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Grow Your Business in Central South Carolina USA - Navigating the Site Selection Process – October 26, 2018

The Central SC Alliance seminar series continues in the United Kingdom with a dynamic and interactive discussion on October 26 at the U.S. Embassy London in collaboration with SelectUSA that is aimed at British companies and advisors exploring the U.S. market. Discover a place that global brands in advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, aerospace, food and beverage, automotive, distribution and logistics, life sciences and office/shared services are growing their companies in a cost effective and strategic location. For additional information, please contact

September 19

U.S. Trade Visit for Offshore Wind and Renewables Sector Companies:

The Humber boasts a world-leading renewable energy sector and is well-respected overseas. There are great opportunities for UK businesses to export their products and services, particularly to the United States (US). On 19 September, a U.S. trade team from Rhode Island is visiting the region to develop the international trade relationship between the Humber and Rhode Island.

September 2018 Doing Business in the U.S. Seminars:

September 4

North East England - Doing Business in the USA

SelectUSA UK will be participating in the Doing Business in the USA seminar organized by The Department for International Trade together with Avitus Group, the Council of American States (CASE), Santander, Womble Bond Dickinson and the North East England Chamber of Commerce. Companies in the region who are actively looking at doing business in this high growth market will get to hear and meet with investment experts.

September 5

Scotland - Connect your business to the USA

Meet USA trade experts for a 'whistle-stop' tour of Scotland's top export destination. Discover which States offer the best opportunities for your products and services. Plus, get practical tips and guidance to help you set up, grow and develop your business in the USA.


SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018

The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. This signature event provides an unparalleled opportunity to bring together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from every corner of the nation, and other parties working to facilitate business investment in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.

Visit the SelectUSA 2018 Summit website for highlight, photos and more.

SelectUSA UK Roadshow to Bristol, Birmingham and London

Doing Business in the USA Seminar in Manchester

January 16, 2018

8:00am Breakfast
8:30am Presentation
10:30am Networking/close

The Boardroom
St James’
Oxford Street
Manchester M1 6FQ


On Tuesday 16 January 2018, Saffery Champness and CliftonLarsonAllen are hosting a seminar in Manchester, which will look at expanding into the USA.

Join Saffery Champness and CliftonLarsonAllen, and a panel of business professionals, including businesses that have already expanded their operations into the U.S., to learn about practical aspects of doing business in the U.S., including:

→ Interpreting the US economic outlook and tax reform plans

→ An overview of the US business environment

→ Understanding business VISA options

→ Navigating corporate and business regulations

This event is being run with support and input from SelectUSA, the UK Department for International Trade and the British American Business Council.

If your business growth plan includes expansion into the USA, don’t miss this event.

Please click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Saffery Champness Events Manager:
Marie-Louise Reynolds

T: +44 (0)20 7841 4096

We are happy to announce that we are joining techUK’s landmark event Supercharging the Digital Economy: Securing the UK’s Leadership in a Global Economy. It will take place at The Crystal in London on October 31, 2017.

Here are four reasons why you should join us there:

→ Network with UK tech sector leaders, senior representatives from Government and other business leaders all interested in securing the UK's position as an innovator in digital products and services.

→ Gain insights into emerging digital technologies in the UK and what it takes to ensure these technologies can thrive, scale and grow in the UK and be exported around the world.

→ Realize the benefits that adoption of digital technologies such as AI, IoT, Cloud and connectivity can bring to UK business, workers and citizens and how demand for such technologies should be stimulated.

→ Learn how the UK can strengthen its position in the increasingly international technology ecosystems and how to maximize opportunities in bourgeoning digital markets across the world.

Additional information about #Supercharging17

ABHI, the Medical Alley Association and the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership (GREATER MSP) are hosting a U.S medtech market seminar in London.

Event Description:

ABHI, the Medical Alley Association and GREATER MSP are bringing world-class experts from the United States to London on October 27th to speak and meet with companies regarding FDA regulations and approvals for clinical trials, reimbursement, market entry options, and sources of financing in the United States. With a wealth of experience in their respective specialties, these experts have the knowledge and tools that British medical device companies need to chart a successful path to commercialization in the largest medical device market in the world.

Presentations by the experts will be followed by question and answer periods, and following the sessions, the experts will be available for 15 minute one-on-one sessions with company representatives to apply their specialized knowledge to the questions and issues critical to each technology’s success.

Additional information the U.S medtech market seminar in London.

Go to Market USA Mentoring Workshops in London (Oct 10) and Heathrow (Oct 11)

Are you planning a U.S. expansion in 2018?

Register for a free one-to-one 3-hour mentoring workshop session with in-country experts and international trade advisors from techUK, Department of International Trade, Silicon Valley Bank, SelectUSA, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Moore Stephens, and Horizon International Cargo.

