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Northern Powerhouse Tech Sector Support & US Tech Export Opportunities

28/10/2020 15:00-16:00

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The Department for International Trade invites businesses from across the Northern Powerhouse to join Rollo Hope and Thaedra Brondum for a Tech focused webinar taking place on Wednesday 28th October 2020.

This is an opportunity for companies that provide services within AI, Data Analytics/RPA, IoT, Telecommunications and Safety Tech/Cyber Security to understand what specific support is available to them regarding exports to overseas markets. The webinar will also offer insights into current export opportunities, where activity is most prominent overseas at present, and other additional support initiatives that are taking place.

The UK is the 5th greatest digital tech services exporter in the world at £23.3 Billion in 2019 (according to Tech Nation). This position is believed to be driven by high growth exporting tech companies, many of which are yet to even realise their full exporting potential. With sizeable growth being predicted moving forwards, there will be a plethora of opportunities for UK Tech companies to export their products and services.   

Thaedra will be presenting on the US Technology industry, covering a range of topics from VC updates, market expectations, and an update on developments within the market in line with COVID19.






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15:00 - 15:05Welcome and Introductions – Jenny Mooney, International Trade Advisor, Department for International Trade
15:05 - 15:15Recovery Package and Support for the Tech Sector – Rollo Hope, Head of Exports, Technology and Smart Cities Department for International Trade
15:15 - 15:35US Technology Market – Thaedra Brondum, Trade & Investment Manager - Trade Technology The Department for International Trade
15:35 - 15:40Support for Exporters, Jenny Mooney, Department for International Trade
15:40 - 15:50Case study, Danny, My Manu
15:50 - 16:00Q&A
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Thaedra Brondum
Trade & Investment Manager - Trade Technology
Department for International Trade
Thaedra works for the British Consulate in San Francisco helping UK technology companies to expand to and grow in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. She also works closely with the teams across the US and UK to ensure that UK technology companies have a great US international growth process. 
Rollo Hope
Head of Exports, Technology and Smart Cities
Department for International Trade

In March 2019, Rollo was promoted to Head of Exports for Technology and Smart Cities. He Manages a team with a global focus on assisting UK technology companies export their products and services across capabilities including Telecoms, AI, Sensors, Data Management and Data Centres. 

In August 2017, Rollo started working for the Department for International Trade as Senior Trade and Investment Adviser in the Aerospace Team. He supported companies in the US and across the airline interiors sector through trade missions and industry events, match making B2Bs and wider business engagement.