International Management, Expansion and Growth Webinar

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International Management, Expansion and Growth Webinar

We’ve made some changes to this event in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak…

This event will take place as an interactive online session. To ensure networking doesn’t suffer, we’ll make sure any online session will still enable you to connect with speakers and your fellow attendees. To register online please sign up here.


We’re in uncertain times. If you already trade internationally, what are the realities you need to deal with in order to protect business? And if you’re looking to expand your footprint overseas, what are your options now, and what plans can you put in place in preparation for when the pandemic is done?


Join our expert panel for an online event addressing:

  • The practical steps you can take now
  • Reframing business development in the current climate and building a robust growth plan for the long-term
  • How to manage multiple offices and distributed teams
  • How to address the cultural challenges of working in new territories


This event is open to all digital and tech leaders with ambitions to scale their business overseas. No matter where you are on the journey, from initial scoping to having already been part of trade delegations, you’ll find valuable insights to help make the move simpler and more successful.

The panel will include a stellar line-up of successful business leads who have experience growing companies internationally, setting up and managing multiple offices, developing new and existing business and planning for growth. Join us for this critical discussion.

Our Host :

Andy Moseby, Partner at Kemp Little LLP

Andy is Legal Advisor to BIMA and a partner in Kemp Little’s corporate practice. Andy advises UK and multi-national companies on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including corporate restructurings and strategic alliances. He works with both capital providers in respect of their investment portfolios and with entrepreneurial companies on all stages of the funding cycle (including seed capital, development funding and exits). Andy has over twelve years’ experience in advising technology and digital media clients. He currently leads Kemp Little’s focus on digital media, having extensive experience advising on exits for digital agencies and acting for interactive entertainment and gaming companies. Andy is listed as a “computer games expert” in Legal 500.

Our Speakers:

David Blaseby, Global Business Director, MullenLowe Profero.

Over his 16 year career David has worked for industry-leading agencies including Wunderman, AKQA and MullenLowe, organically building and leading global client relationships and multi-discipline teams delivering award-winning CX and digital transformation programmes.

A fascination with worldwide cultures, managing complexity, and a need to escape the terrible British weather meant he was always destined for a more international life. From Mexico to Japan, Australia to Canada he has expanded client partnerships into new markets, built local teams and integrated these into London-based programmes for various clients including HSBC, Harley-Davidson, Nissan, Sloggi and Ford.

Rebecca Crook, Chief Growth Officer, Somo

Rebecca has over 20 years agency experience working purely in the digital transformation and innovation sector for the last 10 years working with both UK and global brands . She has worked at some of the most well-known agencies helping scale and grow them moving them from UK operations to global operations. At Somo, Rebecca leads the UK client business both for current clients and prospective clients as well as having responsibility for the marketing strategy and the Somo brand. Somo have offices in the UK, America and Columbia.

Outside of work Rebecca has extensive NED and Director level experience having sat on the National Trust Strategic Board as well as spearheading a £10million fundraising project to bring the country’s only Grade II* listed lido back into use. She is currently a NED with Transport for London museum, Director sitting on the Royal Pavilion & Museum Trust Board and a Trustee with The Martlets sitting on the finance and governance committee.

Rebecca enjoys working with clients to understand their business challenges to help set them up for success in delivering customer-centric experiences that give them the edge over competitors to meet the rising expectations of today’s customers.

Paul Stephen, CEO, Sagittarius

Paul is CEO of Sagittarius, of one of the UK’s fastest growing independent digital agencies, it having grown nearly 400% over the last 4 years to over 70 people and £5m turnover. Paul took over the established agency in 2003 and for many years it remained a typical ’20 person’, regional, ‘lifestyle’ business until about 2010. That is when Paul hit 40 and thought it was time to pull his finger out and he worked with his business partner to build an agency that would be ‘famous for something’. He is here today to share his learnings from that transformational story.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2020
09:00 - 10:00


The Club at The Ivy,

9 West Street, London, WC2H 9NE




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