Tuesday 10th October
Silicon Valley Bank, Alphabeta
14-18 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1BR

Wednesday 11th October
Horizon International Cargo, (close to Terminal 5)
Blackthorne Crescent, Blackthorne Road
Colnbrook, Berks, SL3 0QR

Additional information and links to register for the London and Heathrow workshops are available on the techUK website.

SelectUSA Roadshow: U.S. Business Expansion Seminar Series

→ September 26, 2017: Newcastle

→ September 27, 2017: Edinburgh

→ September 28, 2017: Belfast


SelectUSA is the United States government program to promote and facilitate business investment in the U.S. These seminar discussions will bring together an expert panel to discuss and share practical information for businesses that are interested in or are currently exporting to the U.S., and existing exporters interested in setting up a presence in the vast U.S. marketplace.

Date: Sept. 5, 2017
3:00 p.m., Registration I 4:00 p.m., Seminar I 5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
K&L Gates LLP, One New Change, London EC4M 9AF

SelectUSA UK is supporting this seminar which will examine how cities can create the future of energy by leveraging a bottom-up approach to tackling the dual challenges of energy development and immediate resiliency. Join this seminar on September 5, 2017 in London to learn how collaboration amongst academic, industry and investment stakeholders can create and maintain fresh approaches to energy usage in cities and industries while producing economic development and preserving a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Presented by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance in cooperation with the renowned University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy/Swanson School of Engineering, this seminar features case studies and a lively panel discussion. The program includes experts from: Long Finance; World Energy Council; Economic Partnerships/University of Pittsburgh; and University of Pittsburgh Center for Energy

Who Should Attend?
Representatives of U.K.-based energy firms or entrepreneurs, policymakers or academics involved with the energy sector (and its supply chain), particularly those interested in establishing a presence in the U.S. market or forging research partnerships with institutions such as the University of Pittsburgh.


RSVP by August 28, 2017 to:
Mickey Denner
 at the PRA

Houston: The City with No Limits
Trade and Investment Forum London

The Greater Houston Partnership, in collaboration with the City of Houston, cordially invite you to join our Houston Trade and Investment Forum, led by The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, and Bob Harvey, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership.

The program will take place on Monday, July 10th from 10:30am to 1:00pm and will feature remarks by:

  • Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston
  • McKeon, CEO, Texas Medical Center
  • Corgey, Commissioner, Port of Houston

The ties between the United Kingdom and Houston are well established with at least 60 Houston firms operating almost 200 subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and over 100 UK firms operating 250 subsidiaries in the Houston region.

The Houston delegation includes C-level representatives from the energy, life sciences, infrastructure and financial services sectors, visiting the UK to strengthen their ties with British companies and learn about the latest developments in the British business environment. We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting opportunity to hear about Houston’s exciting economy and network with some of the city’s key business and government leaders.

Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 10:30am-1:00pm

Royal Horseguards
2 Whitehall Ct, Westminster,
London SW1A 2EJ, UK
Room: Whitehall Suite, 1st Floor

Update: SelectUSA Investment Summit
Everything you need to know about next week’s Investment Summit is on the event website:

Press Release – June 15, 2017:

Cabinet Secretaries to Join Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at SelectUSA Investment Summit: click here to view Press Release

SelectUSA UK will be speaking at this seminar:
“Expanding to the US Market in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
10 St Bride Street; London EC4A 4AD

techUK and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Virginia, USA will be hosting a free half day seminar called "Expanding to the US Market in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities"

The objectives of the seminar are:
-To update/ increase the knowledge base of companies from the UK about how to expand internationally and how to do business in the US market
-How to assist these companies in their decisions
-Creating more awareness for the Fairfax County/Washington, DC, region as an ideal starting point for hi-tech companies from the U.K
-Address key opportunities and challenges (economic; legal and tax considerations; and hiring the right management team in the US)?

The focus will be on small and medium enterprises.

Expert speakers will discuss commercial / corporate options and considerations, market entry strategies; the do's and don'ts and what is essential to know before getting started.

Medtech Trade Mission March 2016 logo4

SelectUSA is pleased to announce the European Healthcare Startup Investment Mission to the U.S. that will take place from March 6 – 10, 2017. This Investment Mission is a 5 day tour through three major American cities with strong healthcare markets, connecting participants to potential partners, customers, and industry leaders. Click here for details on the March 2017 European Healthcare Investment Mission.

Nov 4 FDI cybersecurity seminar

10 Saint Bride Street
London EC4A

Join SelectUSA UK Gus Franklyn-Bute at a seminar exploring the opportunities in cybersecurity and information technology in the Southwestern United States. This half-day seminar will cover regional trends in industry, workforce, research, real estate, capital and more.

