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 Los Angeles

-, United States

For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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Setting the Standards for Third Party Risks (Office Hours)

, London

KPMG specialists are available to all MIBP members to understand how third party assurance reports can benefit you. If you manage sensitive data information, are a company hoping to expand internationally, or into highly regulated industries such as the Financial Services, this event is for you!

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Office Hours: Simon Schnieders, CEO Blue Array

, London

MIBP are holding an opportunity to meet with Simon Schneider, Founder of the UK's fastest growing pure-play SEO Agency Blue Array. Throughout this 1-2-1 30 minute session, Simon will be offering tips and advice on company growth as well as any queries you may wish to discuss.

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Qlearsite: Maintain your Culture as you Scale

, London

Giving insight into how to fast-track your organisation to sustainable success, Qlearsite will be leading this session providing you with a framework to measure value within your organisation and the levels of team engagement.

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UK Female Founders Mission to New York City

-, United States

This Mission aims to accelerate growth for female founders of UK-headquartered tech scale-ups via a 3 day program with networking events, roundtable discussions, pitching sessions, knowledge seminars, and introductions to prominent business leaders, investors, ecosystem influencers, and other female entrepreneurs in NYC eager to share their success stories.This Mission aims to accelerate growth for female founders of UK-headquartered tech scale-ups via a 3 day program with networking events, roundtable discussions, pitching sessions, knowledge seminars, and introductions to prominent business leaders, investors, ecosystem influencers, and other female entrepreneurs in NYC eager to share their success stories.For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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Office Hours: App Clinic with Paul Swaddle, Co-Founder of Pocket App

, London

Come and meet the mobile experts from Pocket App. They will be offering 1-2-1 clinics to look at your current app or app idea and will provide you with tips and feedback based on their extensive experience

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Mission to Japan

-, Japan

We are taking to Japan London Companies from all Digital B2B sectors, looking to better understand how to approach and work with Japanese organisations We are taking to Japan London Companies from all Digital B2B sectors, looking to better understand how to approach and work with Japanese organisations Any large corporate or public services, dealing with a large number of customers and/or employees. This will be a chance for London companies to better understand how to approach and work with Japanese organisations.Mayor’s International Business Programme is inviting B2B and Education Tech businesses to join them for a Trade Mission to Toronto and Chicago. The trade mission will end in Chicago where the ISTE EdTech show is starting on June 24th.

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Meet Omid Ashtari, President and Head of Business at Citymapper

, London

Omid Ashtari is President and Head of Business at Citymapper. Before joining Citymapper, Omid setup up Foursquare Europe as its Managing Director and was focused on growing the international user base and revenues. Join this session for valuable insight regarding compay development and Omid's very own experiences in business.

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Meet the Corporate: Walgreens Boots Alliance

, London

We have a unique opportunity to meet with Walgreen Boots Alliance, the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the U.S. and Europe. This session will give companies an opportunity to hear from the Digital Innovation Solutions Team & Retail Pharmacy International - highlighting current innovation challenges they are facing.

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How to Obtain and Retain Talent

, London

As your company looks to grow, we recognise that your people are your business so recruiting and retaining the right talent is key to the success of your business. This event, delivered by Propel London, is designed to help you develop your people strategies and give you the confidence to scale your team both in London & internationally by exploring the importance of leadership and company culture and improving your understanding of recruitment options and processes.

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Getting Export Ready

, London

KPMG & Akoni are collaborating to bring you a morning of useful tools and information all around expanding and exporting internationally. During this session you can expect to find out more around the topics of market sector targeting, events and trade bodies/associations applicable to the sector and export readiness assessments. 

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Fundraising Masterclass with Crowdcube

, London

We are pleased to welcome equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, for a session on; understanding the funding landscape, trends in 2019, international expansion to help you raise investment.

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Sales Class and Share Options Workshop

, London

The first part of this event will be focusing on a Sales Class run by one of our programme mentors Paul Fifield, and the second will be focusing on Share Options with Ann Casey from Taylor Wessing. 

