer, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

- Elizabeth Jamae, Founding Partner, Jamae Law Group

- Pratik Sampat, CEO, ihorizon

- Kristy Sandino, Vice Consul Technology, Department for International Trade