U.S. Commercial Service Portugal SelectUSA Seminar:
Build your Tech Business in the U.S.

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Auditorium Azure A & B, Microsoft Portugal
9:00am – 2:00pm

SelectUSA UK Gus Franklyn-Bute will be speaking at the U.S. Commercial Service Portugal SelectUSA seminar on the panel addressing practical aspects of U.S. expansion. Click here for details and the full agenda.

SelectUSA UK Roadshow Seminars - “From Export to U.S. Expansion” - Birmingham
September 13, 2016
Birmingham, UK

U.S. Embassy in London and SelectUSA will hold a seminar in Birmingham, UK for companies wanting to focus on expanding in the United States. Panelists from KPMG, the British-American Business Council, the Council of American States in Europe (CASE), and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will discuss:

  • Moving from an export to an investment strategy
  • Determining the right time to move into the United States
  • Navigating the U.S. business environment as well as legal, tax, and intellectual property considerations across different U.S. jurisdictions

For more information, please visit the SelectUSA Midland Seminar event website or contact

You can also download the September 13 Birmingham Seminar agenda and information flyer.

SelectUSA UK Roadshow Seminars - “From Export to U.S. Expansion” – Manchester and Liverpool
September 14, 2016
Manchester, UK
Liverpool, UK

How can UK exporters leverage their position to expand and grow in the U.S.?
In a climate of economic uncertainty business leaders are forced to re-examine their international trade strategies. These seminars aim to provide practical information on why, when and how UK businesses currently exporting to the U.S. may expand their operation stateside.

Manchester Event:
Download September 14 Manchester Seminar agenda and event information which includes registration link.

Liverpool Event:
Download September 14 Liverpool Seminar agenda and event information which includes registration link.

Doing Business in the USA Masterclass
September 16, 2016
Glasgow, UK

The Scottish North American Business Council (SNABC) in conjunction with the Council of American States in Europe (CASE) will look to provide answers for you if you are considering doing business in the U.S. and are not sure where to start or which State to choose for a location.

Click here for details and to register for the September 16 event on Doing Business in the USA Masterclass.

SelectUSA UK at America's Hottest Tech Hubs:
Third Annual Evening with UKTI USA and Friends

June 21, 2016
London, UK

On June 21, during London Technology Week, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati will host a discussion of the top U.S. tech ecosystems and the U.S. VC fundraising landscape.

Jennifer Kane, Commercial Counselor, will be speaking about SelectUSA and the U.S. tech climate before panels featuring speakers from UKTI, London & Partners, Techstars, Thomson Reuters, MassChallenge UK, and Eastern Foundry. Additionally there will be speakers from Silicon Valley Bank, Localglobe, Collider, and Notion Capital.

The program concludes with food from throughout the United States and networking time to meet the speakers and U.S. advisors from SXSW, U.S. Tax & Financial Services, La Playa Insurance, and Ganguin Samartin. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. BST at WeWork Moorgate, 1 Fore St., London EC2Y 5EJ.


6:00 p.m. - Arrival drinks and networking
6:30 p.m. - Speaker programme
8:15 p.m. - Networking drinks and tastes of America

For more information about the event itself, please visit the program’s event page.

Seminar for FinTech Startups

June 16, 2016
London, UK

Morrison & Foerster’s “Coming to America” Seminar

SelectUSA Investment Specialist Gus Franklyn-Bute will join Morrison & Foerster LLP’s “Coming to America” seminar in London on June 16. Aimed at European FinTech startups considering U.S. expansion, the session will hightlight issues on laws and regulations as well as preparing for investment. Mr. Franklyn-Bute will join panel members from Startupbootcamp FinTech and FinTech Circle Innovate to highlight what startups should expect and prepare for when entering the U.S. market.

For more information and registration, please visit the event website, or contact Gus Franklyn-Bute:

U.S. Ambassador to the UK Matthew Barzun Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

The Trampery
239 Old Street (close to Silicon Roundabout)
London EC1V 9EY

Monday 13th June, 2016

14.00 – 20.00

Interactive panels, networking and keynotes

Wayra UK, Diversity UK and KPMG are working together to host the first Diversity Tech Summit aimed at the start-up ecosystem on Monday 13th June 2016, followed by an evening reception to launch the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2016. This event will take place one week before the second London Technology Week.

In 2015, during London Technology Week, Wayra UK launched startupDNA, the first research study to reveal the social makeup of Britain’s start-up ecosystem. The Diversity Tech Summit is designed to bring together key individuals to pursue a diversity agenda and meet the challenges outlined in the startupDNA executive summary.

Click here for detailed information including the agenda and to register.