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Learning the Scaling Playbook from Silicon Valley

, London

Highly experienced scale-up executive & MIBP Mentor Paul Fifield will be sharing advice on how to scale your business. Having grown two international technology businesses in the UK and US from zero to $100s of millions in value over the last 7 years, Paul has extensive experience to share on how to scale at pace.

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How to Build your Board

, London

Are you struggling to scale up or get to the right customers? Have you got a great product but find it hard to get the word out about it? There are few challenges an experienced board of advisors can’t help you navigate. You don’t have to do it alone! Digital disruptor Nurole will be hosting this session helping you get the most value from your board. 

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Mission to Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore

-, India

This fin-tech and enterprise focused mission to India will visit Mumbai, Chennai and, Bangalore the three growing major tech hubs, home to many global tech giants. The aim of this mission is to give delegates a better understanding of the India ecosystem, and the opportunity to connect and learn more about doing business in India’s major tech hubs.

the mission will be composed of face to face meetings, roundtables, networking events, exhibitions, trade shows and site visits (mission leader to ammend the list accordingly).Mayor’s International Business Programme is inviting B2B and Education Tech businesses to join them for a Trade Mission to Toronto and Chicago. The trade mission will end in Chicago where the ISTE EdTech show is starting on June 24th.

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Equity Events for Entrepreneurs (Office Hours)

, London

KPMG's private client team are hosting 1-2-1 sessions for entrepreneurs that are considering a major transaction within the next few years. Understanding the available reliefs and exemptions are critical, and this session aims to guide you through the process. 

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Meet the Corporate: BT Ventures

, London

We have an exciting opportunity to meet with the BT Ventures Strategy & Incubation team. Known for commercial innovation within BT, the team create, develop and shape new growth opportunities that deliver value for the business outside of core BT services. With a strong focus on providing strategic direction to the Ventures’ portfolios, finding new, innovative and potentially game changing ideas to take to market through a combination of partnerships & product development - Companies have an exclusive opportunity to network with the team. 

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Mission to China

-, China

This will be a chance for London companies to better understand how to approach and work with Chinese organisations. For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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Are you InvestReady?

, London

During this session companies will discover areas of raising investment usually overshadowed and how to address these vital areas. Key take-aways from this session include learning the differences between Seed & Series A, in-depth information about VC Industry & learning how to close investment effectively and efficiently. 

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Meet the Advisor: KPMG - Brexit Update

, London

With the looming uncertainty surrounding Brexit, this event will create discussion points on Brexit and the impacts this holds on London Scale-ups and those wishing to expand overseas 

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Meet the Corporate: AstraZeneca

, London

This event will provide an opportunity for life sciences companies from the Mayor's International Business Programme 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 event will include speed mentoring with AstraZeneca colleagues.

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Mission to Cannes

-, France

Cannes Lions is the International Festival of Creativity is a global event for those working in creative communications, advertising, and related fields. It is considered the largest gathering of the advertising and creative communications industry For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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Mission to Chicago

-, United States

The aim for our delegates is to explore the explosive urban tech scene in Chicago, a city known for having a strong urban sector (includes smart cities, agritech, proptech and industrial tech). Detroit is also a strong city for this sector and we will visit if there is interest.For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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Mission to Toronto

-, Canada

This will be a fintech themed mission to Toronto which is now considered one of the fastest growing tech hubs in North America with a growing reputation in fintech. The mission gives London fintech companies an opportunity to connect and learn more about doing business in one of the most  open and welcoming cities to international business.For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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Mission to US - West Coast

-, United States

The aim for our delegation is to meet the organisation disrupting the tech sector in the US, learn from peer innovators, and get a better understanding of the ecosystem on that part of the US.For this mission, the MIBP is primarily looking to bring companies in the following sectors: AI and machine learning, blockchain, quantum computing, animation, AR/VR, or those disrupting the media industry through innovation and technology.

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