Upcoming events

The following events are open to companies on the Mayor's International Business Programme.  If your company is not yet registered, you can apply to join the programme here.

Mission to Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong

-, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong

The Mayor's International Business Programme is taking a group of high growth technology companies to Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. The technology companies in the Enterprise, Big  Data and Smart Cities sectors will get the opportunity to meet with key Chinese corporates in 1-2-1 meetings, group engagement sessions and during business networking events in each city. The current Chinese corporations we are meeting are Shanghai Energy, Alibaba, Tencent, ZTE, BYD Electric, and Huawei among others.

Meet the Advisor - Going Global: Finding the right Partner

, London & Partners, 6th Floor, 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2RR

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

One of the most challenging aspects of developing a successful international strategy is centred on the difficulties of selecting and developing viable commercial relationships with partners in overseas territories. This interactive seminar will explore some of the key aspects of partner selection and engagement which you should consider within the tech industry - regardless of the country you are hoping to develop.

This event is brought to you by our delivery partner, BDO.

Registration is from 08:30am with a prompt start at 09:00am.

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Find your Formula - an audit of your business

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Join the BoB School at the 'Find your Formula' day and we will uncover the formula for your business, creating a next phase plan for your business growth. At the end of the day each business will produce a review & roadmap document to take back in to the business to understand the gaps for growth. This is a chargeable event. 

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BIOJapan

-, Japan

The Mayor’s International Business Programme is inviting Life Science and Health Tech businesses to join them for a Trade Mission to Japan. This Mission aims to assist high-growth Life Science and HealthTech companies seeking to identify partnerships and to explore business opportunities. The mission will include meetings and networking events with key local corporates, leaders and organisations, matching the needs and requirements of the delegates to expand their business activities in this area.

Meet the Mentor: October

, London & Partners, 6th Floor 2 More London Riverside London SE1 2RR

Emily ffrench Blake, Spotify

We are delighted to be joined by Emily ffrench Blake, Global Head of Partner & New Market Sales at Spotify for the October Meet the Mentor roundtable.


Emily leads the Spotify team who manage and nurture partnerships to create a healthy advertising business in 40 of Spotify's 60 countries across the USA, Latin America Europe and Asia Pacific. She also oversees New Market sales business, most recently launching Spotify in Japan in late 2016. To date she has worked on 48 of Spotfy's 60 country launches and across 50 countries overall and will be sharing her insights on leading Spotify's international expansion.

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Coming to America: Tips on US Expansion & Fundraising

, KPMG Number Twenty, 20 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QJ

The Mayor's International Business Programme are delighted to invite you the this facilitated Q&A session, discussing best practices for navigating the logistical aspects of launching and operating a UK business in the States, and setting and meeting expectations for US follow-on funding.

The discussion will be led by Tech City UK Fellow Daniel Glazer, who leads the US Expansion group at Silicon Valley-headquartered Wilson Sonsini. Dan divides his time between London and NYC, assisting technology-driven UK companies with US expansion, fundraising and strategic partnership transactions.

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Money 2020

-, Las Vegas, USA

The Mayor's International Business Programme is looking to take a group of fintech delegates to Money 2020 in October. We are creating a London lounge to showcase the London fintech ecosystem, with representatives from Government, Regulators, accelerators and scale up businesses. Confirmed partners include FCA, Bank of England, Innovate Finance and the City of London Corporation.

Mission to Paris

, Paris

This one day visit to Paris, organised by the Mayor’s International Business Programme offers London-based scale ups the opportunity to connect with decision makers at large corporates and other influencers who can help you build your business in Paris.

This visit will take place on the 23rd October.

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Meet the Mentor: October

, London & Partners, 6th Floor 2 More London Riverside London SE1 2RR

Matt Glickman, Stanford University

We are excited to have Matt Glickman, serial entrepreneur and lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford University joining us for a mentoring roundtable.

Matthew Glickman (MBA 1993) works as chairman and advisor to early stage technology firms. He is currently Chairman of NovoEd, an online technology firm that was incubated and spun out of Stanford. He was Co-Founder and CEO of enterprise software company Merced Systems, and prior to that was Co-Founder and CEO of BabyCenter, Inc., a consumer internet site for new and expectant parents. 


Emily leads the Spotify team who manage and nurture partnerships to create a healthy advertising business in 40 of Spotify's 60 countries across the USA, Latin America Europe and Asia Pacific. She also oversees New Market sales business, most recently launching Spotify in Japan in late 2016. To date she has worked on 48 of Spotfy's 60 country launches and across 50 countries overall and will be sharing her insights on leading Spotify's international expansion.

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SVC2UK CEO Summit

, TBC

Apply to attend the high impact SVC2UK CEO Summit at a prestigious London Venue for the opportunity to be mentored by a group of top tier serial entrepreneurs and investors from Silicon Valley. Last year we were lucky enough to be joined by mentors such as David Buttress (JustEat CEO), Megan Smith, (U.S CTO) and Nick Beighton (CEO ASOS) amongst others

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Mission to Seattle & Vancouver

-, Seattle & Vancouver

The Mayor’s International Business Programme is inviting Tech businesses to join them for a Trade Mission to Seattle and Vancouver. This mission will comprise 2 days in Vancouver and 3 days in Seattle. As a discovery mission, it is intended to build a network and understanding of the region’s economy and opportunities. The region’s tech strengths include B2B tech, retail/ecommerce, and video games.

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Mission to Lille

, Lille

The Mayor’s International Business Programme is inviting Retail and Data/Enterprise businesses to join them for a One Day Trade Mission to Lille. This Mission aims to assist high-growth digital companies seeking to identify partnerships and to explore business opportunities. This mission will include meetings and networking events with key local corporates, leaders and organisations, matching the needs and requirements of the delegates to expand their business activities in this area.

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Meet the Corporate & Speed Mentoring: AstraZeneca – Life Sciences cohort members

, London & Partners, 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2RR

An opportunity for life sciences companies to meet with senior contacts at AstraZeneca to learn about their open innovation programme and how they partner with start ups, hear successful case studies and assess the best way to engage. The second half of the event will incorporate speed mentoring with AstraZeneca mentors.

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International Visit to Mumbai & Bangalore

-, Mumbai & Bangalore

The Mayor’s International Business Programme is inviting Tech businesses to join them for a high-profile Trade Mission to Mumbai & Bangalore. The mission will include meetings and networking events with key local corporates, leaders and organisations, matching the needs and requirements of the delegates to expand their business activities in this area.

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