Hannover Messe 2016
April 25-29, 2016
Hannover, Germany

U.S. Investment Pavilion Directory

U.S. Investment Pavilion Exhibitors (i.e. Economic Development Organizations, Service Providers, etc.) at Hannover Messe 2016 in Hannover, Germany on April 25-29 are looking for interested investors from around the world. We can help you connect with them. Click here for additional information and to connect with U.S. investment pavilion exhibitors at Hannover Messe.

“Coming to America” with Wayra UK and Fried Frank
April 21, 2016

SelectUSA, in conjunction with Wayra UK and Fried Frank, will host “Coming to America”, a networking luncheon for entrepreneurs, investors and advisors at Wayra’s London office on April 21. Experts from SelectUSA, Fried Frank and other firms will address attendees in a series of panels on entering and expanding into the United States. Click here for additional information and to register for “Coming to America” April 21 event. You can also contact

e-Commerce in the U.S. - 10 steps for digital success

Date: Friday, April 15, 2016
: 1430 – 1800 GMT
 150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1

U.S. retail e-commerce sales are projected to grow to $434.2 billion in 2017, with 75% of this growth coming from mobile and tablet devices. What are the key e-commerce ground rules for success in this new digital landscape?

Join Moore Stephens, Avalara, Sage, Lucid Fusion (creator of, the digital export platform), SelectUSA, and London and Partners, to learn the 10 essential steps for planning and launching your products and services in the U.S. using digital.

  • The new London and Partners GoToGrow initiative
  • The SelectUSA investment summit, a major new initiative for UK businesses to invest in the U.S.
  • e-Commerce in the US: A 10 point guide to plan and launch your business digitally in the U.S.
  • A lively panel discussion with technology experts

It will be an insightful afternoon, with a panel of specialists who understand the issues the tech sector is facing.

A Q&A session will allow you to put your questions directly to the panel.

Following this, there will be an informal drinks reception with ample opportunity to network with your peers.

Click here for the full agenda and to register for the e-Commerce in the U.S. event April 15.

Fairfax County EDA/techUK Seminar:
“Connect and Grow in the US through Innovative Security” Seminar

March 16, 2016

10 Bride Street
London EC4A 4AD

SelectUSA at the Fairfax County EDA/techUK Seminar

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority of Virginia has partnered with techUK to host a half-day seminar - titled “Connect and Grow in the U.S. Through Innovative Security” - for cyber security companies, specifically small and medium sized enterprises, on expanding their business into the United States.

techUK represents more than 900 UK member companies and technologies, who employ about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 corporations to new innovative start-ups. The seminar will provide insight into how to do business in the complex U.S. market and address key opportunities and challenges for cyber security companies considering their U.S. investment strategy.

SelectUSA’s London specialist, Gus Franklyn-Bute, will speak at the seminar on the support we can provide to UK firms wanting to enhance their U.S. growth strategy.

For more information, please contact:

SelectUSA at SXSW 2016 with Three-Part Startup Series
March 14, 2016
Austin, Texas

Expanding to the United States is a big step for any company, and for technology startups it often presents specific challenges. SelectUSA has joined forces with Fried Frank – a New York-based international law firm – to deliver a three-part series of talks at SXSW, designed to take global startups on an insightful journey about scaling in the U.S.

The “Bob and Judy’s Great American Adventure” series will kick-off with The Road Trip: Bob and Judy’s Bucket List, which will offer insight into some of the common concerns of establishing operations in the United States such as: choosing an optimal location, corporate structuring, IPR, contractual terms, tax structuring, talent acquisition, and accessing U.S. state, local and federal government support.

Click here to download the presentation on Bob and Judy’s Great American Adventure: The Road Trip: Bob and Judy’s Bucket List.

The second in the series is The Gold Rush: Bob and Judy Go Prospecting, and it will address the structure and nature of the venture capital (VC) market in the United States and ways to secure investment rounds for your startup.

The third installment, Tell Me: ‘How Did You Do That?’, brings together a panel of leaders who have done just that – travelled #TechRoute66! Hear stories and the lessons learned from founders and startups who have come to America and found success.

The panelists will draw on their expertise to help global founders and teams prepare for their successful scale-up in the United States as they embark on their own “Great American Adventure.”

For more information, please contact

Kingston Smith Seminar: “Thinking of doing business in the US?

March 9, 2016

Kingston Smith
Charlotte Building
17 Gresse Street
London W1T 1QL

SelectUSA at the Kingston Smith Seminar

Kingston Smith, a founding member of KS International – a worldwide association of independent accountancy firms – is hosting a seminar for UK companies in the media sector for whom expansion into the United States is their next step. The seminar will give insight into tax, legal, financing, liability, compliance and employment considerations. SelectUSA’s London specialist, Gus Franklyn-Bute, will speak at the seminar on the support we provide to UK firms wanting to enhance their U.S. growth strategy.

For more information, please contact:

To register, please visit Kingston Smith’s website

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